EFOI stock: buy or sell?

EFOI stock price: $0.53 8.16% At close on May 21st, 2019

Updated on:
May 21st, 2019

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After sliding a frightening -6.12% yesterday, Energy Focus closed today at $0.53 and boosted a dazzling 8.16%. Tuesday session broke a read streak of 4 days.

Energy Focus, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and sells energy-efficient lighting systems in the United States and internationally.

Should I buy EFOI stock?

Trading stocks requires experience and discipline, and your buying and selling decisions must come following a methodology. That's why is so important to choose your own trading plan that matches with your character as inversor. At Stocks2.com, we use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.

None of our preferred buy setups matches with Energy Focus stock situation right now, therefore this is not a suitable entry point.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This doesn't mean EFOI will slide in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

Is Energy Focus stock a buy?

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

EFOI stock analysis

Daily outlook

After sliding for 4 sessions, Tuesday Energy Focus boosted a dazzling 8.16%, closing at $0.53.

After sliding a frightening -6.12% yesterday, Energy Focus closed today at $0.53 and boosted a dazzling 8.16%. EFOI marked a lower low and a lower high in the short term, defining a downward trend. Climbing above $0.60 would break this short term down trend and open possibilities for reversing this situation. Since price and SMA100d lines crossed down on April, EFOI fell $-0.62 per share (-53.91%).

EFOI stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

After sliding a spooky -7.69% in a week last week, Energy Focus closed this week at $0.53 and stepped up a nice 1.92%. Early April EFOI climbed an exceptional 27.03% in just one week.

Energy Focus is sliding further to find new supports after crossing down the support. Since price and 20-weeks moving average lines crossed down early April, EFOI fell $-0.69 per share (-56.56%).

EFOI stock chart (weekly)

EFOI stock price history

EFOI IPO was on August 18th, 1994 at $4.75 per share1. Since then, EFOI stock sliced a -88.80%, with a yearly average of -3.70%.

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

EFOI stock historical price chart

EFOI stock reached 52-week highs on June at $2.54, and all-time highs 2015-09-09 with a price of 29.2.

EFOI stock price target

How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable 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 30 days we have not found any price forecast for Energy Focus stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

On April, Energy Focus reported its latest financial data, posting an amazing climb for the Earnings per Share (EPS). Experts were expecting $-0.15 per share, but Energy Focus posted $-0.24.
EFOI earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q1-n/a-0.33n/a
2017-Q2-n/a-0.17n/a
2017-Q3-n/a-0.17n/a
2017-Q42018-02-22-0.15-0.13n/a
2018-Q12018-05-02-0.17-0.2n/a
2018-Q22018-08-08-0.18-0.15n/a
2018-Q32018-11-07-0.16-0.15n/a
2018-Q42019-04-01-0.15-0.24n/a
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

In 2018, Energy Focus annual revenues fell a horrible -8.76% to $18.11 M USD from $19.85 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, instead, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) rose a 6.45% to -50.32%.

EFOI annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$22 M-$-6.95 M-32.3%-
2014$29 M34.52%$-5.85 M-20.2%-15.90%
2015$64 M122.37%$8.78 M13.6%-250.21%
2016$31 M-51.87%$-16.89 M-54.5%-292.33%
2017$20 M-35.98%$-11.27 M-56.8%-33.28%
2018$18 M-8.76%$-9.11 M-50.3%-19.14%

Quarterly financial results

Energy Focus reported $3.12 million in revenues for 2018-Q4, a -39.55% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $-3.00 million with a profit margin of -96.12%. Profit margin collapsed a -58.90% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was -37.22%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, Energy Focus sales marked a chilling decrease and collapsed a -34.04%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Energy Focus posted 2 positive quarters in a row.
EFOI quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q1$4 M-$-4.52 M-110.0%-
2017-Q2$6 M46.23%$-3.11 M-51.7%-31.19%
2017-Q3$5 M-16.77%$-1.77 M-35.4%-42.99%
2017-Q4$5 M-5.50%$-1.86 M-39.3%4.79%
2018-Q1$5 M-1.44%$-2.39 M-51.3%28.63%
2018-Q2$5 M11.01%$-1.80 M-34.9%-24.52%
2018-Q3$5 M-0.27%$-1.92 M-37.2%6.43%
2018-Q4$3 M-39.55%$-3.00 M-96.1%56.09%

Energy Focus ownership

When you are planning to invest in shares of a stock, it's always worth to have a look its ownership structure.

Energy Focus shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 30.23% of all shares.

In case of Energy Focus stock, 13.40% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for EFOI stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Energy Focus:

EFOILYTSOESXRVLT
Market cap$6.5 M$92.6 M$62.7 M$4.7 M
Total shares12.2 M25.9 M29.6 M23.6 M
Float shares8.7 M25.3 M23.2 M12.0 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)13.4%64.9%37.5%18.7%
  - Insider holdings (%)30.2%3.3%21.6%48.7%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

EFOI summary

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
Open$0.53
Close$0.53
Day range$0.50 - $0.54
Previous close$0.49
Session gain8.16%
Average true range$0.06
50d mov avg$0.79
100d mov avg$0.86
200d mov avg$1.26
Daily patternlb06a
Weekly pattern lt01c

Energy Focus performance

Stocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. We selected LSI Industries, Orion Energy Systems and Revolution Lighting Technologies as the bechmarking frame for Energy Focus stock.
Stock3m6m12m
EFOIEnergy Focus-53.51%-55.46%-75.69%
LYTSLSI Industries7.85%-10.30%-33.52%
OESXOrion Energy Syst...107.84%171.79%143.68%
RVLTRevolution Lighti...-59.18%-71.83%-95.50%

Energy Focus competitors

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