EPS growth is an important number as it indicates the future prospects of Cision. The EPS growth rate, as it is typically called, is usually expressed as a percentage, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been -51.40% over the last twelve months. The higher the EPS growth rate, the higher the value that is added to shareholders and a good reflection on the performance of the management at Cision.



Cision is part of the application software industry and technology sector. Cision is a media communication technology and analytics company. It has created Cision Communications Cloud, a earned media cloud-based platform. Its solutions also include PR Newswire, Gorkana, PRWeb, Help a Reporter Out HARO and iContact.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The CISN shares had a previous change of 0.32% which opened at 12.39 and closed at 12.54. It moved to an intraday high of 12.64 and a low of 12.39.

PR Newswire:  Cision® Appoints Former Kantar Media Executives to EMEA Leadership Team

Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, CISN shares returned -1.80% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 9.81%. Over three months, it changed -11.44%. In one year it has changed 0.80% and within that year its 52-week high was 18.28 and its 52-week low was 10.86. CISN stock is 15.47% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 14.61 and a 50 day moving average of 12.21. Right now, CISN stock is trading -14.16% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a great opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

PR Newswire:  Cision® Appoints Former Kantar Media Executives to EMEA Leadership Team

Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $1.7b with 138.0m shares outstanding and a float of 136.1m shares. Trading volume was 531,121 shares and has experienced an average volume of 405,027 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 Cision was -1.98 which ended on 31st of December 2017. Based on 4 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.22. The trailing twelve month EPS is 0.80, which comes to a trailing twelve month PE of 15.67.

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  0.19
06-30-2018:  0.23
03-31-2018:  0.19
12-31-2017:  0.19

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 10.29, which means it might overvalued by -21.84%



Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 76.00% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 2,954,079, which was 2.14% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 4.37. 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 0.83

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is -14.62%, return on assets is -2.57%, profit margin is -2.38%, price-to-sales is 3.17 and price-to-book is 5.67.

Company Score Card:

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