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Buy or Sell: FARO Technologies (NASDAQ: FARO)


FARO Technologies trades as part of the computer hardware industry and technology sector. The company CEO is Simon Raab. Faro Technologies Inc designs, develops, manufactures, markets and supports software driven, three-dimensional 3-D measurement, imaging and realization systems. Its business segments are Factory Metrology, Construction BIM-CIM and Other.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The FARO stock showed a previous change of 3.45% with an open at 42.20 and a close of 43.47. It reached an intraday high of 44.04 and a low of 42.20.

SeekingAlpha:  FARO Technologies’ (FARO) CEO Simon Raab on Q3 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript


The stock has a market cap of $750.0m with 17.3m shares outstanding, of which the float is 17.0m shares. Trading volume reached 48,438 shares compared to its average volume of 80,048 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, FARO Technologies shares returned 13.94% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -8.43%. Over three months, it changed -25.35%. In one year it has changed -15.51% and within that year its 52-week high was 70.20 and its 52-week low was 37.58. FARO stock is 15.67% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 55.82 and a 50 day moving average of 45.18. Currently FARO stock is trading -22.12% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

SeekingAlpha:  FARO Technologies’ (FARO) CEO Simon Raab on Q3 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript


The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at -0.87 that ended on 31st of December 2017. Based on 1 analyst estimate, the estimated EPS for the next quarter is 0.30. The TTM EPS is 0.69, which comes to a TTM PE of 63.00.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  0.09
06-30-2018:  0.07
03-31-2018:  0.03
12-31-2017:  0.50

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 27.73, which means it may be overvalued by -56.76%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 133.50% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 0, which is 0.00% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 0.00.

The current calculated beta is 1.63

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is -3.28%, return on assets is -2.59%, profit margin is -0.28%, price-to-sales is 2.49 and price-to-book is 1.90.

Company Scores:

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