RGSE stock: buy or sell?

RGSE stock price: $0.13 -13.33% At close on May 21st, 2019

Updated on:
May 21st, 2019


Real Goods Solar shares plunged -13.33% to $0.13 today. On Thursday RGSE skyrocketed an amazing 6.25%.

Real Goods Solar, Inc. operates as a residential and small business commercial solar energy engineering, procurement, and construction company in the United States.

Should I buy RGSE stock?

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

Currently, Real Goods Solar 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 Real Goods Solar stock a buy?

Financial institutions and banks publish stock ratings everyday. Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for RGSE stock for the last month.

RGSE stock analysis

Daily outlook

Shares of Real Goods Solar plunged a frightening -13.33% and closed at $0.13.

Shares of Real Goods Solar plunged a frightening -13.33% and closed at $0.13. Since last February when RGSE stock price broke down the SMA100d line, it slid $-0.35 per share (-72.92%).

RGSE stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

After boosting a dazzling 26.67% in a week last week, Real Goods Solar closed this week at $0.13 and collapsed a chilling -13.33%. This week broke a streak of 4 green weeks.

Since price and 20-weeks moving average lines crossed down early February, RGSE fell $-0.37 per share (-74.00%).

RGSE stock chart (weekly)

RGSE stock price history

RGSE stock went public on May 20th, 2013 with a price of $58,800.001. Since then, RGSE stock lost a -100.00%, with a yearly average of -16.70%.

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

RGSE stock historical price chart

RGSE stock reached 52-week highs on June at $1.36, and all-time highs 2013-05-20 with a price of 86040.

RGSE stock price target

Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. 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 30 days we have not detected any price target for Real Goods Solar stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

After presenting its last earnings report on February, Real Goods Solar plunged a hair-raising -66.67%. As soon as we get its posted EPS from the earnings report, we will extend this review.
RGSE earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

Compared to 2016, last anual sales report draw a scary correction of -12.91% to $15.18 million dollars. Nonetheless, its income margin (compared to revenues) climbed to -116.63%, that is $-17.70 million.

Real Goods Solar fiscal year ends in December, and to compare its evolution since then, we estimate annual sales and income figures by adding results from the last 4 quarters. This is called TTM (or Twelve Trailing Months). So, Real Goods Solar TTM sales up to December 2018 were $10.34 and income $-30.39 M dollars. When comparing this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can review Real Goods Solar business evolution since December 2017: Annual turnover up to December, compared to lastest yearly report, plummed a frightening -31.89%. Regarding profit margin, Real Goods Solar collapsed -177.40% to -116.63%

RGSE annual Sales and Income evolution
2012$93 M-$-47.21 M-50.8%-
2013$101 M9.10%$-11.30 M-11.2%-76.06%
2014$71 M-30.16%$-57.11 M-80.7%405.41%
2015$46 M-35.67%$-10.78 M-23.7%-81.12%
2016$17 M-61.73%$-25.33 M-145.4%134.95%
2017$15 M-12.91%$-17.70 M-116.6%-30.12%
TTM $10 M-31.89%$-30.39 M-294.0%71.72%

Quarterly financial results

Real Goods Solar posted M in revenues for 2018-Q4, a -100.00% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked M with a profit margin of . Profit margin stayed stable a 0.00% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was -470.89%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, Real Goods Solar sales marked a chilling loss and collapsed a -100.00%.
RGSE quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2016-Q4$5 M-$-10.75 M-209.1%-
2017-Q1$4 M-28.99%$-4.08 M-111.8%-62.05%
2017-Q2$3 M-17.81%$-4.00 M-133.3%-1.96%
2017-Q3$4 M33.97%$-4.42 M-110.0%10.55%
2017-Q4$4 M11.82%$-5.21 M-116.0%17.87%
2018-Q1$3 M-37.21%$-4.34 M-153.7%-16.77%
2018-Q2$4 M28.63%$-7.76 M-213.8%78.93%
2018-Q3$4 M7.02%$-18.29 M-470.9%135.69%

Real Goods Solar ownership

When you are planning to buy shares of a company, it's worth to check its ownership structure.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For Real Goods Solar, 0.00% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

In case of Real Goods Solar stock, 0.22% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for RGSE stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Real Goods Solar:

Market cap$14.3 M$765.6 M$71.9 M$18.3 M
Total shares109.6 M125.5 M47.3 M26.2 M
Float shares105.0 M44.9 M31.6 M24.2 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)0.2%95.4%44.7%7.2%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.0%1.7%49.4%12.3%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

RGSE summary

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
Day range$0.13 - $0.15
Previous close$0.15
Session gain-13.33%
Average true range$0.02
50d mov avg$0.17
100d mov avg$0.32
200d mov avg$0.38
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern lt03a

Real Goods Solar performance

Stocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. We chose NCI Building Systems, Profire Energy and Sunworks as the bechmarking frame for Real Goods Solar stock.
RGSEReal Goods Solar-68.29%-79.37%-88.50%
NCSNCI Building Syst...-14.69%-44.85%-68.15%
PFIEProfire Energy-15.56%-29.95%-65.61%

Real Goods Solar competitors

We selected a few stocks to conform a list of Real Goods Solar competitors to watch if you are interested in investing in RGSE: