The long-term trend of the EPS is an important number as it indicates the present value of BT Group. The EPS growth rate, as it is usually called, is typically displayed as a percentage, which is 4.62%. 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 BT Group.



BT Group is part of the communication services sector and is in the communication services industry. The company CEO is Gavin E Patterson. BT Group is a provider of telecommunications networks and services. It sells fixed-voice, broadband, mobile and TV products and services to consumers in the UK.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The BT shares had a previous change of -0.18% which opened at 16.68 and closed at 16.71. It moved to an intraday high of 16.80 and a low of 16.68.

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Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, BT shares returned 0.24% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 3.40%. Over three months, it changed 13.67%. In one year it has changed 6.96% and within that year its 52-week high was 18.97 and its 52-week low was 13.53. BT stock is 23.50% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 15.02 and a 50 day moving average of 15.85. Right now, BT stock is trading 11.25% above its 200 day moving average.

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Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $33.2b with 2.0b shares outstanding and a float of 2.0b shares. Trading volume was 432,927 shares and has experienced an average volume of 912,962 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 BT Group was 1.43 which ended on 31st of March 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 11.69. Based on 1 analyst estimate, the estimated EPS for the next quarter is 0.46. The trailing twelve month EPS is 1.34, which comes to a trailing twelve month PE of 12.47. Historically, the PE high was 19.50 and the PE low was 9.50. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 12.73, which is a decrease of -23.82%.

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
06-30-2018:  0.00 (estimated)
03-31-2018:  0.61
12-31-2017:  0.42
09-30-2017:  0

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 26.39, which means it might be undervalued and has a margin of safety of 36.68%



Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 1.50% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 4,387,467, which was 0.22% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 4.29. 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 0.67

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 23.90%, return on assets is 5.07%, profit margin is 9.61%, price-to-sales is 0.01 and price-to-book is 2.37.

Company Score Card:

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