Home Sectors Consumer Cyclical Latest Valuation: Gannett Co. (NYSE: GCI)

Latest Valuation: Gannett Co. (NYSE: GCI)


Gannett Co. is part of the publishing industry and consumer cyclical sector. The company CEO is Robert J. Dickey. Gannett Co., operates as a multi-platform news and information company. It spreads the news all over the USA and UK through digital, mobile, and print products.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The GCI stock showed a previous change of 0.56% with an open at 10.80 and a close of 10.80. It reached an intraday high of 10.91 and a low of 10.78.

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The stock has a market cap of $1.2b with 114.5m shares outstanding, of which the float is 113.5m shares. Trading volume reached 452,393 shares compared to its average volume of 1,246,167 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, Gannett Co. shares returned -2.00% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -2.43%. Over three months, it changed 7.95%. In one year it has changed 13.72% and within that year its 52-week high was 11.99 and its 52-week low was 8.37. GCI stock is 29.03% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 9.99 and a 50 day moving average of 10.67. Currently GCI stock is trading 8.12% above its 200 day moving average.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 1.08 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 83.08. Based on 2 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.51. The TTM EPS is 1.08, which comes to a TTM PE of 10.00.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  0.44
09-30-2018:  0.20
06-30-2018:  0.31
03-31-2018:  0.13

The dividend per share is currently 0.64, which is a dividend yield of 5.93%. Also, the payout ratio is 59.26%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations. GCI stock has a high dividend yield, but because the company has sufficient earnings to cover future dividends, it may be a good investment opportunity for an income portfolio.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 3.90, which means it may be overvalued by -176.82%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 164.50% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 19,601,501, which is 17.12% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 15.94. 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 1.32

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 1.50%, return on assets is 0.61%, profit margin is 0.57%, price-to-sales is 0.45 and price-to-book is 1.19.

Company Scores:

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