Gulfport Energy Corporation [NASDAQ: GPOR] shares went higher by 5.24% from its previous closing of $4.77, now trading at the price of $5.02, also adding 0.25 points. Is GPOR stock a buy or should you stay away?
The stock had a rather active trading session with the latest closing, by far recording 2.81 million contracts. Compared to the average trading volume of GPOR shares, the company saw a far better performance. Moreover, the stock has a 143.03M float and a -6.52% run over in the last seven days. GPOR share price has been hovering between $13.41 and $4.72 lately, and is definitely worthy of attention.
Gulfport Energy Corporation [NASDAQ:GPOR]: Analyst Rating and Earnings
Pro stock market traders often keep their attention pointed at what top market analysts have to say regarding a potential equity investment. For Gulfport Energy Corporation [GPOR] currently, the latest-available mean analyst rating is for the fiscal quarter that will end in December. On average, stock market experts give GPOR an Hold rating. Its stock price has been found in the range of 4.72 to 13.41. This is compared to its latest closing price of $4.77.
Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for Gulfport Energy Corporation [GPOR] is sitting at 2.57. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 2.48.
For the quarter ending in Mar-19 Gulfport Energy Corporation [GPOR] generated $0.32 billion in sales. That’s 1.02% higher than the average estimate of $0.32 billion as provided by Wall Street analysts. The three indicators above suggest that overall, this stock is demonstrating a mixed bag of positive appeal and some drawbacks, making it a somewhat risky investment that also has the potential to generate high ROI in the long run.
Keep your eyes peeled for this company’s upcoming financial results publication, which is slated for Wed 7 Aug (In 54 Days).
Fundamental Analysis of Gulfport Energy Corporation [GPOR]
Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Gulfport Energy Corporation [GPOR] sitting at +34.89 and its Gross Margin at +38.72, this company’s Net Margin is now 29.80%. These measurements indicate that Gulfport Energy Corporation [GPOR] is generating considerably more profit, after expenses are accounted for, compared to its market peers.
This company’s Return on Total Capital is 9.77, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 7.20%. Its Return on Equity is 13.39, and its Return on Assets is 7.26. These metrics show a mixed bag, which means that this investment’s attractiveness can be quickly increased or decreased in the short term, depending on future updates GPOR financial performance.
Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, Gulfport Energy Corporation [GPOR] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 62.73. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 38.55, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 34.50. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 62.71, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 38.54. This company has a healthy balance between its debt and its current holdings, suggesting it is a reliable investment due to its ability to leverage debt in an efficient way.
What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 2.86 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 2.07. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 1.95, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.66. Gulfport Energy Corporation [GPOR] has a Price to Book Ratio of 0.32, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 1.53 and P/E Ratio of 2.14. These metrics all suggest that Gulfport Energy Corporation is more likely to generate a positive ROI.
Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, Gulfport Energy Corporation [GPOR] earns $4,224,351 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 7.13 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.25. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 0.59 and its Current Ratio is 0.59. This company is not investing its short-term assets in an optimally efficient way, making it a riskier investment.
Gulfport Energy Corporation [GPOR] has 162.03M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $813.39M. Its stock price has been found in the range of 4.72 to 13.41. At its current price, it has moved down by -62.57% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 6.36% from its 52-week low.
This stock’s Beta value is currently 0.96, which indicates that it is 6.28% more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 31.99. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.
Conclusion: Is Gulfport Energy Corporation [GPOR] a Reliable Buy?
Shares of Gulfport Energy Corporation [GPOR], on the whole, present investors with both positive and negative signals. Wall Street analysts have mixed reviews when it comes to the 12-month price outlook, and this company’s financials show a combination of strengths and weaknesses. Based on the price performance, this investment is somewhat risky while presenting reasonable potential for ROI.