LSI stock: buy or sell?
May 21st, 2019
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 Stocks2.com 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.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
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
LSI shares boosted 3.48% to $3.57 today.
LSI Industries boosted a brilliant 3.48% and closed at $3.57.
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%).
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 targetNobody 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 ShareOn 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.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsCompared 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%.
|2013||$281 M||-||$-0.12 M-0.0%||-|
|2014||$299 M||6.65%||$0.93 M0.3%||-856.10%|
|2015||$308 M||2.80%||$5.15 M1.7%||453.87%|
|2016||$322 M||4.66%||$9.48 M2.9%||84.08%|
|2017||$331 M||2.85%||$3.00 M0.9%||-68.36%|
|2018||$342 M||3.21%||$-19.54 M-5.7%||-751.37%|
|TTM||$337 M||-1.54%||$-16.48 M-4.9%||-15.68%|
Quarterly financial resultsLSI 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.
|2017-Q2||$83 M||-||$0.70 M0.8%||-|
|2017-Q3||$87 M||4.85%||$-15.63 M-17.9%||-2,345.55%|
|2017-Q4||$92 M||5.53%||$-1.47 M-1.6%||-90.61%|
|2018-Q1||$79 M||-14.58%||$0.22 M0.3%||-114.99%|
|2018-Q2||$83 M||5.79%||$-2.66 M-3.2%||-1,310.91%|
|2018-Q3||$85 M||1.86%||$1.75 M2.1%||-165.65%|
|2018-Q4||$90 M||5.40%||$-15.78 M-17.6%||-1,002.34%|
|2019-Q1||$73 M||-18.66%||$-3.17 M-4.3%||-79.93%|
LSI ownershipWhen 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 shares||25.9 M||39.5 M||29.6 M||23.6 M|
|Float shares||25.3 M||39.0 M||23.2 M||12.0 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||64.9%||97.3%||37.5%||18.7%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||3.3%||1.1%||21.6%||48.7%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%|
|Tuesday, May 21st, 2019|
|Day range||$3.44 - $3.57|
|Average true range||$0.11|
|50d mov avg||$3.09|
|100d mov avg||$3.18|
|200d mov avg||$3.75|
LSI performancePerformance 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.
|OESXOrion Energy Syst...||107.84%||171.79%||143.68%|