Urban One stock: buy or sell?

UONE stock price: $1.82 1.11% At close on September 17th, 2019

Updated on:
September 17th, 2019

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After sliding a hair-raising -9.44% on Sep/10, Urban One closed on Tuesday at $1.82 and gained a fine 1.11%. On September 9th UONE climbed an extraordinary 5.58%.

Urban One, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an urban-oriented multi-media company in the United States. The company operates through four segments: Radio Broadcasting, Reach Media, Internet, and Cable Television.

Should I buy Urban One stock?

Even if you are a experienced or a novel trader, best trading results come from using an investing strategy that never leaves to random or subjective opinions when is the best moment to buy or sell stocks. That's why is so important to define your own trading plan that matches with your character as inversor. At Stocks2.com, we like to use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.

Currently, Urban One 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 doesn't mean UONE will slide in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

Is Urban One stock a buy?

Banks and financial institutions publish stock ratings everyday. Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for UONE stock for the last 30 days.

Urban One stock analysis

Daily outlook

After sliding a hair-raising -9.44% on September/10, Urban One closed on Tuesday at $1.82 and gained a fine 1.11%.

After sliding a hair-raising -9.44% on Sep 10th, Urban One closed on Tuesday at $1.82 and gained a fine 1.11%.

UONE stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Shares of Urban One grew a slightly fine 1.11% this week. By mid August UONE plummed a frightening -9.52% in just one week.

Urban One finally dropped through the support and now is sliding further looking for new supports.

UONE stock chart (weekly)

Urban One stock price history

Urban One IPO was on May 6th, 1999 at $9.33 per share1. Since then, UONE stock declined a -80.50%, with a yearly average of -4.00%.

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

Urban One stock historical price chart

UONE stock reached 52-week highs at $4.85, and all-time highs 1999-12-08 with a price of 32.5.

Urban One 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. You should not follow the analysts' UONE stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. For the last month we have not detected any price forecast for Urban One stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Since March, when Urban One published its last earnings report, it collapsed a frightening -18.75%. As soon as we get its actual EPS from the earnings report, we will extend this report.
UONE earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q1-n/a-0.05n/a
2017-Q2-n/a0.11n/a
2017-Q3-n/a0.05n/a
2017-Q42018-03-06n/a0.08n/a
2018-Q12018-05-02n/a-0.34n/a
2018-Q22018-08-08n/a0.49n/a
2018-Q32018-11-01n/a0.49n/a
2018-Q42019-03-06n/a2.74n/a
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

In 2018, Urban One annual sales remained stable a tight -0.21% to $439.10 million dollars from $440.04 marked in 2017. However, its earnings margin (compared to sales) escalated to 32.11%, that is $141.00 million.

UONE annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$449 M-$-62.87 M-14.0%-
2014$441 M-1.63%$-62.67 M-14.2%-0.32%
2015$451 M2.15%$-74.02 M-16.4%18.11%
2016$456 M1.19%$-0.42 M-0.1%-99.43%
2017$440 M-3.55%$112 M25.4%-26,550.83%
2018$439 M-0.21%$141 M32.1%26.02%

Quarterly financial results

Urban One posted $113.54 million in revenues for 2018-Q4, a 2.54% improvement compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $116.92 M with a profit margin of 102.98%. Profit margin climbed a 82.17% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 20.81%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, Urban One sales marked a nice gain and inched a 4.13%.
UONE quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q1$101 M-$-2 M-2.3%-
2017-Q2$118 M16.14%$1 M0.7%-134.72%
2017-Q3$112 M-4.73%$-8 M-7.0%-1,083.29%
2017-Q4$109 M-2.71%$121 M111.2%-1,637.97%
2018-Q1$100 M-8.63%$-23 M-22.6%-118.60%
2018-Q2$115 M15.64%$24 M20.5%-204.59%
2018-Q3$111 M-3.89%$23 M20.8%-2.31%
2018-Q4$114 M2.54%$117 M103.0%407.39%

Urban One ownership

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

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For Urban One, 40.69% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

In case of Urban One stock, 8.33% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for UONE stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Urban One:

UONEBBGICBSEMMSETM
Market cap$2.9 M$34.2 M$14.7 B$58.1 M$495.7 M
Total shares1.6 M11.2 M351.9 M11.9 M138.5 M
Float shares18.6 M8.0 M333.0 M9.9 M119.1 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)8.3%56.8%0.0%52.3%91.9%
  - Insider holdings (%)40.7%49.2%7.8%8.6%15.1%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

Urban One summary

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
Open$1.82
Close$1.82
Day range$1.80 - $2.00
Previous close$1.80
Session gain1.11%
Average true range$0.10
50d mov avg$2.10
100d mov avg$2.17
200d mov avg$2.31
Daily patternlt11c
Weekly pattern lt01c

Urban One performance

To measure stock performance is always good to benchmark with competitors or related stocks. We compared Urban One against Beasley Broadcast, CBS, Emmis Communications, Entercom Communications, Salem Media and Saga Communications in the following table:
Stock3m6m12m
UONEUrban One-13.74%-16.89%-20.87%
BBGIBeasley Broadcast2.69%-17.57%-50.96%
CBS -16.71%-6.37%-25.10%
EMMSEmmis Communicati...4.49%28.01%-5.05%
ETMEntercom Communic...-40.03%-33.46%-52.39%
SALMSalem Media-25.31%-27.38%-50.67%
SGASaga Communicatio...3.81%-4.34%-13.13%

Urban One competitors

We chose a few stocks to conform a list of Urban One competitors to review if you are interested in investing in UONE: