The long-term trend of the EPS is an important number as it indicates the present value of Spark Networks. 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 139.70 % over the last twelve months. 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 Spark Networks.



Spark Networks trades as part of the technology sector and is in the online media industry. The company CEO is Jeronimo Folgueira. Spark Networks SE operates a global online dating site. The company is engaged in creating communities that help individuals form life-long relationships with others that share their interests and values.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The LOV shares had a previous change of 4.82% which opened at 9.65 and closed at 10.01. It moved to an intraday high of 10.55 and a low of 9.64.

SeekingAlpha:  Spark Networks Inc. (LOV) CEO Jeronimo Folgueira on Q2 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, LOV shares returned 0.10% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 1.11%. Over three months, it changed -21.49%. In one year it has changed -3.29% and within that year its 52-week high was 15.40 and its 52-week low was 8.90. LOV stock is 12.47% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 12.17 and a 50 day moving average of 10.23. Right now, LOV stock is trading -17.77% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a great opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

SeekingAlpha:  Spark Networks reports 1H results

Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $130.0m with 13.0m shares outstanding and a float of 13.0m shares. Trading volume was 42,369 shares and has experienced an average volume of 13,868 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 Spark Networks was -2.91 which ended on 31st of December 2017.

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



Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 5.70% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 15,243, which was 0.12% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 1.12. 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 1.65

PR Newswire:  Spark Networks SE Reports First Half 2018 Results

Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is -23.80%, return on assets is -7.04%, profit margin is -5.20%, price-to-sales is 1.06 and price-to-book is 5.19.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 5  : Growth Expectations Result
 3  : Financial Safety Result
 0  : Past Performance Result
 0  : 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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