Monster Beverage Corporation (MNST) shares are trading at higher $78.76 and the avg recommendation for the stock is Moderate Buy, while the current analyst price target stands at $86.67.
To add more color to this target, the company’s high over the last year is $87.05 and the low is $50.06. Over the last 52 weeks, MNST is up 40.94% while the S&P 500 is up 18.10%. The catalyst for this interesting swing was the company’s recent earnings report.
A Notable Earnings Report
In the last quarter, MNST reported a profit of $659.47 million. Monster Beverage Corporation also saw revenues increase to $1.09 billion. In addition, MNST has free cash flow of $411.34 million as of 06-2020. The company’s EBITDA came in at $422.77 million which compares well with its peers.
MNST booked profit margins of 26.60%, its Return on Equity (ROE) is 28.00%, and its Return on Assets is 22.50%. All told, it is clear that, MNST 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. MNST has a short ratio of 2.66 and outstanding shares of 4.22B.
MNST 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 0.27. Monster Beverage Corporation MNST also noted assets of $5.19 billion at the end of the last quarter. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as MNST has historically followed its peers on positive news.
All told, Monster Beverage Corporation MNST has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, MNST 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.
Monster Beverage Corporation MNST is now commanding a market cap of 42.55B and a float of 373.54M. MNST 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 MNST stock, as well as other hot stock picks, get our free newsletter today and get our next breakout pick!
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