A Closer Look At Darling Ingredients Inc. (DAR)’s Financials

As of Wednesday close, Darling Ingredients Inc.’s (NYSE:DAR) stock was down -$3.45, moving down -5.02 percent to $65.29. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 1,804,400 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$7.69 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 1,549,485, while in the previous 50 days, it was 1,455,262.

Since last month, DAR stock retreated -16.34%. Shares of the company fell to $64.42 on 06/22/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $87.59 was reached on 06/07/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $58.70. Since the beginning of this year, DAR’s stock price has dropped by -5.77% or -$4.00, and marked a new high 11 times. However, the stock has declined by -25.46% since its 52-week high.

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Darling Ingredients Inc. (DAR) last reported insider trading activity 21 days ago on Jun 02. Bullock John, the EVP – Chief Strategy Officer of the company, disposed of 12,374 shares for $82.70 on Jun 02. It resulted in a $1,023,330 divestment by the insider. LONG JIM sold 25,000 shares at an average price of $80.82 on Jun 01. The insider now owns 48,489 shares following the transaction. On May 27, EVP – Chief Strategy Officer Bullock John sold 12,872 shares at $81.34 apiece. The transaction was valued at $1,047,008.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Darling Ingredients Inc. (DAR) has a P/E ratio of about 15.80. The stock’s beta is 1.13. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 2.11, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 3.08, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 24.73 may also be considered.

Financial Health

In the three months ended March 30, Darling Ingredients Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 0.90, while its current ratio was 1.50, showing that the company is not able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending March 30 was 0.49, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.50. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 26.00% percent. In the year ended March 30, operating margins totaled 18.10%. Based on annual data, DAR earned $1.24 billion in gross profit and brought in $4.74 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 15.20%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 21.10%.

In Darling Ingredients Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for March 30, it reported total debt of $1.68 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. DAR’s revenue rose 23.39% to $1.31 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $1.37 billion. While analysts expected Darling Ingredients Inc. to report $1.12 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $1.14 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 1.80%. During the quarter, the company generated $313.28 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Darling Ingredients Inc. were 3.12 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended March 30, and its total debt was $1.62 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $161.51 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Darling Ingredients Inc.’s (DAR) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 47.97%, the RSI 9-day stood at 24.39% on 22 June.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Darling Ingredients Inc. price is down by -10.54% percent or -$7.69. At present, DAR shares trade -17.63% below its 20-day simple moving average and +7.76% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -12.37% below its SMA50 and -11.41% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 3.23% and Stochastic coefficient D was 2.46%, while ATR was 3.47. Given the Stochastic reading of 3.75% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 31.59%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -4.43, while the 14-day reading stands at -9.03.

Analyst Ratings

Cowen launched its rating on Darling Ingredients Inc. (NYSE: DAR) to a Market perform in a note to investors on April 25, 2022. Darling Ingredients Inc. (DAR) has been rated Buy by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, DAR is a sell, and 1 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 1 analyst rate Darling Ingredients Inc. stock as buy, with 11 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $95.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $82.00 – $115.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Darling Ingredients Inc. (DAR) will achieve an average price target of $96.00.


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