Vertex Energy Inc. (VTNR) shares are trading at lower $0.73 and the avg recommendation for the stock is Strong Buy.
To add more color to this target, the company’s high over the last year is $1.95 and the low is $0.40. Over the last 52 weeks, VTNR is down -56.61% 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, VTNR reported a profit of $4.88 million. Vertex Energy Inc. also saw revenues increase to $37.38 million. In addition, VTNR has free cash flow of -$2.82 million as of 09-2020. The company’s EBITDA came in at $45000.0 which compares well with its peers.
VTNR booked profit margins of -18.40%, its Return on Equity (ROE) is -140.30%, and its Return on Assets is -20.40%. All told, it is clear that, VTNR 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. VTNR has a short ratio of 1.39 and outstanding shares of 45.56M.
VTNR has seen increased volume after this news and investors are putting their support behind the value proposition. Furthermore, 10-day volume stands at 1.06 million and more growth is possible in the weeks ahead. Traders will also note the company’s earnings per share came in at -0.56. Vertex Energy Inc. VTNR also noted assets of $125.15 million at the end of the last quarter. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as VTNR has historically followed its peers on positive news.
All told, Vertex Energy Inc. VTNR has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, VTNR 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.
Vertex Energy Inc. VTNR is now commanding a market cap of 31.85M and a float of 31.69M. VTNR 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 VTNR 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 VTNR, either long or short, and we have not been compensated for this article.