Home Sectors Basic Materials Latest Technicals: Innophos (NASDAQ: IPHS)

Latest Technicals: Innophos (NASDAQ: IPHS)


Innophos is part of the basic materials sector and trades as part of the chemicals industry. The company CEO is Kim Ann Mink. Innophos Inc is producer of specialty grade phosphate products for the Food, Pharmaceutical and Industrial market segments. Its products act as flavor enhancers in beverages, leavening agents in baked goods and cleaning agents in toothpaste.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The IPHS stock showed a previous change of 0.07% with an open at 28.07 and a close of 28.00. It reached an intraday high of 28.30 and a low of 27.79.

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The stock has a market cap of $550.8m with 19.7m shares outstanding, of which the float is 18.7m shares. Trading volume reached 32,558 shares compared to its average volume of 77,473 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, Innophos shares returned 2.45% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -11.48%. Over three months, it changed -9.48%. In one year it has changed -39.52% and within that year its 52-week high was 50.40 and its 52-week low was 22.57. IPHS stock is 24.06% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 31.15 and a 50 day moving average of 29.99. Currently IPHS stock is trading -10.12% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 1.82 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 15.38. Based on 2 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.43. The TTM EPS is 2.28, which comes to a TTM PE of 12.28. Historically, the PE high was 45.20 and the PE low was 9.80. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 22.35, which is a decrease of -20.20%.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr of 2019 (Reported on 04/30/2019): 0.44
4thQtr of 2018 (Reported on 02/20/2019): 0.24
3rdQtr of 2018 (Reported on 11/01/2018): 0.71
2ndQtr of 2018 (Reported on 07/30/2018): 0.31
1stQtr of 2018 (Reported on 05/01/2018): 0.55

The dividend per share is currently 1.92, which is a dividend yield of 6.86%. IPHS stock may not have enough earnings to cover future dividends and still be able to invest in the business, therefore the dividend may be cut in the future.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 2.13, which means it may be overvalued by -1,216.49%.

Indicators to Watch:

The current calculated beta is 1.40.

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 10.33%, return on assets is 4.21%, profit margin is 4.34%, price-to-sales is 0.70 and price-to-book is 1.59.

Company Scores:

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

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