Harsco Corporation (HSC) shares are trading at higher $14.56 and the avg recommendation for the stock is Strong Buy. while the current analyst price target stands at $20.75.
To add more color to this target, the company’s high over the last year is $23.61 and the low is $4.19. Over the last 52 weeks, HSC is down -30.60% while the S&P 500 is up 12.59%. The catalyst for this interesting swing was the company’s recent earnings report.
A Notable Earnings Report
In the last quarter, HSC reported a profit of $83.14 million. Harsco Corporation also saw revenues increase to $447.28 million. In addition, HSC has free cash flow of -$29.69 million as of 06-2020. The company’s EBITDA came in at $42.56 million which compares well with its peers.
HSC booked profit margins of 27.80%, its Return on Equity (ROE) is 64.60%, and its Return on Assets is 18.20%. All told, it is clear that, HSC 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. HSC has a short ratio of 8.64 and outstanding shares of 78.99M.
HSC 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 0.03. Harsco Corporation HSC also noted assets of $2.93 billion at the end of the last quarter. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as HSC has historically followed its peers on positive news.
All told, Harsco Corporation HSC has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, HSC 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.
Harsco Corporation HSC is now commanding a market cap of 1.17B and a float of 77.59M. HSC 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 HSC 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 HSC, either long or short, and we have not been compensated for this article.