LSI stock: buy or sell?

LYTS stock price: $3.57 3.48% At close on May 21st, 2019

Updated on:
May 21st, 2019


LSI shares boosted 3.48% to $3.57 today. Counting Tuesday, it's been 3 climbing days in a row, adding $0.19 or 5.56%. On May 13th LYTS collapsed a bloodcurdling -5.39%.

LSI Industries Inc. provides corporate visual image solutions in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Latin America.

Should I buy LSI stock?

Make a decision about when to buy or sell stocks is one of the hardest parts of being a trader or investor. Having a trading plan helps to make decisions easier, quicker and with less hesitations. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at we prefer those that are simple but successful.

None of our preferred buy setups matches with LSI 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 LSI Industries 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 LYTS stock for the last month.

LSI stock analysis

Daily outlook

LSI shares boosted 3.48% to $3.57 today.

LSI Industries boosted a brilliant 3.48% and closed at $3.57.

LYTS stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Shares of LSI Industries escalated a very good 3.48% this week. Late April LYTS skyrocketed an astounding 8.22% in just one week. Late April LYTS plunged a dreadful -7.10% in just one week.

Since price and SMA20w lines crossed up by mid April, LYTS climbed $0.58 (19.40%).

LYTS stock chart (weekly)

LSI stock price history

LSI IPO was on March 12th, 1985 at $1.05 per share1. Since then, LYTS stock surged a 240.00%, with an average of 7.10% per year. If you had invested $1,000 in LSI stock in 1985, it would worth $2,400.00 today.

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

LSI stock historical price chart

LYTS stock reached 52-week highs on June at $5.53, and all-time highs 2007-10-11 with a price of 15.92.

LSI stock price target

Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. 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 LSI Industries stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

On January, LSI failed to meet the estimates of the experts and reported a spooky EPS of $0.03 per share when experts were expecting $0.09.
LYTS earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual revenues report draw a beatiful growth of 3.21% to $342.02 million USD. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, however, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) dropped a -6.62% to -5.71%.

To have an up to date view of the financial situation of LSI Industries, we have calculated the trailing twelve month (TTM) sales and income figures. TTM values are the sum of the last 4 quarters and aproximate to an annual fiscal report ending in 2018-Q4 that can be compared to 2018 fiscal year results. Annual LSI Industries TTM sales up to December 2018 were $336.75 and income was $-16.48 M USD. If we compare this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can esteem LSI business evolution since June 2018: Annual turnover up to December, compared to lastest yearly report, declined an ugly -1.54%. Slightly better, profit margin (net income/revenues) stayed steady at -5.71%.

LYTS annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$281 M-$-0.12 M-0.0%-
2014$299 M6.65%$0.93 M0.3%-856.10%
2015$308 M2.80%$5.15 M1.7%453.87%
2016$322 M4.66%$9.48 M2.9%84.08%
2017$331 M2.85%$3.00 M0.9%-68.36%
2018$342 M3.21%$-19.54 M-5.7%-751.37%
TTM $337 M-1.54%$-16.48 M-4.9%-15.68%

Quarterly financial results

LSI Industries reported $89.54 M in sales for 2018-Q4, a 5.40% improvement compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $-15.78 M with a profit margin of -17.63%. Profit margin plummed a -19.68% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 2.06%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, LSI sales marked an unpleasant correction and decreased a -2.99%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, LSI Industries posted 3 positive quarters in a row.
LYTS quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q2$83 M-$0.70 M0.8%-
2017-Q3$87 M4.85%$-15.63 M-17.9%-2,345.55%
2017-Q4$92 M5.53%$-1.47 M-1.6%-90.61%
2018-Q1$79 M-14.58%$0.22 M0.3%-114.99%
2018-Q2$83 M5.79%$-2.66 M-3.2%-1,310.91%
2018-Q3$85 M1.86%$1.75 M2.1%-165.65%
2018-Q4$90 M5.40%$-15.78 M-17.6%-1,002.34%
2019-Q1$73 M-18.66%$-3.17 M-4.3%-79.93%

LSI ownership

When you are planning to buy a stock, it's worth to review its ownership structure.

LSI shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 3.28% of all shares.

In case of LSI stock, 64.92% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for LYTS 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$92.6 M$5.4 B$62.7 M$4.7 M
Total shares25.9 M39.5 M29.6 M23.6 M
Float shares25.3 M39.0 M23.2 M12.0 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)64.9%97.3%37.5%18.7%
  - Insider holdings (%)3.3%1.1%21.6%48.7%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

LSI summary

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
Day range$3.44 - $3.57
Previous close$3.45
Session gain3.48%
Average true range$0.11
50d mov avg$3.09
100d mov avg$3.18
200d mov avg$3.75
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern

LSI performance

Performance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. We picked Acuity Brands, Orion Energy Systems and Revolution Lighting Technologies as the bechmarking frame for LSI Industries stock.
LYTSLSI Industries7.85%-10.30%-33.52%
AYIAcuity Brands5.10%12.05%15.14%
OESXOrion Energy Syst...107.84%171.79%143.68%
RVLTRevolution Lighti...-59.18%-71.83%-95.50%

LSI competitors

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