Are GrafTech International Ltd. (NYSE:EAF) shares too expensive at this price?

As of close of business last night, GrafTech International Ltd.’s stock clocked out at $6.00, up 5.26% from its previous closing price of $5.70. In other words, the price has increased by $+0.30 from its previous closing price. On the day, 1311993 shares were traded. EAF stock price reached its highest trading level at $6.01 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $5.66.

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To gain a deeper understanding of EAF’s stock, we examine its different ratios. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 13.97 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 4.95. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 1.50 and its Current Ratio is at 3.20. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 3.40 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 3.40.

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 the company, RBC Capital Mkts on July 13, 2022, Downgraded its rating to Sector Perform and sets its target price to $7 from $10 previously.

On June 07, 2022, Citigroup Downgraded its rating to Neutral which previously was Buy and also lowered its target price recommendation from $13 to $10.

Valuation Measures:

As of this moment, GrafTech’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 3.30, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 7.75. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 1.09 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 5.66.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, EAF has reached a high of $12.03, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $4.07. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 5.07, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 6.52.

Shares Statistics:

It appears that EAF traded 1.83M shares on average per day over the past three months and 1.15M shares per day over the past ten days. A total of 256.85M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 256.21M. Insiders hold about 0.15% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 96.90% stake in the company. Shares short for EAF as of Oct 13, 2022 were 6.95M with a Short Ratio of 5.12M, compared to 6.78M on Sep 14, 2022. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 2.71% and a Short% of Float of 3.62%.

Dividends & Splits

With its trailing 12-month dividend rate of 0.12, EAF has a forward annual dividend rate of 0.04. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 2.02%, it implies a Forward Annual Dividend Yield of 0.77%. The current Payout Ratio is 2.20% for EAF, which recently paid a dividend on Dec 29, 2022 with an ex-dividend date of Aug 29, 2022. Stock splits for the company last occurred on Jun 29, 2010 when the company split stock in a 100:1 ratio.

Earnings Estimates

As of right now, 4 analysts gave their recommendation on the stock of the company. On average, analysts expect EPS of $0.35 for the current quarter, with a high estimate of $0.37 and a low estimate of $0.33, while EPS last year was $0.45. The consensus estimate for the next quarter is $0.33, with high estimates of $0.37 and low estimates of $0.26.

Analysts are recommending an EPS of between $1.69 and $1.55 for the fiscal current year, implying an average EPS of $1.63. EPS for the following year is $0.98, with 5 analysts recommending between $1.28 and $0.78.

Revenue Estimates

In the current quarter, 3 analysts expect revenue to total $351.5M. It ranges from a high estimate of $354M to a low estimate of $348.5M. As of the current estimate, GrafTech International Ltd.’s year-ago sales were $347.35M, an estimated increase of 1.20% from the year-ago figure. For the next quarter, 2 analysts are estimating revenue of $354.1M, a decrease of -2.50% less than the figure of $1.20% in the same quarter last year. There is a high estimate of $362M for the next quarter, whereas the lowest estimate is $346.2M.

A total of 5 analysts have provided revenue estimates for EAF’s current fiscal year. The highest revenue estimate was $1.45B, while the lowest revenue estimate was $1.39B, resulting in an average revenue estimate of $1.42B. In the same quarter a year ago, actual revenue was $1.35B, up 5.90% from the average estimate. Based on 5 analysts’ estimates, the company’s revenue will be $1.23B in the next fiscal year. The high estimate is $1.32B and the low estimate is $1.07B. The average revenue growth estimate for next year is down -14.00% from the average revenue estimate for this year.