Vuzix Corporation (VUZI) Stock: Here’s Why It’s Headed For The Bottom


Vuzix Corporation (VUZI) is headed up in the market in today’s trading session. The company, focused on the tech space, is presently trading at $3.45 after a move down of -8.24% so far today. In terms of technology companies, there are a number of aspects that have the potential to cause price movement in the market. One of the most common is news. Here are the most recent headlines relating to VUZI:

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Mar-15-19 03:43PM Edited Transcript of VUZI earnings conference call or presentation 15-Mar-19 1:00pm GMT
08:00AM AR, VR and the Merger of the Digital and Physical World
07:00AM Vuzix Corporation to Host Earnings Call
06:45AM Vuzix: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
06:30AM Vuzix Reports FY 2018 Revenue Increase of 46% over 2017

However, when making a decision to invest, investors should look at much more than just news, this is especially the case in the ever (changing|evolving) tech space. Here’s what’s going on with Vuzix Corporation.

Recent Movement Out of VUZI

Although a decline in a single session, like the move that we’re seeing from Vuzix Corporation may lead to fear in some investors, a single session fall alone shouldn’t be the reason for a decision to, or not to, invest in a company. It’s generally a good idea to take a look at trends just a single session. As it relates to VUZI, here are the trends that we’ve seen:

  • Past 5 Trading Sessions – Throughout the last week, VUZI has produced a change in value amounting to 1.17%.
  • Past 30 Days – The monthly performance from Vuzix Corporation has been -11.08%.
  • Past Quarter – Over the last 3 months, the stock has produced a ROI that works out to -38.61%
  • Past Six Months – In the past six months, we’ve seen a change of -41.53% from the stock.
  • YTD – Since the open of this year VUZI has generated a return of -28.27%.
  • Annually – Lastly, in the last full year, we have seen movement that comes to -56.87% out of VUZI. Over this period of time, the stock has sold at a high of -59.17% and a low of 14.62%.

Ratios Worth Watching

Digging into various ratios associated with a stock can provide prospective investors a look of how dangerous and/or rewarding a pick may be. Here are a few of the key ratios to look at when digging into VUZI.

Short Ratio – The short ratio is a measure of short interest. As the short ratio climbs, it means that more investors are expecting that the value of the stock is going to fall. Across the sector, strong technology stocks can have a lower short ratio. However, we tend to see quite a few short squeezes in the industry. Nonetheless, in relation to Vuzix Corporation, it’s short ratio amounts to 16.28.

Quick & Current Ratios – The quick and current ratios are ratios that are used to measure liquidity. Essentially, they measure the company’s abilities to pay for its debts when they mature using quick assets or current assets. In the tech space, many companies are reliant on the continuation of support from investors as they work to bring new technologies to market, the quick and current ratios can seem bad. However, some gems in the technology industry come with great current and quick ratios. In terms of VUZI, the quick and current ratios come to 7.40 and 9.30 respectively.  

Book To Share Value – The book to share value compares the current book value of assets owned by the company to the price of shares. In this particular case, that ratio works out to 1.29.

Cash To Share Value – The cash to share value ratio compares the amount of cash the company has on hand to the value of the company’s stock. When it comes to VUZI, the cash to share value works out to 0.78.

Is Big Money Interested in Vuzix Corporation?

An interesting fact I have learned so far in my brief time on Earth is that good investors tend to follow big money players. Usually, investors that are looking to keep their investments relatively safe will follow moves made by institutional investors and insiders of the company. With that said, what does the big money picture look like in regard to VUZI? Here’s the data:

  • Institutions – As it stands now, institutional investors own 30.40% of Vuzix Corporation. Nonetheless, it is important to mention that institutional ownership has seen a move in the amount of 7.24% throughout the past 3 months.
  • Investors On The Inside – with regard to insiders, those close to the company currently hold 6.70% of the company. Insider ownership of the company has changed by 0 in the past quarter.

What Analysts Say About Vuzix Corporation

Although it’s never a smart idea to avoid doing your due diligence and blindly following the opinions of analysts, it is a good idea to consider their opinions in order to validate your own before making investment decisions in the tech industry. Below are|Here are} the recent moves that we have seen from analysts as it relates to VUZI.

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Oct-28-16 Initiated Maxim Group Buy $11
Dec-14-15 Reiterated Chardan Capital Markets Buy $7 → $10
Dec-10-15 Initiated Rodman & Renshaw Buy $10
Sep-28-15 Resumed Chardan Capital Markets Buy $7
Aug-17-15 Reiterated Chardan Capital Markets Buy $10 → $7

Financial Performance

What have ween seen from VUZI in terms of financial results?Here’s what you’re looking for:

  • Analyst Expectations – As it stands, Wall Street analysts are expecting that Vuzix Corporation will report earnings per diluted share coming to a total of -0.43, with -0.18 to be announced in the next financial report. Although this data isn’t based on earnings, because we are talking about Wall St. analysts, the stock is presently rated a 0 on a scale from 1 to 5 on which 1 is the poorest Wall St. analyst rating and 5 is the best.
  • 5-Year Sales – Throughout the past half decade, Vuzix Corporation has generated a change in sales in the amount of 11.40%. Earnings per share through the period have generated a change of 5.40%.
  • Quarter Over Quarter – when it comes to quarter over quarter earnings data, or Q/Q data as it is often represented in the human world, VUZI has created a change in earnings that amounts to 31.20%. Vuzix Corporation has also moved the needle in terms of sales volume that totals 35.70%.

Float Information

Investors and traders tend to like to know the amounts of shares both outstanding and available. As far as Vuzix Corporation, currently there are 30.06M with a float of 23.58M. These data mean that out of the total of 30.06M shares of VUZI currently in existence today, 23.58M are available to be traded on the market.

I also find it important to pay attention to the short percent. After all, if a high portion of the float available for trading is shorted, the overall feeling in the market is that the equity is going to lose value. In regard to VUZI, the percentage of the float that is sold short comes to a total of 22.61%. In general, high short percent of the float is any percentage over 40%. However, I have calculated that a short percent of the float over 26% is generally a a play that could prove to be very risky.

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