Analytical Lens: Exploring Kosmos Energy Ltd (KOS)’s Financial Story Through Ratios

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The closing price of Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE: KOS) was $5.46 for the day, down -6.51% from the previous closing price of $5.84. In other words, the price has decreased by -$6.51 from its previous closing price. On the day, 5.34 million shares were traded. KOS stock price reached its highest trading level at $5.7603 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $5.44.


Our analysis of KOS’s different ratios will help us gain a deeper understanding of the company. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 0.64 and its Current Ratio is at 0.91. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 2.48 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 2.48.

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, Stifel on November 20, 2023, initiated with a Buy rating and assigned the stock a target price of $10.

On October 17, 2023, Bernstein Downgraded its rating to Mkt Perform which previously was Outperform and also lowered its target price recommendation from $12 to $9.

BofA Securities Upgraded its Neutral to Buy on September 27, 2023, whereas the target price for the stock was revised from $8.70 to $10.

Insider Transactions:

Also, insider trades can serve as a great indicator of what management thinks about the future direction of a stock’s price. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Feb 06 ’24 when INGLIS ANDREW G sold 177,430 shares for $5.66 per share. The transaction valued at 1,003,917 led to the insider holds 3,376,816 shares of the business.

Ball Christopher James sold 121,915 shares of KOS for $689,807 on Feb 06 ’24. The SVP, Chief Commercial Officer now owns 1,409,244 shares after completing the transaction at $5.66 per share. On Feb 06 ’24, another insider, Shah Nealesh D., who serves as the SVP and CFO of the company, sold 90,454 shares for $5.66 each. As a result, the insider received 511,798 and left with 1,230,830 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, KOS now has a Market Capitalization of 2574657536 and an Enterprise Value of 4997784064. As of this moment, Kosmos’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 11.85, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 5.30. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 0.50. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 1.48 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 2.40. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 2.894 whereas that against EBITDA is 4.464.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, KOS has reached a high of $8.28, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $5.07. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is -5.18%, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be -13.84%.

Shares Statistics:

KOS traded an average of 6.31M shares per day over the past three months and 4607980 shares per day over the past ten days. A total of 460.13M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 460.00M. Insiders hold about 2.45% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 99.01% stake in the company. Shares short for KOS as of 1718323200 were 31000936 with a Short Ratio of 4.91, compared to 1715731200 on 32212783. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 31000936 and a Short% of Float of 8.72.

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