Loma Negra Compania Industrial Argentina Sociedad Anonima ADS is in the basic materials sector and is in the building materials industry. The company CEO is Sergio Damian Faifman. Loma Negra Cia Industria Argentina SA is a cement producer in Argentina. The company offers cement, masonry cement, lime, concrete and aggregates.



Previous Intraday Performance:

The LOMA shares had a previous change of 8.12% which opened at 10.57 and closed at 11.32. It moved to an intraday high of 11.35 and a low of 10.35.

SeekingAlpha:  Loma Negra Compañía Industrial Argentina Sociedad Anónima (LOMA) CEO Sergio Faifman on Q1 2019 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, LOMA shares returned 9.58% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 13.20%. Over three months, it changed -7.44%. In one year it has changed -16.27% and within that year its 52 week high was 13.50 and its 52 week low was 6.36. LOMA stock is 77.98% above its 52 week low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 10.33 and a 50 day moving average of 10.30. Right now, LOMA stock is trading 9.58% above its 200 day moving average.

SeekingAlpha:  Loma Negra Compañía Industrial Argentina Sociedad Anónima (LOMA) CEO Sergio Faifman on Q1 2019 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $1.3b with 119.2m shares outstanding and a float of 119.2m shares. Trading volume was 891,042 shares and has experienced an average volume of 449,496 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 Loma Negra Compania Industrial Argentina Sociedad Anonima ADS was 0.4 which ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 28.30. The trailing twelve month EPS reported is 0.58 (trailing twelve month diluted EPS is 0.57).

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr 2019Reported 05-09-2019: 0.22
4thQtr 2018Reported 03-07-2019: 0.27
3rdQtr 2018Reported 11-08-2018: 0.02
2ndQtr 2018 0.06
1stQtr 2018 0.28

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 46.33, which means it might be undervalued and has a margin of safety of 75.57%.

The long-term trend of the EPS is a vital number as it helps understand the future potential of Loma Negra Compania Industrial Argentina Sociedad Anonima ADS; 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 3.10% over the last twelve months.



Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 60.60% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 328,970, which was 0.28% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 0.94. This stock has some short interest, but it might be normal and no need to worry if long the position.

The beta was calculated to be 0.08.

Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on assets is 6.58%, profit margin is 9.69%, price-to-sales is 1.84 and price-to-book is 3.12.

Company Score Card:

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

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