Aerpio Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ARPO) shares are trading at lower $1.28 and the avg recommendation for the stock is Hold, while the current analyst price target stands at $2.00.
To add more color to this target, the company’s high over the last year is $1.90 and the low is $0.42. Over the last 52 weeks, ARPO is up 141.51% while the S&P 500 is up 12.53%. The catalyst for this interesting swing was the company’s recent earnings report.
A Notable Earnings Report
In the last quarter, ARPO reported a profit of $5.74 million. Aerpio Pharmaceuticals Inc. also saw revenues increase to $15.0 million. In addition, ARPO has free cash flow of $6.34 million as of 06-2020. The company’s EBITDA came in at $9.27 million which compares well with its peers.
ARPO booked profit margins of -24.90%, its Return on Equity (ROE) is -9.70%, and its Return on Assets is -9.00%. All told, it is clear that, ARPO 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. ARPO has a short ratio of 0.73 and outstanding shares of 40.59M.
ARPO has seen increased volume after this news and investors are putting their support behind the value proposition. Furthermore, 10-day volume stands at 0.59 million and more growth is possible in the weeks ahead. Traders will also note the company’s earnings per share came in at -0.09. Aerpio Pharmaceuticals Inc. ARPO also noted assets of $45.72 million at the end of the last quarter. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as ARPO has historically followed its peers on positive news.
All told, Aerpio Pharmaceuticals Inc. ARPO has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, ARPO 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.
Aerpio Pharmaceuticals Inc. ARPO is now commanding a market cap of 53.49M and a float of 34.44M. ARPO 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 ARPO 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 ARPO, either long or short, and we have not been compensated for this article.