Box earnings: is there much upside for the stock?

4:55 pm ET, 27 Nov 2018

Box, Inc. (BOX) shares are trading at $17.50, up 1%. The company is announcing its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday after the market close.  What's driving Box stock price?  What's Box stock price forecast?

Box is an enterprise content management platform that enables organizations to access and share content in a secure and convenient manner. The stock fell 27% in the past year. The company’s focus has been on enterprise content use cases in the cloud.

Investors are showing interest in the company because an increasing number of businesses are using Box.  On the other hand, few bearish investors worry about the rising competition in this ultra-competitive enterprise software segment.  Last quarter’s revenue rose 21% to $148.2 million and earnings per share came at -$0.05 compared to -$0.11 for the same period last year.

Third-quarter results will be released after the market close on November 28, 2018.  Analysts expect the company to earn -$0.07 per share on revenue of $154.61 million. The company beat analysts’ estimates in the previous four quarters.

What is the sentiment towards the BOX stock? Our technical analysis shows that:

  • The stock short-term sentiment (next 30 days) is trending negative;
  • The mid-term sentiment (3-6 months) is trending negative;
  • The long-term sentiment (9-12 months) is trending negative.

Over the last month, Box, Inc. (BOX) returned -10.76%. 

Box, Inc. (BOX) forward P/E ratio is 252.43, and it’s high compared to its industry peers’ P/E ratios.

Box, Inc. (BOX) short share of float is 6.45%. The stock is much more frequently shorted than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock.

Box, Inc. (BOX) average analyst price target ($29.00) is 61.92% above its current price ($17.91).

For the latest price and information on Box, Inc., please visit Finstead and search for "BOX price" or "BOX news".

Box (BOX) stock: not-so-profitable growth

5:50 am ET, 28 Aug 2018

Box, Inc. (BOX) shares are trading at $26.05, prior to the earnings today. What should investors be aware of--and what will the market be watching out for in the upcoming earnings?

Box continues to ride on increasing adoption of its cloud content management platform by its existing customers as well as new customers. The company is witnessing a solid growth in its paid customer base which is aiding its top-line growth.

The company’s efforts toward enriching its cloud management and AI platforms will drive growth in fiscal 2019.  Its platform today integrates with some of the biggest enterprise technology providers such as Microsoft, Apple, IBM, Google, and Salesforce. The company enables in-house enterprise developers and independent software developers to create applications with ease. As a result, the company has a strong user base that includes more than 60 million registered users. 

What worries investors about Box is its profitability.  Box has been incurring losses since it went public in 2005; the company had an accumulated a deficit of $1.04 billion. Box’s current focus is on scaling its business through making significant investments in its cloud infrastructure, development, professional services, sales, marketing and so on. The company said that it will continue making such investments and as result does not expect profit in the foreseeable future.

What is the sentiment towards the Box stock? Our technical analysis shows that: 

  • The stock short-term sentiment (next 30 days) is trending negative;
  • The mid-term sentiment (3-6 months) is trending negative;
  • The long-term sentiment (9-12 months) is trending negative. 

Box, Inc. (BOX) forward P/E ratio is 428.5, and it’s high compared to its industry peers’ P/E ratios.

Box, Inc. (BOX) short share of float is 7.7%. The stock is much more frequently shorted than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock.

Box, Inc. (BOX) average analyst price target ($26.00) is -0.46% below its current price ($26.12).

For the latest price and information on Box, Inc., please visit Finstead and search for "BOX price" or "BOX news".

Box beat the street: what is the stock price forecast?

3:44 pm ET, 30 May 2018

Box, Inc. (NYSE: BOX) announced financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2019 today.   The company beat the street by $0.01; however, the stock is down after-hours. 

What is the BOX stock price forecast?

First of all, let's look at the financials.  The revenue increased to $140.5 Million, up 20 % year-over-year. However, the bookings didn't grow as fast--only 17% year-over-year.  This is an indication that the growth is slowing down.

The technical analysis shows weak short-term sentiment.  Over time, the sentiment is forecast to improve.  The technical analysis also predicts strong mid- and long-term sentiment.  

Finstead research points to the average price target of $24.75, indicating a negative price upside.  For the latest price target and upside analysis, visit Finstead and type "BOX price target" or "BOX upside".    

 

Aaron Levie, Box CEO, pointed out to strong attach rates for new products, expansion in the international customer base and product innovation and security.  Some of Box's customers include the largest and most regulated enterprises in the world, such as Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Dignity Health and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).  

You can follow the latest news on Box at Finstead (type "Box news" on Finstead.com).

Box, Inc. (BOX) Stock Guide

Updated at: 12:50 pm ET, 17 Sep 2020

Before we start: if you're looking for BOX stock price, you can quickly find it out by visiting Finny and typing "BOX quote". If you're looking for a quick scoop on BOX stock (chart, price target, market cap, news and buy or sell analysis), go to Finny and look for "BOX". You'll get all this info in one place. Or you can just type "BOX news" to get the latest stock news.

Looking to buy or sell Box, Inc. (BOX)? Interested in getting the full scoop on BOX, including earnings and dividends, stock forecast, buy or sell analysis and key stats? If so, you came to the right place.

In this BOX stock guide, we'll address key questions about BOX, above and beyond what you can find on Yahoo Finance, Zacks, MarketWatch or Morningstar.

Here is what you'll be able to find in this guide:

Earnings and Dividends: earnings, earnings date, dividend rate and dividend yield;
Analyst Predictions: stock forecast and analyst ratings;
Analysis: Finny Score and buy or sell analysis;
Key Stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio, industry, sector, and number of employees.

And here is the list of questions we'll answer:
1. What are BOX earnings?
2. What is BOX stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?
3. BOX buy or sell? What is BOX Finny Score?
4. What are the reasons to buy BOX? Why should I buy BOX stock?
5. What are the reasons to sell BOX? Why should I sell BOX stock?
6. What are BOX key stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

So let's start. Scroll down to the question that interests you the most.

Earnings and Dividends

1. What are BOX earnings?

BOX trailing 12-month earnings per share (EPS) is -$0.91.

Analyst Predictions

2. What is BOX stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?

Based on BOX analyst price targets, BOX stock forecast is $25.71 (for a year from now). That means the average analyst price target for BOX stock is $25.71. The prediction is based on 12 analyst estimates.

The low price target for BOX is $24.00, while the high price target is $30.00.

BOX analyst rating is Buy.

Analysis

3. BOX buy or sell? What is BOX Finny Score?

#{finnyScore:73}Our quantitative analysis shows 8 reasons to buy and 3 reasons to sell BOX, resulting in Finny Score of 73.

4. What are the reasons to buy BOX? Why should I buy BOX stock?

Here are the reasons to buy BOX stock:

5. What are the reasons to sell BOX? Why should I sell BOX stock?

Let's look at the reasons to sell BOX stock (i.e., the bear case):

  • BOX Price/Book ratio is 144.24, which is high compared to its industry peers’ P/B ratios. See BOX forward Price/Book ratio chart.
  • BOX short share of float is 5.94%. The stock is much more frequently shorted than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See BOX short share of float chart.
  • BOX short interest (days to cover the shorts) ratio is 4.49. The stock garners more short interest than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See BOX short interest ratio chart.

Key Stats

6. What are BOX key stats : revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

Let's look at the key statistics for BOX:

Metrics BOX
Price $17.41
Average Price Target / Upside $25.71 / 47.72%
Average Analyst Rating Buy
Forward Dividend Yield 0.00%
Industry Software - Infrastructure
Sector Technology
Number of Employees 1,662
Market Cap $3.08B
Forward P/E Ratio 28.24
Price/Book Ratio 4.55
Revenue (TTM) $676.39M
YoY Quarterly Revenue Growth 13.60%
Profit Margin -19.76%

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