CBIZ is part of the business services industry and is part of the industrials sector. The company CEO is Jerome P. Grisko. CBIZ Inc through its subsidiaries, provides professional business services. Its business units have been aggregated into three practice groups: Financial Services, Benefits and Insurance Services and National Practices.



Previous Intraday Performance:

The CBZ shares had a previous change of -3.69% which opened at 19.66 and closed at 19.07. It moved to an intraday high of 19.79 and a low of 19.06.

Business Wire:  CBIZ Small Business Employment Index Reflects Idle Hiring in February

Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, CBZ shares returned -4.89% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -5.87%. Over three months, it changed -2.05%. In one year it has changed 3.08% and within that year its 52-week high was 24.38 and its 52-week low was 17.98. CBZ stock is 6.09% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 21.71 and a 50 day moving average of 20.26. Right now, CBZ stock is trading -12.16% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a great opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

Business Wire:  CBIZ Small Business Employment Index Reflects Idle Hiring in February

Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $1.0b with 54.8m shares outstanding and a float of 52.0m shares. Trading volume was 200,920 shares and has experienced an average volume of 233,912 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 CBIZ was 1.09 which ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 17.50. Based on 2 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is -0.04. The trailing twelve month EPS is 1.09, which comes to a trailing twelve month PE of 17.50. Historically, the PE high was 26.80 and the PE low was 4.40. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 4.79, which is a decrease of -74.86%.

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  -0.02
09-30-2018:  0.24
06-30-2018:  0.23
03-31-2018:  0.64

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 25.48, which means it might be undervalued and has a margin of safety of 25.15%

The next earnings report will be: 03-29-2019



EPS growth is an important number as it indicates the future prospects of CBIZ; the EPS growth rate, as it is usually called, is typically displayed as a percentage, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been 6.30% over the last twelve months.

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 5.30% of insider ownership and 140.20% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 403,503, which was 0.74% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 1.77. 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 0.51

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 10.95%, return on assets is 5.22%, profit margin is 6.68%, price-to-sales is 1.18 and price-to-book is 1.76.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 1  : Growth Expectations Result
 6  : Financial Safety Result
 4  : Past Performance Result
 4  : 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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