Zix Corporation [NASDAQ:ZIXI]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Expert stock traders often make certain they pay attention what leading Wall Street analysts think regarding a potential stock purchase. As it relates to Zix Corporation [ZIXI] currently, the latest ratings from Wall St. experts that can be seen publicly is related to the fiscal quarter that’s scheduled to end in December. On average, stock market experts give ZIXI an Outperform rating. Its stock price has been found in the range of 42.27 to 78.35. This is compared to its latest closing price of $8.31.

Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for Zix Corporation [ZIXI] is sitting at 1.67. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 1.67.

For the quarter ending in Sep-18 Zix Corporation [ZIXI] generated $0.02 billion in sales. That’s 0.85% higher than the average estimate of $0.02 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.

Pay attention to the next-scheduled financial results for this company to be released, which is slated for Thu 28 Feb (In 15 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of Zix Corporation [ZIXI]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Zix Corporation [ZIXI] sitting at +16.26 and its Gross Margin at +79.43, this company’s Net Margin is now -9.70%. 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 23.07, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 9.40%. Its Return on Equity is -17.40, and its Return on Assets is -9.85. These metrics suggest that this Zix Corporation 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 30.98. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 6.05. Zix Corporation [ZIXI] has a Price to Book Ratio of 5.49, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 12.86.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, Zix Corporation [ZIXI] earns $281,815 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 50.55 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.80. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 1.05 and its Current Ratio is 1.05. 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: Zix Corporation [ZIXI] has 50.21M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $412.73M. Its stock price has been found in the range of 3.82 to 8.50. At its current price, it has moved by -3.29% from its 52-week high, and it has moved 115.47% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 1.01, which indicates that it is more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 76.53. This RSI suggests that Zix Corporation is currently Overbought.

Conclusion: Is Zix Corporation [ZIXI] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of Zix Corporation [ZIXI], overall, appear to be a solid investment option, with Wall Street analysts expecting its price to rise considerably in the next 12 months. This company generates high value from the labor resources and other capital it has available, and while it has heavy Long-Term Debt to Equity, the majority of the metrics point to this investment being highly attractive.