Lithia Motors trades as part of the consumer cyclical sector and is part of the autos industry. The company CEO is Bryan B. Deboer. Lithia Motors Inc acts as a retailer of new and used vehicles and related services. The company also provides vehicle maintenance, warranty, paint, and repair services. It also helps its customers to arrange for financing new vehicles.
Previous Intraday Trading Performance:
The LAD stock showed a previous change of 0.10% with an open at 118.40 and a close of 118.12. It reached an intraday high of 118.40 and a low of 116.10.
The stock has a market cap of $2.7b with 23.1m shares outstanding, of which the float is 22.3m shares. Trading volume reached 263,425 shares compared to its average volume of 203,985 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, Lithia Motors shares returned 1.32% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 4.88%. Over three months, it changed 34.32%. In one year it has changed 17.29% and within that year its 52-week high was 121.96 and its 52-week low was 67.90. LAD stock is 73.96% above its 52 Week Low.
Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 89.54 and a 50 day moving average of 109.37. Currently LAD stock is trading 31.92% above its 200 day moving average.
The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 10.9 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 10.84. Based on 4 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 2.16. The TTM EPS is 9.99, which comes to a TTM PE of 11.82. Historically, the PE high was 24.10 and the PE low was 7.00. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 69.95, which is a decrease of -40.78%.
Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:
|1st||Qtr of 2019||(Reported on 04/24/2019):||2.42|
|4th||Qtr of 2018||(Reported on 02/13/2019):||2.54|
|3rd||Qtr of 2018||(Reported on 10/24/2018):||3.84|
|2nd||Qtr of 2018||(Reported on 07/25/2018):||2.44|
|1st||Qtr of 2018||(Reported on 04/25/2018):||2.07|
The dividend per share is currently 1.20, which is a dividend yield of 1.02%. Also, the payout ratio is 12.01%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.
Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 82.21, which means it may be overvalued by -43.68%.
Indicators to Watch:
Short-interest was 3,081,227, which was 13.31% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 14.76. 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 1.14.
Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 23.71%, return on assets is 5.23%, profit margin is 2.26%, price-to-sales is 0.23 and price-to-book is 2.18.
All scores are out of six:
2 :Valuation Score
2 :Past Performance Score
3 :Financial Strength Score
1 :Future Growth Score
2 :Dividend Score
2 :Overall Score