The Salem Media Group Inc. (SALM) shares are trading at lower $1.58 and the avg recommendation for the stock is Moderate Buy. while the current analyst price target stands at $2.02.
To add more color to this target, the company’s high over the last year is $2.62 and the low is $0.65. Over the last 52 weeks, SALM is down -39.69% while the S&P 500 is down -0.83%. The catalyst for this interesting swing was the company’s recent earnings report.
A Notable Earnings Report
In the last quarter, SALM reported a profit of $7.54 million. Salem Media Group Inc. also saw revenues increase to $58.25 million. In addition, SALM has free cash flow of $6.06 million as of 03-2020. The company’s EBITDA came in at $3.47 million which compares well with its peers.
SALM booked profit margins of -33.10%, its Return on Equity (ROE) is -45.40%, and its Return on Assets is -14.60%. All told, it is clear that, SALM needs to be on your watchlist.
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Of course, we must look beyond the financials and question how well those numbers represent the sustainable earnings power of the business. Investors need to know how sustainable this current run. SALM has a short ratio of 0.27 and outstanding shares of 26.68M.
SALM has seen increased volume after this news and investors are putting their support behind the value proposition. Furthermore, 10-day volume stands at 1.36 million and more growth is possible in the weeks ahead. Traders will also note the company’s earnings per share came in at -3.13. Salem Media Group Inc. SALM also noted assets of $534.66 million at the end of the last quarter. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as SALM has historically followed its peers on positive news.
All told, Salem Media Group Inc. SALM has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, SALM represents an interesting risk/reward case. Traders should stay tuned to see if this recent report will push the stock to test recent resistance levels.
Salem Media Group Inc. SALM is now commanding a market cap of 43.24M and a float of 11.08M. SALM is increasing its credibility in this sector and that could lead to more upside down the line. Sign-up for continuing coverage on shares of SALM stock, as well as other hot stock picks, get our free newsletter today and get our next breakout pick!
Disclosure: we hold no position in SALM, either long or short, and we have not been compensated for this article.