EFOI stock: buy or sell?

EFOI stock price: $0.46 -2.13% At close on August 23rd, 2019

Updated on:
August 23rd, 2019


Energy Focus shares dropped -2.13% to $0.46 today. On August 14th EFOI plunged a dreadful -5.88%.

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?

Make a decision about when to buy or sell stocks is one of the hardest parts of being a trader or investor. Following a trading plan helps to make decisions easier, quicker and with less hesitations. At Stocks2.com, we like to 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, hence 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 is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

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 detect any rating for EFOI stock for the last month.

EFOI stock analysis

Daily outlook

Energy Focus shares dropped -2.13% to $0.46 today.

Energy Focus dropped a tragic -2.13% and closed at $0.46. From a daily perspective, EFOI is in a short term uptrend after plotting its last bottom ($0.40, on Jul/16) higher than the previous bottom, and its last top ($0.93, on July 30th) also over the previous top. Now trading in between its last bottom and last top EFOI might consolidate in a plain range, waiting to break out over $0.93 or down under $0.40. Since price and SMA100d lines crossed down on Aug/5, EFOI fell $-0.15 per share (-24.59%).

EFOI stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Shares of Energy Focus closed this week at $0.46 and plunged a chilling -6.12%. Late July EFOI boosted an astounding 34.43% in just one week. For 3 weeks in a row, price slid and lost a -37.50%.

In a weekly time frame, Energy Focus stock is drawing an uptrend with rising tops and bottoms. Now trading in between its last bottom and last top, EFOI might consolidate in a flat-base, waiting to break out over or down under . Since last week, when EFOI stock price broke down the 20-weeks moving avarage line, it slid $-0.08 per share (-14.81%).

EFOI stock chart (weekly)

EFOI stock price history

EFOI IPO was on August 18th, 1994 at $47.50 per share1. Since then, EFOI stock declined a -99.00%, with a yearly average of -4.00%.

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

EFOI stock historical price chart

EFOI stock reached 52-week highs on September at $2.34, and all-time highs 2005-07-20 with a price of 155.

EFOI 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 prediction for Energy Focus stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Energy Focus reported amazing results for 2018-Q4 on April. Energy Focus skyrocketed Earnings per Share (EPS) by 60.00%, beating experts of $-0.15. Energy Focus posted $-0.24.
EFOI earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

In 2018, Energy Focus annual turnover eased a shocking -8.76% to $18.11 million USD from $19.85 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, nevertheless, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) jumped a 6.45% to -50.32%.

EFOI annual Sales and Income evolution
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 posted $3.12 million in revenues for 2018-Q4, a -39.55% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income 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 revenues to same quarter last year, Energy Focus sales marked a frightening loss and plunged a -34.04%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Energy Focus posted 2 positive quarters in a row.
EFOI quarterly Sales and Income evolution
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 buy a company, it's worth to overview its ownership structure.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For Energy Focus, 30.23% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

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.

For a better context understanding, the following table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:

Market cap$5.5 M$107.9 M$79.3 M$0.0 M
Total shares12.1 M25.9 M29.9 M0.0 M
Float shares8.8 M23.6 M24.9 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

Friday, August 23rd, 2019
Day range$0.46 - $0.47
Previous close$0.47
Session gain-2.13%
Average true range$0.04
50d mov avg$0.47
100d mov avg$0.52
200d mov avg$0.75
Daily patternlt06a
Weekly pattern lt06a

Energy Focus performance

To better understand Energy Focus performance you must compare its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. For Energy Focus, the benchmark is made against LSI Industries, Orion Energy Systems and Revolution Lighting Technologies.
EFOIEnergy Focus-16.36%-59.65%-79.00%
LYTSLSI Industries17.51%25.68%-19.22%
OESXOrion Energy Syst...23.83%159.80%173.20%
RVLTRevolution Lighti...17.86%-32.65%-86.64%

Energy Focus competitors

We selected a few stocks to conform a list of Energy Focus competitors to watch if you are interested in investing in EFOI: