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Momo (MOMO) earnings: short-sellers' negative sentiment

7:50 pm ET, 26 Nov 2018

Momo Inc. (MOMO) shares are trading at $30, down -5.15%.  The company is announcing its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday before the market opens. What's driving MOMO stock price? What's MOMO stock price forecast?

Momo Inc operates a mobile-based social and entertainment platform in China. The company’s namesake app lets users find each other based on location and interests. It is now available at an attractive P/E ratio of 10.06, and is significantly discounted compared to its industry peers. 

Investors are showing interest in the company because of its strong revenue growth. On the other hand, a few bearish investors worry about China’s economy. Last quarter’s revenue rose 58% to $494.27 million and earnings per share came at 66 cents compared to 35 cents for the same period last year.

Third-quarter results will be released before market open on November 27, 2018. Analysts expect the company to earn 54 cents on revenue of $533.6 million. The company beat analysts’ estimates in the previous four quarters.

What is the sentiment towards the MOMO 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, Momo Inc. (MOMO) returned -12.32%.

Momo Inc. (MOMO) forward P/E ratio is 10.37, and it’s low compared to its industry peers’ P/E ratios.

Momo Inc. (MOMO) average analyst price target ($56.66) is 71.91% above its current price ($32.96).

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Momo (MOMO) stock price: a significant upside?

6:46 pm ET, 21 Aug 2018

Momo Inc. (MOMO) shares are trading at 41.20, up 5%.  The company is reporting earnings on Wednesday, August 22.  What's driving MOMO stock price? What's MOMO stock price 'forecast'?

Momo is a popular Chinese mobile dating and social networking company with a fast and profitable growth, strong track record, and a huge addressable market.  Its market cap is $8 billion.   

Earlier this year, the company acquired China's top dating app Tantan, the "Tinder of China," which seems to be a very promising acquisition.  Despite the astronomical growth, Momo still has a Forward P/E of 12, at the low end of the P/E spectrum for such growth.

The company as an established record of beating earnings estimates--the average surprise for the past two quarters was 20%. 

What is investors' sentiment towards the MOMO stock? Our technical analysis shows that:

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

Over the last month, Momo Inc. (MOMO) returned -16.17%.

Momo Inc. (MOMO) forward P/E ratio is 11.62, and it’s low compared to its industry peers’ P/E ratio.

Momo Inc. (MOMO) average analyst price target ($51.16) is 35.42% above its current price ($37.78).

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Momo Inc. (MOMO): reasons to be upbeat about the stock

8:50 am ET, 29 May 2018

Momo (NASDAQ: MOMO) gained 11% today on Q1 results that beat EPS and revenue estimates.  The company recorded a 64% year-on-year revenue growth and increased Q2 guidance from $470M to $485M.

What can you expect now?

S&P Capital IQ indicates solid valuation, quality and growth stability of the MOMO stock.  

The only area where Momo underperforms is financial health (the company is viewed as "less healthy").  Financial health uses fundamental data to view the company’s debt and interest obligations (among other factors) to its financial health in comparison to its peers.

The key metrics for MOMO are looking healthy

  • The number of Monthly Active Users (MAU) is at 103.3M (added 18M since last year); 
  • The number of total paying users of live video service is at  8.1M (+1.1M since last year); 
  • Total live video services revenue is at $371.5M (+75% year-over-year);
  • However, mobile games revenue declined to $6.6M (-43% year-over-year because of the loss of paying users); 

Over the last year, MOMO returned -0.49%. This return is lower than Internet Software & Services sector (8.19%), Technology industry (17.86%), and S&P 500 (12.65%) returns.

Momo Inc. (MOMO) Stock Guide

Updated at: 6:20 am ET, 18 Sep 2020

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

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

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

MOMO trailing 12-month earnings per share (EPS) is $2.04.

Analyst Predictions

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

Based on MOMO analyst price targets, MOMO stock forecast is $24.02 (for a year from now). That means the average analyst price target for MOMO stock is $24.02. The prediction is based on 16 analyst estimates.

The low price target for MOMO is $16.00, while the high price target is $33.00.

MOMO analyst rating is Buy.

Analysis

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

#{finnyScore:71}Our quantitative analysis shows 5 reasons to buy and 2 reasons to sell MOMO, resulting in Finny Score of 71.

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

Here are the reasons to buy MOMO stock:

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

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

  • MOMO quarterly revenue growth was -3.50%, lower than the industry and sector average revenue growth (1.28% and 0.89%, respectively). See MOMO revenue growth chart.
  • MOMO short interest (days to cover the shorts) ratio is 2.69. The stock garners more short interest than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See MOMO short interest ratio chart.

Key Stats

6. What are MOMO 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 MOMO:

Metrics MOMO
Price $15.16
Average Price Target / Upside $22.27 / 46.90%
Average Analyst Rating Buy
Forward Dividend Yield 0.00%
Industry Internet Content & Information
Sector Technology
Number of Employees 1,244
Market Cap $3.01B
Forward P/E Ratio 6.18
Price/Book Ratio N/A
Revenue (TTM) N/A
YoY Quarterly Revenue Growth -6.80%
Profit Margin 17.74%

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