The long-term trend of the EPS is a vital number as it helps understand the future potential of Rosetta Stone. It is typically displayed as a percentage and called the EPS growth rate, which is 10.00%. 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 Rosetta Stone.



Rosetta Stone is part of the application software industry and trades as part of the technology sector. The company CEO is Arthur John Hass. Rosetta Stone Inc develops, markets, and sells language learning solutions consisting of software, online services, and audio practice tools. It customers include individuals, corporations, educational institutions, armed forces, and government agencies.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The RST shares had a previous change of 2.08% which opened at 18.96 and closed at 18.62. It moved to an intraday high of 18.96 and a low of 18.19.

SeekingAlpha:  Rosetta Stone Inc. 2018 Q3 – Results – Earnings Call Slides

Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, RST shares returned -7.09% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -5.77%. Over three months, it changed 25.90%. In one year it has changed 78.01% and within that year its 52-week high was 21.54 and its 52-week low was 10.32. RST stock is 80.51% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 15.70 and a 50 day moving average of 18.68. Right now, RST stock is trading 18.57% above its 200 day moving average.

SeekingAlpha:  Rosetta Stone beats by $0.10, misses on revenue

Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $424.7m with 22.8m shares outstanding and a float of 21.1m shares. Trading volume was 312,066 shares and has experienced an average volume of 234,690 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 Rosetta Stone was -0.06 which ended on 31st of December 2017. Based on 2 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is -0.39.

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  -0.31
06-30-2018:  -0.18
03-31-2018:  -0.29
12-31-2017:  -0.14



Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 42.60% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 734,306, which was 3.22% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 2.56. 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 0.30

SeekingAlpha:  Rosetta Stone beats by $0.10, misses on revenue

Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on assets is -6.49%, profit margin is -6.44%, price-to-sales is 3.17 and price-to-book is 129.80.

Company Score Card:

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