The growth of the EPS is critical in understanding the current valuation of Clarus Corporation. The EPS growth rate, as it is typically called, is usually expressed as a percentage, 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 Clarus Corporation.



Clarus Corporation trades as part of the travel and leisure industry and consumer cyclical sector. Clarus Corp is engaged in designing, manufacturing, and marketing outdoor performance equipment and apparel for climbing, mountaineering, backpacking, skiing, cycling, and other year-round outdoor recreation activities.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The CLAR shares had a previous change of -1.82% which opened at 11.49 and closed at 11.32. It moved to an intraday high of 11.50 and a low of 11.11.

SeekingAlpha:  Clarus acquires asset of SKINourishment

Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, CLAR shares returned 3.95% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 13.04%. Over three months, it changed 11.26%. In one year it has changed 46.79% and within that year its 52-week high was 12.00 and its 52-week low was 6.35. CLAR stock is 78.27% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 8.67 and a 50 day moving average of 10.70. Right now, CLAR stock is trading 30.59% above its 200 day moving average.

SeekingAlpha:  Clarus acquires asset of SKINourishment

Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $337.9m with 29.9m shares outstanding and a float of 24.1m shares. Trading volume was 161,661 shares and has experienced an average volume of 127,273 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 Clarus Corporation was -0.02 which ended on 31st of December 2017. Based on 2 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.14. The trailing twelve month EPS is 0.53, which comes to a trailing twelve month PE of 21.36.

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  0.21
06-30-2018:  0.07
03-31-2018:  0.11
12-31-2017:  0.14

The dividend per share is currently 0.10, which is a dividend yield of 0.88%. Also, the payout ratio is 18.87%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.



Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 7.99, which means it might overvalued by -41.64%

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 24.30% 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 1.41

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 6.15%, return on assets is 4.59%, profit margin is 4.79%, price-to-sales is 1.66 and price-to-book is 2.06.

Company Score Card:

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