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The growth of the EPS is critical in understanding the current valuation of Bellatrix Exploration Canada. 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 5.70 % over the last twelve months. Growth in EPS is an important measure of administration performance because it shows how much money Bellatrix Exploration Canada is making for it’s investors or shareholders.



Bellatrix Exploration Canada trades as part of the energy sector and is in the oil and gas exploration and production industry. The company CEO is Brent Eshleman. Bellatrix Exploration is an oil and gas exploration company based in Calgary. It is engaged in exploration and development of light oil and liquids-rich natural gas in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The BXE shares had a previous change of -2.10% which opened at 0.50 and closed at 0.48. It moved to an intraday high of 0.50 and a low of 0.47.

SeekingAlpha:  Bellatrix: Dilution Is The Solution

Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, BXE shares returned -7.82% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -39.85%. Over three months, it changed -52.82%. In one year it has changed -70.48% and within that year its 52-week high was 1.69 and its 52-week low was 0.45. BXE stock is 6.93% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 0.98 and a 50 day moving average of 0.70. Right now, BXE stock is trading -50.99% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a great opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

SeekingAlpha:  Bellatrix: Dilution Is The Solution

Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $38.9m with 80.9m shares outstanding and a float of 80.9m shares. Trading volume was 71,890 shares and has experienced an average volume of 91,632 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 Bellatrix Exploration Canada was -1.47 which ended on 31st of December 2017.

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  -0.11
06-30-2018:  -0.49
03-31-2018:  -0.21
12-31-2017:  -0.15



Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 16.40% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 350,722, which was 0.43% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 3.18. This stock has some short interest, but it might be normal and no need to worry if long the position.

I calculated the beta to be 1.38

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is -9.12%, return on assets is -5.31%, profit margin is -37.87%, price-to-sales is 0.27 and price-to-book is 0.06.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 3  : Growth Expectations Result
 0  : 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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