How Is Liquidia Corporation (LQDA)’s Price-To-Earnings Ratio?


As of Wednesday close, Liquidia Corporation’s (NASDAQ:LQDA) stock was up $0.09, moving up 1.87 percent to $4.89. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 368,340 shares. 4 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $0.12 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 456,540, while in the previous 50 days, it was 546,916.

Since last month, LQDA stock retreated -0.81%. Shares of the company fell to $4.35 on 10/24/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $8.79 was reached on 08/12/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $3.26. Since the beginning of this year, LQDA’s stock price has risen by 0.41% or $0.02, and marked a new high 14 times. However, the stock has declined by -44.37% since its 52-week high.

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LQDA stock investors should be aware that Liquidia Corporation (LQDA) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 72 days ago on Sep 13. Kaseta Michael, the Chief Financial Officer of the company, purchased of 8,000 shares for $5.99 on Sep 13. It resulted in a $47,920 investment by the insider. JEFFS ROGER added 43,820 shares at an average price of $5.57 on Sep 06. The insider now owns 159,827 shares following the transaction. On Sep 06, Director Caligan Partners LP bought 250,000 shares at $5.62 apiece. The transaction was valued at $1,405,000.

Valuation Metrics

The stock’s beta is 0.23. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 22.85, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 3.33.

Financial Health

In the three months ended June 29, Liquidia Corporation’s quick ratio stood at 13.80, while its current ratio was 13.80, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending June 29 was 0.21, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.21. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 79.00% percent. Based on annual data, LQDA earned $7.26 million in gross profit and brought in $8.07 million 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 -44.20%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was -58.00%.

In Liquidia Corporation’s quarter-end financial report for June 29, it reported total debt of $19.74 million. LQDA’s revenue fell -0.32% to $3.92 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $3.17 million. While analysts expected Liquidia Corporation to report -$0.23 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was -$0.15 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 34.80%. The liabilities of Liquidia Corporation were 25.83 million at the end of its most recent quarter ended June 29, and its total debt was $24.74 million. The value of shareholders’ equity is $37.75 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Liquidia Corporation’s (LQDA) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 21.70%, the RSI 9-day stood at 50.16% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Liquidia Corporation price is up by +2.52% percent or $0.12. At present, LQDA shares trade -2.59% below its 20-day simple moving average and +15.60% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -17.54% below its SMA50 and -26.02% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 46.91% and Stochastic coefficient D was 34.57%, while ATR was 0.27. Given the Stochastic reading of 59.42% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 46.46%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 0.01, while the 14-day reading stands at -0.04.

Analyst Ratings

Liquidia Corporation (LQDA) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 1 brokerage firm, LQDA is a sell, and 0 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate Liquidia Corporation stock as buy, with 6 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $15.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $3.00 – $20.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Liquidia Corporation (LQDA) will achieve an average price target of $13.14.


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