GSB stock: buy or sell?

GSB stock price: $8.82 0.34% At close on May 15th, 2020

Updated on:
May 15th, 2020

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Shares of GlobalSCAPE appreciated a slightly good 0.34% and closed at $8.82.

GlobalSCAPE, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops and distributes software, delivers managed and hosted solutions, and provides associated services for secure information exchange, and file transfer and sharing for enterprises and consumers worldwide.

Should I buy GSB stock?

Trading stocks requires experience and discipline, and your buying and selling decisions must come following a methodology. Following a trading strategy 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.

Currently, GlobalSCAPE stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.

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 GlobalSCAPE 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 GSB stock for the last 30 days.

GSB stock analysis

Daily outlook

GlobalSCAPE appreciated a slightly good 0.34% and closed at $8.82.

GlobalSCAPE appreciated a slightly good 0.34% and closed at $8.82. Since price and SMA200d lines crossed up on Apr/23, GSB climbed $0.48 (5.76%). On January, GSB hit new all time highs, pushing higher previous ATH of $12.33 recorded on January. New ATHs are usual entry points for many trading setups as there aren't higher resistences.

GSB stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

GlobalSCAPE plummed a dreadful -7.84% this week. Late April GSB skyrocketed an outstanding 15.31% in just one week.

GlobalSCAPE is in a clear downtrend, marking successive declining peaks and bottoms. Now is trading in between the - range. There is an opportunity to rebound and reverse this situation if price can hold above the level. Since late April when GSB stock price broke up the SMA40w line, it gained $1.02 (13.08%). Far behind is the all-time high GlobalSCAPE marked late January and since then the price is -28.58% below that top.

GSB stock chart (weekly)

GSB stock price history

GSB IPO was on September 15th, 2003 at $0.09 per share1. Since then, GSB stock surged a 9,700.00%, with a yearly average of 606.30%. If you had invested right after GSB's IPO a $1,000 in GSB stock in 2003, it would worth $97,000.00 today.

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

GSB stock historical price chart

GSB stock reached all-time highs on January with a price of $12.35.

GSB stock price target

Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. For the last month we have not found any price forecast for GlobalSCAPE stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

After presenting its last earnings report , GlobalSCAPE . As soon as we get its actual EPS from the earnings report, we will update this review.
GSB earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q1-n/a0.03n/a
2017-Q2-n/an/an/a
2017-Q3-n/an/an/a
2017-Q42018-04-05n/an/an/a
2018-Q12018-06-14n/a-0.04n/a
2018-Q22018-08-09n/a0.03n/a
2018-Q32018-10-29n/a0.05n/a
2018-Q42019-02-28n/a0.17n/a
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

In 2018, GlobalSCAPE annual sales inched a slightly fine 1.55% to $34.42 M USD from $33.89 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, in the same way, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) soared a 6.57% to 10.62%.

GSB annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2012$23 M-$-1.80 M-7.7%-
2013$24 M4.15%$3.84 M15.8%-313.33%
2014$27 M9.98%$3.03 M11.3%-21.20%
2015$31 M15.21%$4.60 M14.9%51.95%
2016$33 M8.09%$3.95 M11.9%-14.07%
2017$34 M1.66%$1.37 M4.0%-65.30%
2018$34 M1.55%$3.65 M10.6%166.52%

Quarterly financial results

GlobalSCAPE reported $9.27 M in sales for 2018-Q4, a 3.22% improvement compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $3.00 M with a profit margin of 32.34%. Profit margin rocketed a 21.23% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 11.11%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, GlobalSCAPE sales marked a fine gain and jumped a 5.70%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, GlobalSCAPE posted 3 positive quarters in a row.
GSB quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q1$8 M-$0.75 M9.0%-
2017-Q2$8 M1.80%$0.46 M5.4%-39.15%
2017-Q3$8 M-3.00%$0.28 M3.4%-39.61%
2017-Q4$9 M6.73%$-0.19 M-2.2%-169.93%
2018-Q1$8 M-12.07%$-0.94 M-12.1%384.46%
2018-Q2$8 M9.66%$0.59 M7.0%-163.42%
2018-Q3$9 M6.20%$1.00 M11.1%68.30%
2018-Q4$9 M3.22%$3.00 M32.3%200.40%

GlobalSCAPE ownership

Having a look at GlobalSCAPE ownership structure gives valuable information about the company and its governance (insider ownership) or the amount of investors that are on the short side.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For GlobalSCAPE, 34.19% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

In case of GlobalSCAPE stock, 35.14% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for GSB stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

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

GSB
Market cap$165.0 M
Total shares18.7 M
Float shares11.0 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)35.1%
  - Insider holdings (%)34.2%
Shares in short selling0.0%

GSB summary

Friday, May 15th, 2020
Open$8.51
Close$8.82
Day range$8.65 - $8.99
Previous close$8.79
Session gain0.34%
Average true range$0.54
50d mov avg$7.95
100d mov avg$8.98
200d mov avg$8.71
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern lt02a

GlobalSCAPE performance

To better understand GlobalSCAPE performance you must becnhmark its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. We compared GlobalSCAPE against in the following table:
Stock3m6m12m
GSBGlobalSCAPE-8.79%22.16%44.83%

GlobalSCAPE competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as GlobalSCAPE competitor. This doesn't mean GlobalSCAPE does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.