The long-term trend of the EPS is an important number as it indicates the present value of ALJ Regional. 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 12.00 % over the last twelve months. The long-term trend in EPS shows how well the management of ALJ Regional is adding value for shareholders.



ALJ Regional is part of the industrials sector and is part of the business services industry. ALJ Regional Inc is a holding company. The company operates through its subsidiaries namely, Faneuil Ind, Floors-N-More LLC and Phoenix Color Corp.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The ALJJ shares had a previous change of -5.56% which opened at 1.80 and closed at 1.70. It moved to an intraday high of 1.83 and a low of 1.70.

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Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, ALJJ shares returned 3.66% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 6.25%. Over three months, it changed -13.27%. In one year it has changed -53.29% and within that year its 52-week high was 3.74 and its 52-week low was 1.42. ALJJ stock is 19.72% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 1.93 and a 50 day moving average of 1.64. Right now, ALJJ stock is trading -11.70% 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 $64.5m with 37.9m shares outstanding and a float of 27.9m shares. Trading volume was 24,591 shares and has experienced an average volume of 18,454 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 ALJ Regional was 0.44 which ended on 30th of September 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 3.86.

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
06-30-2018:  -0.08
03-31-2018:  -0.01
12-31-2017:  -0.03
09-30-2017:  0.04

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 8.39, which means it might be undervalued and has a margin of safety of 79.73%



Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 26.50% of insider ownership and 7.80% 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 1.16

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 6.11%, return on assets is 2.31%, profit margin is -3.06%, price-to-sales is 0.24 and price-to-book is 0.72.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 3  : Growth Expectations Result
 2  : Financial Safety Result
 2  : Past Performance Result
 5  : 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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