Trade-Ideas: Netflix (NFLX) Is Today's Post-Market Laggard 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 Netflix ( NFLX) as a post-market laggard candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Netflix as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • NFLX has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $860.8 million.
  • NFLX is down 8% today from today's close.

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More details on NFLX:

Netflix, Inc. provides Internet television network service that enables subscribers to stream TV shows and movies directly on TVs, computers, and mobile devices in the United States and internationally. NFLX has a PE ratio of 634.3. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Netflix a buy, 5 analysts rate it a sell, and 15 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Netflix has been 3.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Netflix has a market cap of $15.0 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. The stock has a beta of 1.50 and a short float of 16.9% with 2.02 days to cover. Shares are up 187.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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TheStreetRatings.com Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Netflix as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, premium valuation and weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from the ratings report include:
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Internet & Catalog Retail industry. The net income increased by 158.7% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from -$4.58 million to $2.69 million.
  • NFLX's revenue growth trails the industry average of 36.7%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 17.7%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • NETFLIX INC reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, NETFLIX INC reported lower earnings of $0.29 versus $4.17 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($1.40 versus $0.29).
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to -$12.17 million or 163.66% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.

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