Ratio Analysis: Unpacking Sterling Check Corp (STER)’s Price-to-Cash and Price-to-Free Cash Flow

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After finishing at $15.47 in the prior trading day, Sterling Check Corp (NASDAQ: STER) closed at $15.51, up 0.26%. In other words, the price has increased by $0.26 from its previous closing price. On the day, 0.77 million shares were traded. STER stock price reached its highest trading level at $15.63 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $15.42.

Ratios:

Our goal is to gain a better understanding of STER 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 22.64 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 17.60. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 1.52 and its Current Ratio is at 1.52. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 0.78 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 0.75.

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, Citigroup on November 16, 2023, initiated with a Neutral rating and assigned the stock a target price of $13.

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 Dec 22 ’23 when Jones Adrian M bought 157 shares for $13.44 per share. The transaction valued at 2,110 led to the insider holds 49,808,542 shares of the business.

GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC bought 157 shares of STER for $2,110 on Dec 22 ’23. The 10% Owner now owns 49,808,542 shares after completing the transaction at $13.44 per share. On Dec 13 ’23, another insider, GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC, who serves as the 10% Owner of the company, sold 157 shares for $13.58 each. As a result, the insider received 2,132 and left with 49,808,484 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, STER now has a Market Capitalization of 1516124288 and an Enterprise Value of 2015980928. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 2.09 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 2.08. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 2.775 whereas that against EBITDA is 19.045.

Stock Price History:

The Beta on a monthly basis for STER is 0.49, which has changed by 0.2579075 over the last 52 weeks, in comparison to a change of 0.2644323 over the same period for the S&P500. Over the past 52 weeks, STER has reached a high of $16.68, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $10.00. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is -0.90%, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 13.24%.

Shares Statistics:

The stock has traded on average 724.02K shares per day over the past 3-months and 370750 shares per day over the last 10 days, according to various share statistics. A total of 93.19M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 81.69M. Insiders hold about 16.43% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 82.06% stake in the company. Shares short for STER as of 1714435200 were 2148283 with a Short Ratio of 2.97, compared to 1711584000 on 1508036. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 2148283 and a Short% of Float of 6.550000000000001.

Earnings Estimates

Sterling Check Corp (STER) is presently subject to a detailed evaluation by 8.0 analysts, each offering their unique perspectives on its market standing.On average, analysts expect EPS of $0.29 for the current quarter, with a high estimate of $0.32 and a low estimate of $0.26, while EPS last year was $0.28. The consensus estimate for the next quarter is $0.3, with high estimates of $0.33 and low estimates of $0.27.

Analysts are recommending an EPS of between $1.28 and $0.99 for the fiscal current year, implying an average EPS of $1.09. EPS for the following year is $1.32, with 5.0 analysts recommending between $1.52 and $1.14.

Revenue Estimates

7 analysts predict $195.21M in revenue for the current quarter. It ranges from a high estimate of $203.92M to a low estimate of $184.68M. As of the current estimate, Sterling Check Corp’s year-ago sales were $190.38MFor the next quarter, 7 analysts are estimating revenue of $192.88M. There is a high estimate of $200.65M for the next quarter, whereas the lowest estimate is $187.03M.

A total of 8 analysts have provided revenue estimates for STER’s current fiscal year. The highest revenue estimate was $776M, while the lowest revenue estimate was $736.9M, resulting in an average revenue estimate of $757.17M. In the same quarter a year ago, actual revenue was $719.64MBased on 5 analysts’ estimates, the company’s revenue will be $826.8M in the next fiscal year. The high estimate is $846M and the low estimate is $803.3M.

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