The long-term trend of the EPS is an important number as it indicates the present value of Natural Gas Services Group. 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 -4.70 % 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 Natural Gas Services Group.



Natural Gas Services Group trades as part of the energy sector and is part of the oil and gas services industry. The company CEO is Stephen C. Taylor. Natural Gas Services Group Inc manufactures and sells natural gas compression equipment and industrial flare systems. It primarily serves the non-conventional natural gas production businesses and oil and gas plant and production facilities across the US.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The NGS shares had a previous change of -4.23% which opened at 20.53 and closed at 19.69. It moved to an intraday high of 20.56 and a low of 19.58.

SeekingAlpha:  Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. (NGS) CEO Stephen Taylor on Q2 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, NGS shares returned -4.00% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -10.50%. Over three months, it changed -16.92%. In one year it has changed -31.15% and within that year its 52-week high was 29.35 and its 52-week low was 19.58. NGS stock is 0.56% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 24.17 and a 50 day moving average of 21.53. Right now, NGS stock is trading -18.54% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a great opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

SeekingAlpha:  Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. (NGS) CEO Stephen Taylor on Q2 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $257.7m with 13.1m shares outstanding and a float of 11.9m shares. Trading volume was 28,480 shares and has experienced an average volume of 30,179 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 Natural Gas Services Group was 1.51 which ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 13.04. Based on 3 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.03. The trailing twelve month EPS is 0.11, which comes to a trailing twelve month PE of 179.00. Historically, the PE high was 63.90 and the PE low was 13.04. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 1.43, which is a decrease of -92.72%.

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
06-30-2018:  0.02
03-31-2018:  0.02
12-31-2017:  0.03
09-30-2017:  0.04



Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 0.95, which means it might overvalued by -1,962.75%

Indicators Also to Watch:

Short-interest was 101,218, which was 0.77% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 3.80. 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 1.36

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 7.88%, return on assets is 6.62%, profit margin is 74.22%, price-to-sales is 10.08 and price-to-book is 1.04.

Company Score Card:

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