Camping World Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CWH) stock fell -1.11% on Friday to $29.51 against a previous-day closing price of $29.84. With 1.23 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained lighter than its average volume of 1.27 million shares. During the session, the Recreational Vehicles company that operates in wider Consumer Cyclical sector, reached to the highest price of $31.36 whereas the lowest price it dropped to was $29.40. The 52-week range on CWH shows that it touched its highest point at $46.77 and its lowest point at $20.85 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $32.62. With its current market cap of 2.37 billion, CWH has annualized dividend of $2.25 while the current yield stands at 7.62%. Beta for the stock currently stands at 2.84.
Price Performance and Earnings:
Stock performance is one of the indicators that investors use to determine whether they will profit from a stock. The price performance of CWH was up-trending over the past week, with a rise of 7.31%, but this was up by 29.83% over a month. Three-month performance dropped to -3.25% while six-month performance fell -13.23%. The stock lost -31.29% in the past year, while it has lost -26.96% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for CWH yields 5.62 with Next year EPS estimates of 4.70. For the next quarter, that number is 1.95. This implies an EPS growth rate of 96.40% for this year and -10.77% for next year. EPS is expected to grow by 34.70% annually over the next five years; however, over the past five years, the company experienced an annual growth rate of 21.40%.
Float and Shares Shorts:
At present, 43.55 million CWH shares are outstanding with a float of 38.08 million shares on hand for trading. On Jul 14, 2022, short shares totaled 9.77 million, which was 23.43% higher than short shares on Jun 14, 2022. In addition to Mr. Marcus A. Lemonis as the firm’s Chairman & CEO, Mr. Brent L. Moody serves as its Pres & Director.
Through their ownership of 95.12% of CWH’s outstanding shares, institutional investors have majority control over the company. Other institutions hold 61.60% of CWH, in contrast to 28.56% held by mutual funds. Shares owned by individuals account for 28.43%. As the largest shareholder in CWH with 12.25% of the stake, Abrams Capital Management LP holds 5,108,808 shares worth 5,108,808. A second-largest stockholder of CWH, HG Vora Capital Management LLC, holds 4,200,000 shares, controlling over 10.07% of the firm’s shares. The Vanguard Group, Inc. is the third largest shareholder in CWH, holding 3,616,260 shares or 8.67% stake. With a 2.66% stake in CWH, the Vanguard Total Stock Market Index is the largest stakeholder. A total of 1,106,772 shares are owned by the mutual fund manager. The Vanguard Small Cap Index Fund, which owns about 2.27% of CWH stock, is the second-largest Mutual Fund holder. It holds 946,902 shares valued at 20.44 million. iShares Russell 2000 ETF holds 2.06% of the stake in CWH, owning 858,237 shares worth 18.53 million.
Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for CWH since 11 analysts follow the stock currently. There are 3 analysts who recommend BUY ratings, while 0 suggest SELL ratings. Of the remaining analysts, 6 believe that the stock is worth HOLDING, 2 give it an OVERWEIGHT rating, and 0 thinks that it’s UNDERWEIGHT. In the same way, a target price assigned to a stock can also reveal much about its potential. With CWH analysts setting a high price target of $50.00 and a low target of $30.00, the average target price over the next 12 months is $36.11. Based on these targets, CWH could surge 69.43% to reach the target high and rise by 1.66% to reach the target low. Reaching the average price target will result in a growth of 22.37% from current levels.
EPS: Estimates vs Actual
It is also common to use earnings estimates to evaluate a firm’s growth potential and to determine trading strategy. CWH will report FY 2022 earnings on 02/21/2023. Analysts have provided yearly estimates in a range of $5.50 being high and $4.00 being low. For CWH, this leads to a yearly average estimate of $5.03. The earnings surprise of a firm occurs when the actual results change from the consensus earnings estimate. Camping World Holdings Inc. surprised analysts by $0.38 when it reported $2.16 EPS against a consensus estimate of $1.78. The surprise factor in the prior quarter was -$0.17. Based on analyst estimates, the high estimate for the next quarter is $1.66 and the low estimate is $1.01. The average estimate for the next quarter is thus $1.37.
Summary of Insider Activity:
Insiders traded CWH stock several times over the past three months with 8 Buys and 5 Sells. In these transactions, 75,740 shares were bought while 14,070 shares were sold. The number of buy transactions has increased to 11 while that of sell transactions has risen to 13 over the past year. The total number of shares bought during that period was 128,435 while 104,358 shares were sold.