Advanced Emissions Solutions is in the industrials sector and industrial products industry. The company CEO is L. Heath Sampson. Advanced Emissions Solutions Inc is engaged in providing environmental technologies and specialty chemicals to the coal-burning utility industry.



Previous Intraday Performance:

The ADES shares had a previous change of 1.04% which opened at 11.63 and closed at 11.70. It moved to an intraday high of 11.79 and a low of 11.63.

SeekingAlpha:  Advanced Emissions Solutions, Inc. 2019 Q1 – Results – Earnings Call Slides

Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, ADES shares returned -4.18% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -6.63%. Over three months, it changed -0.80%. In one year it has changed 11.21% and within that year its 52 week high was 13.52 and its 52 week low was 9.01. ADES stock is 29.86% above its 52 week low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 10.81 and a 50 day moving average of 11.94. Right now, ADES stock is trading 8.25% above its 200 day moving average.

SeekingAlpha:  Advanced Emissions Solutions Inc. (ADES) CEO Heath Sampson on Q1 2019 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $218.2m with 18.6m shares outstanding and a float of 16.6m shares. Trading volume was 101,329 shares and has experienced an average volume of 296,915 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 Advanced Emissions Solutions was 1.76 which ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 6.65. Based on 1 analyst estimate, the estimated EPS for the next quarter is 0.64. The trailing twelve month EPS reported is 1.76 (trailing twelve month diluted EPS is 2.17), which comes to a trailing twelve month PE of 6.65.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr 2019 0.78
4thQtr 2018 0.36
3rdQtr 2018 0.28
2ndQtr 2018 0.75
1stQtr 2018 0.37

The dividend per share is currently 1.00, which is a dividend yield of 8.55%. Also, the payout ratio is 56.82%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations. ADES stock has a high dividend yield, but because the company has enough earnings to cover future dividends, it might be a good investment opportunity for an income portfolio.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 27.36, which means it might be undervalued and has a margin of safety of 57.23%.



The growth of the EPS is critical in understanding the current valuation of Advanced Emissions Solutions; 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 10.80% over the last twelve months.

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 99.10% of institutional ownership.

The beta was calculated to be 1.22.

SeekingAlpha:  Advanced Emissions Solutions Inc. (ADES) CEO Heath Sampson on Q1 2019 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 47.74%, return on assets is 31.26%, price-to-sales is 5.48 and price-to-book is 2.06.

Company Score Card:

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

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