The Keyw (NASDAQ:KEYW) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March 15th. The software maker reported $0.36 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.03) by $0.39, reports. The Keyw had a negative return on equity of 1.17% and a negative net margin of 1.96%. The business had revenue of $126.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $124.14 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted ($0.08) earnings per share. The Keyw’s quarterly revenue was up 84.2% on a year-over-year basis.
Shares of NASDAQ KEYW traded down $0.29 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $7.99. 347,613 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 662,266. The stock has a market cap of $412.96, a PE ratio of -17.76 and a beta of 0.64. The Keyw has a one year low of $4.94 and a one year high of $10.50. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.83, a quick ratio of 1.26 and a current ratio of 1.50.
A number of research firms have recently weighed in on KEYW. BidaskClub upgraded shares of The Keyw from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, February 10th. Maxim Group set a $10.00 price target on shares of The Keyw and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, March 26th. Chardan Capital downgraded shares of The Keyw from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. TheStreet upgraded shares of The Keyw from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 15th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of The Keyw from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $9.33.
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The Keyw Company Profile
The KEYW Holding Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides engineering and technology solutions to support the collection, processing, analysis, and dissemination of information across the intelligence, cyber, and counterterrorism communities. Its solutions are designed to respond to meet the critical needs for agile intelligence and to assist the U.S.
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