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4 High-Profit Margin Stocks: KeyCorp(KEY), Energen Corporation (EGN), Synergy Resources (SYRG), Laredo Petroleum (LPI)

Profitability ratios measure a company’s financial performance and its ability to increase its shareholders value and generate profits.  Profitability ratios provide insight into the profits made by the company in relation to its size, assets, and sales and also measure the company’s performance in relation to itself.  Having past data as a benchmark, the firm can start to make conclusions as to why profitability is increasing or decreasing.

There are four key measurements that can be used to slice and dice the profitability of a corporation; Profit margin ratios, return on assets, return on equity, and return on invested capital (ROIC) .  The return on assets formula and return on equity will allow us to understand the company’s ability to generate profits from their asset pool or shareholder equity.  Profit margin ratios dissect the actual profit that a company generates on its sales and return on invested capital will measure profit in terms of the total capital used to generate those profits.

Laredo Petroleum Inc (NYSE:LPI ) has the market capitalization of $1.88B. The stock has P/B ratio of 1.71 while EPS was -4.49 while 213.80M shares were outstanding. Share of the company moved below its SMA 50 with -19.64 %. ROE ratio was -60.50% while ROI was 1.90%.

Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN) has return on equity ratio of -8.30%.The company has $ 3.54B in market worth. Gross Profit margin is maintained at 94.90%.Earnings per share of the company were -3.72 while 78.80M shares were outstanding. The company earned $- 288.40M  in prior twelve months.

Synergy Resources Corp (NYSEMKT:SYRG) has 96.30% institutional ownership while its EPS ratio was 0.24. The company has 105.11M shares outstanding while market capitalization of the company was $968.06M. Price to book ratio was 1.69. Net profit margin of the company was 14.50% while gross profit margin was 78.80% .Stock volatility for the month was booked as 5.45% while for the week was recorded as 6.96%.

KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) has market capitalization of $11.14B while its Price to book ratio was 1.06. The company offered EPS of 1.07 while its 835.37M shares were outstanding. while its operating profit margin was 84.20%.The company earned $914.00M in prior 12 months. ROE ratio was 8.90% while ROA was 1.00%.