The long-term trend of the EPS is an important number as it indicates the present value of Hurco Companies. The EPS growth rate, as it is usually called, is typically displayed as a percentage, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been 23.90 % over the last twelve months. The long-term trend in EPS shows how well the management of Hurco Companies is adding value for shareholders.



Hurco Companies is part of the technology sector and is part of the computer hardware industry. The company CEO is Michael Doar. Hurco Companies Inc is an industrial technology company that designs, manufactures and sells computerized machine tools, consisting of vertical machining centers mills and turning centers lathes, to companies in the metal working industry.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The HURC shares had a previous change of -6.25% which opened at 39.48 and closed at 37.22. It moved to an intraday high of 39.48 and a low of 37.04.

SeekingAlpha:  Hurco declares $0.11 dividend

Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, HURC shares returned -3.40% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -9.64%. Over three months, it changed -11.90%. In one year it has changed -14.76% and within that year its 52-week high was 50.50 and its 52-week low was 37.04. HURC stock is 0.49% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 43.90 and a 50 day moving average of 41.83. Right now, HURC stock is trading -15.21% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a great opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

SeekingAlpha:  Hurco declares $0.11 dividend

Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $250.0m with 6.7m shares outstanding and a float of 6.1m shares. Trading volume was 6,799 shares and has experienced an average volume of 11,090 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 Hurco Companies was 2.25 which ended on 31st of October 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 16.54.

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
07-31-2018:  0.95
04-30-2018:  0.55
01-31-2018:  0.86
10-31-2017:  1.00



The dividend per share is currently 0.44, which is a dividend yield of 1.18%.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 37.70, which means it might be undervalued and has a margin of safety of 1.28%

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 77.20% 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 0.55

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 9.69%, return on assets is 6.87%, profit margin is 6.06%, price-to-sales is 1.23 and price-to-book is 1.23.

Company Score Card:

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