iQIYI Inc. (IQ): What The Numbers Tell Us

The stock of iQIYI Inc. (NASDAQ:IQ) decreased by decreased by -$0.16 on Friday to finish at $9.59, down -1.64 percent. The last five days have seen an average of 10,298,640 shares of common stock traded. 20 times new highs were reached in the current year, with a fall of -$7.89. The average number of shares traded over the last 20 days was 8,002,410, while the average volume over the last 50 days totaled 8,352,466.

IQ stock appreciated 13.36% since last month. On 10/04/21, the company’s shares reached a one-month low of $7.22. The stock touched a high of $28.97 on 03/23/21, after rallying from a low of $7.22 in 52 weeks. The price of IQ stock has declined by -45.14% or -$7.89 this year, reaching a new high 20 times. Still, the stock price is down -66.90% from the 52-week high.

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Valuation Metrics

The PE ratio of iQIYI Inc. has varied between 148.99 and 82.23 in the last five years. Beta for the stock is 0.89. There are also a few other valuation ratios worth considering, including the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.62, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 6.07.

For the three months ended June 29, iQIYI Inc.’s quick ratio was 0.70, while its current ratio was 0.80, indicating its inability to pay off its debt. The company’s long-term debt to equity ratio for the quarter ending June 29 is 1.57, and the total debt to equity ratio is 2.65. As far as profitability goes, gross margin for the trailing twelve months is 10.20% percent. iQIYI Inc.’s EBITDA margin for the year ended June 29 was 34.79%, whereas its operating margin stood at -15.40% for the same period. Based on annual data, it had gross profit of $279.36 million and revenue of $4.55 billion.

Investors will also look at the performance of the company’s management in order to determine the potential profitability of their investment. IQ’s return on assets (ROA) during the last 12 months has been -11.50%. There was a -19.90% return on investment (ROI) in the past year. In the meantime, the return on equity (ROE) for the last 12 months was -68.30%. ROE has averaged 7.41 in the past year for the broader industry.

Earnings Surprise

According to iQIYI Inc.’s quarterly financial report for the quarter that ended June 29, it had $514.66 million in cash and short-term investments. A lower net income was reported in the quarter under review than the previous quarter. Net income for the quarter came in at $4.55 billion, while revenues rose by 8.53% to $0.0. It was predicted that iQIYI Inc.’s quarterly earnings would be -$0.27, but it ended up being -$0.35, beating the consensus by 22.90%. EBITDA was -$173.77 million for the quarter. At the end of iQIYI Inc.’s most recent quarter ended June 29, its liabilities totaled 6.32 billion, while its total debt was $22.2 billion.

Technical Picture

Here’s a quick look at iQIYI Inc.’s (IQ) price momentum from a technical perspective. As of 22 October, the RSI 9-day stood at 62.53%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with a 74.88% historical volatility rate.

The stochastic %K and %D were 84.42% and 84.97% respectively, while the average true range (ATR) was 0.60. Based on the 14-day stochastic reading of 75.00%, the RSI (14) reading is 58.40%. On the 9-day MACD Oscillator, the stock is at 0.44, and the 14-day reading is at 0.83.

Analyst Ratings

iQIYI Inc. (NASDAQ: IQ) was downgraded by Citigroup to a a Neutral rating in its latest research report. The stock was previously rated as a a Buy. Analysts have assigned iQIYI Inc. (IQ) an Overweight rating. IQ is a stock that is recommended for selling by 1 brokerage firm, while 12 companies recommend holding. The stock is underweighted by 0 analysts. Among the analysts who rate the stock, 2 rates it overweight and 7 others recommend it as a buy.

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

The current consensus forecast for the stock is between $51.47 and $122.64, with a median target price of $70.96. In analyzing these forecasts, the average price target given by analysts for iQIYI Inc. (IQ) is $77.84.


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