Providence Service Stock Analysis, Valuation (NASDAQ:PRSC)

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Providence Service
Updated on : Apr 20, 2018
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PRSC 78 (0%)
S&P 500 2670.1 (0%)
Closing Price On: Apr 20, 2018
stock rating
RATING: ★★★★★★★★★★ (0/5)
Industry :
Consumer Discretionary-Misc
Sector :
Consumer Discretionary
5 Quarter Revenue
Revenue Growth
2017-Q4
$million
%
YOY GROWTH
Compared to the industry
Operating Profit
Operating Margin:
2.2%
Sector Average:
10.4%
5 Quarter Net Profit
Net Margins
2017-Q4
%
LTM Margin
Compared to the industry
Debt/Equity Ratio
Debt:
3M
Debt/Equity Ratio:
 0.01
Compared to the industry
Cash Flow
Operating cash flow:
$18.1M
Net Income:
$32.9M
PROS      CONS
Low Debt Burden
ROIC
PS Valuation
Operating Margins
Net Margins
Cash Flow
PE Valuation
Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ (0/5)
Relative Valuation
PRSC PS :
0.7
Industry PS :
1.6
Sector:   Consumer Discretionary.   *PE adjusted for one time items.
Other Metrics
Return on Invested Capital:
10.4%
Return on Equity:
11.1%
Free Cash Flow Margin:
3.3%
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Providence Service Stock Analysis

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Take a look at Amigobulls Providence Service stock analysis video. Our PRSC analysis video highlights revenue and profit trends along with other important metrics such as valuation to find what makes the stock attractive.

Note: Amigobulls stock rating is our opinion based on the historical performance of the company's fundamentals. It is not indicative of the future performance of the stock.

The Providence Service Corporation Stock Rating 2.1/5

Amigobulls PRSC stock analysis relies on business fundamentals such as Providence Service revenue growth, profits and return on equity measures from the latest quarter 2017 Q4 earnings. We also use relative valuation metrics like PE ratio and price to sales ratio for Providence Service valuation analysis. Based on a company's historical fundamentals we arrive at Providence Service stock rating which is indicative of the company's financial performance.

Should you buy PRSC stock?

  • With a debt/equity ratio of  0.01, Providence Service is comparatively less leveraged than its peers in the Consumer Discretionary sector.
  • The lower PS ratio 0.7 for PRSC stock versus Consumer Discretionary-Misc industry average of 1.6 is a positive for the company.
  • Providence Service's return on invested capital of 10.4% is good.

Should you sell PRSC stock?

  • Providence Service had an unimpressive average operating margin of 2.2% during the Last Twelve Months (LTM).
  • Providence Service's Net margins were poor at 2.6% in the last twelve months.
  • Cash flow from operations is low at 0.5 times the net income.
  • PRSC stock is trading at a PE ratio of 47.2, which is worse than the industry average multiple of 21.5.

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Amigobulls Providence Service stock analysis helps investors in understanding how the company's fundamentals have performed in the last few quarters. Fundamental analysis of a company is the most often used approach to find the intrinsic value of a stock.

Among the financials of the company, Providence Service revenue growth along with the profit or net income give a clear picture of the financial health. Along with fundamentals, investors can utilize technical analysis to get a better idea about the price trend of Providence Service stock.