The long-term trend of the EPS is a vital number as it helps understand the future potential of Natural Health Trends Corp.. It is usually expressed as a percentage and is then referred to as the EPS growth rate, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been -8.40% over the last twelve months. EPS growth is a vital measure of execution of the strategy for Natural Health Trends Corp. since it indicates how well the business is allocating resources to benefit shareholders.



Natural Health Trends Corp. is part of the consumer defensive sector and is part of the consumer packaged goods industry. Natural Health Trends Corp is engaged in the direct selling industry, selling lifestyle enhancement products, cosmetics, personal care and dietary supplements, and also what is called network marketing or multi-level marketing.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The NHTC shares had a previous change of -2.58% which opened at 15.51 and closed at 15.12. It moved to an intraday high of 15.64 and a low of 14.86.

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Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, NHTC shares returned -5.79% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -3.76%. Over three months, it changed -29.71%. In one year it has changed -10.34% and within that year its 52-week high was 27.23 and its 52-week low was 13.40. NHTC stock is 12.83% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 21.77 and a 50 day moving average of 17.92. Right now, NHTC stock is trading -30.54% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a great opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

Business Wire:  LEAD PLAINTIFF DEADLINE ALERT: Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Encourages Investors Who Suffered Losses Exceeding $50,000 Investing In Natural Health Trends Corp. To Contact The Firm

Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $172.0m with 11.4m shares outstanding and a float of 9.7m shares. Trading volume was 127,384 shares and has experienced an average volume of 161,086 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 Natural Health Trends Corp. was 2.09 which ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 7.23.

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  0.67
06-30-2018:  0.80
03-31-2018:  0.78
12-31-2017:  0.71

The dividend per share is currently 0.60, which is a dividend yield of 3.97%.



Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 64.20, which means it might be undervalued and has a margin of safety of 76.45%

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 46.30% of institutional ownership.

I calculated the beta to be 1.46

Business Wire:  LEAD PLAINTIFF DEADLINE ALERT: Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Encourages Investors Who Suffered Losses Exceeding $50,000 Investing In Natural Health Trends Corp. To Contact The Firm

Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 22.68%, return on assets is 13.89%, profit margin is 17.91%, price-to-sales is 1.24 and price-to-book is 2.07.

Company Score Card:

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