The long-term trend of the EPS is a vital number as it helps understand the future potential of Chegg. It is usually expressed as a percentage and is then referred to as the EPS growth rate, which is 30.00%. The long-term trend in EPS shows how well the management of Chegg is adding value for shareholders.



Chegg is in the consumer defensive sector and trades as part of the education industry. The company CEO is Daniel L. Rosensweig. Chegg Inc is a student-first connected learning platform empowering students to take control of their education to save time and money. It offers its products and services under Chegg services and required materials categories.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The CHGG shares had a previous change of -0.49% which opened at 32.44 and closed at 32.36. It moved to an intraday high of 32.44 and a low of 32.00.

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Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, CHGG shares returned 5.82% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 18.93%. Over three months, it changed 25.18%. In one year it has changed 99.63% and within that year its 52-week high was 33.25 and its 52-week low was 15.47. CHGG stock is 109.25% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 27.28 and a 50 day moving average of 27.79. Right now, CHGG stock is trading 18.64% above its 200 day moving average.

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Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $3.7b with 114.9m shares outstanding and a float of 107.5m shares. Trading volume was 812,197 shares and has experienced an average volume of 1,242,023 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 Chegg was -0.19 which ended on 31st of December 2017. Based on 5 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.10. The trailing twelve month EPS is 0.05, which comes to a trailing twelve month PE of 647.20.

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  -0.05
06-30-2018:  0.03
03-31-2018:  0.01
12-31-2017:  0.06



Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 9.83, which means it might overvalued by -229.10%

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 6.50% of insider ownership and 130.50% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 11,992,171, which was 10.44% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 10.30. 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 1.09

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is -4.38%, return on assets is -2.78%, profit margin is -8.98%, price-to-sales is 16.58 and price-to-book is 9.57.

Company Score Card:

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