USA stock: buy or sell?

USAT stock price: $6.76 14.58% At close on May 21st, 2019

Updated on:
May 21st, 2019

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USA Technologies shares broke up the SMA line of 200 days today and closed at $6.76, rocketed a 14.58%.

USA Technologies, Inc. provides wireless networking, cashless transactions, asset monitoring, and other value-added services in the United States and internationally.

Should I buy USA stock?

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Currently, USA Technologies 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 USA Technologies stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. At Stocks2.com, we collected 4 ratings published for USAT stock in the last month.

The general sentiment of these ratings is bullish for USAT stock, with 2 positive ratings.
Is USAT a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-2-7Northland SecuritiesOutperformMarket Perform
2019-2-11Lake Street CapitalBuyHold
2019-1-15Lake Street Capitaln/aBuy
2019-1-15Craig Hallumn/aBuy

USA stock analysis

Daily outlook

USA Technologies crossed up the SMA line of 200 days today and closed at $6.76, rocketed a 14.58%.

USA Technologies crossed up the simple moving average line of 200d today and closed at $6.76. From a daily perspective, USAT is in a short term uptrend after plotting its last bottom ($5.59, on May 9th) higher than the previous bottom, and its last top ($6.13, on Friday) also over the previous top. Now trading in between its last bottom and last top USAT might consolidate in a plain range, waiting to break out over $6.13 or down under $5.59. Since SMA50d and SMA100d crossed up on May/8, USAT price climbed $0.91 per share (15.56%).

USAT stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

USA broke up the simple moving average line of 200d, closing at $6.76.

USA Technologies stock just marked a top under its last top. Athought it's not something to really worring right now, investors should be on alert as this could be a warning for future complications. Loosing its previous bottom at would confirm the downtrend path.

USAT stock chart (weekly)

USA stock price history

USA IPO was on August 16th, 1999 at $196.87 per share1. Since then, USAT stock declined a -96.60%, with a yearly average of -5.10%.

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

USA stock historical price chart

USAT stock reached 52-week highs on August at $16.83, and all-time highs 1999-12-02 with a price of 656.25.

USA stock price target is $11.00

Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. 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. For the last 30 days we only found 1 price prediction for USA stock:
USAT stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-1-15Craig HallumReiterates$16.00$11.00-31.3%
(in average)$16.00$11.00-31.0%

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

After posting its last earnings report on April, USA skyrocketed an astounding 45.69%. Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
USAT earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2016-Q4-n/a0.01n/a
2017-Q1-n/an/an/a
2017-Q2-n/a0.01n/a
2017-Q32017-11-08-0.01n/an/a
2017-Q42018-02-080.010.02100.0%
2018-Q12018-05-080.010.04300.0%
2018-Q22018-10-02n/an/an/a
2018-Q32019-01-02n/an/an/a
2018-Q42019-04-04n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

Compared to 2016, last anual revenues report draw an extraordinary growth of 34.47% to $104.09 M dollars. When comparing 2017 vs 2016, however, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) rose a 7.01% to -1.78%.

To have an updated picture of the financial situation of USA, 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 2017 fiscal year results. Annual USA TTM sales up to December 2018 were $35.83 and income was $1.16 million dollars. When comparing this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can review USA Technologies business evolution since June 2017: Annual turnover up to December, compared to lastest yearly report, plunged a spooky -65.58%. Nevertheless, profit margin (net income/sales) jumped at -1.78%.

USAT annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$36 M-$0.85 M2.4%-
2014$42 M17.82%$28 M65.0%3,123.31%
2015$58 M37.15%$-1.09 M-1.9%-103.96%
2016$77 M33.29%$-6.81 M-8.8%524.98%
2017$104 M34.47%$-1.85 M-1.8%-72.79%
TTM $36 M-65.58%$1.16 M3.2%-162.63%

Quarterly financial results

Reported quarter earnings marked million with a profit margin of . Profit margin stayed stable a 0.00% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was nan%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, USA sales marked a dreadful slide and plummed a -100.00%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, USA posted 3 negative quarters in a row.
USAT quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2016-Q4$22 M-$0.23 M1.1%-
2017-Q1$26 M21.60%$0.14 M0.5%-41.63%
2017-Q2$34 M29.59%$0.24 M0.7%78.68%
2017-Q3$26 M-25.29%$-0.21 M-0.8%-187.65%
2017-Q4$33 M26.89%$-12.52 M-38.5%5,776.06%
2018-Q1$36 M10.23%$1.16 M3.2%-109.27%

USA ownership

When you are planning to invest in shares of a company, it's always worth to overview its ownership structure.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For USA Technologies, 9.34% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

In case of USA stock, 71.46% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for USAT stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

For a better understanding, the following table shows ownership data compared to other related stocks:

USATALOTCRDBDNCR
Market cap$405.6 M$183.8 M$5.0 B$775.9 M$3.8 B
Total shares60.0 M7.0 M59.9 M76.6 M120.1 M
Float shares48.6 M6.2 M51.0 M75.6 M119.3 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)71.5%60.0%70.3%99.2%98.8%
  - Insider holdings (%)9.3%12.4%14.7%2.4%1.3%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

USA summary

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
Open$6.00
Close$6.76
Day range$5.99 - $6.91
Previous close$5.90
Session gain14.58%
Average true range$0.33
50d mov avg$4.97
100d mov avg$4.78
200d mov avg$6.67
Daily patternlt06a
Weekly pattern lt01a

USA performance

To measure stock performance is always good to benchmark with competitors or related stocks. For USA Technologies, the comparison is made against AstroNova, Crane, Diebold Nixdorf, NCR, PAR Technology, TransAct Technologies and Zebra Technologies.
Stock3m6m12m
USATUSA Technologies64.08%33.86%-49.93%
ALOTAstroNova38.06%34.80%35.01%
CRCrane-1.29%-1.40%0.73%
DBDDiebold Nixdorf16.97%179.06%-14.51%
NCR 10.43%26.35%8.63%
PARPAR Technology-6.19%43.99%84.26%
TACTTransAct Technolo...-14.33%-14.33%-15.48%
ZBRAZebra Technologie...-13.70%7.93%14.93%

USA competitors

We picked a few stocks to conform a list of USA Technologies competitors to review if you are interested in investing in USAT: