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The long-term trend of the EPS is a vital number as it helps understand the future potential of Benefitfocus. It is usually expressed as a percentage and is then referred to as the EPS growth rate, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been 14.20 % over the last twelve months. EPS growth is a vital measure of execution of the strategy for Benefitfocus since it indicates how well the business is allocating resources to benefit shareholders.



Benefitfocus trades as part of the application software industry and is part of the technology sector. The company CEO is Raymond A. August. Benefitfocus Inc is a cloud-based benefits management platform for consumers, employers, insurance carriers, and brokers. The firm’s solutions support core benefit plans including healthcare, dental, life, and disability insurance.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The BNFT shares had a previous change of 1.91% which opened at 49.63 and closed at 50.10. It moved to an intraday high of 51.37 and a low of 49.63.

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Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, BNFT shares returned 11.91% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 55.11%. Over three months, it changed 15.70%. In one year it has changed 88.70% and within that year its 52-week high was 51.37 and its 52-week low was 21.75. BNFT stock is 130.34% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 34.17 and a 50 day moving average of 38.99. Right now, BNFT stock is trading 46.64% above its 200 day moving average.

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Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $1.6b with 32.0m shares outstanding and a float of 28.1m shares. Trading volume was 408,412 shares and has experienced an average volume of 272,900 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 Benefitfocus was -0.84 which ended on 31st of December 2017. Based on 6 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is -0.42.

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  -0.33
06-30-2018:  -0.39
03-31-2018:  -0.39
12-31-2017:  -0.20

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 14.49, which means it might overvalued by -245.64%



Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 12.10% of insider ownership and 126.20% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 0, which was 0.00% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 0.00.

I calculated the beta to be 1.21

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on assets is -12.76%, profit margin is -8.81%, price-to-sales is 6.27 and price-to-book is 256.14.

Company Score Card:

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