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FleetCor Technologies, Inc. [NYSE:FLT]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Stock market traders frequently keep their eyes on what Wall Street experts as it relates to a potential investment. For FleetCor Technologies, Inc. [FLT], the most recent analyst consensus recommendation available since its latest financial results for the quarter ending in December. On average, stock market experts give FLT an Outperform rating. The average 12-month price forecast for this stock is $239.75, with the high estimate being $292.00, the low estimate being $214.00 and the median estimate amounting to $240.00. This is compared to its latest closing price of $187.45.

Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for FleetCor Technologies, Inc. [FLT] is sitting at 1.54. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 1.62.

For the quarter ending in Sep-18 FleetCor Technologies, Inc. [FLT] generated $0.62 billion in sales. That’s 1.61% higher than the average estimate of $0.61 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 soon-to-be-published financial results of this company, which are expected to be made public on Thu 14 Feb (In 35 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of FleetCor Technologies, Inc. [FLT]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for FleetCor Technologies, Inc. [FLT] sitting at +39.29 and its Gross Margin at +66.38, this company’s Net Margin is now 33.00%. These measurements indicate that FleetCor Technologies, Inc. [FLT] is generating considerably more profit, after expenses are accounted for, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 11.68, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 7.30%. Its Return on Equity is 21.90, and its Return on Assets is 7.07. These metrics all suggest that FleetCor Technologies, Inc. is doing well at using the money it earns to generate returns.

Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, FleetCor Technologies, Inc. [FLT] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 122.90. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 55.14, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 39.92. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 78.94, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 35.41. This company is not leveraging its assets to take on debt, which stunts its growth and limits the ROI for investors.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 17.32 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 3.96. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 8.24, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.21. FleetCor Technologies, Inc. [FLT] has a Price to Book Ratio of 4.70, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 26.48 and P/E Ratio of 22.18. These metrics suggest that this publicly-traded organization will not likely result in investment gains.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, FleetCor Technologies, Inc. [FLT] earns $285,113 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 1.12 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.21. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 0.87 and its Current Ratio is 0.87. This company is not investing its short-term assets in an optimally efficient way, making it a riskier investment.

Performance Indicators

Let’s now turn our attention to trading performance: FleetCor Technologies, Inc. [FLT] has 123.26M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $23.37B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 172.18 to 230.24. At its current price, it has moved by -17.66% from its 52-week high, and it has moved 10.10% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 1.32, which indicates that it is more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 54.93. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is FleetCor Technologies, Inc. [FLT] a Reliable Buy?

FleetCor Technologies, Inc. [FLT] stock is presenting a less attractive investment opportunity when compared to similarly-sized corporations in the same industry. The price performance of these shares has not shown much promise, and the financial results that this company has recently delivered present a highly risky investment.