What You Need To Know About Akerna Corp. (KERN)


Akerna Corp. (NASDAQ:KERN) finished Thursday with a subtraction of $0.0 to close at $0.11, a downside of -1.06 percent. An average of 11,390,700 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a fall of -$0.0276 in the past week, and it reached a new high 3 times over the past 12 months. The last 20 days have seen an average of 26,617,875 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 17,657,141.

KERN stock has decreased by -10.20% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $0.1050 on 09/08/22. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 01/04/22, shares of the company touched a low of $0.10 and a high of $3.88 in 52 weeks. It has reached a new high 2 times so far this year and lost -93.61% or -$1.6382 in price. In spite of this, the price is down -97.12% from the 52-week high.

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Valuation Metrics

Akerna Corp. (KERN) stock’s beta is 2.71. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 0.39, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 0.37.

Financial Health

The quick ratio of Akerna Corp. for the three months ended March 30 was 0.40, and the current ratio was 0.40, indicating that the company is not able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 0.64 and a total debt to equity ratio of 1.25 for the quarter ending March 30. Akerna Corp.’s EBITDA margin for the year ending March 30 is -113.70%. Its gross profit as reported stood at $12.57 million compared to revenue of $20.68 million.

For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, Akerna Corp.’s return on assets was -98.10%.

Earnings Surprise

For the three-month period that ended March 30, Akerna Corp. had $6.79 million in total debt. In the quarter under review, the net income was down than the previous quarter. The company posted a net income of -$29.57 million in the quarter, while revenues of -$21.95 million were grew 79.34%. The analyst consensus anticipated Akerna Corp.’s latest quarter earnings to come in at -$0.17 per share, but it turned out to be -$0.69, a -305.90% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to -$27.15 million. Shareholders own equity worth $80.28 million.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Akerna Corp. (KERN) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 22 September was 40.76%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 174.38%.

As of today, KERN’s price is $0.1186 -19.80% or -$0.0276 from its 5-day moving average. KERN is currently trading -12.11% lower than its 20-day SMA and -83.56% lower than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is -24.46% below the SMA50 and -94.92% below the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 7.44% and 9.98%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 0.0220. With the 14-day stochastic at 5.11% and the average true range at 0.0214, the RSI (14) stands at 41.79%. The stock has reached -0.0126 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at -0.0080.

Analyst Ratings

Lake Street launched coverage on Akerna Corp. (NASDAQ: KERN) in its analyst report released on July 23, 2021. The firm assigned the stock a Buy rating. The consensus rating for Akerna Corp. (KERN) among analysts is Hold. According to current brokerage recommendations, 0 brokerage firms advise that investors sell KERN, while 2 suggest investors hold. There are 0 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 0 analysts, while 0 others rate it as a “buy”.

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

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $0.15 and $0.15, with a median target of $0.15. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for Akerna Corp. (KERN) stock is $0.15.


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