Shares of Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI) recorded -2.29% loss during trading session on April 24th, 2019. The script traded as low as $9.20 and last traded at $9.38. 4.07 million shares changed exchanged hands during trading, a drop of -253.85% from the 30-day average session volume of 1.15M shares. The firm had previously closed at $9.60. The company has $117.15M outstanding shares, a price-to-earnings ratio of 72.15, price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.38 and a beta of 1.33. The company has a RSI of 28.00, ATR of 0.28 and a volatility of 3.06% this week. GCI has a 52 week low price of $8.37 and a 52 week high price of $11.99.
Investors have identified the tech company Gannett Co., Inc. as an interesting stock but before investments are made there, an in-depth look at its trading activities will have to be conducted. The share is trading with a market value of around 1.10B, the company now has both obstacles and catalysts that affect them and they came from their mode of operations. With the company affected by events currently, it is a perfect time to analyze the numbers behind the firm in order to come up with a rather realistic picture of what this stock is.
Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI) Fundamentals that are to be considered.
When analyzing a stock, the first fundamental thing to take into account is the balance sheet. How healthy the balance sheet of a company is will determine if the company will be able to carry out all its financial and non-financial obligations and also keep the faith of its investors. For GCI, the company has in raw cash 93.56 million on their books with 117.08 million currently as liabilities. How the trend is over time is what investors should be concerned about. The company has a healthy balance sheet as their debt profile has been on a decline. In terms of their assets, the company currently has 0 total, with 1.19 million as their total liabilities. This figure have given the company a good sense of viability under numerous contexts.
GCI were able to record 94.37 million as free cash flow during the recently reported quarter of the year, this saw their quarterly net cash flow reduce by 27.17 million. In cash movements, the company had a total of 157.52 million as operating cash flow.
Potential earnings growth for Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI)
In order to determine the future investment potential for this stock, we will have to analyze key trends that affect it. During the third quarter of the year, Gannett Co., Inc. recorded a total of 751.41 million in revenue. This figure implies that they witnessed a quarterly year/year change in their earnings with -0.14% coming in sequential stages and their sales for the third quarter increasing by 0.05%.
What matters though is how it ends. When the core data for the company is broken down, then the stock sounds interesting. The company spent 448.04 million trying to sell their products during the last quarter, with the result yielding a gross income of 303.37 million. This allows shareholders to hold on to 117.15M with the revenue now reading -130 cents per share. This is a figure that is close to analyst’s prediction for their fourth quarter (0.16 cents a share).
Is the stock of GCI attractive?
Having a look at the company’s valuation, the company is expected to record 0.84 total earnings per share during the next fiscal year. It is very important though to remember that the importance of trend far outweighs that of outlook. This analysis has been great and getting further updates on GCI sounds very interesting.
In related news, CEO of Newsquest Media Group Faure Walker Henry K. sold 337 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that recorded on August 17th, 2019. The sale was performed at an average price of 10.28, for a total value of 3,464. As the sale deal closes, the Chief Marketing Officer Faure Walker Henry K. now sold 3,500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at 36,085. Also, Chief Marketing Officer Yost Andrew T. sold 5,175 shares of the company’s stock in a deal that was recorded on August 14th, 2019. The shares were sold at an average price of 10.39 per share, with a total market value of 7,034. In the last 6 months, insiders have changed their ownership in shares of company stock by 0.60%.
0 out of 5 analysts covering the stock have rated it a Buy, while 2 have maintained a Hold recommendation on Gannett Co., Inc. stock. 0 analysts has assigned a Sell rating on the GCI stock. The 12-month mean consensus price target for the company’s shares has been set at $11.75.