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Monster Beverage (MNST) earnings: expect 8% revenue growth

11:30 am ET, 02 May 2019

Monster Beverage Corporation (MNST) 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?

Revenue for the next quarter is expected to be $916M, which implies 8% growth rate year-over-year.

Earnings per share are expected to come in at $0.43. If this materializes, EPS will grow 10% year-over-year.

How did the stock do last month?

Over the last month, Monster Beverage Corporation (MNST) returned +7.25%.

What do analysts say about the stock?

Monster (MNST) average analyst price target is 8.96% above its current price ($59.60).

For the latest price and information on Monster Beverage Corporation, please visit Finstead and ask for "MNST", "MNST analysis" or "MNST news".

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Monster Beverage Corporation (MNST) Stock Guide

Updated at: 6:15 am ET, 18 Sep 2020

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

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

MNST trailing 12-month earnings per share (EPS) is $2.12.

Analyst Predictions

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

Based on MNST analyst price targets, MNST stock forecast is $86.67 (for a year from now). That means the average analyst price target for MNST stock is $86.67. The prediction is based on 18 analyst estimates.

The low price target for MNST is $57.00, while the high price target is $95.00.

MNST analyst rating is Buy.

Analysis

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

#{finnyScore:44}Our quantitative analysis shows 4 reasons to buy and 5 reasons to sell MNST, resulting in Finny Score of 44.

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

Here are the reasons to buy MNST stock:

  • Monster could leverage its partnership with Coca-Cola to gain further traction in on-premises channels (which presently account for around 10% of overall energy drink distribution compared with 38% for carbonated soft drinks).
  • Monster is able to sell its products at more than twice the price of sodas because of their perceived functional benefits.
  • Products like Java Monster and Mutant may appeal to consumers who typically avoid energy drinks.
  • MNST profitability is improving. The YoY profit margin change was 0.99 percentage points. See MNST profitability chart.
  • MNST PEG ratio (P/E adjusted for growth) is 2.66, which is low compared to its industry peers’ PEG ratios. See MNST PEG chart.
  • MNST average analyst rating is Buy. See MNST analyst rating chart.
  • MNST cash to debt ratio is 51.10, higher than the average industry (0.07) and sector (0.11) cash to debt ratio. See MNST cash to debt chart.

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

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

  • Litigation and regulatory scrutiny, like the 2012 investigation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration into adverse events associated with energy drink consumption, could damage Monster’s brand equity.
  • Soda taxes could curb volumes in higher-margin developed markets.
  • Energy drinks could lose share to substitute products, like ready-to-drink coffee and tea products, as consumers opt for healthier alternatives.
  • MNST quarterly revenue growth was -0.90%, lower than the industry and sector average revenue growth (1.08% and 1.12%, respectively). See MNST revenue growth chart.
  • MNST forward P/E ratio is 33.27, which is high compared to its industry peers’ P/E ratios. See MNST forward P/E ratio chart.
  • MNST Price/Sales ratio is 10.39, which is high compared to its industry peers’ P/S ratios. See MNST forward Price/Sales ratio chart.
  • MNST short interest (days to cover the shorts) ratio is 2.5. The stock garners more short interest than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See MNST short interest ratio chart.
  • MNST Enterprise Value/Revenue multiple is 10.00, which is high compared to its industry peers’ Enterprise Value/Revenue multiples. See MNST Enterprise Value/Revenue chart.

Key Stats

6. What are MNST 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 MNST:

Metrics MNST
Price $80.08
Average Price Target / Upside $86.67 / 8.22%
Average Analyst Rating Buy
Forward Dividend Yield 0.00%
Industry Beverages - Soft Drinks
Sector Consumer Defensive
Number of Employees 2,203
Market Cap $43.67B
Forward P/E Ratio 32.47
Price/Book Ratio 10.14
Revenue (TTM) $4.31B
YoY Quarterly Revenue Growth -0.90%
Profit Margin 26.57%

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