Home Sectors Basic Materials Current Fundamentals: Venator Materials (NYSE: VNTR)

Current Fundamentals: Venator Materials (NYSE: VNTR)


Venator Materials is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. The company CEO is Simon Turner. Venator Materials is engaged in the manufacturing and marketing of chemical products. Its products include iron oxide, chromium oxide, titanium dioxide and among others. The titanium dioxide generates maximum revenue for the company.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The VNTR stock showed a previous change of 0.00% with an open at 18.05 and a close of 18.04. It reached an intraday high of 18.20 and a low of 17.77.

SeekingAlpha:  Venator Materials' (VNTR) CEO Simon Turner on Q1 2018 Results - Earnings Call Transcript


The stock has a market cap of $1.9b with 106.4m shares outstanding, of which the float is 106.3m shares. Trading volume reached 520,552 shares compared to its average volume of 635,238 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Venator Materials shares returned 2.44% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 0.17%. Over three months, it changed -7.20%. In one year it has changed -12.64% and within that year its 52-week high was 26.90 and its 52-week low was 17.03. VNTR stock is 5.93% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 20.98 and a 50 day moving average of 18.09. Currently VNTR stock is trading -14.00% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

SeekingAlpha:  Venator Materials 2018 Q1 - Results - Earnings Call Slides


The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 0.92 that ended on 2017-12-31, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 19.61. Based on 5 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.84. The TTM EPS is 2.16, which comes to a TTM PE of 8.35.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
03-31-2018:  0.85
12-31-2017:  0.61
09-30-2017:  0.70
01-01-1970:  0.00

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 38.82, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 53.53%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 33.80% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 1,510,758, which is 1.42% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 2.24. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 1.62

SeekingAlpha:  Venator Materials beats by $0.04, misses on revenue

Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company's return on equity is 29.76%, return on assets is 7.21%, profit margin is 11.05%, price-to-sales is 0.84 and price-to-book is 1.56.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 6  :Valuation Score
 2  :Past Performance Score
 4  :Financial Strength Score
 4  :Future Growth Score
 0  :Dividend Score
 3  :Overall Score

John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks. Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.


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