Analysts rate InPlay Oil Corp.(IPO:TSX) with a Strong Buy rating and a $5 target

by: Gillian Lawrence
InPlay Oil Corp.

Analysts rate InPlay Oil Corp. with a consensus Strong Buy rating and a 12-month average target price of $5.13 per share.

Based on the InPlay Oil Corp stock forecasts from 2 analysts, the average analyst target price for InPlay Oil Corp is CAD 5.13 over the next 12 months. InPlay Oil Corp’s average analyst rating is Strong Buy. Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of InPlay Oil Corp is Slightly Bullish , which is based on 8 positive signals and 4 negative signals. At the last closing, InPlay Oil Corp’s stock price was CAD 3.56InPlay Oil Corp’s stock price has changed by +2.89% over the past week, +26.69% over the past month and +318.82% over the last year.

About InPlay Oil Corp (IPO:CA:TSX)

InPlay Oil Corp. engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of petroleum and natural gas properties in Canada. The company produces and sells crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. It primarily holds interests in the Cardium assets located in West Central Alberta that focus on the Pembina and Willesden Green pools. The company also holds interest in the Belly River light oil property; and the Duvernay light oil play. InPlay Oil Corp. is headquartered in Calgary, Canada

What we like:

Superior risk adjusted returns

This stock has performed well, on a risk adjusted basis, compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

Underpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

Superior return on equity

The company management has delivered better return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior capital utilization

The company management has delivered better return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Low debt

The company is less leveraged than its peers ,, and is among the top quartile, which makes it more flexible. However, do check the news and look at its sector. Sometimes this is low because the company is not growing and has no growth potential.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Superior Revenue Growth

This stock has shown top quartile revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

What we don’t like:

Low market capitalization

This is among the smaller entities in its sectors with below median market capitalization. That may make it less stable in the long run unless it has a unique technology or market which can help it grow or get acquired in future.

High volatility

The total returns for this company are volatile and above median for its sector over the past 5 years. Make sure you have the risk tolerance for investing in such stock.

Overpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.

Overpriced on cashflow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

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