Summit Insights initiates coverage on Elastic N.V(ESTC:NYW) with a Buy and $180 target

STA Research
by: STA Research

Summit Insights analyst Srini Nandury initiates coverage on Elastic with a Buy rating and $180 target on the company’s stock.

Stocktargetadvisor has a average target of $172.10 and a consensus Buy rating on the stock.

STA Research’s analysis of the stock is Slightly Bearish with a score of 3.3 out of 10, where 0 is very bearish and 10 very bullish.

 

What to like

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Positive cash flow
The company had positive total 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.
High Gross Profit to Asset Ratio
This stock is in the top quartile compared to its peers on Gross Profit to Asset Ratio. This is a popular measure among value investors for showing superior returns in the long run.

 

What to not like:

Poor risk adjusted returns
This company is delivering below median risk adjusted returns in its peers. Even if it is outperforming on returns , the returns are unpredictable. Proceed with caution.
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.
Below median dividend returns
The company’s average income yield over the past 5 years has been low compared to its peers. However, it is not a problem if you are not looking for income.
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.
Low Earnings Growth
This stock has shown below median earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector

 

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