Pyxus International is part of the tobacco products industry and is in the consumer defensive sector. Alliance One International Inc is engaged in purchasing, processing, packaging, storing and shipping of leaf tobacco and other consumer tobacco products.



Previous Intraday Performance:

The PYX shares had a previous change of -2.41% which opened at 17.92 and closed at 17.39. It moved to an intraday high of 18.07 and a low of 16.66.

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Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, PYX shares returned -13.70% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -30.38%. Over three months, it changed 31.84%. In one year it has changed -38.44% and within that year its 52-week high was 52.43 and its 52-week low was 11.30. PYX stock is 53.86% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 20.10 and a 50 day moving average of 24.39. Right now, PYX stock is trading -13.49% 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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Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $157.9m with 9.1m shares outstanding and a float of 6.8m shares. Trading volume was 921,673 shares and has experienced an average volume of 917,742 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 Pyxus International was 5.77 which ended on 31st of March 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 3.01.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 196.00, which means it might be undervalued and has a margin of safety of 91.13%

The next earnings report will be: 05-13-2019

The growth of the EPS is critical in understanding the current valuation of Pyxus International; 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 1.60% over the last twelve months.



Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 82.90% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 2,356,798, which was 25.95% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 2.36. This stock has a high level of short interest and may fall in value in the near term.

I calculated the beta to be 0.88

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is -28.16%, return on assets is -3.26%, profit margin is -5.06%, price-to-sales is 0.13 and price-to-book is 0.80.

Company Score Card:

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