Cincinnati Bell Inc. [NYSE:CBB]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Stock market traders frequently keep their eyes on what Wall Street experts as it relates to a potential investment. For Cincinnati Bell Inc. [CBB], the most recent analyst consensus recommendation available since its latest financial results for the quarter ending in December. On average, stock market experts give CBB an Hold rating. The average 12-month price forecast for this stock is $14.38, with the high estimate being $18.00, the low estimate being $11.00 and the median estimate amounting to $14.25. This is compared to its latest closing price of $9.16.

Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for Cincinnati Bell Inc. [CBB] is sitting at 3.00. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 3.00.

For the quarter ending in Sep-18 Cincinnati Bell Inc. [CBB] generated $0.39 billion in sales. That’s 0.90% lower than the average estimate of $0.39 billion as provided by Wall Street analysts. The three indicators above suggest that on the whole, this stock is not presenting an attractive investment option, as there are too many red flags that don’t point to a high-value ROI.

Keep your eyes peeled for the soon-to-be-published financial results of this company, which are expected to be made public on Thu 21 Feb (In 42 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of Cincinnati Bell Inc. [CBB]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Cincinnati Bell Inc. [CBB] sitting at +6.93 and its Gross Margin at +25.94, this company’s Net Margin is now -4.70%. 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 6.64, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 0.70%. Its Return on Assets is 1.82.

Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 108.92, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 80.82.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 6.29 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 6.19. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 1.26, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.74. companyname [CBB] has a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 4.35.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, Cincinnati Bell Inc. [CBB] earns $368,143 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 6.16 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.67. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 1.86 and its Current Ratio is 1.99. This company, considering these metrics, has a healthy ratio between its short-term liquid assets and its short-term liabilities, making it a less risky investment.

Performance Indicators

Let’s now turn our attention to trading performance: Cincinnati Bell Inc. [CBB] has 50.10M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $438.88M. Its stock price has been found in the range of 6.60 to 18.90. At its current price, it has moved by -53.65% from its 52-week high, and it has moved 32.73% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 1.52, which indicates that it is more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 42.20. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is Cincinnati Bell Inc. [CBB] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of Cincinnati Bell Inc. [CBB], 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.