What Can We Learn From Burlington Stores Inc. (BURL)’s Valuation Ratios?

Burlington Stores Inc. (NYSE:BURL) finished Friday with a subtraction of -$2.53 to close at $278.34, a downside of -0.90 percent. An average of 542,560 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a gain of $9.41 in the past week, and it reached a new high 29 times over the past 12 months. The last 20 days have seen an average of 619,180 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 716,598.

BURL stock has decreased by -8.22% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $251.19 on 10/14/21. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 08/11/21, shares of the company touched a low of $189.99 and a high of $357.34 in 52 weeks. It has reached a new high 22 times so far this year and achieved 6.42% or $16.79 in price. In spite of this, the price is down -22.11% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

142 days have passed since Burlington Stores Inc. (BURL) last reported insider trading activity. Metheny Mike, who is EVP Supply Chain & Asset Prot., most recently acquired $20,137 shares at $305.30 per share on Jun 03. In this transaction, the insider spent $6,147,891. EVP CIO, Hodgson Dennis, disposed of 7,712 shares at a price of $307.99 on Jun 02. The insider now owns more than $2,375,246 worth of shares. Prior to that, President and CMO Vecchio Jennifer went on to Sale 66 shares at $305.13 each on Mar 10. An amount of $20,139 was transacted.

Valuation Metrics

Burlington Stores Inc. (BURL) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 42.91, which compares with the 21.00 for the broader industry and 32.04 for the sector. In the last five years, Burlington Stores Inc.’s PE ratio has ranged between 314.48 and 17.38. The stock’s beta is 0.93. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 2.23, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 27.45, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 22.38.

The quick ratio of Burlington Stores Inc. for the three months ended July 30 was 1.00, and the current ratio was 1.50, indicating that the company is able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 2.63 and a total debt to equity ratio of 2.65 for the quarter ending July 30. Its gross profit as reported stood at $2.21 billion compared to revenue of $5.76 billion.

For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, Burlington Stores Inc.’s return on assets was 6.30%. For the broader industry, ROE averaged 10.33 over the past year.

Earnings Surprise

For the three-month period that ended July 30, Burlington Stores Inc. had $1.77 billion in total debt. In the quarter under review, the net income was up than the previous quarter. The company posted a net income of $102.55 million in the quarter, while revenues were grew 145.62%. The analyst consensus anticipated Burlington Stores Inc.’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $1.47 per share, but it turned out to be $1.94, a 32.00% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to $236.92 million. Shareholders own equity worth $66.72 million.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Burlington Stores Inc. (BURL) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 22 October was 50.28%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 21.16%.

As of today, BURL’s price is $276.68 +3.50% or $9.41 from its 5-day moving average. BURL is currently trading -8.70% lower than its 20-day SMA and -9.42% lower than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is -19.55% below the SMA50 and +5.40% above the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 79.24% and 64.83%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 8.39. With the 14-day stochastic at 85.94% and the average true range at 8.49, the RSI (14) stands at 45.87%. The stock has reached 5.73 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at 5.26.

Analyst Ratings

Loop Capital downgraded Burlington Stores Inc. (NYSE: BURL) to a a Hold rating in its most recent analyst report. Previously, the stock was rated as a Buy.


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