Trade-Ideas: Goodrich Petroleum (GDP) Is Today's "Dead Cat Bounce" Stock
Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link.Trade-Ideas LLC identified Goodrich Petroleum (GDP) as a "dead cat bounce" (down big yesterday but up big today) candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Goodrich Petroleum as such a stock due to the following factors:
- GDP has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $40.9 million.
- GDP has traded 1.7 million shares today.
- GDP is up 4% today.
- GDP was down 5.2% yesterday.
EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Get the inside scoop on opportunities in GDP with the Ticky from Trade-Ideas. See the FREE profile for GDP NOW at Trade-IdeasMore details on GDP: Goodrich Petroleum Corporation, an independent oil and natural gas company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Goodrich Petroleum a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.The average volume for Goodrich Petroleum has been 1.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Goodrich has a market cap of $894.0 million and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. The stock has a beta of 2.95 and a short float of 21.7% with 3.87 days to cover. Shares are up 160.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.TheStreetRatings.com Analysis:TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Goodrich Petroleum as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow.Highlights from the ratings report include:
- GOODRICH PETROLEUM CORP has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. Earnings per share have declined over the last year. We anticipate that this should continue in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, GOODRICH PETROLEUM CORP reported poor results of -$2.48 versus -$1.05 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 6.5% in earnings (-$2.64 versus -$2.48).
- The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 404.1% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from -$3.20 million to -$16.14 million.
- The debt-to-equity ratio is very high at 4.63 and currently higher than the industry average, implying increased risk associated with the management of debt levels within the company. Along with this, the company manages to maintain a quick ratio of 0.23, which clearly demonstrates the inability to cover short-term cash needs.
- Return on equity has greatly decreased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of major weakness within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry and the overall market, GOODRICH PETROLEUM CORP's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
- Net operating cash flow has decreased to $29.59 million or 37.56% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing the cash generation rate to the industry average, the firm's growth is significantly lower.
- You can view the full Goodrich Petroleum Ratings Report.
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