Meritor, Inc. [NYSE:MTOR]: Analyst Rating and Earnings
Professional stock traders oftentimes make sure they verify what some leading Wall Street voices have to say about a potential buy. Currently, in relation to Meritor, Inc. [MTOR], the latest Wall Street average recommendation we can view is from the fiscal quarter that will be ending in the month of September. On average, stock market experts give MTOR an Outperform rating. The average 12-month price forecast for this stock is $23.56, with the high estimate being $36.00, the low estimate being $18.00 and the median estimate amounting to $21.00. This is compared to its latest closing price of $18.44.
Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for Meritor, Inc. [MTOR] is sitting at 2.22. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 2.22.
For the quarter ending in Sep-18 Meritor, Inc. [MTOR] generated $1.08 billion in sales. That’s 4.84% higher than the average estimate of $1.03 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 on the lookout for this organization’s next scheduled financial results, which are expected to be made public on Tue 29 Jan (In 16 Days).
Fundamental Analysis of Meritor, Inc. [MTOR]
Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Meritor, Inc. [MTOR] sitting at +8.66 and its Gross Margin at +15.49, this company’s Net Margin is now 2.80%. 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 29.23, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 22.40%. Its Return on Equity is 43.24, and its Return on Assets is 4.36. These metrics show a mixed bag, which means that this investment’s attractiveness can be quickly increased or decreased in the short term, depending on future updates MTOR financial performance.
Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, Meritor, Inc. [MTOR] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 287.46. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 74.19, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 30.26. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 254.70, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 65.74. 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 4.76 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 1.80. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 0.52, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.33. Meritor, Inc. [MTOR] has a Price to Book Ratio of 5.73, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 7.03 and P/E Ratio of 14.31. These metrics all suggest that Meritor, Inc. is more likely to generate a positive ROI.
Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, Meritor, Inc. [MTOR] earns $485,814 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 5.94 and its Total Asset Turnover is 1.52. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 0.69 and its Current Ratio is 1.13. This company is not investing its short-term assets in an optimally efficient way, making it a riskier investment.
Let’s now turn our attention to trading performance: Meritor, Inc. [MTOR] has 84.24M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $1.55B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 15.01 to 29.54. At its current price, it has moved by -37.54% from its 52-week high, and it has moved 22.92% from its 52-week low.
This stock’s Beta value is currently 2.06, which indicates that it is more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 63.86. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.
Conclusion: Is Meritor, Inc. [MTOR] a Reliable Buy?
Shares of Meritor, Inc. [MTOR], 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.