Monster Beverage Corporation (MNST) diff_price 0.25 points: Is it Poised To Move?

Monster Beverage Corporation (MNST) is owned by a number of high-value investors. Its largest direct holder is Mark J. Hall Director with 791,808 shares. The second-largest direct holder is Hilton H. Schlosberg Controller, Principal Accounting Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Secretary; Vice Chairmanof the Board, President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company and MEC, with 523,826 shares of the company’s stock. In third place with 504,339 shares of MNST is Rodney C. Sacks Chief Executive Officer of the Company and Chairman of the Board of the Company and Monster Energy Company.

Now turning to institutional ownership of Monster Beverage Corporation (MNST), Fidelity Management & Research Co. is the top holder with 30.5 million shares. The next largest fund holder of this company’s stock is The Vanguard Group, Inc. with 29.98 million shares. In the third-place spot with 24.87 million shares is Loomis, Sayles & Co. LP.

This company’s stock price was $58.99 at the previous market close, with its latest volume reaching 2663854. Compare that to its average daily volume of 2.78M. Given the fact that this stock has 547.34M shares outstanding, its current market value is sitting at $32.29B. This publicly-traded stock’s 60-month Beta is 1.16. Its Price to Sales ratio is 7.86, its Price to Cash Flow ratio is 25.91, and its Price to Book ratio is 7.91.

MNST stock has achieved a 5-day range of $58.46 to $60.28, with a total performance of -1.09% during that period. Meanwhile, in the past month of trading, this stock has traded in the range of $55.69 to $61.49, generating a +4.87% change during the period. In the past three months, this stock’s price has changed by +2.34%, trading in the range of $53.67 to $61.49.

In the past 5 days, shares of MNST have made a new high 1 time. In the last month, it has made a new high 3 times, and in the past 3 months, it has made a new high 4 times.

Now let’s turn to this public company’s earnings. For the quarter ending 9/29/2019, the earnings per share (EPS) was reported at 0.55. This is a 0.01 difference compared to the consensus estimate of 0.54, amounting to an earnings surprise of 1.90%. In the previous quarter, which ended in 9/29/2019, the consensus estimate was 0.56, making for an earnings surprise of -5.40%. For the quarter ending 3/30/2019, EPS was reported at 0.5, generating a 19.00% earnings surprise.

The Net Income for the most recent full fiscal year, which ended in 12-2018, was $993.0 million. This is compared to the prior year, where Net Income was $820.68 million. Meanwhile, this company’s Operating Cash Flow was $1.16 billion for the year, compared to $987.73 million in 2017. Capital Expenditures for the year were reportedly -$61.94 million, compared to -$83.44 million, and Free Cash flow was $1.1 billion compared to the prior year’s $904.3 million.

Monster Beverage Corporation (MNST) stock currently has a Financial Strength score of 10/10. This is due to a combination of factors, including a Cash to Debt ratio of No Debt, an Equity to Asset ratio of 0.8. The Interest Coverage of this stock is No Debt, its Piotroski F-Score is 8, its Altman Z-Score is 22.13.

This publicly-traded company’s Profitability and Growth score is 10/10, thanks to a combination of things: an Operating Margin of 33.9, a Net Margin of 26.58, a ROE of 28.19, and a ROC of 240.11.

Shifting focus now to Valuation and Return for MNST, this company’s Price to Tangible Book is 18.43 and its Price to Median PS Value is 1.2. Price to Peter Lynch Fair Value for MNST is now 1.73, and this organization’s Price to Graham Number is 4.93. Meanwhile, its Forward Rate of Return (Yactman) is 19.44.

Certain ratios provide helpful insights into how a stock is performing. The Quick Ratio for MNST is sitting at 2.86, while its Current Ratio is 3.31 and its PEG Ratio is 1.91. This stock’s PB Ratio is 7.76, its PS Ratio is 7.9, its Forward PE Ratio is 26.39, and its PE Ratio without NRI is 29.67. Similarly, its Shiller PE Ratio is 55.22, its Price to Owner Earnings is 31.25, its Price to Free Cash Flow is 29.74 and its Price to Operating Cash Flow is 27.98.