The growth of the EPS is critical in understanding the current valuation of Antero Resources Corporation. It is usually expressed as a percentage and is then referred to as the EPS growth rate, which is 36.92%. The long-term trend in EPS shows how well the management of Antero Resources Corporation is adding value for shareholders.



Antero Resources Corporation is in the oil and gas exploration and production industry and energy sector. The company CEO is Paul M. Rady. Antero Resources Corp is an independent oil and natural gas company, which acquires, explores, produces, and develops natural gas, natural gas liquids, and oil properties in the United States.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The AR shares had a previous change of -2.60% which opened at 13.42 and closed at 13.13. It moved to an intraday high of 13.47 and a low of 13.04.

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Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, AR shares returned -4.44% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -27.90%. Over three months, it changed -29.07%. In one year it has changed -29.45% and within that year its 52-week high was 22.69 and its 52-week low was 13.04. AR stock is 0.69% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 18.85 and a 50 day moving average of 16.72. Right now, AR stock is trading -30.36% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a great opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

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Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $4.2b with 317.1m shares outstanding and a float of 293.5m shares. Trading volume was 5,816,861 shares and has experienced an average volume of 5,799,661 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is good.

Earnings:

The last annual reported EPS for Antero Resources Corporation was 1.93 which ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 6.80. Based on 7 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.17. The trailing twelve month EPS is 0.78, which comes to a trailing twelve month PE of 16.83.

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  0.23
06-30-2018:  -0.03
03-31-2018:  0.39
12-31-2017:  0.19

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 4.76, which means it might overvalued by -175.58%



Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 80.50% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 28,243,946, which was 8.91% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 4.99. This stock has a moderate level of short interest, but may still be a buying opportunity depending on other indicators.

I calculated the beta to be 0.72

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 2.72%, return on assets is 1.38%, profit margin is 14.20%, price-to-sales is 1.33 and price-to-book is 0.53.

Company Score Card:

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