Golar LNG Limited [NASDAQ:GLNG]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Stock market traders frequently keep their eyes on what Wall Street experts as it relates to a potential investment. For Golar LNG Limited [GLNG], the most recent analyst consensus recommendation available since its latest financial results for the quarter ending in December. On average, stock market experts give GLNG an Outperform rating. The average 12-month price forecast for this stock is $36.78, with the high estimate being $46.00, the low estimate being $28.00 and the median estimate amounting to $35.50. This is compared to its latest closing price of $23.83.

Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for Golar LNG Limited [GLNG] is sitting at 2.00. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 2.00.

For the quarter ending in Sep-18 Golar LNG Limited [GLNG] generated $0.12 billion in sales. That’s 40.35% higher than the average estimate of $0.09 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 Wed 27 Feb (In 45 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of Golar LNG Limited [GLNG]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Golar LNG Limited [GLNG] sitting at -70.06 and its Gross Margin at -34.99, this company’s Net Margin is now 27.90%. These measurements indicate that Golar LNG Limited [GLNG] is generating considerably more profit, after expenses are accounted for, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is -2.55, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached -2.10%. Its Return on Equity is -10.04, and its Return on Assets is -3.98. These metrics suggest that this Golar LNG Limited 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.

Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, Golar LNG Limited [GLNG] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 140.55. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 58.43, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 50.60. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 59.81, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 24.86. This company has a healthy balance between its debt and its current holdings, suggesting it is a reliable investment due to its ability to leverage debt in an efficient way.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is -178.60. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 14.02, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.48. Golar LNG Limited [GLNG] has a Price to Book Ratio of 1.75.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, Golar LNG Limited [GLNG] earns $179,646 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 8.49 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.03. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 0.29 and its Current Ratio is 0.29. 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: Golar LNG Limited [GLNG] has 98.59M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $2.27B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 20.49 to 35.54. At its current price, it has moved by -35.12% from its 52-week high, and it has moved 12.54% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 0.84, which indicates that it is more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 44.26. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is Golar LNG Limited [GLNG] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of Golar LNG Limited [GLNG], 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.