The long-term trend of the EPS is an important number as it indicates the present value of ServiceMaster Global. The EPS growth rate, as it is usually called, is typically displayed as a percentage, which is 10.30%. The long-term trend in EPS shows how well the management of ServiceMaster Global is adding value for shareholders.



ServiceMaster Global is in the industrials sector and business services industry. The company CEO is Nikhil Madhukar Varty. ServiceMaster Global Inc is a provider of essential residential and commercial services. The company operates through three segments namely Terminix, American home shield and the Franchise services group.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The SERV shares had a previous change of 1.10% which opened at 37.48 and closed at 37.69. It moved to an intraday high of 37.98 and a low of 37.39.

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Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, SERV shares returned 1.48% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -14.26%. Over three months, it changed -13.67%. In one year it has changed 6.20% and within that year its 52-week high was 62.70 and its 52-week low was 34.28. SERV stock is 9.95% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 39.31 and a 50 day moving average of 40.12. Right now, SERV stock is trading -4.12% below its 200 day moving average and may be a great opportunity to buy, but should check other technical indicators to confirm a buy signal.

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Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $5.1b with 135.7m shares outstanding and a float of 135.1m shares. Trading volume was 632,054 shares and has experienced an average volume of 1,048,919 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 ServiceMaster Global was 3.76 which ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 10.02. Based on 6 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.21. The trailing twelve month EPS is 2.25, which comes to a trailing twelve month PE of 16.75.

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  0.67
06-30-2018:  0.79
03-31-2018:  0.44
12-31-2017:  0.35

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 21.79, which means it might overvalued by -73.00%



Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 146.30% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 3,168,944, which was 2.34% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 2.74. 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 0.98

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 45.27%, return on assets is 9.16%, profit margin is 8.55%, price-to-sales is 2.09 and price-to-book is 3.55.

Company Score Card:

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