MicroVision Inc. (NASDAQ: MVIS) stock fell -4.05% on Monday to $2.13 against a previous-day closing price of $2.22. With 1.8 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained lighter than its average volume of 3.11 million shares. During the session, the Scientific & Technical Instruments company that operates in wider Technology sector, reached to the highest price of $2.2100 whereas the lowest price it dropped to was $2.1207. The 52-week range on MVIS shows that it touched its highest point at $8.20 and its lowest point at $1.82 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $4.00. Beta for the stock currently stands at 3.12.
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 MVIS was down-trending over the past week, with a drop of -7.39%, but this was down by -18.70% over a month. Three-month performance dropped to -52.67% while six-month performance fell -1.84%. The stock lost -50.12% in the past year, while it has lost -9.36% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for MVIS yields -0.38 with Next year EPS estimates of -0.38. For the next quarter, that number is -0.12. This implies an EPS growth rate of -19.00% for this year and 19.10% 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 1.80%.
Float and Shares Shorts:
At present, 187.78 million MVIS shares are outstanding with a float of 185.84 million shares on hand for trading. On Aug 30, 2023, short shares totaled 42.43 million, which was 22.59% higher than short shares on Jul 30, 2023. In addition to Mr. Sumit Sharma as the firm’s CEO & Director, Mr. Anubhav Verma serves as its VP, CFO & Treasurer.
Through their ownership of 31.59% of MVIS’s outstanding shares, institutional investors have minority control over the company. Other institutions hold 5.00% of MVIS, in contrast to 20.18% held by mutual funds. Shares owned by individuals account for 12.93%. As the largest shareholder in MVIS with 6.71% of the stake, The Vanguard Group, Inc. holds 12,597,666 shares worth 12,597,666. A second-largest stockholder of MVIS, BlackRock Fund Advisors, holds 12,230,142 shares, controlling over 6.51% of the firm’s shares. SSgA Funds Management, Inc. is the third largest shareholder in MVIS, holding 5,906,096 shares or 3.15% stake. With a 3.02% stake in MVIS, the Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF is the largest stakeholder. A total of 5,662,357 shares are owned by the mutual fund manager. The iShares Russell 2000 ETF, which owns about 2.09% of MVIS stock, is the second-largest Mutual Fund holder. It holds 3,930,549 shares valued at 9.9 million. Vanguard Information Technology I holds 1.98% of the stake in MVIS, owning 3,722,468 shares worth 9.38 million.
An Overview of Recent Financials:
Understanding a company as a customer does not mean you will understand it as an investor. The wise investor uses quantitative research to analyze metrics such as revenue, net income, and earnings. In its fiscal quarter reported on Jun 29, 2023, MVIS reported revenue of $314.00k and operating income of -$13.67M. The EBITDA in the recently reported quarter was -$13.25M and diluted EPS was -$0.08.
Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for MVIS since 0 analysts follow the stock currently. In the same way, a target price assigned to a stock can also reveal much about its potential. With MVIS analysts setting a high price target of $4.00 and a low target of $4.00, the average target price over the next 12 months is $4.00. Based on these targets, MVIS could surge 87.79% to reach the target high and rise by 87.79% to reach the target low. Reaching the average price target will result in a growth of 87.79% 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.
Summary of Insider Activity:
Insiders traded MVIS stock several times over the past three months with 1 Buys and 1 Sells. In these transactions, 20,000 shares were bought while 4,785 shares were sold. The number of buy transactions has increased to 24 while that of sell transactions has risen to 3 over the past year. The total number of shares bought during that period was 620,136 while 93,753 shares were sold.