PPDAI Group Inc. [NYSE:PPDF]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Pro stock traders frequently make sure to pay attention what expert market analysts are saying about a potential stock buy. Regarding PPDAI Group Inc. [PPDF] right now, the most recent ratings from Wall St. analysts that we can see right now is regarding the quarter that’s slated to end in December. On average, stock market experts give PPDF an Outperform rating. The average 12-month price forecast for this stock is $6.76, with the high estimate being $8.80, the low estimate being $5.29 and the median estimate amounting to $7.00. This is compared to its latest closing price of $3.89.

Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for PPDAI Group Inc. [PPDF] is sitting at 2.43. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 2.33.

For the quarter ending in Sep-18 PPDAI Group Inc. [PPDF] generated $1.04 billion in sales. That’s 20.13% higher than the average estimate of $0.87 billion as provided by Wall Street analysts. The three indicators above suggest that overall, this stock is demonstrating a mixed bag of positive appeal and some drawbacks, making it a somewhat risky investment that also has the potential to generate high ROI in the long run.

Keep your eyes peeled for the next scheduled financial results to be made public for this company, which are scheduled to be released on Wed 20 Mar (In 71 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of PPDAI Group Inc. [PPDF]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for PPDAI Group Inc. [PPDF] sitting at +32.08 and its Gross Margin at +75.96, this company’s Net Margin is now 9.80%. These metrics indicate that this company is not generating as much profit, after accounting for expenses, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 57.79, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 34.60%. its Return on Equity is -88.27, and its Return on Assets is -36.13. These metrics suggest that this PPDAI Group Inc. does a poor job of managing its assets, and likely won’t be able to provide successful business outcomes for its investors in the near term.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is -2.22. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now -0.70. PPDAI Group Inc. [PPDF] has a Price to Book Ratio of 3.84, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 4.12. These metrics all suggest that PPDAI Group Inc. is more likely to generate a positive ROI.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, PPDAI Group Inc. [PPDF] earns $112,542 for each employee under its payroll. Income works out to -$54,401 per employee. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 5.30 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.75. Performance Indicators

Let’s now turn our attention to trading performance: PPDAI Group Inc. [PPDF] has 298.52M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $1.16B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 3.50 to 8.68. At its current price, it has moved by -56.34% from its 52-week high, and it has moved 8.29% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently , which indicates that it is more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 37.70. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is PPDAI Group Inc. [PPDF] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of PPDAI Group Inc. [PPDF], on the whole, present investors with both positive and negative signals. Wall Street analysts have mixed reviews when it comes to the 12-month price outlook, and this company’s financials show a combination of strengths and weaknesses. Based on the price performance, this investment is somewhat risky while presenting reasonable potential for ROI.