What Can We Learn From Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo (SBS)’s Valuation Ratios?


Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo (NYSE:SBS) finished Wednesday with a subtraction of -$0.23 to close at $8.98, a downside of -2.50 percent. An average of 3,325,580 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a fall of -$0.85 in the past week, and it reached a new high 20 times over the past 12 months. The last 20 days have seen an average of 2,703,490 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 1,949,392.

SBS stock has increased by 0.22% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $8.56 on 09/16/22. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 04/05/22, shares of the company touched a low of $5.77 and a high of $11.00 in 52 weeks. It has reached a new high 21 times so far this year and achieved 24.74% or $1.64 in price. In spite of this, the price is down -18.40% from the 52-week high.

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Valuation Metrics

Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo (SBS) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 13.23. The stock’s beta is 0.99. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 1.67, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 1.23, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 9.31.

The company has a payout ratio of 65.80%. The company’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was $0.1880 a share, representing a up of 163.31% from $0.0714 last year. Its latest increase dividend $0.1166 reported on Wednesday April 6 2022.

Financial Health

The quick ratio of Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo for the recent quarter was 1.30, and the current ratio was 1.30, indicating that the company is able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 0.61 and a total debt to equity ratio of 0.67 for the recent quarter. Its gross profit as reported stood at $759.28 million compared to revenue of $3.61 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the recent quarter, Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo had $881.53 million in total debt. In the quarter under review, the net income was up than the previous quarter.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo (SBS) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 21 September was 40.05%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 51.33%.

As of today, SBS’s price is $9.13 -8.65% or -$0.85 from its 5-day moving average. SBS is currently trading -2.71% lower than its 20-day SMA and -3.75% lower than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is +15.28% above the SMA50 and +35.44% above the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 31.72% and 28.33%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 0.37. With the 14-day stochastic at 22.79% and the average true range at 0.35, the RSI (14) stands at 44.92%. The stock has reached -0.38 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at -0.35.

Analyst Ratings

JP Morgan upgraded Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo (NYSE: SBS) to a an Overweight rating in its most recent analyst report. Previously, the stock was rated as a Neutral.


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