EPS growth is an important number as it indicates the future prospects of Gulf Resources. 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 -95.50 % 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 Gulf Resources.



Gulf Resources is in the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. The company CEO is Xiaobin Liu. Gulf Resources Inc manufactures and trades bromine and crude salt, and manufactures and sells chemical products used in oil and gas field exploration, oil and gas distribution, oil field drilling, wastewater processing, papermaking chemical agents.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The GURE shares had a previous change of -1.19% which opened at 0.97 and closed at 0.93. It moved to an intraday high of 0.98 and a low of 0.90.

SeekingAlpha:  Gulf Resources Inc. (GURE) CEO Xiaobin Liu on Q3 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, GURE shares returned 13.11% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 1.92%. Over three months, it changed 4.19%. In one year it has changed -37.75% and within that year its 52-week high was 1.66 and its 52-week low was 0.65. GURE stock is 42.69% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 1.17 and a 50 day moving average of 0.87. Right now, GURE stock is trading -20.81% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a great opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

SeekingAlpha:  Gulf Resources Inc. (GURE) CEO Xiaobin Liu on Q3 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $43.4m with 46.8m shares outstanding and a float of 37.4m shares. Trading volume was 83,645 shares and has experienced an average volume of 48,095 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 Gulf Resources was 0.16 which ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 5.80.

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  0.01
06-30-2018:  -0.10
03-31-2018:  -0.15
12-31-2017:  0.05

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 7.32, which means it might be undervalued and has a margin of safety of 87.33%



Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 8.00% 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 0.67

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is -14.99%, return on assets is -14.69%, price-to-sales is 7.38 and price-to-book is 0.10.

Company Score Card:

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