Stock on Focus: MAXIMUS, Inc. (MMS)

Company Profile:

MAXIMUS, Inc. provides business process services (BPS) to government health and human services agencies. The Company operates through three segments: U.S. Federal Services, Health Services and Human Services. The U.S. Federal Services segment provides BPS and program management for large government programs, independent health review and appeals services for both the United States Federal Government, and state-based programs and technology solutions for civilian federal programs. The Health Services segment provides a range of BPS, as well as related consulting services, for state, provincial and national government programs. The Human Services segment provides national, state and local human services agencies with a range of BPS and related consulting services for welfare-to-work, child support, higher education and K-12 special education programs. MAXIMUS, Inc. was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Reston, Virginia.

Recent News:

The company will issue a press release with its financial results for the three months ended December 31, 2016, at 6:30 a.m. ET on Thursday, February 9, 2017, and will host a conference call the same day at 9:00 a.m. ET.

For the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016, revenue increased 8% (10% on a constant currency basis) to $623.1 million, compared to $578.7 million reported for the same period last year. Net income attributable to MAXIMUS totaled $50.7 million, or $0.77 of diluted earnings per share.

 

Fundamental Analysis:

Ninestocks analyzes several different financial aspects: Growth, Profitability, solvency and efficiency.

Growth – Measures the growth of both the company’s income statement and cash flow.

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Profitability – Measures the historical price movement of the stock.

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Solvency – Measures the solvency of the company based on several ratios.

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Efficiency – Measures the strength and historic growth of a company’s return on invested capital.

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Conclusion:

MMS’s strengths can be seen in its better growth, strong profitability, better solvency and better efficiency compared with its peers. Its revenue and income have increased over several years. Technical indicators signal the bullish signs, as there is a bullish cross in Stochastic oscilator and RSI stands at 50.91 with positive bias. We rate MAXIMUS, Inc. (MMS) a STRONG BUY.

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