Where Does Apria Inc. (APR) Rank When It Comes To Price-To-Earnings Ratio?

Apria Inc. (NASDAQ:APR) finished Friday with an addition of $0.41 to close at $35.10, an upside of 1.18 percent. An average of 240,620 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a gain of $0.93 in the past week. The last 20 days have seen an average of 407,630 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 371,812.

APR stock has decreased by -3.81% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $31.55 on 10/12/21. Shares of the company touched a low of $20.07 and a high of $40.00 in 52 weeks. In spite of this, the price is down -12.25% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

10 days have passed since Apria Inc. (APR) last reported insider trading activity. Scally Celina M., who is SVP, CHRO, most recently acquired $1,278 shares at $32.35 per share on Oct 13. In this transaction, the insider spent $41,343. EVP, Chief Information Officer, Litkovitz Mark E., disposed of 2,458 shares at a price of $32.40 on Oct 11. The insider now owns more than $79,629 worth of shares. Prior to that, EVP, Managed Care Walker Robert P. went on to Sale 5,421 shares at $35.41 each on Oct 01. An amount of $191,936 was transacted.

Valuation Metrics

Apria Inc. (APR) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 22.41, which compares with the 26.30 for the broader industry and 33.43 for the sector. In the last five years, Apria Inc.’s PE ratio has ranged between 26.79 and 16.03. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 1.04, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 702.00, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 14.62.

The quick ratio of Apria Inc. for the three months ended June 29 was 1.20, and the current ratio was 1.20, indicating that the company is able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 212.53 and a total debt to equity ratio of 227.82 for the quarter ending June 29. Apria Inc.’s EBITDA margin for the year ending June 29 is 22.18%, while its operating margin for the same period stands at 8.00%. Its gross profit as reported stood at $780.45 million compared to revenue of $1.11 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, Apria Inc.’s return on assets was 8.30%. For the broader industry, ROE averaged 3.96 over the past year.

Earnings Surprise

For the three-month period that ended June 29, Apria Inc. had $361.28 million in total debt. In the quarter under review, the net income was up than the previous quarter. The company posted a net income of $20.58 million in the quarter, while revenues of $4.54 million were grew 100.0%. The analyst consensus anticipated Apria Inc.’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $0.37 per share, but it turned out to be $0.54, a 45.90% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to $61.5 million. Shareholders own equity worth $35.26 million.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Apria Inc. (APR) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 22 October was 58.34%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 23.58%.

As of today, APR’s price is $34.60 +2.72% or $0.93 from its 5-day moving average. APR is currently trading -1.10% lower than its 20-day SMA and +13.59% higher than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is +4.87% above the SMA50.

The stochastic %K and %D were 63.63% and 55.08%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 1.47. With the 14-day stochastic at 72.97% and the average true range at 1.53, the RSI (14) stands at 53.11%. The stock has reached 0.92 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at 0.98.

Analyst Ratings

Goldman downgraded Apria Inc. (NASDAQ: APR) to a a Neutral rating in its most recent analyst report. Previously, the stock was rated as a Buy.


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