Lithia Motors Inc. (NYSE: LAD) open the trading on October 01, 2020, with great promise as it jumped 8.26% to $246.77. During the day, the stock rose to $248.384 and sunk to $232.24 before settling in for the price of $227.94 at the close. Taking a more long-term approach, LAD posted a 52-week range of $55.74-$278.14.
The Consumer Cyclical Sector giants’ yearly sales growth during the last 5-year period was 18.60%. Meanwhile, its Annual Earning per share during the time was 17.70%. Nevertheless, stock’s Earnings Per Share (EPS) this year is 13.80%. This publicly-traded company’s shares outstanding now amounts to $22.80 million, simultaneously with a float of $22.11 million. The organization now has a market capitalization sitting at $5.73 billion. At the time of writing, stock’s 50-day Moving Average stood at $242.39, while the 200-day Moving Average is $154.26.
While finding the extent of efficiency of the company that is accounted for 14320 employees. It has generated 884,965 per worker during the last fiscal year. Meanwhile, its income per employee was 18,959. The stock had 24.10 Receivables turnover and 2.16 Total Asset turnover. For the Profitability, stocks gross margin was +14.77, operating margin was +3.94 and Pretax Margin of +2.96.
Lithia Motors Inc. (LAD) Ownership Facts and Figures
Sometimes it helps to make our mind if we keep our tabs on how bigger investors are working with the stock of the Auto & Truck Dealerships industry. According to the most recent insider trade that took place on Sep 11, this organization’s Senior Vice President sold 2,321 shares at the rate of 241.43, making the entire transaction reach 560,354 in total value, affecting insider ownership by 17,151. Preceding that transaction, on Aug 28, Company’s Director sold 381 for 245.06, making the whole transaction’s value amount to 93,366. This particular insider is now the holder of 3,920 in total.
Lithia Motors Inc. (LAD) Earnings and Revenue Records
So, what does the last quarter earnings report of the company that was made public on 6/29/2020 suggests? It has posted $3.72 earnings per share (EPS) beating the forecaster’s viewpoint (set at $1.54) by $2.18. This company achieved a net margin of +2.14 while generating a return on equity of 20.38. Wall Street market experts anticipate that the next fiscal year will bring earnings of 4.12 per share during the current fiscal year.
Lithia Motors Inc.’s EPS increase for this current 12-month fiscal period is 13.80% and is forecasted to reach 16.90 in the upcoming year. Considering the longer run, market analysts have predicted that Company’s EPS will increase by 25.20% through the next 5 years, which can be compared against the 17.70% growth it accomplished over the previous five years trading on the market.
Lithia Motors Inc. (NYSE: LAD) Trading Performance Indicators
Let’s observe the current performance indicators for Lithia Motors Inc. (LAD). It’s Quick Ratio in the last reported quarter now stands at 0.30. The Stock has managed to achieve an average true range (ATR) of 11.04. Alongside those numbers, its PE Ratio stands at $20.82, and its Beta score is 1.82. Another valuable indicator worth pondering is a publicly-traded company’s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve months, which is currently 0.47. Similarly, its price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is now 6.57.
In the same vein, LAD’s Diluted EPS (Earnings per Share) trailing twelve months is recorded 11.85, a figure that is expected to reach 4.24 in the next quarter, and analysts are predicting that it will be 16.90 at the market close of one year from today.
Technical Analysis of Lithia Motors Inc. (LAD)
[Lithia Motors Inc., LAD] recent stats showed that its last 5-days Average volume was superior the volume it posted in the year-ago period. During the previous 9 days, stock’s Stochastic %D was recorded 52.91% While, its Average True Range was 11.25.
Raw Stochastic average of Lithia Motors Inc. (LAD) in the period of the previous 100 days is set at 83.02%, which indicates a major fall in contrast to 95.13% during the last 2-weeks. If we go through the volatility metrics of the stock, In the past 14-days, Company’s historic volatility was 48.46% that was lower than 58.78% volatility it exhibited in the past 100-days period.