How Are the Margins Stacking up For Corindus Vascular Robotics, Inc. (AMEX:CVRS), Evolution Petroleum Corporation (AMEX:EPM)?

Investors may be interested in viewing the Gross Margin score on shares of Corindus Vascular Robotics, Inc. (AMEX:CVRS). The name currently has a score of 50.00000. This score is derived from the Gross Margin (Marx) stability and growth over the previous eight years. The Gross Margin score lands on a scale from 1 to 100 where a score of 1 would be considered positive, and a score of 100 would be seen as negative.  The low score of 50.00000 for Corindus Vascular Robotics, Inc. implies a top score for stability and growth.

Trying to project the day to day short-term movements of the equity market may be all but impossible. Stocks have the tendency to make sudden moves on even the slightest bit of news or for apparently no reason at all. The daily trader may be studying to capitalize on swings or momentum, but the long-term investor may be searching for stability and consistency over a sustained course of time. During trading sessions, stock movements can seem like a popularity contest occasionally. Even after careful study, there may be no logical reason for a particular stock move. Riding out the waves of uncertainty may not be easy, but having a full-proof plan for when markets erode may just be the savior. Having the patience to wait out abnormal moves may aid evade the mistake of letting go too soon out of panic. 

Checking in on some valuation rankings, Corindus Vascular Robotics, Inc. (AMEX:CVRS) has a Value Composite score of 93. Developed by James O’Shaughnessy, the VC score uses five valuation ratios. These ratios are price to earnings, price to cash flow, EBITDA to EV, price to book value, and price to sales. The VC is displayed as a number between 1 and 100. In general, a firm with a score closer to 0 would be seen as undervalued, and a score closer to 100 would indicate an overvalued firm. Adding a sixth ratio, shareholder yield, we can view the Value Composite 2 score which is currently sitting at 91.

In trying to determine the current valuation of Corindus Vascular Robotics, Inc. (AMEX:CVRS) shares, we note that the Book to Market ratio of the shares stands at -0.011027. It’s commonly accepted that a Book to Market ratio greater than one implies that the shares might be undervalued.  The book to market ratio has some limitations in certain industries however where intangible assets (such as knowledge) often are not represented on a balance sheet. The ratio is determined by dividing the market price per share by book value per share.  

At the time of writing, Corindus Vascular Robotics, Inc. (AMEX:CVRS) has a Piotroski F-Score of 5. The F-Score may aid detect companies with strengthening balance sheets. The score may also be used to spot the weak performers. Joseph Piotroski developed the F-Score which employs nine different variables based on the firm financial statement. A single point is assigned to each test that a stock passes. Typically, a stock scoring an 8 or 9 would be seen as strong. On the other end, a stock with a score from 0-2 would be viewed as weak.

Corindus Vascular Robotics, Inc. (AMEX:CVRS) has a current ERP5 Rank of 18034 . The ERP5 Rank may assist investors with spotting companies that are undervalued. This ranking uses four ratios. These ratios are Earnings Yield, ROIC, Price to Book, and 5 year average ROIC. When studying at the ERP5 ranking, it is generally considered the lower the value, the better.

Ever wonder how investors predict positive stock price momentum?  The Cross SMA 50/200, also known as the “Golden Cross” is the fifty day moving average divided by the two hundred day moving average.  The SMA 50/200 for Corindus Vascular Robotics, Inc. (AMEX:CVRS) is currently 0.99780.  If the Golden Cross is greater than 1, then the 50 day moving average is above the 200 day moving average – indicating a positive stock price momentum.  If the Golden Cross is less than 1, then the 50 day moving average is below the 200 day moving average, indicating that the price might drop.

The Leverage Ratio of Corindus Vascular Robotics, Inc. (AMEX:CVRS) is 0.339160.  Leverage ratio is the total debt of a firm divided by total assets of the current and past year divided by two.  Companies take on debt to finance their day to day operations.  The leverage ratio can calculate how much of a firm’s capital comes from debt.  With this ratio, investors can better estimate how well a firm will be able to pay their long and short term financial obligations.

ROA & ROIC

There are many different tools to determine whether a firm is profitable or not.  One of the most trendy ratios is the “Return on Assets” (aka ROA).  This score implies how profitable a firm is relative to its total assets.  The Return on Assets for Corindus Vascular Robotics, Inc. (AMEX:CVRS) is -1.337993.  This number is determined by dividing net income after tax by the firm’s total assets.  A firm that manages their assets well will have a higher return, while a firm that manages their assets poorly will have a lower return.

The Return on Invested Capital (aka ROIC) for Corindus Vascular Robotics, Inc. (AMEX:CVRS) is -4.311396.  The Return on Invested Capital is a ratio that determines whether a firm is profitable or not.  It tells investors how well a firm is turning their capital into profits.  The ROIC is determined by dividing the net operating profit (or EBIT) by the employed capital.  The employed capital is determined by subrating current liabilities from total assets.  Similarly, the Return on Invested Capital Quality ratio is a mechanism in evaluating the quality of a firm’s ROIC over the course of five years.  The ROIC Quality of Corindus Vascular Robotics, Inc. (AMEX:CVRS) is -0.841782.  This is determined by dividing the five year average ROIC by the Standard Deviation of the 5 year ROIC.  The ROIC 5 year average is determined using the five year average EBIT, five year average (net working capital and net fixed assets).  The ROIC 5 year average of Corindus Vascular Robotics, Inc. (AMEX:CVRS) is -3.467529.

Investors may be getting ready to buy into the equity market as we cruise into the second half of the year. Filtering out the constant noise in the markets can be challenging. Sifting through all the data can be trying, especially for the beginner investor. Digging down into the fundamentals may aid weed out the undesirable companies. Investors will most likely be scouting out the equity market for any bargains. Although they may be harder to find these days, there still may be a hidden gem out there somewhere. As companies start to report quarterly earnings, investors will be closely following to see which ones are poised for success over the next few quarters.    

Investors considering positions in Evolution Petroleum Corporation (AMEX:EPM), might be interested in the Gross Margin Score of the firm. The shares currently have a score of 12.00000. This score is derived from the Gross Margin (Marx) stability and growth over the previous eight years. The Gross Margin score lands on a scale from 1 to 100 where a score of 1 would be considered positive, and a score of 100 would be seen as negative.  The low score of 12.00000 for Evolution Petroleum Corporation implies a top score for stability and growth.

Investors are constantly studying for ways to achieve success trading the equity market. Veteran investors may have spent many years trying to understand the best way to build a winning stock portfolio. Unfortunately, there is no secret formula to beating the market. New investors may start trading with some preconceived notions about how to make money in stocks. Although there are some formulas that might have worked in the past, nobody can guarantee future results based on past formulas and performance. Investors may end up finding out the difficult way that there is rarely any substitute for difficult work and dedication, especially when picking stocks. 

The Piotroski F-Score is a scoring system between 1-9 that determines a firm’s financial strength.  The score helps determine if a firm’s stock is valuable or not.  The Piotroski F-Score of Evolution Petroleum Corporation (AMEX:EPM) is 7.  A score of nine implies a high value stock, while a score of one implies a low value stock.  The score is determined by the return on assets (ROA), Cash flow return on assets (CFROA), change in return of assets, and quality of earnings.  It is also determined by a change in gearing or leverage, liquidity, and change in shares in issue.  The score is also determined by change in gross margin and change in asset turnover.

Turning to valuation, Evolution Petroleum Corporation (AMEX:EPM) has a Value Composite score of 38. Developed by James O’Shaughnessy, the VC score uses five valuation ratios. These ratios are price to earnings, price to cash flow, EBITDA to EV, price to book value, and price to sales. The VC is displayed as a number between 1 and 100. In general, a firm with a score closer to 0 would be seen as undervalued, and a score closer to 100 would indicate an overvalued firm. Adding a sixth ratio, shareholder yield, we can view the Value Composite 2 score which is currently sitting at 30.

At the time of writing, Evolution Petroleum Corporation (AMEX:EPM) has a Piotroski F-Score of 7. The F-Score may aid detect companies with strengthening balance sheets. The score may also be used to spot the weak performers. Joseph Piotroski developed the F-Score which employs nine different variables based on the firm financial statement. A single point is assigned to each test that a stock passes. Typically, a stock scoring an 8 or 9 would be seen as strong. On the other end, a stock with a score from 0-2 would be viewed as weak.

Evolution Petroleum Corporation (AMEX:EPM) has a current ERP5 Rank of 3935 . The ERP5 Rank may assist investors with spotting companies that are undervalued. This ranking uses four ratios. These ratios are Earnings Yield, ROIC, Price to Book, and 5 year average ROIC. When studying at the ERP5 ranking, it is generally considered the lower the value, the better.

Shifting gears, we can see that Evolution Petroleum Corporation (AMEX:EPM) has a Q.i. Value of 16.00000. The Q.i. Value ranks companies using four ratios. These ratios consist of EBITDA Yield, FCF Yield, Liquidity, and Earnings Yield. The purpose of the Q.i. Value is to aid identify companies that are the most undervalued. Typically, the lower the value, the more undervalued the firm tends to be.

PI & Volatility

Stock volatility is a percentage that implies whether a stock is a desirable purchase.  Investors look at the Volatility 12m to determine if a firm has a low volatility percentage or not over the course of a year.  The Volatility 12m of Evolution Petroleum Corporation (AMEX:EPM) is 37.025400.  This is determined by taking weekly log normal returns and standard deviation of the stock price over one year annualized.  The lower the number, a firm is thought to have low volatility.  The Volatility 3m is a similar percentage determined by the daily log normal returns and standard deviation of the stock price over 3 months.  The Volatility 3m of Evolution Petroleum Corporation (AMEX:EPM) is 47.423100.  The Volatility 6m is the same, except measured over the course of six months.  The Volatility 6m is 45.664900.

We can now take a quick peek at some historical stock price index data. Evolution Petroleum Corporation (AMEX:EPM) currently has a 10 month price index of 0.90788. The price index is determined by dividing the current stock price by the stock price ten months ago. A ratio over one implies an increase in stock price over the course. A ratio lower than one shows that the price has decreased over that time course. Surveying at some nonstandard time periods, the 12 month price index is 0.94875, the 24 month is 0.99747, and the 36 month is 1.82320. Narrowing in a bit closer, the 5 month price index is 0.74271, the 3 month is 0.76818, and the 1 month is currently 0.95995.

For many individual investors, deciding the proper time to sell a stock may be just as meaningful as figuring out which stocks to buy at the outset. Investors may be reviewing the portfolio and studying at some stocks that have taken off and made a big run to the upside. When this occurs, investors may have to make the tough decision of whether to take some profits or hold out for further gains. Because every scenario is different, investors may want to dig a little deeper into the fundamentals before making a decision. If the stock’s fundamentals have weakened, it might be time to reassess the position.

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