Home Sectors Consumer Defensive Technicals and Fundamentals: Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE: NUS)

Technicals and Fundamentals: Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE: NUS)


Nu Skin Enterprises is part of the consumer packaged goods industry and is in the consumer defensive sector. The company CEO is Ritch N. Wood. Nu Skin Enterprises Inc develops and distributes consumer products including anti-aging skin products, body care, hair care, men’s care, oral care, sun protection and cosmetics under Nu Skin and Pharmanex brands.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The NUS stock showed a previous change of 0.53% with an open at 59.15 and a close of 59.26. It reached an intraday high of 59.37 and a low of 58.51.

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The stock has a market cap of $3.3b with 55.4m shares outstanding, of which the float is 52.1m shares. Trading volume reached 551,724 shares compared to its average volume of 662,230 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Nu Skin Enterprises shares returned 2.21% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -5.38%. Over three months, it changed -6.83%. In one year it has changed -18.34% and within that year its 52-week high was 88.68 and its 52-week low was 56.09. NUS stock is 5.64% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 71.34 and a 50 day moving average of 62.39. Currently NUS stock is trading -16.93% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

SeekingAlpha:  Nu Skin Enterprises (NUS) Investor Presentation – Slideshow


The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 3.71 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 27.31. Based on 5 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 1.03. The TTM EPS is 3.71, which comes to a TTM PE of 15.97. Historically, the PE high was 37.60 and the PE low was 6.40. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 23.75, which is a decrease of -59.92%.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  1.05
09-30-2018:  0.94
06-30-2018:  1.08
03-31-2018:  0.64

The dividend per share is currently 1.48, which is a dividend yield of 2.50%. Also, the payout ratio is 39.89%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 96.67, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 38.70%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 114.40% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 2,429,226, which is 4.39% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 3.65. 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 0.69

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 16.74%, return on assets is 7.58%, profit margin is 4.57%, price-to-sales is 1.22 and price-to-book is 4.17.

Company Scores:

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

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