The share price of Tenneco Inc. [NYSE: TEN] inclined by $9.61, presently trading at $9.84. The company’s shares saw 14.55% gains compared to the lowest price in the period of the last 52 weeks, set at $8.59 recorded on 15/07/2019. The last few days have been benevolent to the share price as TEN fall by -1.41% during the last week, even though the stock is still down by -1.41% compared to -0.14 of all time high it touched on 07/09/19. However, the stock had a poor performance during the past 3 months, roughly losing -9.51%, while additionally dropping -77.93% during the last 12 months. Tenneco Inc. is said to have a 12-month price target set at $13.00. That means that the stock has a strong potential to acquire 3.16% increase from the current trading price.

Tenneco Inc. [NYSE:TEN]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Expert stock traders often make certain they pay attention what leading Wall Street analysts think regarding a potential stock purchase. As it relates to Tenneco Inc. [TEN] currently, the latest ratings from Wall St. experts that can be seen publicly is related to the fiscal quarter that’s scheduled to end in December. On average, stock market experts give TEN an Hold rating. Its stock price has been found in the range of 8.59 to 47.94. This is compared to its latest closing price of $9.61.

Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for Tenneco Inc. [TEN] is sitting at 2.86. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 2.86.

For the quarter ending in Mar-19 Tenneco Inc. [TEN] generated $4.48 billion in sales. That’s 0.07% lower than the average estimate of $4.49 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.

Pay attention to the next-scheduled financial results for this company to be released, which is slated for Tue 6 Aug (In 22 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of Tenneco Inc. [TEN]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Tenneco Inc. [TEN] sitting at +4.66 and its Gross Margin at +11.94, this company’s Net Margin is now -0.90%. These metrics indicate that this company is not generating as much profit, after accounting for expenses, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 11.19, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 3.70%. Its Return on Equity is 4.54, and its Return on Assets is 0.61. These metrics suggest that this Tenneco Inc. does a poor job of managing its assets, and likely won’t be able to provide successful business outcomes for its investors in the near term.

Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, Tenneco Inc. [TEN] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 318.25. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 76.09, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 41.51. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 309.39, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 73.97. This company is not leveraging its assets to take on debt, which stunts its growth and limits the ROI for investors.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 6.33 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 6.17. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 0.41, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.82. Tenneco Inc. [TEN] has a Price to Book Ratio of 1.28, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 4.68.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, Tenneco Inc. [TEN] earns $145,222 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 6.04 and its Total Asset Turnover is 1.30. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 0.89 and its Current Ratio is 1.41. This company, considering these metrics, has a healthy ratio between its short-term liquid assets and its short-term liabilities, making it a less risky investment.

Tenneco Inc. [TEN] has 61.66M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $592.55M. Its stock price has been found in the range of 8.59 to 47.94. At its current price, it has moved down by -79.47% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 14.55% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 42.96. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is Tenneco Inc. [TEN] a Reliable Buy?

Tenneco Inc. [TEN] stock is presenting a less attractive investment opportunity when compared to similarly-sized corporations in the same industry. The price performance of these shares has not shown much promise, and the financial results that this company has recently delivered present a highly risky investment.