Analysts Issue Research Notes On Qudian Inc. (QD)

Qudian Inc. (NYSE:QD) finished Wednesday with a subtraction of $0.0 to close at $1.57, a downside of 0.00 percent. An average of 861,460 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a gain of $0.1500 in the past week. The last 20 days have seen an average of 915,905 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 1,061,426.

QD stock has decreased by -4.27% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $1.3800 on 09/29/21. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 02/16/21, shares of the company touched a low of $1.17 and a high of $3.82 in 52 weeks. In spite of this, the price is down -58.90% from the 52-week high.

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Valuation Metrics

Qudian Inc. (QD) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 1.41, which compares with the 14.40 for the broader industry and 12.72 for the sector. In the last five years, Qudian Inc.’s PE ratio has ranged between 40.72 and 0.8452. The stock’s beta is 1.01. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 1.00, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 0.20, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 1.04.

The quick ratio of Qudian Inc. for the three months ended June 29 was 24.60, and the current ratio was 24.60, indicating that the company is able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 0.08 and a total debt to equity ratio of 0.00 for the quarter ending June 29. On the profitability front, the trailing 12-month gross margin is 77.70% against a 5-year average of 78.8%. Its gross profit as reported stood at $433.05 million compared to revenue of $565.21 million.

For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, Qudian Inc.’s return on assets was 14.60%, compared to 13.4% over the last five years. For the broader industry, ROE averaged 16.40 over the past year.

Earnings Surprise

For the three-month period that ended June 29, Qudian Inc. had $772.77 million in cash. The analyst consensus anticipated Qudian Inc.’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $0.23 per share, but it turned out to be $0.17, a -26.10% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to $50.68 million.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Qudian Inc. (QD) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 13 October was 52.60%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 73.59%.

As of today, QD’s price is $1.6020 +10.56% or $0.1500 from its 5-day moving average. QD is currently trading -6.55% lower than its 20-day SMA and -24.15% lower than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is -12.29% below the SMA50 and +31.93% above the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 69.92% and 78.65%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 0.0906. With the 14-day stochastic at 61.31% and the average true range at 0.0904, the RSI (14) stands at 50.06%. The stock has reached 0.0611 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at 0.0838.

Analyst Ratings

Citigroup downgraded Qudian Inc. (NYSE: QD) to a a Sell rating in its most recent analyst report. Previously, the stock was rated as a a Neutral.The consensus rating for Qudian Inc. (QD) among analysts is Hold. According to current brokerage recommendations, 0 brokerage firms advise that investors sell QD, while 2 suggest investors hold. There are 0 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 0 analysts, while 0 others rate it as a “buy”.

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

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $12.11 and $12.11, with a median target of $12.11. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for Qudian Inc. (QD) stock is $12.11.


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