Analysts, On Average, Project Upside for Qualys Inc. (QLYS) at 10.11%

    Publicly-traded company Qualys Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) had a closing price of $84.78 yesterday. Meanwhile, the average 12-month price target from Wall Street analysts is currently $94.32, this means that the stock is underpriced by 10.11%. In the past 52 weeks the company’s stock price has moved within the range of $65.93 to $97.12.

    This particular stock’s 5-day moving average is 84.49, its 20-day moving average is 79.37 and its 100-day moving average is 82.65. Qualys Inc. (QLYS) currently has 38.77M shares outstanding, which means that its market capitalization is $3.29B.

    The Details: Qualys Inc. (QLYS) Financial Health

    There are several indicators we can take into consideration when thinking about a stock’s financial health. For example, we can look at a company’s profit margin, which tells us how much of the company’s total sales revenue was kept in earnings. We calculate this figure by dividing net income by net sales revenue. QLYS currently has a profit margin of 20.30%.

    Looking at a company’s operating margin is also helpful. This number tells us how much profit is kept after considering depreciation and operating expenses. Qualys Inc. (QLYS) has an operating margin of 21.10%.

    Return on Assets, which is expressed as a percentage, tells us how well a public company is using its assets to turn a profit. The larger the percentage, the better it is At the moment, Qualys Inc. Return on Assets is 10.10%.

    What Does Wall Street Say about Company?

    When selecting potential stocks to buy, many investors want to find out what Wall Street professionals are thinking about the company beforehand – like what the average analyst rating is. At the moment, the average analyst rating for QLYS is Overweight. Out of 19 total analysts who were surveyed, 2 rated it a sell, 0 rated it a underweight, 0 rated it an overweight, 8 rated it hold, and 9 rated it a Buy.

    Three months ago, on the other hand, the average analyst rating for Qualys Inc. (QLYS) was a Overweight – from a survey of 17 analysts. Of the analysts who provided ratings, 7 rated the company a Hold, 1 rated it a Sell, 0 rated it an overweight, 0 rated it an underweight, and 9 rated it a Buy.

    Understanding Profitability at Qualys Inc. (QLYS)

    A good way of assessing a public company’s profitability is by looking at its Earnings per Share (EPS). In the most recent financial results released by Qualys Inc., for the quarter ending on 12/2019, the company posted EPS of 0.32. The average estimate of Wall Street analysts had projected 0.33.

    Wall Street analysts, on average, are forecasting the company’s EPS to be 0.58, compared to 0.51 reported in the same quarter last year. When it comes to net revenue, the average estimate from a total of 14 analysts is 84.78M – compared to 74.2M posted in the year-ago period.