What Are The Risk Factors For Exela Technologies Inc. (XELA)?

As of Thursday close, Exela Technologies Inc.’s (NASDAQ:XELA) stock traded at $0.27. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 37,807,621 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$0.0509 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 29,965,305, while in the previous 50 days, it was 36,967,758.

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Since last month, XELA stock retreated -28.24%. Shares of the company fell to $0.2602 on 05/12/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $5.45 was reached on 02/02/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $0.27. Since the beginning of this year, XELA’s stock price has dropped by -69.33% or -$0.6083, and marked a new high 2 times. However, the stock has declined by -95.06% since its 52-week high.

Exela Technologies Inc. (XELA) last reported insider trading activity 154 days ago on Dec 10. Murali Srinivasan, the President, Americas and APAC of the company, purchased of 60,000 shares for $1.24 on Dec 10. It resulted in a $74,400 investment by the insider. Sortur Shrikant added 60,480 shares at an average price of $1.24 on Dec 10. The insider now owns 76,048 shares following the transaction. On Dec 10, President, EMEA Robu Vitalie bought 33,000 shares at $1.23 apiece. The transaction was valued at $40,590.

Financial Health

In the three months ended September 29, Exela Technologies Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 0.50, while its current ratio was 0.60, showing that the company is not able to pay off its debt. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 23.80% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 3.30%. Based on annual data, XELA earned $277.51 million in gross profit and brought in $1.17 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 4.40%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 17.50%.

In Exela Technologies Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $1.07 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. XELA’s revenue fell -7.39% to $294.31 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $279.4 million. While analysts expected Exela Technologies Inc. to report -$0.11 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was -$0.27 per share, beating the consensus estimate by -145.50%. During the quarter, the company generated $14.4 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Exela Technologies Inc. were 1.68 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $1.52 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $484.56 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Exela Technologies Inc.’s (XELA) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 185.70%, the RSI 9-day stood at 35.46% on 12 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Exela Technologies Inc. price is down by -15.91% percent or -$0.0509. At present, XELA shares trade -27.89% below its 20-day simple moving average and -75.08% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -59.53% below its SMA50 and -89.57% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 11.25% and Stochastic coefficient D was 29.21%, while ATR was 0.0391. Given the Stochastic reading of 7.43% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 36.23%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.0329, while the 14-day reading stands at -0.0402.

Analyst Ratings

Exela Technologies Inc. downgraded its rating on Exela Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: XELA) to a Neutral in a note to investors on March 23, 2022. The analysts firm previously had a Buy rating on the stock.Exela Technologies Inc. (XELA) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, XELA is a sell, and 1 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate Exela Technologies Inc. stock as buy, with 1 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $1.18, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $0.35 – $2.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Exela Technologies Inc. (XELA) will achieve an average price target of $1.18.


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