Zoe’s Kitchen is part of the restaurants industry and trades as part of the consumer cyclical sector. The company CEO is Kevin Miles. Zoe’s Kitchen Inc operates fast casual restaurant concept serving a distinct menu of fresh, wholesome, Mediterranean-inspired dishes delivered with Southern hospitality.



Previous Intraday Performance:

The ZOES shares had a previous change of 0.08% which opened at 12.75 and closed at 12.76. It moved to an intraday high of 12.76 and a low of 12.74.

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Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, ZOES shares returned 0.31% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 0.79%. Over three months, it changed -4.06%. In one year it has changed -5.13% and within that year its 52 week high was 17.65 and its 52 week low was 8.22. ZOES stock is 55.23% above its 52 week low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 12.69 and a 50 day moving average of 12.75. Right now, ZOES stock is trading 0.53% above its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy.

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Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $250.2m with 19.6m shares outstanding and a float of 19.1m shares. Trading volume was 427,190 shares and has experienced an average volume of 291,307 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 Zoe’s Kitchen was -0.07 which ended on 31st of December 2017. Based on 3 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is -0.08.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

3rdQtr 2018Reported 08-17-2018: -0.20
2ndQtr 2018Reported 05-24-2018: -0.19
1stQtr 2018Reported 02-22-2018: -0.96
4thQtr 2017Reported 11-09-2017: -0.14
3rdQtr 2017Reported 08-17-2017: 0.01

The long-term trend of the EPS is an important number as it indicates the present value of Zoe’s Kitchen; 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 15.70% over the last twelve months.

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 149.90% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 1,944,791, which was 9.92% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 5.10. This stock has a moderate level of short interest, but may still be a buying opportunity depending on other indicators.



The beta was calculated to be 0.32.

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on assets is -12.67%, profit margin is -8.76%, price-to-sales is 0.75 and price-to-book is 2.33.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 0  : Growth Expectations Result
 1  : Financial Safety Result
 0  : Past Performance Result
 0  : Valuation Result
 0  : Dividend Safety Result
 0  : 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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