Is Zscaler Inc. (ZS) A Solid Choice On The Value Front?

The stock of Zscaler Inc. (NASDAQ:ZS) increased by $2.86 on Wednesday to $153.11, up 1.90 percent. The last five days have seen an average of 2,056,329 shares of common stock traded. 1 time new highs were reached in the current year, with a fall of -$167.46. The average number of shares traded over the last 20 days was 2,692,882, while the average volume over the last 50 days totaled 2,524,651.

ZS stock appreciated 13.57% since last month. On 05/24/22, the company’s shares reached a one-month low of $125.90. The stock touched a high of $376.11 on 01/03/22, after rallying from a low of $125.12 in 52 weeks. The price of ZS stock has declined by -53.24% or -$167.46 this year, reaching a new high 1 time. Still, the stock price is down -59.29% from the 52-week high.


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Insider Transactions

There have been 6 days since Zscaler Inc. (ZS) last reported insider trading activity on Jun 16. On Jun 16, President Sinha Amit sold 9,975 shares at $136.67 each. This transaction resulted in the insider making $1,363,264. On Jun 16, CANESSA REMO sold 5,010 shares at a price of US$136.67. After the transaction, the insider now owns 262,388 shares. Chief Operating Officer Rajic Dali had earlier sold 5,302 shares on Jun 16 for $136.67 a share. The transaction was completed for $724,614.

Valuation Metrics

Beta for the stock is 1.13. There are also a few other valuation ratios worth considering, including the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 20.73, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 39.96, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 99.78.

Financial Health

For the three months ended April 29, Zscaler Inc.’s quick ratio was 2.20, while its current ratio was 2.20, indicating its ability to pay off its debt. The company’s long-term debt to equity ratio for the quarter ending April 29 is 1.80, and the total debt to equity ratio is 1.80. As far as profitability goes, gross margin for the trailing twelve months is 77.40% percent. Zscaler Inc.’s EBITDA margin for the year ended April 29 was -16.25%, whereas its operating margin stood at -32.20% for the same period. Based on annual data, it had gross profit of $522.78 million and revenue of $673.1 million.

Investors will also look at the performance of the company’s management in order to determine the potential profitability of their investment. ZS’s return on assets (ROA) during the last 12 months has been -15.80%. There was a -14.70% return on investment (ROI) in the past year. In the meantime, the return on equity (ROE) for the last 12 months was -70.20%.

Earnings Surprise

According to Zscaler Inc.’s quarterly financial report for the quarter that ended April 29, it had $1.06 billion in cash and short-term investments. A higher net income was reported in the quarter under review than the previous quarter. Net income for the quarter came in at $286.81 million, while revenues rose by 50.29% to $255.56 million. It was predicted that Zscaler Inc.’s quarterly earnings would be $0.17, but it ended up being $0.11, beating the consensus by 54.50%. EBITDA was -$42.28 million for the quarter. At the end of Zscaler Inc.’s most recent quarter ended April 29, its liabilities totaled 1.99 billion, while its total debt was $1.01 billion. Equity owned by shareholders amounts to $141.86 million.

Technical Picture

Here’s a quick look at Zscaler Inc.’s (ZS) price momentum from a technical perspective. As of 21 June, the RSI 9-day stood at 53.18%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with a 86.26% historical volatility rate.

The stochastic %K and %D were 44.13% and 33.94% respectively, while the average true range (ATR) was 10.51. Based on the 14-day stochastic reading of 56.23%, the RSI (14) reading is 49.33%. On the 9-day MACD Oscillator, the stock is at 1.70, and the 14-day reading is at -3.01.

Analyst Ratings

In its analyst report released on May 26, 2022, Stephens began covering Zscaler Inc. (NASDAQ: ZS). The stock was rated as an Overweight by the brokerage firm. Analysts have assigned Zscaler Inc. (ZS) an Buy rating. ZS is a stock that is recommended for selling by 0 brokerage firms, while 5 companies recommend holding. The stock is underweighted by 0 analysts. Among the analysts who rate the stock, 4 rates it overweight and 23 others recommend it as a buy.

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

The current consensus forecast for the stock is between $150.00 and $310.00, with a median target price of $200.00. In analyzing these forecasts, the average price target given by analysts for Zscaler Inc. (ZS) is $203.83.

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