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Stock Analysis: Edgewell Personal Care Company (NYSE: EPC)


Edgewell Personal Care Company is in the consumer defensive sector and is part of the consumer packaged goods industry. The company CEO is Rod R. Little. Edgewell Personal Care Co is a manufacturer and marketer of personal care products in the wet shave, sun and skin care, feminine care and infant care categories. It has a portfolio of over 25 brands and a broad global footprint in more than 50 countries.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The EPC stock showed a previous change of 3.75% with an open at 29.17 and a close of 29.90. It reached an intraday high of 29.94 and a low of 28.96.

SeekingAlpha:  Edgewell Personal Care: Harry’s To Become The Hero… Or Troubled Kid


The stock has a market cap of $1.6b with 54.1m shares outstanding, of which the float is 51.0m shares. Trading volume reached 983,892 shares compared to its average volume of 1,043,406 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Edgewell Personal Care Company shares returned 3.25% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -29.76%. Over three months, it changed -32.28%. In one year it has changed -32.48% and within that year its 52-week high was 59.16 and its 52-week low was 28.18. EPC stock is 6.10% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 43.36 and a 50 day moving average of 38.78. Currently EPC stock is trading -31.05% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

SeekingAlpha:  Edgewell Personal Care: Harry’s To Become The Hero… Or Troubled Kid


The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 1.9 that ended on 30th of September 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 15.74. Based on 6 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.22. The TTM EPS is 3.70, which comes to a TTM PE of 8.08.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr of 2019 (Reported on 05/09/2019): 0.89
4thQtr of 2018 (Reported on 02/07/2019): -0.01
3rdQtr of 2018 (Reported on 11/13/2018): 0.36
2ndQtr of 2018 (Reported on 08/07/2018): 0.22
1stQtr of 2018 (Reported on 05/03/2018): 1.20

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 63.69, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 53.06%.

Indicators to Watch:

Short-interest was 3,791,695, which was 7.00% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 9.80. 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 0.92.

SeekingAlpha:  Short-Sellers’ Favorites: Highest Short Interest Stocks May 2019

Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 4.72%, return on assets is 2.06%, profit margin is 3.73%, price-to-sales is 0.72 and price-to-book is 0.88.

Company Scores:

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

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