Gannett Co. Inc. (GCI) shares are trading at lower $2.95 and the avg recommendation for the stock is Moderate Sell, while the current analyst price target stands at $1.32.
To add more color to this target, the company’s high over the last year is $7.06 and the low is $0.63. Over the last 52 weeks, GCI is down -54.33% while the S&P 500 is up 15.47%. The catalyst for this interesting swing was the company’s recent earnings report.
A Notable Earnings Report
In the last quarter, GCI reported a profit of $322.2 million. Gannett Co. Inc. also saw revenues increase to $814.54 million. In addition, GCI has free cash flow of $45.34 million as of 09-2020. The company’s EBITDA came in at $62.83 million which compares well with its peers.
GCI booked profit margins of -19.90%, its Return on Equity (ROE) is -93.60%, and its Return on Assets is -17.60%. All told, it is clear that, GCI 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. GCI has a short ratio of 10.49 and outstanding shares of 132.22M.
GCI has seen increased volume after this news and investors are putting their support behind the value proposition. Furthermore, 10-day volume stands at 4.38 million and more growth is possible in the weeks ahead. Traders will also note the company’s earnings per share came in at -5.22. Gannett Co. Inc. GCI also noted assets of $3.31 billion at the end of the last quarter. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as GCI has historically followed its peers on positive news.
All told, Gannett Co. Inc. GCI has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, GCI 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.
Gannett Co. Inc. GCI is now commanding a market cap of 414.03M and a float of 129.27M. GCI 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 GCI 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 GCI, either long or short, and we have not been compensated for this article.