Li Auto Inc. (NASDAQ:LI) saw an upside of 6.84% to close Monday at $23.57 after adding $1.51 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 5,853,440 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $23.75 in the past week and touched a new high 4 times within the past 5 days. An average of 8,388,085 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 10,909,086.
LI’s 1-month performance is 17.15% or $4.80 on its low of $17.90 reached on 12/28/22. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $12.52 and high of $41.49, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 01/23/23. YTD, LI has achieved 15.54% or $3.17 and has reached a new high 4 times. However, the current price is down -43.19% from the 52-week high price.
Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 4.28 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 3.55, with the price to cash flow ratio at 26.05.
Li Auto Inc.’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 2.60, with the current ratio over the same period at 2.80. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 0.20, while the total debt to equity was 0.22. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 19.90%. The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is -1.58% while for the period ending June 29, Li Auto Inc.’s operating margin was -9.10%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $904.1 million against revenue of $4.24 billion.
For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Net income grew 100.0% to -$50.44 million, while revenue of $0.0 was 100.0% off the previous quarter. Analysts expected LI to announce -$0.05 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted -$0.09, representing a -80.00% surprise. LI stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 4.93 billion, with total debt at $10.71 billion.
Let’s look briefly at Li Auto Inc. (LI) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 23 January was 66.24% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 44.27%.
The stock’s 5-day moving average is $22.01, reflecting a +4.80% or $1.08 change from its current price. LI is currently trading +13.32% above its 20-day SMA, -19.03% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 by +27.61% and SMA200 by-15.22%.
Stochastic %K and %D was 72.50% and 65.71% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 1.33. The RSI (14) points at 61.78%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 95.43% with the period’s ATR at 1.40. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at 0.10 and 0.18 on the 14-day charts.
In the most recent analyst report for Li Auto Inc. (NASDAQ: LI), Jefferies launched coverage with a Buy rating. Analysts offering their rating for LI stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Buy. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate LI as a “sell,”, while 2 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 6 rates the stock as overweight while 27 have offered a “buy” rating.
What is LI’s price target for the next 12 months?
Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $95.08 and a high of $404.29, with their median price target at $201.50. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Li Auto Inc. (LI) stock is $199.56.