The growth of the EPS is critical in understanding the current valuation of Pope Resources. It is typically displayed as a percentage and called the EPS growth rate, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been 32.90 % over the last twelve months. The higher the EPS growth rate, the higher the value that is added to shareholders and a good reflection on the performance of the management at Pope Resources.



Pope Resources is in the forest products industry and is in the basic materials sector. The company CEO is Thomas M. Ringo. Pope Resources LP is a US-based company that earns the majority of its revenue through growing and harvesting timber from land that it owns or co-owns with its investors. Its other activities include timber fund management and real estate investment.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The POPE shares had a previous change of 0.39% which opened at 72.00 and closed at 72.78. It moved to an intraday high of 72.78 and a low of 72.00.

PR Newswire:  Pope Resources Announces 25% Increase In Quarterly Distribution

Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, POPE shares returned 0.32% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 0.34%. Over three months, it changed 1.37%. In one year it has changed 3.69% and within that year its 52-week high was 73.50 and its 52-week low was 66.60. POPE stock is 9.28% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 69.89 and a 50 day moving average of 71.92. Right now, POPE stock is trading 4.13% above its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy.

PR Newswire:  Pope Resources Announces 25% Increase In Quarterly Distribution

Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $317.0m with 4.4m shares outstanding and a float of 3.6m shares. Trading volume was 2,808 shares and has experienced an average volume of 2,196 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Earnings:

The last annual reported EPS for Pope Resources was 4.11 which ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 17.71.

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
06-30-2018:  0.71
03-31-2018:  1.31
12-31-2017:  2.92
09-30-2017:  0.38



The dividend per share is currently 4.00, which is a dividend yield of 5.50%. POPE stock may not have sufficient earnings to cover future dividends and still be able to invest in and grow the business, therefore in the future the dividend may be reduced.

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 14.10% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 6,406, which was 0.15% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 3.12. This stock has some short interest, but it might be normal and no need to worry if long the position.

I calculated the beta to be 0.09

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on assets is 4.55%, profit margin is 20.34%, price-to-sales is 3.14 and price-to-book is 4.90.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 0  : Growth Expectations Result
 3  : Financial Safety Result
 1  : Past Performance Result
 1  : Valuation Result
 4  : Dividend Safety Result
 1  : Overall Result

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Jake McWilliams
I am an independent trader, analyst and algorithmic trading expert, having worked both for the sell side (brokerage) and the buy side (fund administration). I have been trading professionally for about 20 years. I trade stocks and forex and I play both long and short positions in underlying asset or through options. I have experience with discretionary and fully automated systems (Metatrader and Quantshare).

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