Analysts, On Average, Project Upside for Jack in the Box Inc. (JACK) at 13.4%

Publicly-traded company Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ:JACK) had a closing price of $82.32 yesterday. Meanwhile, the average 12-month price target from Wall Street analysts is currently $95.06, this means that the stock is underpriced by 13.4%. In the past 52 weeks the company’s stock price has moved within the range of $70.77 to $93.12.

This particular stock’s 5-day moving average is 83.57, its 20-day moving average is 86.32 and its 100-day moving average is 84.22. Jack in the Box Inc. (JACK) currently has 26.36M shares outstanding, which means that its market capitalization is $2.17B.

The Details: Jack in the Box Inc. (JACK) Financial Health

When thinking about a potential stock’s performance, there are a number of indicators that can help us understand the company’s financial health. Checking out a company’s current profit margin, for example, lets us know about how much of its total sales revenue was kept as earnings – which we find by taking net income and dividing it by total sales revenue. JACK currently has a profit margin of 9.80%.

Checking out a public company’s operating margin can also be helpful, as it shows us about how much profit is retained after the company factors out operating costs and depreciation. Jack in the Box Inc. (JACK) has an operating margin of 20.90%.

We can also find the company’s Return on Assets, which is a percentage that shows us how well a company uses its current assets to make a profit. The larger the score, the better. At the moment, Jack in the Box Inc. Return on Assets is 10.70%.

What Does Wall Street Say about Company?

When considering a stock buy, many investors seek to know what Wall Street analysts are saying about the company – by looking at the average analyst rating, for example. At the moment, the average analyst rating for JACK is Overweight. Out of 18 total analysts who were surveyed, 2 rated it a sell, 0 rated it a underweight, 1 rated it an overweight, 7 rated it hold, and 8 rated it a Buy.

Three months ago, on the other hand, the average analyst rating for Jack in the Box Inc. (JACK) was a Overweight – from a survey of 16 analysts. Of the analysts who provided ratings, 8 rated the company a Hold, 0 rated it a Sell, 1 rated it an overweight, 0 rated it an underweight, and 7 rated it a Buy.

Understanding Profitability at Jack in the Box Inc. (JACK)

A smart way of assessing a company’s profitability is by checking out its latest Earnings per Share (EPS). In the most recent financial results released by Jack in the Box Inc., for the quarter ending on 09/2019, the company posted EPS of 0.95. The average estimate of Wall Street analysts had projected 1.03.

Wall Street analysts, on average, are forecasting the company’s EPS to be 0.96, compared to 0.77 reported in the same quarter last year. When it comes to net revenue, the average estimate from a total of 17 analysts is 222.81M – compared to 177.47M posted in the year-ago period.