EFOI stock: buy or sell?
August 23rd, 2019
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.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
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
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%).
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 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 targetPredicting 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 ShareEnergy 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.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsIn 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%.
|2013||$22 M||-||$-6.95 M-32.3%||-|
|2014||$29 M||34.52%||$-5.85 M-20.2%||-15.90%|
|2015||$64 M||122.37%||$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 resultsEnergy 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.
|2017-Q1||$4 M||-||$-4.52 M-110.0%||-|
|2017-Q2||$6 M||46.23%||$-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||$5 M||11.01%||$-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 ownershipWhen 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 shares||12.1 M||25.9 M||29.9 M||0.0 M|
|Float shares||8.8 M||23.6 M||24.9 M||12.0 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||13.4%||64.9%||37.5%||18.7%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||30.2%||3.3%||21.6%||48.7%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%|
|Friday, August 23rd, 2019|
|Day range||$0.46 - $0.47|
|Average true range||$0.04|
|50d mov avg||$0.47|
|100d mov avg||$0.52|
|200d mov avg||$0.75|
Energy Focus performanceTo 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.
|OESXOrion Energy Syst...||23.83%||159.80%||173.20%|