Forterra Inc. (FRTA) shares are trading at higher $16.47 and the avg recommendation for the stock is Moderate Buy. while the current analyst price target stands at $16.00.
To add more color to this target, the company’s high over the last year is $15.97 and the low is $3.45. Over the last 52 weeks, FRTA is up 126.24% while the S&P 500 is up 10.88%. The catalyst for this interesting swing was the company’s recent earnings report.
A Notable Earnings Report
In the last quarter, FRTA reported a profit of $105.58 million. Forterra Inc. also saw revenues increase to $426.19 million. In addition, FRTA has free cash flow of $31.18 million as of 06-2020. The company’s EBITDA came in at $75.3 million which compares well with its peers.
FRTA booked profit margins of 1.80%, its Return on Equity (ROE) is 23.00%, and its Return on Assets is 1.50%. All told, it is clear that, FRTA 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. FRTA has a short ratio of 7.40 and outstanding shares of 65.09M.
FRTA has seen increased volume after this news and investors are putting their support behind the value proposition. Traders will also note the company’s earnings per share came in at 0.41. Forterra Inc. FRTA also noted assets of $1.77 billion at the end of the last quarter. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as FRTA has historically followed its peers on positive news.
All told, Forterra Inc. FRTA has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, FRTA 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.
Forterra Inc. FRTA is now commanding a market cap of 923.14M and a float of 18.90M. FRTA 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 FRTA 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 FRTA, either long or short, and we have not been compensated for this article.