H&R Block, Inc. [NYSE: HRB] shares went higher by 0.41% from its previous closing of $24.26, now trading at the price of $24.36, also adding 0.1 points. Is HRB stock a buy or should you stay away?

The stock had a rather active trading session with the latest closing, by far recording 3.06 million contracts. Compared to the average trading volume of HRB shares, the company saw a far better performance. Moreover, the stock has a 193.29M float and a -0.73% run over in the last seven days. HRB share price has been hovering between $29.62 and $22.79 lately, and is definitely worthy of attention.

H&R Block, Inc. [NYSE:HRB]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Its stock price has been found in the range of 22.79 to 29.62. This is compared to its latest closing price of $24.26.

Keep an eye out for the next scheduled publication date for this company’s financial results, which are expected to be released on Thu 5 Mar (In 42 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of H&R Block, Inc. [HRB]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for H&R Block, Inc. [HRB] sitting at +19.90 and its Gross Margin at +43.23, this company’s Net Margin is now 13.20%. These measurements indicate that H&R Block, Inc. [HRB] is generating considerably more profit, after expenses are accounted for, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 31.39, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 25.40%. Its Return on Equity is 95.00, and its Return on Assets is 13.79. These metrics all suggest that H&R Block, Inc. is doing well at using the money it earns to generate returns.

Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, H&R Block, Inc. [HRB] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 275.63. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 73.38, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 45.23. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 7.07, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 275.63.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 5.53 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 1.91. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 1.39, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.28. H&R Block, Inc. [HRB] has a Price to Book Ratio of 10.15, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 9.27 and P/E Ratio of 12.27. These metrics all suggest that H&R Block, Inc. is more likely to generate a positive ROI.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, H&R Block, Inc. [HRB] earns $35,945 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 20.77 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.96. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 2.16 and its Current Ratio is 2.16. 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.

H&R Block, Inc. [HRB] has 198.08M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $4.83B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 22.79 to 29.62. At its current price, it has moved down by -17.76% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 6.89% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 0.24, which indicates that it is 1.78% more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 58.39. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is H&R Block, Inc. [HRB] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of H&R Block, Inc. [HRB], 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.