EPS growth is an important number as it indicates the future prospects of Axalta Coating Systems. 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 9.20% over the last twelve months. Growth in EPS is an important measure of administration performance because it shows how much money Axalta Coating Systems is making for it’s investors or shareholders.

Axalta Coating Systems trades as part of the basic materials sector and trades as part of the chemicals industry. Axalta Coating Systems is a manufacturer, marketer, and distributor of high-performance coatings systems. It operates its business in two segments, performance coatings, and transportation coatings.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The AXTA shares had a previous change of 0.54% which opened at 25.75 and closed at 26.04. It moved to an intraday high of 26.10 and a low of 25.61.

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Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, AXTA shares returned 0.93% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 13.46%. Over three months, it changed 4.49%. In one year it has changed -14.90% and within that year its 52-week high was 33.30 and its 52-week low was 21.58. AXTA stock is 20.70% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 28.09 and a 50 day moving average of 24.34. Right now, AXTA stock is trading -7.29% 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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The company has a market cap of $6.1b with 235.6m shares outstanding and a float of 234.3m shares. Trading volume was 2,000,281 shares and has experienced an average volume of 2,066,897 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 Axalta Coating Systems was 1.29 which ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 30.28. Based on 8 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.32. The trailing twelve month EPS is 1.29, which comes to a trailing twelve month PE of 20.19.

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  0.34
09-30-2018:  0.32
06-30-2018:  0.36
03-31-2018:  0.27

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 19.72, which means it might overvalued by -32.07%

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 134.90% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 5,767,631, which was 2.45% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 2.67. 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 1.25

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 17.07%, return on assets is 3.13%, profit margin is 4.55%, price-to-sales is 1.31 and price-to-book is 5.09.

Company Score Card:

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