The long-term trend of the EPS is a vital number as it helps understand the future potential of Liberty Latin America. 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 -0.90 % over the last twelve months. The long-term trend in EPS shows how well the management of Liberty Latin America is adding value for shareholders.



Liberty Latin America is part of the communication services industry and communication services sector. The company CEO is Balan Nair. Liberty Latin America is a telecommunications company. It offers communications and entertainment services including video, broadband internet, telephony and mobile services to its residential and business customers.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The LILA shares had a previous change of 1.54% which opened at 16.44 and closed at 16.52. It moved to an intraday high of 16.74 and a low of 16.20.

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Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, LILA shares returned 9.26% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -5.92%. Over three months, it changed -24.43%. In one year it has changed -22.70% and within that year its 52-week high was 24.00 and its 52-week low was 13.96. LILA stock is 18.34% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 19.40 and a 50 day moving average of 17.14. Right now, LILA stock is trading -14.86% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a great opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

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Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $3.0b with 180.9m shares outstanding and a float of 175.7m shares. Trading volume was 188,669 shares and has experienced an average volume of 562,404 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 Liberty Latin America was -4.53 which ended on 31st of December 2017.

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  -0.15
06-30-2018:  -0.25
03-31-2018:  -0.26
12-31-2017:  -0.42

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 13.60, which means it might overvalued by -21.44%



Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 28.80% 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 1.79

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is -15.03%, return on assets is -3.70%, profit margin is -3.65%, price-to-sales is 1.07 and price-to-book is 0.90.

Company Score Card:

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