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Virtu Financial (VIRT) earnings: expect -25% revenue decline

12:25 pm ET, 02 May 2019

Virtu Financial, Inc. (VIRT) is announcing earnings on May 03, before market opening. 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 $256M, which implies -25% growth rate year-over-year.

Earnings per share are expected to come in at $0.40. If this materializes, EPS will decline -47% year-over-year.

How did the stock do last month?

Over the last month, Virtu Financial, Inc. (VIRT) returned +2.74%.

How is the stock valued?

Virtu Financial, Inc. (VIRT) forward P/E ratio is 11.41, and it’s low compared to its industry peers’ P/E ratios.

What do analysts say about the stock?

Virtu Financial, Inc. (VIRT) average analyst price target is 24.37% above its current price ($24.58).

For the latest price and information on Virtu Financial, Inc., please visit Finstead and ask for "VIRT", "VIRT analysis" or "VIRT news".

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Virtu Financial, Inc. (VIRT) Stock Guide

Updated at: 7:11 pm ET, 18 Sep 2020

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

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

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

VIRT trailing 12-month earnings per share (EPS) is $3.23.

2. What is VIRT dividend?

VIRT forward dividend is $0.96.

3. What is VIRT dividend yield?

VIRT forward dividend yield is 3.72%.

Analyst Predictions

4. What is VIRT stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?

Based on VIRT analyst price targets, VIRT stock forecast is $26.95 (for a year from now). That means the average analyst price target for VIRT stock is $26.95. The prediction is based on 7 analyst estimates.

The low price target for VIRT is $24.00, while the high price target is $31.00.

VIRT analyst rating is Hold.

Analysis

5. VIRT buy or sell? What is VIRT Finny Score?

#{finnyScore:67}Our quantitative analysis shows 4 reasons to buy and 2 reasons to sell VIRT, resulting in Finny Score of 67.

6. What are the reasons to buy VIRT? Why should I buy VIRT stock?

Here are the reasons to buy VIRT stock:

  • VIRT quarterly revenue growth was 177.40%, higher than the industry and sector average revenue growth (0.74% and 1.27%, respectively). See VIRT revenue growth chart.
  • VIRT forward dividend yield is 3.72%, higher than the industry (0.61%) and sector (1.11%) forward dividend yields. See VIRT forward dividend chart.
  • VIRT cash to debt ratio is 1.39, higher than the average industry (0.18) and sector (0.18) cash to debt ratio. See VIRT cash to debt chart.
  • VIRT Enterprise Value/Revenue multiple is 0.90, which is low compared to its industry peers’ Enterprise Value/Revenue multiples. See VIRT Enterprise Value/Revenue chart.

7. What are the reasons to sell VIRT? Why should I sell VIRT stock?

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

  • VIRT profitability is declining. The YoY profit margin change was -5.13 percentage points. See VIRT profitability chart.
  • VIRT short interest (days to cover the shorts) ratio is 2.3. The stock garners more short interest than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See VIRT short interest ratio chart.

Key Stats

8. What are VIRT 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 VIRT:

Metrics VIRT
Price $21.51
Average Price Target / Upside $26.55 / 23.43%
Average Analyst Rating Hold
Forward Dividend Yield 4.20%
Industry Capital Markets
Sector Financial Services
Number of Employees 483
Market Cap $4.42B
Forward P/E Ratio 10.55
Price/Book Ratio 1.85
Revenue (TTM) $2.39B
YoY Quarterly Revenue Growth 177.40%
Profit Margin 16.67%

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