National CineMedia Inc. (NCMI) shares are trading at lower $3.37 and the avg recommendation for the stock is Moderate Buy, while the current analyst price target stands at $3.69.
To add more color to this target, the company’s high over the last year is $9.85 and the low is $1.62. Over the last 52 weeks, NCMI is down -49.78% while the S&P 500 is up 15.19%. The catalyst for this interesting swing was the company’s recent earnings report.
A Notable Earnings Report
In the last quarter, NCMI reported a profit of $1.3 million. National CineMedia Inc. also saw revenues increase to $6.0 million. In addition, NCMI has free cash flow of $79.3 million as of 09-2020. The company’s EBITDA came in at -$11.3 million which compares well with its peers.
NCMI booked profit margins of -5.00%, its Return on Equity (ROE) is 2.70%, and its Return on Assets is -1.00%. All told, it is clear that, NCMI 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. NCMI has a short ratio of 6.00 and outstanding shares of 78.02M.
NCMI has seen increased volume after this news and investors are putting their support behind the value proposition. Furthermore, 10-day volume stands at 0.76 million and more growth is possible in the weeks ahead. Traders will also note the company’s earnings per share came in at -0.14. National CineMedia Inc. NCMI also noted assets of $1.1 billion at the end of the last quarter. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as NCMI has historically followed its peers on positive news.
All told, National CineMedia Inc. NCMI has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, NCMI 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.
National CineMedia Inc. NCMI is now commanding a market cap of 277.25M and a float of 76.98M. NCMI 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 NCMI stock, as well as other hot stock picks, get our free newsletter today and get our next breakout pick!
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