EPS growth is an important number as it indicates the future prospects of Conn’s. The EPS growth rate, as it is typically called, is usually expressed as a percentage, which at this time is hard to estimate, but the year over year change has been 227.78%. The long-term trend in EPS shows how well the management of Conn’s is adding value for shareholders.



Conn’s is part of the consumer cyclical sector and is part of the retail apparel and specialty industry. The company CEO is Norman L. Miller. Conn’s Inc is a holding company engaged in specialty retail. It is a specialty retailer that offers branded consumer goods and related services and also credit solutions for consumers. The firm operates its business through retail stores and website.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The CONN shares had a previous change of 1.80% which opened at 20.04 and closed at 20.38. It moved to an intraday high of 20.43 and a low of 19.73.

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Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, CONN shares returned -3.41% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 7.77%. Over three months, it changed -28.89%. In one year it has changed -35.71% and within that year its 52-week high was 42.65 and its 52-week low was 17.00. CONN stock is 19.92% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 29.16 and a 50 day moving average of 20.86. Right now, CONN stock is trading -30.11% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a great opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

SeekingAlpha:  CZR, CONN moving on S&P changes; FOX to stay in S&P 500

Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $646.6m with 31.7m shares outstanding and a float of 28.3m shares. Trading volume was 254,033 shares and has experienced an average volume of 969,749 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 Conn’s was 0.21 which ended on 31st of January 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 97.05. Based on 3 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.49. The trailing twelve month EPS is 0.95, which comes to a trailing twelve month PE of 21.45.

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
10-31-2018:  0.59
07-31-2018:  0.57
04-30-2018:  0.40
01-31-2018:  0.56

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 31.09, which means it might be undervalued and has a margin of safety of 34.46%



Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 10.90% of insider ownership and 89.30% of institutional ownership.

I calculated the beta to be 2.19

SeekingAlpha:  Oppenheimer positive on Conn’s

Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 8.52%, return on assets is 2.56%, profit margin is 3.97%, price-to-sales is 0.57 and price-to-book is 1.08.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 3  : Growth Expectations Result
 1  : Financial Safety Result
 3  : Past Performance Result
 5  : Valuation Result
 0  : Dividend Safety Result
 3  : 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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