Herbalife (HLF) earnings: expect -4% EPS decline

5:12 pm ET, 01 May 2019

Herbalife (HLF) is announcing earnings on May 02, after the market closes. Wondering what revenue and earnings will look like?

What should you expect from the upcoming earnings?

Earnings per share are expected to come in at $0.67. If this materializes, EPS will decline -4% year-over-year.

How did the stock do last month?

Over the last month, Herbalife LTD. (HLF) returned -2.92%.

How is the stock valued?

Herbalife forward P/E ratio is 13.77, and it’s low compared to its industry peers’ P/E ratio.

What do analysts say about the stock?

Herbalife (HLF) average analyst price target is 26.3% above its current price ($52.85).

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Herbalife LTD. (HLF) Stock Guide

Updated at: 12:00 am ET, 18 Sep 2020

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

In this HLF stock guide, we'll address key questions about HLF, 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 HLF earnings?
2. What is HLF stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?
3. HLF buy or sell? What is HLF Finny Score?
4. What are the reasons to buy HLF? Why should I buy HLF stock?
5. What are the reasons to sell HLF? Why should I sell HLF stock?
6. What are HLF 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 HLF earnings?

HLF trailing 12-month earnings per share (EPS) is $2.15.

Analyst Predictions

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

Based on HLF analyst price targets, HLF stock forecast is $65.00 (for a year from now). That means the average analyst price target for HLF stock is $65.00. The prediction is based on 5 analyst estimates.

The low price target for HLF is $62.00, while the high price target is $70.00.

HLF analyst rating is Buy.

Analysis

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

#{finnyScore:45}Our quantitative analysis shows 5 reasons to buy and 6 reasons to sell HLF, resulting in Finny Score of 45.

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

Here are the reasons to buy HLF stock:

  • HLF quarterly revenue growth was 8.60%, higher than the industry and sector average revenue growth (0.58% and 1.12%, respectively). See HLF revenue growth chart.
  • HLF profitability is improving. The YoY profit margin change was 4.83 percentage points. See HLF profitability chart.
  • HLF average analyst rating is Buy. See HLF analyst rating chart.
  • HLF average analyst price target ($65.00) is above its current price ($49.41). See HLF price target chart.
  • HLF cash to debt ratio is 0.66, higher than the average industry (0.11) and sector (0.11) cash to debt ratio. See HLF cash to debt chart.

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

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

  • HLF stock price ($49.41) is close to the 52-week high ($52.63). Perhaps now is a good time to sell? See HLF price chart.
  • HLF forward P/E ratio is 12.67, which is high compared to its industry peers’ P/E ratios. See HLF forward P/E ratio chart.
  • HLF Price/Sales ratio is 1.30, which is high compared to its industry peers’ P/S ratios. See HLF forward Price/Sales ratio chart.
  • HLF short share of float is 8.72%. The stock is much more frequently shorted than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See HLF short share of float chart.
  • HLF short interest (days to cover the shorts) ratio is 5.18. The stock garners more short interest than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See HLF short interest ratio chart.
  • HLF Enterprise Value/Revenue multiple is 1.51, which is high compared to its industry peers’ Enterprise Value/Revenue multiples. See HLF Enterprise Value/Revenue chart.

Key Stats

6. What are HLF 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 HLF:

Metrics HLF
Price $47.41
Average Price Target / Upside $65.00 / 37.10%
Average Analyst Rating Buy
Forward Dividend Yield 0.00%
Industry Household & Personal Products
Sector Consumer Defensive
Number of Employees 8,900
Market Cap $6.61B
Forward P/E Ratio 12.67
Price/Book Ratio 1.3
Revenue (TTM) $5.07B
YoY Quarterly Revenue Growth 8.60%
Profit Margin 5.89%

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