Home Sectors Basic Materials Recent Valuation: Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ: CENX)

Recent Valuation: Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ: CENX)


Century Aluminum Company is in the metals and mining industry and trades as part of the basic materials sector. The company CEO is Michael A. Bless. Century Aluminum Co is engaged in producing aluminum. It produces high purity aluminum, standard grade aluminum sow and tee bars, and value-added billet and foundry products which are traded internationally.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The CENX stock showed a previous change of -5.92% with an open at 10.55 and a close of 10.18. It reached an intraday high of 10.86 and a low of 10.08.

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The stock has a market cap of $891.8m with 87.6m shares outstanding, of which the float is 85.6m shares. Trading volume reached 2,254,325 shares compared to its average volume of 2,797,897 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Century Aluminum Company shares returned -0.49% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -21.75%. Over three months, it changed -31.77%. In one year it has changed -37.51% and within that year its 52-week high was 24.77 and its 52-week low was 9.85. CENX stock is 3.35% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 16.67 and a 50 day moving average of 12.02. Currently CENX stock is trading -38.94% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 0.5 that ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 20.36. Based on 3 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.06. The TTM EPS is 0.69, which comes to a TTM PE of 14.75.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
06-30-2018:  0.32
03-31-2018:  -0.04
12-31-2017:  0.26
09-30-2017:  0.15

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 34.61, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 70.59%

Indicators to Watch:

Short-interest is 6,199,717, which is 7.08% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 2.60. This stock has a moderate level of short interest, but may still be a buying opportunity depending on other indicators.

The current calculated beta is 0.86

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 8.68%, return on assets is 4.43%, profit margin is 4.06%, price-to-sales is 0.70 and price-to-book is 1.11.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 6  :Valuation Score
 0  :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.