Wall Street analysts’ outlook for eXp World Holdings Inc. (EXPI)

eXp World Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPI) stock jumped 3.13% on Wednesday to $11.87 against a previous-day closing price of $11.51. With 0.7 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained lighter than its average volume of 1.11 million shares. During the session, the Real Estate Services company that operates in wider Real Estate sector, reached to the highest price of $11.94 whereas the lowest price it dropped to was $11.52. The 52-week range on EXPI shows that it touched its highest point at $38.74 and its lowest point at $10.46 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $20.00. With its current market cap of 1.87 billion, EXPI has annualized dividend of $0.18 while the current yield stands at 1.52%. Beta for the stock currently stands at 2.86.

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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 EXPI was down-trending over the past week, with a drop of -3.10%, but this was down by -5.72% over a month. Three-month performance dropped to -18.36% while six-month performance fell -12.01%. The stock lost -67.55% in the past year, while it has lost -64.77% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for EXPI yields 0.24 with Next year EPS estimates of 0.47. For the next quarter, that number is 0.01. This implies an EPS growth rate of 150.70% for this year and 195.00% for next year. EPS is expected to grow by 10.00% annually over the next five years; however, over the past five years, the company experienced an annual growth rate of 55.60%.

Float and Shares Shorts:

At present, 151.83 million EXPI shares are outstanding with a float of 74.45 million shares on hand for trading. On Oct 13, 2022, short shares totaled 16.56 million, which was 10.91% higher than short shares on Sep 14, 2022. In addition to Mr. Glenn Darrel Sanford as the firm’s Founder, Chairman, CEO & Treasurer, Mr. Jeff Whiteside serves as its CFO & Chief Collaboration Officer.

Institutional Ownership:

Through their ownership of 31.52% of EXPI’s outstanding shares, institutional investors have minority control over the company. Other institutions hold 53.55% of EXPI, in contrast to 15.75% held by mutual funds. Shares owned by individuals account for 13.31%. As the largest shareholder in EXPI with 6.75% of the stake, The Vanguard Group, Inc. holds 10,245,941 shares worth 10,245,941. A second-largest stockholder of EXPI, BlackRock Fund Advisors, holds 3,995,876 shares, controlling over 2.63% of the firm’s shares. Copeland Capital Management LLC is the third largest shareholder in EXPI, holding 2,510,389 shares or 1.65% stake. With a 2.02% stake in EXPI, the Vanguard Real Estate Index Fund is the largest stakeholder. A total of 3,070,555 shares are owned by the mutual fund manager. The Vanguard Total Stock Market Index, which owns about 1.51% of EXPI stock, is the second-largest Mutual Fund holder. It holds 2,296,413 shares valued at 30.34 million. Vanguard Small Cap Index Fund holds 1.29% of the stake in EXPI, owning 1,957,931 shares worth 25.86 million.

Analysts Ratings:

Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for EXPI since 4 analysts follow the stock currently. There are 3 analysts who recommend BUY ratings, while 0 suggest SELL ratings. Of the remaining analysts, 1 believe that the stock is worth HOLDING, 0 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 EXPI analysts setting a high price target of $24.00 and a low target of $16.00, the average target price over the next 12 months is $20.00. Based on these targets, EXPI could surge 102.19% to reach the target high and rise by 34.79% to reach the target low. Reaching the average price target will result in a growth of 68.49% 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. EXPI will report FY 2022 earnings on 02/23/2023. Analysts have provided yearly estimates in a range of $0.35 being high and $0.16 being low. For EXPI, this leads to a yearly average estimate of $0.26. The earnings surprise of a firm occurs when the actual results change from the consensus earnings estimate. eXp World Holdings Inc. surprised analysts by $0.01 when it reported $0.07 EPS against a consensus estimate of $0.06. The surprise factor in the prior quarter was -$0.15. Based on analyst estimates, the high estimate for the next quarter is $0.07 and the low estimate is $0.01. The average estimate for the next quarter is thus $0.04.

Dividends & Yield:

In terms of dividends, EXPI has a current ratio of $0.18, which is $0.18 over the trailing 12-months. Dividend yield is another indicator that appeals to many investors, and EXPI currently yields $1.46. In the past year, EXPI’s dividend yield has been $1.46. Accordingly, EXPI has a current buyback yield of $9.54. This was $9.54 for the TTM, and it was $2.52 for the past five years.

Summary of Insider Activity:

Insiders traded EXPI stock several times over the past three months with 9 Buys and 4 Sells. In these transactions, 126,393 shares were bought while 245,667 shares were sold. The number of buy transactions has increased to 188 while that of sell transactions has risen to 285 over the past year. The total number of shares bought during that period was 2,258,804 while 2,635,407 shares were sold.

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