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Stock Valuation: Helix Energy Solutions Group (NYSE: HLX)


Helix Energy Solutions Group trades as part of the oil and gas services industry and is in the energy sector. The company CEO is Owen E. Kratz. Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc is an offshore energy services company that provides specialty services to the offshore energy industry, with emphasis on well intervention and robotics operations.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The HLX stock showed a previous change of 1.16% with an open at 7.79 and a close of 7.83. It reached an intraday high of 7.93 and a low of 7.76.

Business Wire:  Helix to Participate in Upcoming Events


The stock has a market cap of $1.2b with 148.8m shares outstanding, of which the float is 139.5m shares. Trading volume reached 1,084,432 shares compared to its average volume of 1,206,268 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, Helix Energy Solutions Group shares returned 7.55% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 14.64%. Over three months, it changed 14.81%. In one year it has changed 20.09% and within that year its 52-week high was 10.89 and its 52-week low was 5.05. HLX stock is 55.05% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 8.13 and a 50 day moving average of 7.04. Currently HLX stock is trading -3.66% below its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy, but should check other indicators to confirm a buy signal.

SeekingAlpha:  Helix Energy Solutions’ Top Line Remains Under Pressure, But Margin Can Steady


The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 0.19 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 43.50. Based on 3 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is -0.08. The TTM EPS is 0.19, which comes to a TTM PE of 41.21.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  -0.09
09-30-2018:  0.18
06-30-2018:  0.12
03-31-2018:  -0.02

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 67.53, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 88.41%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 6.30% of insider ownership and 148.70% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 7,764,831, which is 5.22% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 7.33. 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 2.82

SeekingAlpha:  Helix Energy Solutions’ Top Line Remains Under Pressure, But Margin Can Steady

Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 1.78%, return on assets is 1.20%, profit margin is 3.74%, price-to-sales is 1.51 and price-to-book is 0.71.

Company Scores:

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

John Jones
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