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Exam Title : Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) - Security Fundamentals
Exam ID : 98-367
Exam Duration : 45 mins
Questions in test : 40-60
Passing Score : 700 / 1000
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This test validates that a candidate has fundamental security knowledge and skills. It can serve as a stepping stone to the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) exams. It is recommended that candidates become familiar with the concepts and the technologies described here by taking relevant training courses. Candidates are expected to have some hands-on experience with Windows Server, Windows-based networking, Active Directory, anti-malware products, firewalls, network topologies and devices, and network ports.

Understand security layers (25–30%)
Understand core security principles
Confidentiality; integrity; availability; how threat and risk impact principles; principle of least privilege; social engineering; attack surface analysis; threat modelling
Understand physical security
Site security; computer security; removable devices and drives; access control; mobile device security; keyloggers
Understand Internet security
Browser security settings; secure websites
Understand wireless security
Advantages and disadvantages of specific security types; keys; service set identifiers (SSIDs); MAC filters
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Understand operating system security (35-40%)

Understand user authentication
Multifactor authentication; physical and virtual smart cards; Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS); biometrics; use Run As to perform administrative tasks
Understand permissions
File system permissions; share permissions; registry; Active Directory; enable or disable inheritance; behavior when moving or copying files within the same disk or on another disk; multiple groups with different permissions; basic permissions and advanced permissions; take ownership; delegation; inheritance
Understand password policies
Password complexity; account lockout; password length; password history; time between password changes; enforce by using Group Policies; common attack methods; password reset procedures; protect domain user account passwords
Understand audit policies
Types of auditing; what can be audited; enable auditing; what to audit for specific purposes; where to save audit information; how to secure audit information
Understand encryption
Encrypting file system (EFS); how EFS-encrypted folders impact moving/copying files; BitLocker (To Go); TPM; software-based encryption; MAIL encryption and signing and other uses; virtual private network (VPN); public key/private key; encryption algorithms; certificate properties; certificate services; PKI/certificate services infrastructure; token devices; lock down devices to run only trusted applications
Understand malware
Buffer overflow; viruses, polymorphic viruses; worms; Trojan horses; spyware; ransomware; adware; rootkits; backdoors; zero day attacks
Preparation resources

Windows authentication
Password policy
Audit policies

Understand network security (20–25%)
Understand dedicated firewalls
Types of hardware firewalls and their characteristics; when to use a hardware firewall instead of a software firewall; stateful versus stateless firewall inspection; Security Compliance Manager; security baselines
Understand network isolation
Routing; honeypot; perimeter networks; network address translation (NAT); VPN; IPsec; server and domain isolation
Understand protocol security
Protocol spoofing; IPsec; tunneling; DNSsec; network sniffing; denial-of-service (DoS) attacks; common attack methods
Preparation resources

Windows Firewall
Network Access Protection

Understand security software (15–20%)
Understand client protection
Antivirus; protect against unwanted software installations; User Account Control (UAC); keep client operating system and software updated; encrypt offline folders, software restriction policies; principle of least privilege
Understand email protection
Antispam, antivirus, spoofing, phishing, and pharming; client versus server protection; Sender Policy Framework (SPF) records; PTR records
Understand server protection
Separation of services; hardening; keep server updated; secure dynamic Domain Name System (DNS) updates; disable unsecure authentication protocols; Read-Only Domain Controllers (RODC)
Preparation resources

Security Fundamentals
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I am very bullish on Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) as I believe the company is undervalued relative to the company's fundamentals and long-term potential (read my article here). The company is scheduled to report earnings on July 27th, and it will be a closely watched event, not just for MSFT shareholders, but for the entire market. Whatever the company reports, market participants will take the company's results as a barometer for the health of the economy. That said, here are the three key metrics that I will monitor like a hawk: (1) Microsoft's topline growth in the cloud business segment, (2) Microsoft's level of shareholder returns, (3) Microsoft's guidance for 2H 2022.

Microsoft Earnings Preview

According to the Bloomberg Terminal, as of July 17th, 30 analysts have submitted their estimates for Microsoft's results. Total sales are estimated between $51.82 billion and $53.0 billion, with the average estimate being $52.51 billion. Notably, if we take the average as the anchor, sales are estimated to grow 13.8% as compared to the same quarter in 2021. Respectively, EPS estimates are $2.36 and $2.35 with an average of $2.3.

I would like to highlight that EPS expectations for Microsoft's upcoming quarter flattened in 2022 and even started to decrease. While this takes some pressure off from the results, it also shows that Microsoft's business is not immune to a worsening macro-environment and there is downside risk for the company's financial performance.

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Most importantly, about a month ago Microsoft issued a profit warning, which was related to losses on currency exposure. A strong dollar usually negatively impacts international corporations such as Microsoft. And ever since the profit warning, the greenback has done nothing but strengthen.

1. The Cloud Business Segment

In October 2021, Microsoft made a statement that implies how the company's cloud business is poised to benefit from inflationary forces:

Digital technology is a deflationary force in an inflationary economy. Businesses - small and large - can Improve productivity and the affordability of their products and services by building tech intensity. The Microsoft Cloud delivers the end-to-end platforms and tools organizations need to navigate this time of transition and change.

Now the market expects concrete numerical support for this statement. The expectations for Microsoft's cloud topline growth are highly elevated and have not decreased one iota, even amidst the challenging macro-environment. Notably, Microsoft guided revenue from intelligent cloud between $21.1 and $21.35 billion. If materialized, this would imply a quarter-over-quarter growth of more than 10% - and about 50% on an annualized basis.

Microsoft Preview Q4 2022

Microsoft Earnings Presentation Q3 2022

2. Shareholder Returns

In the past quarter, Microsoft returned $12.4 billion to shareholders in the form of share repurchases and dividends. Notably, this is an increase of 25% as compared to the same period one year prior. As of the past quarter, Microsoft still had $104.67 billion of cash and cash equivalents on the balance sheet. As an investor, I would like to see that Microsoft continues returning capital to shareholders. Now, especially as the stock is cheap, I would hope for an acceleration/increase of the $60 billion repurchase program, which was announced in September 2021. Personally, given Microsoft's cash holdings and healthy business model, I do not see it as probable that this key metric will surprise to the downside. In any case, if Microsoft had repurchased less than $8 billion worth of stock during the quarter, I would definitely be negatively surprised - and likely so will be the market.

3. Guidance For 2H 2022

In the past, Microsoft has voiced a bullish outlook on IT demand and especially Cloud. And I would like to hear further support for this statement. Any slight deviation in tone of confidence would likely be a huge disappointment for investors and might cause a significant sell-off in the stock. Microsoft's topline cloud growth is likely the single most important metric to watch for the upcoming results.

With regards to Microsoft's "More Personal Computing" segment, I expect a negative guidance. It was $14.5 billion in Q3 2022 in the past quarter, and I believe the number will remain flat for the Q4 quarter. Moreover, given slowing demand for PC sales, I expect an equally bearish guidance. However, this outlook is arguably priced in, and I argue that as long as Microsoft is not guiding a significant decrease of sales volume (I anchor on -10%), the market will probably ignore the negativity.

As of 2021, advertising accounts for approximately $10 billion of Microsoft's sales, ranking Microsoft as the 4th biggest digital advertising player in the US. In connection to the analyst conference call, I would like to learn more about Microsoft's partnership with Netflix (NFLX). This deal is definitely a positive catalyst for Microsoft's ad tech business segment as it lends credibility to the company's strength in ad-tech. It would be interesting to learn if, and how, Microsoft is pushing to expand this business segment going forward.

How I Trade The Earnings

My personal opinion is that Microsoft will crush expectations for the upcoming earnings event. My argument is anchored on the thesis that this "recessionary environment" is not driven by topline growth contraction, but by cost inflation. That said, high-margin tech companies such as Microsoft will only be bruised by the current slowdown. Moreover, I agree with CEO Satya Nadella that Microsoft's value proposition is structurally relatively resilient. Especially in a challenging economic outlook, Microsoft customers are pressured to invest in order to do more with less:

In an inflationary environment, the only deflationary thing is software.

Finally, the months from March to June were still signed by very healthy economic activity. Thus, it is too early to see a headwind from the recessionary slowdown, in my opinion. Any significant impact, if any, will likely materialize in the 2H of 2022 and 1H of 2023. This is why I am so focused on the guidance.

All that said, going into earnings, I am increasing my exposure to MSFT stock and buying time-sensitive call options as a short-term play.

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Killexams : Introduction to Microsoft Azure Cloud Services No result found, try new keyword!This course can help you prepare for AZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals exam. This is the first course in a four-course program that prepares you to take the AZ-900 certification exam. Tue, 24 May 2022 00:29:00 -0500 text/html Killexams : Dan Niles Sees 'Ugly Week' Ahead For Microsoft, Alphabet, Amazon And Apple: Which Tech Stocks Did The Fund Manager Short Ahead Of Earnings?

Snap Inc's SNAP disappointing results are a bad sign for ad spending in the internet space and one fund manager is positioning accordingly ahead of big tech earnings this week. 

"Right now, we have more shorts than we do have longs in the portfolio, and we think this is going to be an ugly week for fundamentals and potentially stock prices as well," Satori Fund founder and portfolio manager Dan Niles said Monday on CNBC's "Closing Bell."

What To Know: Snap's warning on ad spend impacted several names in the digital advertising space, but Niles believes the ripple effect should have extended even further.

He told CNBC that he is short several cloud names ahead of earnings, including Microsoft Corp MSFT. He also mentioned Inc AMZN and Alphabet Inc GOOG. Niles didn't explicitly say that he was short Amazon or Alphabet, but he suggested that weakness is likely on the horizon. 

"When Covid happened, everybody's business went to the cloud. Everybody had to order online. That's the only thing you could do and so that really benefited the cloud services providers like Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platforms," Niles said.

"Nobody's anticipating any problems from the big three cloud service providers, and what we're concerned about is you might actually see some issues because the utilization or need for cloud services goes down if people aren't spending as much time on the internet."

See Also: To $170? Plus This Analyst Lowers Price Target On Meta Platforms

Niles believes the earnings multiples of said internet companies are too high. 

"Growth on the internet for consumption is slowing down, and that should concern you when you've got multiples this high," Niles said. 

Again, he focused on Microsoft, noting that it has a price-to-earnings multiple around 26 versus the S&P 500, which is trading around 17 times earnings. Niles also noted that he has some short positions against the chip stocks, but he didn't specify which names. 

What About Apple? When asked about Apple, Niles told CNBC that the company faces a lot of the same issues, including trading at a premium to the market. Apple's price-to-earnings multiple is around 25, according to data from Benzinga Pro.

Apple is another company that benefited from the pandemic, he said, adding that the company grew revenue by just 2% in 2019, compared to a jump of more than 20% last year.

"People are still looking for 6% or so growth this year and I think it wouldn't surprise me, whether it's this year or next year, for that growth to go negative," Niles said. 

Microsoft and Alphabet are set to announce earnings after the market closes today. Amazon and Apple are scheduled to report after the market closes on Thursday.

Photo: courtesy of Microsoft.

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Monday, August 8, 2022

Today's newsletter is by Brian Sozzi, an editor-at-large and anchor at Yahoo Finance. Follow Sozzi on Twitter @BrianSozzi and on LinkedIn.

I stunned my co-anchor Julie Hyman on Friday when I expressed optimism about the path forward for movie theater chain AMC late last week.

It’s not that AMC is going to be a rip-roaring growth stock over the next 25 years or that it has done everything right the past two years.

Rather, there is now a solid theme behind a company such as AMC that could drive better fundamentals during the next 12-18 months: Specifically, people are increasingly eschewing Netflix and Roku (as seen in each’s poor quality second quarters and outlooks) and are returning to theaters to watch some very good movies.

Against the backdrop of that theme, AMC is likely to build on its encouraging second quarter for attendance, sales, and profits — which could be supportive of the stock price. AMC CEO Adam Aron will be on Yahoo Finance Live on Monday morning, and we obviously have lots to chat about.

Patrons sit in a nearly empty AMC theatre while they wait for the first screening on reopening day during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Burbank, California, U.S., March 15, 2021. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

But more generally, it's worth it for investors to consider a few themes of their own as markets eye up the final few months of the year.

Thematic investing is once again being dusted off by Wall Street as a key differentiator, as most investors believe they have sense of how the Federal Reserve and economic concerns play into the outlook.

“The market has been deservedly focused on a mix of macro risks and influences this year," Citi strategist Scott Chronert wrote in a new note to client. "As we move closer to recession resolution, the longer-term growth profiles associated with many themes may provide some performance edge, particularly on the heels of year-to-date valuation corrections. A new trading environment on the other side of current concerns may mean stock-specific valuation catalysts may be more closely tied to fundamentals deliver a lower expected macro growth profile and lesser central bank accommodation."

Chronert outlined six compelling investment themes: Automation/Robotics, Internet Driven Business Models, Artificial Intelligence, Emerging Market Consumer, Top Brands, and Net Zero.

Specific stocks highlighted in the note included:

  • Apple

  • Meta

  • Nvidia

  • Amazon

  • Microsoft

  • Disney

  • Google

  • Netflix

  • General Motors

You may notice an abundance of tech stocks on this list and be wondering why, given the notion that “tech stocks can’t do well in a rising interest rate environment.” But this group of stocks not only operate in industries that cover the bulk of these themes, but have also had superior sales/earnings growth the past five years, a reasonable (current) valuation, and improving investor sentiment.

Apple CEO Tim Cook poses in front of a new MacBook Airs running M2 chips display during Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California, U.S. June 6, 2022. REUTERS/Peter DaSilva

To which I will say three things.

First, thematic investing is a relatively long-term venture — that is, the idea here is not to buy one of these stocks with an eye to flipping it by the close of trading.

Secondly, Chronert’s work highlights how thematic investing tends to work in an array of economic and rate backdrops. The key takeaway: thematic investing tends to outperform an equal-weighted basket for the S&P 500.

And lastly, is it really etched in stone that tech stocks always suck wind as rates rise?

“Tech stocks are not as tied to rates as a lot of investors think," John Hancock co-chief investment strategist Emily Roland said on Yahoo Finance Live on Friday.

"We have looked at the data and the relationship is not actually that strong. We have seen it in exact times be correlated, but what happens in an economic growth slowdown is you want to own companies that have more durable profitability, have more earnings stability and have more cash on their balance sheets to deploy. You are going to find that in technology companies."

Happy trading!

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Killexams : Microsoft Africa Development Centre Begins Learners Clinic for Varsity Students, Beginner Developers

Microsoft Africa Development Centre (Microsoft ADC), the premier engineering center for Microsoft, has announced the commencement of its Game of Learners Clinic, a three-month intensive programme for students in the university and beginner developers across West Africa.

A statement by the firm said the programme is scheduled to commence in October 2021, and will allow participants to level up on .Net, JavaScript, Git, Azure, Software Design and Programme Manager Fundamentals.

It stated that the clinic, which is designed to introduce a fun, hands-on learning experience for students, is an 11-week programme and will begin with a development path where learners will attend free virtual clinics with specialized coaching and training that will allow them to acquire hands-on experience and cultivate a learner-led developer community.

According to the firm, the second core part of the programme will allow participants to learn about product requirement documentation, project management 101 and prioritization framework.

Speaking on the Game of Learners Clinic, the statement quoted the Managing Director, Microsoft ADC – West Africa, Mr. Gafar Lawal, as saying: “At Microsoft ADC, we recognize the creativity, innovation and passion driving productivity in Africa’s technology landscape and Game of learners presents a unique opportunity to be a strong driver of this community.

“Our vision with Game of Learners is to create a platform where young developers and any other interested participants can build long lasting solutions to challenges using technology.

“Looking beyond engineering, our focus is to begin to harness other skills that are invaluable in solving not only the problems of today, but also those of the future. With this programme, we are empowering young developers in Africa to achieve so much more.’’

While only 100 applicants will be enrolled for this year’s clinic, which commenced on October 5, 2021, over 1,000 applications were received for the Game of Learners Clinic from across West Africa, it said.

This reiterates the need for such a programme among young developers and students.

Microsoft ADC has made a commitment to increase the number of enrollees for subsequent Game of Learner’s Clinics in a bid to continually bridge the skills gap and equip developers to have more hands-on comprehensive knowledge.

Game of Learners Clinic is a free programme without borders as it provides a virtual environment where students learn computer science technologies and practices hands-on while they build impactful solutions for their community.

The programme’s activities are backed up with volunteers from Microsoft and participants have access to a wide range of coaches, mentors, judges, speakers and trainers.

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The Michigan Tech Data Science MS provides a broad-based education in data mining, predictive analytics, cloud computing, data-science fundamentals, communication, and business acumen. You'll gain a competitive edge through domain-specific specialization in disciplines of science and engineering, and you'll have the freedom to explore and develop your own interests in one or more domains. 

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Program Prerequisites

Entry into the Data Science MS program assumes basic knowledge in statistical and mathematical techniques, computer programming, information systems and databases, and communications, obtained through a degree in business, math, computing, science, or an engineering discipline.

Past Coursework Requirements

Each year we evaluate and adjust our course lists, the coursework requirements for prior years are linked below.

Current Coursework Requirements

Our Master of Science in Data Science is a terminal degree designed to prepare students for careers in industry and government.

MS, Data Science: Coursework Option

This option requires a minimum of 30 credits be earned through coursework. A limited number of research credits may be used with the approval of the advisor, department, and Graduate School. See degree requirements for more information.

A graduate program may require an oral or written examination before conferring the degree and may require more than the minimum credits listed here:

Distribution of Coursework Credit
Distribution Credits
5000-6000 series (minimum) 18 Credits
3000-4000 (maximum) 12 Credits

Students in the Data Science program take courses from four categories: Core Courses, Elective Courses, Foundational Courses, and Domain Specific/Elective courses.

Core Courses—12 credits

Foundational Courses—Maximum of 6 credits

A maximum of six credit hours of foundational skills courses at the 3000–4000 level may be applied to the Master of Science in Data Science. These courses will build skills necessary for successful completion of the MS in Data Science. Some students will not need to take these foundational courses and will instead use the domain electives to reach the credit requirements of this program.

Electives—Minimum of 6 credits

Two courses must be taken from the list of approved elective courses:

Domain Specific Courses—Maximum of 12 Credits

To complete the Master of Science in Data Science, students must earn the remaining of the required 30 credits through completion of approved domain-specific Data Science courses. Students may choose domain-specific courses from one or more domains. Each student will consult with her/his advisor in order to determine the appropriate mix of elective courses and domain-specific courses, given the student’s background, interests, and career aspirations.

Biomedical Engineering

BE 5870 - Computer Vision for Microscopic Images

This course teaches how to quantify data out of images, typically from optical microscopes. It covers thresholding, image derivatives, edge-detection, watershed, multi-scale and steerable filters, 3D image processing, feature extraction, PCA, classification, convolutional neural networks, particle tracking, and diffusion analysis.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-1-2)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, in even years
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

Business and Economics


Cognitive and Learning Sciences

PSY 5220 - Advanced Statistical Analysis and Design II

Course covers multivariate statistics such as ANCOVA, Multiple Regression, factor analysis, clustering, machine learning, and mixture modeling.

  • Credits: 3.0; Repeatable to a Max of 12
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-2)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring, in odd years
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
  • Pre-Requisite(s): PSY 5110

Computer Sciences

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Forest Resources and Environmental Science

Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences


Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

MEEM 5010 - Professional Engineering Communication

Course introduces graduate students to conventions of professional engineering communication such as composing technical documents and working effectively in teams. Students will practice creating effective visuals for reports and slides and develop and deliver presentations.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 4901(C) or ENT 4950(C) or Graduate Status >= 1


PH 4390 - Computational Methods in Physics

An overview of numerical and computer methods to analyze and visualize physics problems in mechanics, electromagnetism, and quantum mechanics. Utility and potential pitfalls of these methods, basic concepts of programming, UNIX computing environment, system libraries and computer graphics are included.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Pre-Requisite(s): PH 2020 and PH 3410

Social Sciences

SS 5005 - Introduction to Agent Based Modeling

An introduction to computational methods for the social sciences. The course provides an introduction to complexity theory and Agent-Based Modeling. Students will apply what they have learned in this course to develop a pilot simulation to understand any social phenomena of their choosing.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, in even years
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore

Applied Computing


UN 5000 - Graduate Cooperative Education I

Credits may count as free or technical electives based on academic department. Requires advisor approval, good conduct and academic standing, registration with Career Services, and an official offer letter from the employer.

  • Credits: variable to 2.0; May be repeated
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: Permission of department required; Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

Sample Schedules

"The best parts of Computing[MTU] are the quality of the coursework and the helpful nature of the  professors."

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Killexams : Are IBEX Technologies Inc.'s (CVE:IBT) Fundamentals Good Enough to Warrant Buying Given The Stock's exact Weakness?

With its stock down 31% over the past three months, it is easy to disregard IBEX Technologies (CVE:IBT). But if you pay close attention, you might find that its key financial indicators look quite decent, which could mean that the stock could potentially rise in the long-term given how markets usually reward more resilient long-term fundamentals. Particularly, we will be paying attention to IBEX Technologies' ROE today.

Return on equity or ROE is an important factor to be considered by a shareholder because it tells them how effectively their capital is being reinvested. Simply put, it is used to assess the profitability of a company in relation to its equity capital.

View our latest analysis for IBEX Technologies

How To Calculate Return On Equity?

The formula for ROE is:

Return on Equity = Net Profit (from continuing operations) ÷ Shareholders' Equity

So, based on the above formula, the ROE for IBEX Technologies is:

17% = CA$1.7m ÷ CA$9.7m (Based on the trailing twelve months to April 2022).

The 'return' is the yearly profit. Another way to think of that is that for every CA$1 worth of equity, the company was able to earn CA$0.17 in profit.

What Has ROE Got To Do With Earnings Growth?

So far, we've learned that ROE is a measure of a company's profitability. Based on how much of its profits the company chooses to reinvest or "retain", we are then able to evaluate a company's future ability to generate profits. Assuming all else is equal, companies that have both a higher return on equity and higher profit retention are usually the ones that have a higher growth rate when compared to companies that don't have the same features.

IBEX Technologies' Earnings Growth And 17% ROE

To begin with, IBEX Technologies seems to have a respectable ROE. Even when compared to the industry average of 18% the company's ROE looks quite decent. As you might expect, the 6.8% net income decline reported by IBEX Technologies is a bit of a surprise. We reckon that there could be some other factors at play here that are preventing the company's growth. These include low earnings retention or poor allocation of capital.

Next, on comparing with the industry net income growth, we found that IBEX Technologies' earnings seems to be shrinking at a similar rate as the industry which shrunk at a rate of a rate of 7.6% in the same period.


Earnings growth is a huge factor in stock valuation. It’s important for an investor to know whether the market has priced in the company's expected earnings growth (or decline). Doing so will help them establish if the stock's future looks promising or ominous. One good indicator of expected earnings growth is the P/E ratio which determines the price the market is willing to pay for a stock based on its earnings prospects. So, you may want to check if IBEX Technologies is trading on a high P/E or a low P/E, relative to its industry.

Is IBEX Technologies Efficiently Re-investing Its Profits?

Because IBEX Technologies doesn't pay any dividends, we infer that it is retaining all of its profits, which is rather perplexing when you consider the fact that there is no earnings growth to show for it. So there could be some other explanations in that regard. For instance, the company's business may be deteriorating.


In total, it does look like IBEX Technologies has some positive aspects to its business. Yet, the low earnings growth is a bit concerning, especially given that the company has a high rate of return and is reinvesting ma huge portion of its profits. By the looks of it, there could be some other factors, not necessarily in control of the business, that's preventing growth. While we won't completely dismiss the company, what we would do, is try to ascertain how risky the business is to make a more informed decision around the company. You can see the 3 risks we have identified for IBEX Technologies by visiting our risks dashboard for free on our platform here.

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