Analysis of National CineMedia Inc. (NCMI)’s performance, earnings and valuation

Currently, National CineMedia Inc. [NCMI] is trading at $0.90, down -0.94%. It is a good measure of the stock’s recent performance to check whether the stock’s short-term value is rising or falling. The NCMI shares have lost -15.42% over the last week, with a monthly amount drifted -30.92%, and not seem to be holding up well over a long-time horizon.

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From an analyst’s perspective:

National CineMedia Inc. [NASDAQ: NCMI] stock has seen the most recent analyst activity on June 21, 2022, when B. Riley Securities downgraded its rating to a Neutral and also revised its price target to $1.50 from $4. Previously, Wedbush upgraded its rating to Outperform on November 04, 2021, and kept the price target unchanged to $5. On April 07, 2021, upgrade upgraded it’s rating to Buy but maintained its price target of $6 on the stock. B. Riley Securities reiterated its Buy rating and decreased its price target to $5 on October 12, 2020. Barrington Research upgraded its rating to a Outperform but $5.50 remained the price target by the analyst firm on September 04, 2020. Wedbush downgraded its rating to Neutral for this stock on July 29, 2020, and downed its price target to $3. In a note dated March 18, 2020, The Benchmark Company downgraded an Hold rating on this stock.

This stock has fluctuated between a low of $0.88 and a high of $3.97 over the last 52 weeks. Currently, Wall Street analysts expect the stock to reach $3.50 within the next 12 months. National CineMedia Inc. [NASDAQ: NCMI] shares were valued at $0.90 at the most recent close of the market. An investor can expect a potential return of 288.89% based on the average price forecast.

Analyzing the NCMI fundamentals

Recent quarter sales for National CineMedia Inc. [NASDAQ:NCMI] were 67.1 billion which represents 379.30% growth. Gross Margin for this corporation currently stands at +2.01% with Operating Margin at -59.69%, Pretax Margin comes in at -103.32%, and Net Margin reading is -42.50%.

Before buying any particular stock, readers tend to pay close attention to the indicators that support and create resistance. The company’s stock is currently sitting at 0.8717 points at the first support level, and at 0.8385 for the second support level. However, for the 1st resistance point, the stock is sitting at 0.9391, and for the 2nd resistance point, it is at 0.9733.

National CineMedia Inc. [NCMI] reported earnings per share of -$0.2 for its fiscal quarter that ended on 3/30/2022. Based on the Wall Street analysts’ estimates, the company was expected to report earnings of -$0.16/share, meaning a difference of $-0.04 and a surprise factor of -25.00%. By comparison, the stated earnings for the previous quarter ended on 12/30/2021 were -$0.05 per share as compared to estimates of -$0.04 per share, a difference of $-0.01 representing a surprise of -25.00%.

Ratios To Look Out For

To put it in perspective, the Current Ratio for National CineMedia Inc. [NASDAQ:NCMI] is 0.50. Further, the Quick Ratio stands at 2.27, while the Cash Ratio is 1.45. Considering the valuation of this stock, the price to sales ratio is 1.92.

Transactions by insiders

Insider trading, which has resulted in 3 insider purchases of 173,996 shares and 4 insider sales of 65,892 shares in the past three months, is now the topic of our analysis. Recent insider trading involved Standard General L.P., 10% Owner, that happened on Sep 07 when 4.52 million shares were sold. Chief Executive Officer, Lesinski Thomas F. completed a deal on Aug 04 to sell 31536.0 shares. Meanwhile, President – Sales & Marketing Felenstein Scott D sold 381.0 shares on Jul 02.