EPS growth is an important number as it indicates the future prospects of Chimera Investment Corporation. 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 -13.10% over the last twelve months. EPS growth is a vital measure of execution of the strategy for Chimera Investment Corporation since it indicates how well the business is allocating resources to benefit shareholders.

Chimera Investment Corporation trades as part of the REITs industry and is in the real estate sector. The company CEO is Matthew Lambiase. Chimera Investment Corp is a real estate investment trust that invests in a portfolio of mortgage assets. Its investments include various government-sponsored agency such as residential mortgage-backed securities and commercial mortgage-backed securities.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The CIM shares had a previous change of 0.58% which opened at 19.00 and closed at 19.15. It moved to an intraday high of 19.18 and a low of 19.00.

SeekingAlpha:  Chimera Investment – 8% Is About Right

Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, CIM shares returned -0.26% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 6.15%. Over three months, it changed 11.95%. In one year it has changed 22.37% and within that year its 52-week high was 19.32 and its 52-week low was 16.46. CIM stock is 16.34% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 17.64 and a 50 day moving average of 18.43. Right now, CIM stock is trading 8.59% above its 200 day moving average.

SeekingAlpha:  Chimera Investment – 8% Is About Right


The company has a market cap of $3.6b with 187.1m shares outstanding and a float of 184.9m shares. Trading volume was 967,630 shares and has experienced an average volume of 1,335,362 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 Chimera Investment Corporation was 2.61 which ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 7.34. Based on 2 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.56. The trailing twelve month EPS is 2.39, which comes to a trailing twelve month PE of 8.01. Historically, the PE high was 14.20 and the PE low was 4.20. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 10.04, which is a decrease of -47.57%.

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  0.60
06-30-2018:  0.59
03-31-2018:  0.58
12-31-2017:  0.62

The dividend per share is currently 2.00, which is a dividend yield of 10.44%.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 37.98, which means it might be undervalued and has a margin of safety of 49.57%

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 66.30% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 6,453,972, which was 3.45% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 3.84. 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 0.54

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 15.52%, return on assets is 2.53%, profit margin is 50.06%, price-to-sales is 3.47 and price-to-book is 0.92.

Company Score Card:

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