Qurate Retail is in the retail apparel and specialty industry and is in the consumer cyclical sector. The company CEO is Michael A. George. Qurate Retail Inc, formerly QVC Group is engaged in the video and on-line commerce industries in North America, Europe and Asia. It markets and sells consumer products by means of its televised shopping programs and through the Internet.



Previous Intraday Performance:

The QRTEA shares had a previous change of -0.51% which opened at 17.76 and closed at 17.63. It moved to an intraday high of 17.87 and a low of 17.47.

SeekingAlpha:  QVC exits France to refocus on other markets

Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, QRTEA shares returned 2.56% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -19.02%. Over three months, it changed -15.69%. In one year it has changed -35.63% and within that year its 52-week high was 27.94 and its 52-week low was 17.00. QRTEA stock is 3.71% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 21.35 and a 50 day moving average of 20.60. Right now, QRTEA stock is trading -17.41% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a great opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

PR Newswire:  Qurate Retail Group to Cease Operations of QVC France Effective March 13, 2019

Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $7.7b with 434.8m shares outstanding and a float of 432.3m shares. Trading volume was 3,868,088 shares and has experienced an average volume of 3,069,314 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is good.

Earnings:

The last annual reported EPS for Qurate Retail was 1.93 which ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 12.08. Based on 3 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.81. The trailing twelve month EPS is 1.93, which comes to a trailing twelve month PE of 9.13. Historically, the PE high was 35.40 and the PE low was 6.70. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 12.94, which is a decrease of -26.62%.

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  0.62
09-30-2018:  0.37
06-30-2018:  0.45
03-31-2018:  0.49

The next earnings report will be: 03-20-2019

The long-term trend of the EPS is a vital number as it helps understand the future potential of Qurate Retail; it is typically displayed as a percentage and called the EPS growth rate, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been 30.30% over the last twelve months.



Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 114.30% of institutional ownership.

I calculated the beta to be 0.94

PR Newswire:  Qurate Retail Group to Cease Operations of QVC France Effective March 13, 2019

Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 8.88%, return on assets is 3.29%, profit margin is 6.78%, price-to-sales is 0.55 and price-to-book is 1.37.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 2  : Growth Expectations Result
 2  : Financial Safety Result
 2  : Past Performance Result
 6  : 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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