EPS growth is an important number as it indicates the future prospects of Snap. It is usually expressed as a percentage and is then referred to as the EPS growth rate, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been 36.30 % over the last twelve months. Growth in EPS is an important measure of administration performance because it shows how much money Snap is making for it’s investors or shareholders.

Snap is part of the online media industry and technology sector. The company CEO is Evan Spiegel. Snap Inc is a camera application developer. Its main product is Snapchat, a camera application created to help people communicate through short videos and images. It also offers Spectacles, which are camera-enabled sunglasses.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The SNAP shares had a previous change of -0.96% which opened at 6.40 and closed at 6.22. It moved to an intraday high of 6.40 and a low of 6.11.

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Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, SNAP shares returned 4.54% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -2.81%. Over three months, it changed -5.61%. In one year it has changed -57.54% and within that year its 52-week high was 21.22 and its 52-week low was 4.82. SNAP stock is 29.05% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 10.41 and a 50 day moving average of 6.20. Right now, SNAP stock is trading -40.25% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a great opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

SeekingAlpha:  Cowen upgrades Snap on improved ads


The company has a market cap of $8.1b with 1.3b shares outstanding and a float of 1.1b shares. Trading volume was 15,400,296 shares and has experienced an average volume of 16,367,211 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is good.


The last annual reported EPS for Snap was -3.27 which ended on 31st of December 2017. Based on 10 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is -0.19.

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  -0.22
06-30-2018:  -0.26
03-31-2018:  -0.28
12-31-2017:  -0.27

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 4.85, which means it might overvalued by -28.13%

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 15.50% of insider ownership and 32.80% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 128,957,711, which was 9.96% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 8.90. This stock has a moderate level of short interest, but may still be a buying opportunity depending on other indicators.

I calculated the beta to be 0.35

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is -50.88%, return on assets is -44.71%, price-to-sales is 10.29 and price-to-book is 3.41.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 5  : Growth Expectations Result
 6  : Financial Safety Result
 0  : Past Performance Result
 1  : 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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