SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. (SEAS): What Does Valuation Ratios Tell Us?

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) saw an upside of 6.25% to close Friday at $58.78 after adding $3.46 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 770,000 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $60.18 in the past week and touched a new high 1 time within the past 5 days. An average of 1,053,715 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 1,133,756.

SEAS’s 1-month performance is 19.35% or $9.53 on its low of $46.97 reached on 09/03/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $18.63 and high of $60.18, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 09/27/21. YTD, SEAS has achieved 86.07% or $27.19 and has reached a new high 22 times. However, the current price is down -2.33%% from the 52-week high price.

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Insider Transactions

On Sep 24, 8 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. (SEAS). Nadeau Sharon P (Chief Human Resources Officer) most recently sold 7,434 shares at $59.50 per share on Sep 24. This transaction cost the insider $442,323. Chief Executive Officer, Swanson Marc, sold 4,594 shares at a price of $56.01 on Sep 17. Then, on Jul 30, Chief Zoological Officer Dold Christopher sold 2,000 shares at a price of $46.59 per share. This transaction amounted to $93,180.

Valuation Metrics

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. (SEAS) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 25.30 for the broader industry and 29.82 for the sector, meaning that investors are optimistic about the stock’s future prospects. The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 159.00 and a low of 6.602. SEAS stock has a beta of 2.36. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 5.18 while the price to cash flow ratio at 47.40.

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc.’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 1.40, with the current ratio over the same period at 1.50 meaning that SEAS stock is able to fulfill its debt obligations. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 38.90%The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is -22.05% while for the period ending June 29; SeaWorld Entertainment Inc.’s operating margin was 7.50%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $6.59 million against revenue of $431.78 million.

The effectiveness of a company’s management is also important for investors when it comes to determining the potential profitability of the investment. SeaWorld Entertainment Inc.’s return on assets over the past 12 months stands at -1.60%. Return on investment over the past year is -10.10%, while its return on equity (ROE) trailing 12 months is 49.40%.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Analysts expected SEAS to announce $0.25 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $1.59, representing a 536.00% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $205.22 million. SEAS stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 2.81 billion, with total debt at $2.31 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $79.18 million

Technical Picture

Let’s look briefly at SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. (SEAS) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 01 October was 66.10% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 43.50%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $57.04, reflecting a -0.71% or -$0.42 change from its current price. SEAS is currently trading +19.04% above its 20-day SMA, +11.07% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by +27.81% and +100.14% respectively.

Stochastic %K and %D was 58.48% and 60.21% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 2.19. The RSI (14) points at 64.27%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 81.00% with the period’s ATR at 2.19. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at -0.17 and 0.59 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: SEAS), B. Riley Securities reiterated its a Buy rating for the company but lifted their price target by $72 to $77. Analysts offering their rating for SEAS stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate SEAS as a “sell,”, while 4 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 1 rates the stock as overweight while 6 have offered a “buy” rating.

What is SEAS’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $50.00 and a high of $79.00, with their median price target at $61.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. (SEAS) stock is $64.00.


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