Many stocks have been testing new highs in 2020, and one of the most notable is Warner Music Group Corp. (WMG). Currently, WMG is trading at $32.00 and the avg recommendation for the stock is Moderate Buy. while the current analyst price target stands at $8.25.
To add more color to this target, the company’s high over the last year is $34.76 and the low is $26.99. Over the last 52 weeks, WMG is down -7.94% while the S&P 500 is down -0.75%. The catalyst for this interesting swing was the company’s recent earnings report.
A Notable Earnings Report
In the last quarter, WMG reported a profit of $531.0 million. Warner Music Group Corp. also saw revenues increase to $1.09 billion. In addition, WMG has free cash flow of $40.0 million as of 03-2019 The company’s EBITDA came in at $191.0 million which compares well with its peers.
WMG booked profit margins of 3.30%, its Return on Equity (ROE) is -63.60%, and its Return on Assets is 2.40%. All told, it is clear that, WMG needs to be on your watchlist.
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Of course, we must look beyond the financials and question how well those numbers represent the sustainable earnings power of the business. Investors need to know how sustainable this current run. WMG has outstanding shares of 511.02M.
WMG has seen increased volume after this news and investors are putting their support behind the value proposition. Furthermore, 10-day volume stands at 13.62 million and more growth is possible in the weeks ahead. Traders will also note the company’s earnings per share came in at 0.29. Warner Music Group Corp. WMG also noted assets of $5.9 billion at the end of the last quarter. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as WMG has historically followed its peers on positive news.
All told, Warner Music Group Corp. WMG has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, WMG represents an interesting risk/reward case. Traders should stay tuned to see if this recent report will push the stock to test recent resistance levels.
Warner Music Group Corp. WMG is now commanding a market cap of 16.35B and a float of 65.77M. WMG is increasing its credibility in this sector and that could lead to more upside down the line. Sign-up for continuing coverage on shares of WMG stock, as well as other hot stock picks, get our free newsletter today and get our next breakout pick!
Disclosure: we hold no position in WMG, either long or short, and we have not been compensated for this article.