Advantage Solutions Inc. (ADV) vs. S&P500: A Comparative Analysis

After finishing at $4.29 in the prior trading day, Advantage Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: ADV) closed at $4.28, down -0.23%. In other words, the price has decreased by -$0.0100 from its previous closing price. On the day, 525420 shares were traded.

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Our goal is to gain a better understanding of ADV by taking a closer look at its different ratios. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 9.60 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 7.12. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 1.81 and its Current Ratio is at 1.87. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 1.72 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 1.69.

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, Canaccord Genuity on December 06, 2023, initiated with a Buy rating and assigned the stock a target price of $4.

On March 30, 2022, Deutsche Bank started tracking the stock assigning a Hold rating and target price of $7.Deutsche Bank initiated its Hold rating on March 30, 2022, with a $7 target price.

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 Mar 11 ’24 when Pestello Jack Anthony bought 10,000 shares for $3.87 per share. The transaction valued at 38,700 led to the insider holds 146,279 shares of the business.

Growe Christopher bought 10,000 shares of ADV for $34,868 on Mar 06 ’24. The Chief Financial Officer now owns 110,000 shares after completing the transaction at $3.49 per share. On Mar 04 ’24, another insider, PEACOCK DAVID A, who serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the company, bought 15,000 shares for $3.60 each. As a result, the insider paid 54,026 and bolstered with 1,968,112 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, ADV now has a Market Capitalization of 1.37B and an Enterprise Value of 3.16B. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 0.32 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 1.23. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 0.75 whereas that against EBITDA is 10.50.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, ADV has reached a high of $4.95, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $1.13. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 3.9970, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 3.0994.

Shares Statistics:

The stock has traded on average 600.20K shares per day over the past 3-months and 683.6k shares per day over the last 10 days, according to various share statistics. A total of 318.64M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 22.88M. Insiders hold about 92.86% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 19.28% stake in the company. Shares short for ADV as of Mar 15, 2024 were 7.02M with a Short Ratio of 11.69, compared to 6.4M on Feb 15, 2024. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 2.19% and a Short% of Float of 7.47%.

Earnings Estimates

Its stock is currently analyzed by 2 different market analysts. On average, analysts expect EPS of $0.08 for the current quarter, with a high estimate of $0.08 and a low estimate of $0.08, while EPS last year was -$0.04. The consensus estimate for the next quarter is $0.11, with high estimates of $0.11 and low estimates of $0.11.

Analysts are recommending an EPS of between $0.47 and $0.47 for the fiscal current year, implying an average EPS of $0.47. EPS for the following year is $0.55, with 2 analysts recommending between $0.55 and $0.55.

Revenue Estimates

2 analysts predict $867.51M in revenue for the current quarter. It ranges from a high estimate of $914.1M to a low estimate of $820.93M. As of the current estimate, Advantage Solutions Inc.’s year-ago sales were $1.01B, an estimated decrease of -14.30% from the year-ago figure.

A total of 3 analysts have provided revenue estimates for ADV’s current fiscal year. The highest revenue estimate was $3.8B, while the lowest revenue estimate was $3.73B, resulting in an average revenue estimate of $3.77B. In the same quarter a year ago, actual revenue was $4.22B, down -10.70% from the average estimate. Based on 3 analysts’ estimates, the company’s revenue will be $3.88B in the next fiscal year. The high estimate is $3.92B and the low estimate is $3.84B. The average revenue growth estimate for next year is up 2.80% from the average revenue estimate for this year.

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