LILAK stock: buy or sell?

LILAK stock price: $16.61 2.85% At close on August 22nd, 2019

Updated on:
August 22nd, 2019

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Liberty Latin America closed today at $16.61 and escalated a shining 2.85%. On August 20th LILAK plunged a hair-raising -6.63%.

Liberty Latin America Ltd. provides various telecommunications services. Its services primarily include video, broadband Internet, fixed-line telephony, and mobile services.

Should I buy LILAK stock?

Make a decision about when to buy or sell stocks is one of the hardest parts of being a trader or investor. 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 Liberty Latin America 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 LILAK will fall in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

Is Liberty Latin America stock a buy?

Banks and financial institutions post stock ratings everyday. At Stocks2.com, we found 1 rating published for LILAK stock in the last month.

Is LILAK a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-2-21Pivotal Researchn/aBuy

LILAK stock analysis

Daily outlook

Liberty Latin America closed today at $16.61 and escalated a shining 2.85%.

Liberty Latin America shares escalated 2.85% to $16.61 today. Since last June when LILAK stock price broke down the SMA200d line, it slid $-2.04 per share (-10.94%). Since May when SMA100d and SMA200d crossed up, LILAK price slipped $-1.41 per share (-7.82%).

LILAK stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Liberty Latin America closed this week at $16.61 and slipped a fateful -3.49%. Late June LILAK plummed a spooky -9.89% in just one week.

Since early May when SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up, LILAK price slipped $-4.78 per share (-22.35%).

LILAK stock chart (weekly)

LILAK stock price history

LILAK IPO was on July 2nd, 2015 at $46.26 per share1. Since then, LILAK stock lost a -64.10%, with a yearly average of -16.00%.

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

LILAK stock historical price chart

LILAK stock reached 52-week highs on April at $21.93, and all-time highs 2015-07-02 with a price of 55.

LILAK stock price target is $27.00

Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. 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. Currently, only 1 price forecast for Liberty Latin America stock was published in the last 30 days:
LILAK stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-2-21Pivotal ResearchReiteratesn/a$27.00-
(in average)$0.00$27.000.0%

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Since February, when Liberty Latin America presented its last earnings report, it slipped a godawful -11.88%. Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
LILAK earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q1-n/an/an/a
2017-Q2-n/an/an/a
2017-Q3-n/an/an/a
2017-Q42018-04-05n/an/an/a
2018-Q12018-05-08n/a-0.26n/a
2018-Q22018-08-08n/a-0.25n/a
2018-Q32018-11-07n/a-0.15n/a
2018-Q42019-02-21n/a-1.3n/a
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

In 2018, Liberty Latin America annual sales gained a decent 3.22% to $3,705.70 million dollars from $3,590.00 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, instead, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) rocketed a 12.36% to -9.32%.

LILAK annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2014$1,205 M-$12 M1.0%-
2015$1,217 M1.05%$44 M3.6%265.83%
2016$2,724 M123.76%$-235.80 M-8.7%-637.13%
2017$3,590 M31.80%$-778.10 M-21.7%229.98%
2018$3,706 M3.22%$-345.20 M-9.3%-55.64%

Quarterly financial results

Liberty Latin America posted $948.50 M in sales for 2018-Q4, a 2.52% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $-233.00 million with a profit margin of -24.57%. Profit margin plummed a -21.81% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was -2.76%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, Liberty Latin America sales marked a cool increase and boosted a 11.58%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Liberty Latin America posted 4 negative quarters in a row.
LILAK quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q1$911 M-$-5.80 M-0.6%-
2017-Q2$921 M1.10%$-28.20 M-3.1%386.21%
2017-Q3$908 M-1.39%$-331.20 M-36.5%1,074.47%
2017-Q4$850 M-6.39%$-400.80 M-47.1%21.01%
2018-Q1$910 M7.03%$-44.50 M-4.9%-88.90%
2018-Q2$922 M1.34%$-42.20 M-4.6%-5.17%
2018-Q3$925 M0.34%$-25.50 M-2.8%-39.57%
2018-Q4$949 M2.52%$-233.00 M-24.6%813.73%

Liberty Latin America ownership

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

Liberty Latin America shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 7.01% of all shares.

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

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Liberty Latin America:

LILAK
Market cap$2.2 B
Total shares130.9 M
Float shares135.1 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)84.2%
  - Insider holdings (%)7.0%
Shares in short selling0.0%

LILAK summary

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019
Open$16.27
Close$16.61
Day range$16.26 - $16.68
Previous close$16.15
Session gain2.85%
Average true range$0.57
50d mov avg$18.38
100d mov avg$19.09
200d mov avg$18.52
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern

Liberty Latin America performance

Stocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. We picked as the bechmarking frame for Liberty Latin America stock.
Stock3m6m12m
LILAKLiberty Latin Ame...-19.84%-1.25%-19.33%

Liberty Latin America competitors

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