The growth of the EPS is critical in understanding the current valuation of Qurate Retail. The EPS growth rate, as it is typically called, is usually expressed as a percentage, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been 27.40 % over the last twelve months. EPS growth is a vital measure of execution of the strategy for Qurate Retail since it indicates how well the business is allocating resources to benefit shareholders.



Qurate Retail trades as part of the retail apparel and specialty industry and is in the consumer cyclical sector. The company CEO is Michael A. George. Qurate Retail Inc, formerly QVC Group is engaged in the video and on-line commerce industries in North America, Europe and Asia. It markets and sells consumer products by means of its televised shopping programs and through the Internet.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The QRTEA shares had a previous change of -3.12% which opened at 22.80 and closed at 22.03. It moved to an intraday high of 22.98 and a low of 21.96.

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Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, QRTEA shares returned -2.09% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -1.65%. Over three months, it changed 6.27%. In one year it has changed -11.17% and within that year its 52-week high was 29.11 and its 52-week low was 20.00. QRTEA stock is 10.15% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 22.95 and a 50 day moving average of 22.28. Right now, QRTEA stock is trading -4.03% 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.

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Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $9.9b with 449.4m shares outstanding and a float of 447.5m shares. Trading volume was 2,569,309 shares and has experienced an average volume of 3,015,004 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 Qurate Retail was 2.69 which ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 8.19. Based on 4 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.33. The trailing twelve month EPS is 3.43, which comes to a trailing twelve month PE of 6.42. Historically, the PE high was 40.00 and the PE low was 6.42. QRTEA stock has set a new PE low record!

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  0.37
06-30-2018:  0.45
03-31-2018:  0.49
12-31-2017:  2.12



Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 120.60% 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 0.99

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 24.63%, return on assets is 8.18%, profit margin is 11.39%, price-to-sales is 0.78 and price-to-book is 1.76.

Company Score Card:

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