GrafTech International Ltd. (EAF): A Technical View


As of Wednesday close, GrafTech International Ltd.’s (NYSE:EAF) stock was down -$0.33, moving down -7.13 percent to $4.30. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 1,551,040 shares. 3 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$0.15 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 1,740,975, while in the previous 50 days, it was 1,525,052.

Since last month, EAF stock retreated -7.53%. Shares of the company fell to $3.75 on 05/03/23, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $9.27 was reached on 02/02/23 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $3.75. Since the beginning of this year, EAF’s stock price has dropped by -9.66% or -$0.46, and marked a new high 19 times. However, the stock has declined by -53.61% since its 52-week high.

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Valuation Metrics

Right now, GrafTech International Ltd. (EAF) has a P/E ratio of about 4.41. The stock’s beta is 1.35. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.06, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 3.33, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 9.35 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.01 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.01. On Thursday May 7 2020, a $0.0750 dividend decrease was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended March 30, GrafTech International Ltd.’s quick ratio stood at 1.50, while its current ratio was 3.80, 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 March 30 was 2.79, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 2.79. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 38.50% percent. In the year ended March 30, EBITDA margin amounted to 40.61%, whereas operating margins totaled 30.80%. Based on annual data, EAF earned $554.88 million in gross profit and brought in $1.28 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 32.10%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 88.60%.

In GrafTech International Ltd.’s quarter-end financial report for March 30, it reported total debt of $922.5 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. EAF’s revenue fell -163.87% to $247.52 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $138.8 million. While analysts expected GrafTech International Ltd. to report -$0.02 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was -$0.02 per share. During the quarter, the company generated $13.59 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of GrafTech International Ltd. were 1.22 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended March 30, and its total debt was $925.93 million. The value of shareholders’ equity is $256.71 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at GrafTech International Ltd.’s (EAF) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 52.90%, the RSI 9-day stood at 43.50% on 24 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current GrafTech International Ltd. price is down by -3.37% percent or -$0.15. At present, EAF shares trade -5.49% below its 20-day simple moving average and -8.12% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -15.85% below its SMA50 and -35.53% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 77.57% and Stochastic coefficient D was 86.16%, while ATR was 0.23. Given the Stochastic reading of 43.75% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 44.05%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 0.07, while the 14-day reading stands at 0.16.

Analyst Ratings

GrafTech International Ltd. (EAF) has been rated Hold by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, EAF is a sell, and 4 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate GrafTech International Ltd. stock as buy, with 0 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $5.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $5.00 – $5.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict GrafTech International Ltd. (EAF) will achieve an average price target of $5.00.


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