Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc. (NEPT): What Does Valuation Ratios Tell Us?

Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ:NEPT) saw a downside of -1.87% to $0.55 after subtracting -$0.01 on Wednesday. The 5-day average trading volume is 1,138,633 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $0.6146 in the past week. An average of 1,200,903 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 1,455,257.

NEPT’s 1-month performance is -9.48% or -$0.0627 on its low of $0.5444 reached on 10/13/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $0.55 and high of $3.60, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 02/10/21. YTD, NEPT has lost -64.06% or -$1.0034. However, the current price is down -84.72%% from the 52-week high price.

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Valuation Metrics

Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc. (NEPT) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 23.00 for the broader industry and 32.24 for the sector. The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 30.97 and a low of 3.158. NEPT stock has a beta of 1.90. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 3.20 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 0.73.

Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc.’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 2.20, with the current ratio over the same period at 3.10 meaning that NEPT stock is able to fulfill its debt obligations. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 0.14, while the total debt to equity was 0.14The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is -213.91%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at -$27.43 million against revenue of $35.48 million.

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 NEPT to announce -$0.14 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted -$0.11, representing a 21.40% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than -$17.19 million. NEPT stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 46.91 million, with total debt at $17.76 million

Technical Picture

Let’s look briefly at Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc. (NEPT) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 12 October was 37.46% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 22.63%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $0.5700, reflecting a -2.50% or -$0.0143 change from its current price. NEPT is currently trading -5.32% above its 20-day SMA, -57.18% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by -29.54% and -63.62% respectively.

Stochastic %K and %D was 9.58% and 9.78% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 0.0322. The RSI (14) points at 39.82%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 9.73% with the period’s ATR at 0.0362. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at -0.0097 and -0.0256 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: NEPT), Alliance Global Partners launched coverage with a Buy rating. Analysts offering their rating for NEPT stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate NEPT as a “sell,”, while 2 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 0 rates the stock as overweight while 1 have offered a “buy” rating.

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

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $0.79 and a high of $1.20, with their median price target at $0.80. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc. (NEPT) stock is $0.93.


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