EPS growth is an important number as it indicates the future prospects of The Middleby Corporation. The EPS growth rate, as it is typically called, is usually expressed as a percentage, which is 14.00%. The long-term trend in EPS shows how well the management of The Middleby Corporation is adding value for shareholders.



The Middleby Corporation is part of the industrials sector and is in the industrial products industry. The company CEO is Selim A. Bassoul. The Middleby Corp through its subsidiaries is engaged in designing, manufacturing, marketing, distributing and servicing foodservice equipment, food preparation, cooking, baking, chilling and packaging equipment and premium kitchen equipment.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The MIDD shares had a previous change of -6.20% which opened at 119.17 and closed at 111.89. It moved to an intraday high of 120.07 and a low of 111.82.

Business Wire:  Middleby Acquires Crown Food Service Equipment

Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, MIDD shares returned -6.02% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -1.76%. Over three months, it changed -6.39%. In one year it has changed -6.93% and within that year its 52-week high was 138.89 and its 52-week low was 98.06. MIDD stock is 14.10% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 116.37 and a 50 day moving average of 118.01. Right now, MIDD stock is trading -3.85% below its 200 day moving average and may be a great opportunity to buy, but should check other technical indicators to confirm a buy signal.

Business Wire:  Middleby Acquires Crown Food Service Equipment

Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $6.2b with 55.8m shares outstanding and a float of 53.7m shares. Trading volume was 674,160 shares and has experienced an average volume of 499,400 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is good.

Earnings:

The last annual reported EPS for The Middleby Corporation was 5.25 which ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 21.31. Based on 4 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 1.57. The trailing twelve month EPS is 5.85, which comes to a trailing twelve month PE of 19.13. Historically, the PE high was 107.70 and the PE low was 19.13. MIDD stock has set a new PE low record!

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  1.56
06-30-2018:  1.63
03-31-2018:  1.18
12-31-2017:  1.48



Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 91.18, which means it might overvalued by -22.71%

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 79.30% 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 1.88

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 20.72%, return on assets is 7.68%, profit margin is 11.25%, price-to-sales is 2.56 and price-to-book is 4.23.

Company Score Card:

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