Considering Talos Energy Inc. (TALO) as a potential investment: What Should You Do?

The price of Talos Energy Inc. (NYSE: TALO) closed at $12.02 in the last session, down -9.83% from day before closing price of $13.33. In other words, the price has decreased by -$1.31 from its previous closing price. On the day, 3196888 shares were traded. TALO stock price reached its highest trading level at $12.95 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $11.67.

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We take a closer look at TALO’s different ratios to gain a better understanding of the stock. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 22.69 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 4.06. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 0.60 and its Current Ratio is at 0.60. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 0.64 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 0.63.

Upgrades & Downgrades

On April 14, 2022, Stephens started tracking the stock assigning a Overweight rating and target price of $28.Stephens initiated its Overweight rating on April 14, 2022, with a $28 target price.

Insider Transactions:

An investor can also benefit from insider trades by learning what management is thinking about the future direction of stock prices. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Jun 17 when RIVERSTONE HOLDINGS LLC sold 10,530 shares for $20.19 per share. The transaction valued at 212,651 led to the insider holds 12,291,914 shares of the business.

Riverstone Energy Partners V, sold 10,530 shares of TALO for $212,651 on Jun 17. The Director now owns 12,291,914 shares after completing the transaction at $20.19 per share. On Jun 16, another insider, Riverstone Energy Partners V,, who serves as the Director of the company, sold 172,743 shares for $20.20 each. As a result, the insider received 3,489,806 and left with 12,302,444 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

As of this moment, Talos’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 2.65, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 2.54. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 0.95 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 0.85.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, TALO has reached a high of $25.49, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $12.69. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 18.05, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 18.92.

Shares Statistics:

According to the various share statistics, TALO traded on average about 1.27M shares per day over the past 3-months and 2.16M shares per day over the past 10 days. A total of 82.60M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 69.64M. Insiders hold about 0.74% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 97.70% stake in the company. Shares short for TALO as of Jan 30, 2023 were 6.4M with a Short Ratio of 6.14M, compared to 6.24M on Dec 29, 2022. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 7.76% and a Short% of Float of 10.53%.

Earnings Estimates

The company has 5 analysts who recommend its stock at the moment. On average, analysts expect EPS of $0.73 for the current quarter, with a high estimate of $1.42 and a low estimate of $0.46, while EPS last year was $0.98. The consensus estimate for the next quarter is $1.12, with high estimates of $1.75 and low estimates of $0.76.

Analysts are recommending an EPS of between $4.29 and $3.18 for the fiscal current year, implying an average EPS of $3.55. EPS for the following year is $4.98, with 4 analysts recommending between $7.32 and $3.18.

Revenue Estimates

According to 4 analysts, the current quarter’s revenue is expected to be $345.44M. It ranges from a high estimate of $379M to a low estimate of $298.78M. As of the current estimate, Talos Energy Inc.’s year-ago sales were $382.95M, an estimated decrease of -9.80% from the year-ago figure. For the next quarter, 4 analysts are estimating revenue of $418.55M, an increase of 1.20% over than the figure of -$9.80% in the same quarter last year. There is a high estimate of $442M for the next quarter, whereas the lowest estimate is $388M.

A total of 4 analysts have provided revenue estimates for TALO’s current fiscal year. The highest revenue estimate was $1.66B, while the lowest revenue estimate was $1.24B, resulting in an average revenue estimate of $1.54B. In the same quarter a year ago, actual revenue was $1.21B, up 27.10% from the average estimate. Based on 4 analysts’ estimates, the company’s revenue will be $1.82B in the next fiscal year. The high estimate is $2.08B and the low estimate is $1.54B. The average revenue growth estimate for next year is up 18.40% from the average revenue estimate for this year.