Brink's stock: buy or sell?

BCO stock price: $87.49 -0.07% At close on July 16th, 2019

Updated on:
July 16th, 2019

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After reaching all time highs today, Brink's remained stable -0.07% today to $87.49.

The Brink's Company provides secure transportation, cash management services, and other security-related services worldwide.

Should I buy Brink's stock?

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Currently, 2 buy setups match with Brink's stock now:

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highYes
New 52 week highYes
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo

Is Brink's stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for BCO stock for the last 30 days.

Brink's stock analysis

Daily outlook

Even the red candle ($87.49, -0.07%), Brink's reached new all time high at $88.17.

Brink's closed today at $87.49 after marking a new all time high ($88.17) even it couldn't close with gains and remained constant a tight -0.07%. Since last April when SMA100d and SMA200d crossed up, BCO price gained $7.57 per share (9.47%). From a daily perspective, BCO is in a short term uptrend after plotting its last bottom ($78.97, on June/26) higher than the previous bottom, and its last top ($87.96, on Friday) also over the previous top. Now trading in between its last bottom and last top BCO might consolidate in a plain range, waiting to break out over $87.96 or down under $78.97. On Jun/27 BCO price bounced up over the SMA of 50 days demonstrating to be a significant support for this stock.

BCO stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Even the red candle ($87.49, -0.09%), Brink's set new all time high at $88.17.

Since early April when SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up, BCO price gained $8.22 per share (10.37%). By mid March BCO price bounced up over the SMA of 40 weeks that acted as support stopping new slides.

BCO stock chart (weekly)

Brink's stock price history

Brink's stock went public on January 3rd, 1996 with a price of $10.301. Since then, BCO stock grew a 749.40%, with a yearly average of 32.60%. If you had invested right after BCO's IPO a $1,000 in Brink's stock in 1996, it would worth $7,494.00 today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

Brink's stock historical price chart

BCO stock reached all-time highs today with a price of $88.17.

Brink's stock price target

Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. For the last month we have not found any price forecast for Brink's stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

On February, Brink's presented its financial report, posting a slightly good gain for the Earnings per Share (EPS). Experts were expecting $1.00 per share, but Brink's posted $1.05.
BCO earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q2-n/a0.28n/a
2017-Q32017-10-250.760.839.2%
2017-Q42018-02-070.960.95-1.0%
2018-Q12018-04-250.60.658.3%
2018-Q22018-07-250.710.744.2%
2018-Q32018-10-240.80.9113.8%
2018-Q42019-02-0611.055.0%
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a
2019-Q3-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

In 2018, Brink's annual turnover gained a nice 4.24% to $3,488.90 M USD from $3,347.00 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, improving that, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) depreciated a -1.45% to -0.95%.

BCO annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$3,940 M-$72 M1.8%-
2014$3,562 M-9.59%$-83.90 M-2.4%-216.69%
2015$3,061 M-14.06%$-11.90 M-0.4%-85.82%
2016$3,021 M-1.33%$35 M1.1%-389.92%
2017$3,347 M10.81%$17 M0.5%-51.59%
2018$3,489 M4.24%$-33.30 M-1.0%-299.40%

Quarterly financial results

Brink's posted $907.70 M in revenues for 2018-Q4, a 6.49% improvement compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $34.90 million with a profit margin of 3.84%. Profit margin grew a 1.80% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 2.04%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, Brink's sales marked a neutral move and stayed constant a 0.50%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Brink's posted 2 positive quarters in a row.
BCO quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q2$806 M-$14.30 M1.8%-
2017-Q3$850 M5.41%$19.90 M2.3%39.16%
2017-Q4$903 M6.32%$-52.10 M-5.8%-361.81%
2018-Q1$879 M-2.67%$22.30 M2.5%-142.80%
2018-Q2$850 M-3.34%$-107.90 M-12.7%-583.86%
2018-Q3$852 M0.32%$17.40 M2.0%-116.13%
2018-Q4$908 M6.49%$34.90 M3.8%100.57%
2019-Q1$905 M-0.30%$13.70 M1.5%-60.74%

Brink's ownership

When you are planning to invest in shares of a company, it's worth to overview its ownership structure.

Brink's shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 1.10% of all shares.

Bearish positions for BCO stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Brink's:

BCOASCMADBDJCI
Market cap$4.4 B$8.5 M$723.0 M$37.8 B
Total shares49.9 M12.1 M76.6 M898.1 M
Float shares48.5 M8.1 M75.6 M894.7 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)105.1%58.9%99.2%92.3%
  - Insider holdings (%)1.1%11.1%2.4%0.2%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

Brink's summary

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019
Open$87.51
Close$87.49
Day range$87.39 - $88.17
Previous close$87.55
Session gain-0.07%
Average true range$1.48
50d mov avg$80.85
100d mov avg$79.38
200d mov avg$73.73
Daily patternlt06a
Weekly pattern lb11c

Brink's performance

Stocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. We picked Ascent Capital, Diebold Nixdorf and Johnson Controls International as the bechmarking frame for Brink's stock.
Stock3m6m12m
BCOBrink's9.47%21.35%9.83%
ASCMAAscent Capital-1.41%14.75%-77.71%
DBDDiebold Nixdorf-25.79%138.99%-18.97%
JCIJohnson Controls ...15.20%30.30%19.79%

Brink's competitors

One check before investing in any stock is to have a look a list of its competitors, in this case for Brink's. We chose 3 companies as Brink's competitors as they are in the same industry or have similar market objectives.