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EPS growth is an important number as it indicates the future prospects of Atlantica Yield. It is typically displayed as a percentage and called the EPS growth rate, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been 8.70% over the last twelve months. EPS growth is a vital measure of execution of the strategy for Atlantica Yield since it indicates how well the business is allocating resources to benefit shareholders.



Atlantica Yield is in the regulated utilities industry and is in the utilities sector. The company CEO is Santiago Medela Seage. Atlantica Yield owns, manages and acquires renewable energy, conventional power, electric transmission lines and other contracted revenue-generating assets, focused on North America, South America and Europe.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The AY shares had a previous change of 0.40% which opened at 17.55 and closed at 17.70. It moved to an intraday high of 17.74 and a low of 17.55.

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Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, AY shares returned -0.84% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -8.20%. Over three months, it changed -7.82%. In one year it has changed -9.73% and within that year its 52-week high was 21.22 and its 52-week low was 17.50. AY stock is 1.14% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 19.41 and a 50 day moving average of 19.00. Right now, AY stock is trading -8.80% 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 $1.8b with 100.2m shares outstanding and a float of 100.2m shares. Trading volume was 220,037 shares and has experienced an average volume of 528,269 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 Atlantica Yield was -1.12 which ended on 31st of December 2017. Based on 3 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is -0.32. The trailing twelve month EPS is 0.60, which comes to a trailing twelve month PE of 29.50.

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  0.53
06-30-2018:  0.72
03-31-2018:  -0.05
12-31-2017:  -0.60



The dividend per share is currently 1.44, which is a dividend yield of 8.14%. AY stock may not have sufficient earnings to cover future dividends and still be able to invest in and grow the business, therefore in the future the dividend may be reduced.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 44.70, which means it might be undervalued and has a margin of safety of 60.40%

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 70.90% of institutional ownership.

I calculated the beta to be 0.61

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is -1.86%, return on assets is -0.33%, profit margin is 15.57%, price-to-sales is 2.11 and price-to-book is 1.01.

Company Score Card:

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