VSM stock: buy or sell?

VSM stock price: $52.99 0.02% At close on October 4th, 2019

Updated on:
October 4th, 2019


Versum Materials stayed steady 0.02% to $52.99 after topping to all time highs on October. With October, it's been 5 green days in a row, adding $0.54 or 1.03%.

Versum Materials, Inc. develops, manufactures, transports, and handles specialty materials for the semiconductor and display industries in the United States, Taiwan, South Korea, China, Europe, and rest of Asia.

Should I buy VSM stock?

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These 2 buy setups are elegible for Versum Materials stock right now:

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highYes
New 52 week highYes
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo

Is Versum Materials stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. At Stocks2.com, we gathered 8 ratings published for VSM stock in the last month.

Is VSM a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-4-8Stifel NicolausBuyHold
2019-4-8KeyCorpOverweightSector Weight
2019-4-3Loop CapitalHoldBuy
2019-3-4Jefferies Financial GroupBuyHold
2019-2-28Loop CapitalBuyHold
2019-2-28Credit Suisse GroupOutperformNeutral

VSM stock analysis

Daily outlook

Versum Materials stayed stable 0.02% on October to $52.99 after topping to all time highs on October.

Versum Materials closed on October at $52.99 after reaching a new all time high ($53.00) and stayed constant a tight 0.02%. On August VSM price bounced up over the SMA of 100 days demonstrating to be a significant support for this stock.

VSM stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Versum Materials shares inched 1.03% late September and topped a new all time high at $53.00. For 5 weeks in a row, price climbed and marked a profit of 1.92%.

Since late March when SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up, VSM price gained $3.21 per share (6.45%). Since price and SMA40w lines crossed up late January, VSM climbed $21.51 (68.33%).

VSM stock chart (weekly)

VSM stock price history

VSM IPO was on September 19th, 2016 at $27.05 per share1. Since then, VSM stock surged a 95.90%, with a yearly average of 32.00%. If you had invested right after VSM's IPO a $1,000 in VSM stock in 2016, it would worth $959.00 today.

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

VSM stock historical price chart

VSM stock reached all-time highs on October with a price of $53.00.

VSM stock price target is $51.00

How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. 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. We found 2 price predictions for Versum Materials stock published in the last 30 days:
VSM stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-3-4Jefferies Financial GroupDowngrades$44.00$47.006.8%
(in average)$44.00$51.0016.0%
The price prediction for Versum Materials stock is $51.00, moving in a range between $55.00 and $47.00. In average, analysts' outlook on VSM price target is positive, upgrading the target by a 16.00% from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Since February, when Versum Materials presented its last earnings report, it . Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
VSM earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

In 2018, Versum Materials annual turnover rocketed a super good 21.78% to $1,372.30 million USD from $1,126.90 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, nonetheless, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) slightly fell a -2.73% to 14.39%.

To have an updated picture of the financial situation of Versum Materials, 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 Versum Materials TTM sales up to December 2018 were $1,381.00 and earnings were $240.00 M USD. When comparing this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can review Versum Materials business evolution since September 2018: Annual turnover up to December, compared to lastest yearly report, stayed steady a slightly fine 0.63%. On the other hand, profit margin (net income/revenues) raised at 14.39%.

VSM annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$853 M-$-80.60 M-9.5%-
2014$943 M10.52%$124 M13.1%-253.35%
2015$1,009 M7.09%$184 M18.2%48.95%
2016$970 M-3.88%$212 M21.9%15.15%
2017$1,127 M16.16%$193 M17.1%-8.96%
2018$1,372 M21.78%$198 M14.4%2.33%
TTM $1,381 M0.63%$240 M17.4%21.52%

Quarterly financial results

Versum Materials reported $339.50 million in revenues for 2018-Q4, a -3.22% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $61.10 million with a profit margin of 18.00%. Profit margin gained a 2.60% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 15.39%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, Versum Materials sales marked a slightly good increase and raised a 2.63%.
VSM quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q1$271 M-$45 M16.6%-
2017-Q2$291 M7.39%$53 M18.1%17.37%
2017-Q3$295 M1.27%$45 M15.1%-15.37%
2017-Q4$331 M12.33%$19 M5.6%-58.30%
2018-Q1$341 M2.99%$62 M18.1%231.18%
2018-Q2$350 M2.73%$63 M18.1%2.76%
2018-Q3$351 M0.23%$54 M15.4%-14.69%
2018-Q4$340 M-3.22%$61 M18.0%13.15%

Versum Materials ownership

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

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

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

Market cap$0.0 M
Total shares0.0 M
Float shares0.0 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)0.0%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.0%
Shares in short selling0.0%

VSM summary

Friday, October 4th, 2019
Day range$52.98 - $53.00
Previous close$52.98
Session gain0.02%
Average true range$0.13
50d mov avg$52.13
100d mov avg$51.80
200d mov avg$47.05
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern

Versum Materials performance

To better understand Versum Materials performance you must compare its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. In the following table, we compare Versum Materials to :
VSMVersum Materials2.81%3.82%55.81%

Versum Materials competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Versum Materials competitor. This doesn't mean Versum Materials does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.