National CineMedia Inc. (NASDAQ:NCMI) is a stock that investors should take a bite out of.

After finishing at $0.49 in the prior trading day, National CineMedia Inc. (NASDAQ: NCMI) closed at $0.42, down -14.10%. In other words, the price has decreased by -$0.0689 from its previous closing price. On the day, 811643 shares were traded. NCMI stock price reached its highest trading level at $0.4885 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $0.4100.

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Our goal is to gain a better understanding of NCMI by taking a closer look at its different ratios. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 0.50 and its Current Ratio is at 0.50.

Upgrades & Downgrades

In addition, analysts’ ratings and any changes thereto give investors an idea of the stock’s future direction. In the most recent recommendation for this company, B. Riley Securities on October 12, 2022, Reiterated its Neutral rating but revised its target price to $0.50 from $1 previously.

On June 21, 2022, B. Riley Securities Downgraded its rating to Neutral which previously was Buy and also lowered its target price recommendation from $4 to $1.50.

Wedbush Upgraded its Neutral to Outperform on November 04, 2021, while the target price for the stock was maintained at $5.

Insider Transactions:

The insider trade also gives investors a glimpse into the future direction of stock prices, which can be beneficial to investors. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Sep 27 when Ng Ronnie Y. sold 2,846 shares for $0.75 per share. The transaction valued at 2,134 led to the insider holds 4,561 shares of the business.

Standard General L.P. sold 4,516,890 shares of NCMI for $4,065,201 on Sep 07. The 10% Owner now owns 12,932,382 shares after completing the transaction at $0.90 per share. On Aug 04, another insider, Lesinski Thomas F., who serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the company, sold 31,536 shares for $1.78 each. As a result, the insider received 56,134 and left with 315,717 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 0.16.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, NCMI has reached a high of $3.42, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $0.38. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 0.6180, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 1.5430.

Shares Statistics:

The stock has traded on average 1.05M shares per day over the past 3-months and 1.76M shares per day over the last 10 days, according to various share statistics. A total of 81.61M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 73.65M. Insiders hold about 1.50% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 36.10% stake in the company. Shares short for NCMI as of Oct 13, 2022 were 4.95M with a Short Ratio of 2.71M, compared to 2.76M on Sep 14, 2022. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 6.04% and a Short% of Float of 7.85%.

Dividends & Splits

In the trailing 12 months, NCMI’s forward annual dividend rate was 0.26, compared to 0.12 this year. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 53.21%, it implies a Forward Annual Dividend Yield of 29.28%. The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 11.42.

Earnings Estimates

Its stock is currently analyzed by 2 different market analysts. On average, analysts expect EPS of -$0.12 for the current quarter, with a high estimate of -$0.1 and a low estimate of -$0.14, while EPS last year was -$0.19. The consensus estimate for the next quarter is $0.07, with high estimates of $0.11 and low estimates of $0.04.

Analysts are recommending an EPS of between -$0.23 and -$0.27 for the fiscal current year, implying an average EPS of -$0.25. EPS for the following year is $0.08, with 2 analysts recommending between $0.09 and $0.08.

Revenue Estimates

4 analysts predict $54.77M in revenue for the current quarter. It ranges from a high estimate of $55.9M to a low estimate of $54M. As of the current estimate, National CineMedia Inc.’s year-ago sales were $41.24M, an estimated increase of 32.80% from the year-ago figure. For the next quarter, 4 analysts are estimating revenue of $101.37M, an increase of 59.60% over than the figure of $32.80% in the same quarter last year. There is a high estimate of $116.9M for the next quarter, whereas the lowest estimate is $85M.

A total of 4 analysts have provided revenue estimates for NCMI’s current fiscal year. The highest revenue estimate was $275M, while the lowest revenue estimate was $242M, resulting in an average revenue estimate of $259.17M. In the same quarter a year ago, actual revenue was $114.6M, up 126.20% from the average estimate. Based on 4 analysts’ estimates, the company’s revenue will be $340.6M in the next fiscal year. The high estimate is $375.3M and the low estimate is $303M. The average revenue growth estimate for next year is up 31.40% from the average revenue estimate for this year.