|Bid||119.00 x 1000|
|Ask||119.50 x 1200|
|Day's Range||114.66 - 119.40|
|52 Week Range||56.61 - 119.40|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.95|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||38.89|
|Earnings Date||Apr 23, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||110.00|
GuruFocus rated iRobot Corp the business predictability rank of 3.5-star. Warning! GuruFocus has detected 4 Warning Signs with IRBT. For the last quarter iRobot Corp reported a revenue of $384.7 million, compared with the revenue of $326.9 million during the same period a year ago.
Editor's note: This story was previously published in October 2017. It has since been updated and republished.The concern about investing in growth stocks usually comes down to valuation. Stocks with significant growth potential usually have a multiple to match. One way around that problem is to invest in small-cap stocks, where the growth stories may not be quite as well known and the valuations may not be quite as stretched.In some cases, small-cap stocks come with more risk; but in most cases, small caps offer more potential rewards.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * Buy These 5 Stocks to Play the Megatrend of the Century Here are eight small-cap stocks to buy due to significant growth opportunities. Each of these small-cap companies have valuations that lend themselves to significant upside if those opportunities are captured. Source: Citrix Online via Flickr AppFolio (APPF)AppFolio Inc (NASDAQ:APPF) offers the best, and worst, of small-cap growth investing. On the positive side, revenue from AppFolio's software for property managers is growing nicely. Sales rose nearly 40% in 2017 and are expected to have risen about 30% last year.The primary concern here is valuation. APPF trades at over 12 tines revenue on an enterprise basis. That's a big number in any market. It's also a notable premium to its closest peer, RealPage Inc (NASDAQ:RP).Still, there's reason to see more upside, even for a stock that has gained more than 50% over the past year. AppFolio has turned profitable, and its margins should expand significantly going forward. The company's MyCase software for law offices offers another growth driver for AppFolio sales. Both software products drive exactly the kind of "sticky," recurring revenue investors are looking for in the software space.Again, valuation isn't perfect. But with earnings-per-share likely to clear $1 by the end of the decade, it's not quite as extreme as headline multiples would suggest. With AppFolio's growth prospects and potential as a takeout target, there's likely still some room left in the APPF rally.Source: Rob Wall via Flickr (Modified) Chegg Inc (CHGG)Chegg Inc (NYSE:CHGG) has transformed itself over the past few years.What was formerly a company focused largely on a money-losing textbook rental business has become the go-to platform for college students in the U.S. Chegg offers a wide variety of services to students, ranging from tutoring and online study help to eTextbooks and its legacy print textbook rental business (which is now outsourced, providing a major boost to Chegg profits).Like most stocks on this list, CHGG isn't cheap, trading at over 14 times its revenue and a forward price-earnings ratio of about 60. But with the company's earnings per share expected to nearly double this year, there's enough to support a premium valuation.With Chegg increasingly looking dominant in what its CEO Dan Rosensweig has called "winner take most" markets, a takeover looks likely. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has tried to attract college students by building out physical bookstores and offering free Prime memberships. Chegg, which reaches the majority of those students, would give the company both an entry into that market and a wealth of valuable data to boot. * Buy These 5 Stocks to Play the Megatrend of the Century Even if Amazon doesn't come calling, Chegg's expanding service offerings and potential to target high school and graduate students suggest years of growth ahead. And even the current, somewhat pricey, valuation doesn't account for all of that potential.Source: Shutterstock Varonis Systems (VRNS)Varonis Systems Inc (NASDAQ:VRNS) has an intriguing growth story. The company develops software for businesses that manages what it calls "unstructured data." That includes everything from emails to spreadsheets to memos.That data is growing exponentially -- and so is the risk it poses. As seen in leaks at Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) and elsewhere, there's a lot of valuable information contained in those files. Varonis protects them from unwanted entry and it organizes them for corporate managers.The importance of unstructured data continues to drive Varonis revenue higher, with the company's 2018 top-line growth expected to come in at 24%. Sales cycles remain relatively long and intensive, as in many cases Varonis still has to prove the usefulness of the software. That's particularly true for companies who haven't had a data breach … yet. As awareness increases and those cycles shorten, both revenue growth and operating margins will benefit.Meanwhile, VRNS is expected to report a profit for 2018, at least on an adjusted basis. And yet it trades at a bit over six times its trailing-twelve-month revenue, plus cash. That sounds like a big multiple, but it's actually somewhat modest in the SaaS space, particularly given Varonis' growth profile.As sales grow, and that multiple expands, VRNS should continue to climb. Source: Shutterstock Ollie's Bargain Outlet (OLLI)There are very few retail growth stories in the U.S. of any size, particularly in brick-and-mortar retail. But Ollie's Bargain Outlet Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:OLLI) is one to keep an eye on.Ollie's benefits from being in the off-price channel, one of the few areas of retail that has held up well amid the pressure from online retailers like Amazon. And while Ollie's is much smaller than peers TJX Companies Inc (NYSE:TJX) and Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST), in this case that's a good thing.The company's store expansion plan alone suggests years of growth ahead, with strong same-store sales contributing as well. OLLI isn't necessarily cheap, trading at 41 times analysts' consensus FY19 EPS estimate. * Buy These 5 Stocks to Play the Megatrend of the Century But the company is solidly profitable, has little debt, and has significant whitespace to build out its store count - and revenue. For investors who believe the off-price channel should continue to manage online competition, OLLI is an extremely intriguing choice. Shotspotter (SSTI)Shotspotter Inc (NASDAQ:SSTI) is a classic early-stage growth company. Shotspotter is expected to become profitable for the first time this year.The company's namesake product detects gunfire and notifies law enforcement in real time, making police response more efficient and neighborhoods safer. The product already has been deployed in major cities like Chicago and New York, with seven new cities adopting the software just last month.That growth should continue, as Shotspotter brings on additional municipalities and, eventually, expands internationally as well. Revenue is still relatively small -- just $31 million over the past year -- but a $516 million market cap leaves room for upside. * Buy These 5 Stocks to Play the Megatrend of the Century Continued adoption would make SSTI a likely takeover target for defense companies like Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT) or Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) or other larger, government-focused suppliers. And with the need for Shotspotter, unfortunately, rising every year, that increased adoption seems likely. Source: Shutterstock LogMeIn (LOGM)Video-conferencing leader LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ:LOGM) offers a nice combination of growth and value.Trading at just 16 times analysts' consensus EPS estimate, LOGM certainly doesn't look like it's pricing in the 25% EPS growth analysts are expecting this year. With video conferencing demand still increasing and top-line growth expected in 2019, LogMeIn should be able to drive double-digit EPS growth for years to come. That in turn suggests a fair amount of upside from current levels.There are some risks, specifically around competition. But from a long-term perspective, LogMeIn still seems to have years of growth in front of it and it's trading at a price worth paying.Source: Mike Mozart via Flickr (modified) Shake Shack (SHAK)Shake Shack Inc (NYSE:SHAK) is growing. Revenue is expected to jump 27% this year. Same-store sales disappointed in Q3, and guest traffic fell 4%. But the company still has plenty of room to expand, and it recently opened its first restaurant in mainland China.SHAK is a bit of a turnaround play, but the Shake Shack story is still playing out. If the company can stabilize same-restaurant sales, location growth alone should drive profits -- and SHAK stock -- higher.Source: Shutterstock iRobot (IRBT)iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) got a bit ahead of itself last year. In April, IRBT stock traded around $60; by late August, the stock had nearly doubled.IRBT then pulled back over 30% and has subsequently rebounded back near its former highs. But the category itself is growing double-digits, and Internet of Things catalysts could further drive product adoption. * Buy These 5 Stocks to Play the Megatrend of the Century IRBT shares aren't necessarily cheap. But at 39 times next year's earnings, IRBT isn't very expensive for a company in a rapidly growing category. With the company capable of driving 20%-plus EPS growth going forward, that multiple isn't very steep.As of this writing, Vince Martin did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Stocks That Every 20-Year-Old Should Buy * 10 Best Dividend Stocks to Buy for the Next 10 Months * 10 Monster Growth Stocks to Buy for 2019 and Beyond Compare Brokers The post 8 Small-Cap Stocks to Buy for Big-Time Growth Potential appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Shares of iRobot (NASDAQ:IRBT) have been on a tear since the company reported a fourth-quarter earnings that impressed just about everyone on Wall Street. Times must be good if U.S. consumers are scooping up robotic vacuums hand over fist, right? Perhaps, but it makes some investors feel that they've missed their chance to get long IRBT stock.Admittedly, it can be hard to buy into iRobot stock after it's had such a big move, but that may not be the case with IRBT. If the company can maintain momentum, it should have more strong earnings to come. On the chart, technicians surely appreciate the strength brewing in IRBT stock right now, and more could be on the way. Valuing iRobot StockGAAP earnings came in at 88 cents a share, a whopping 38 cents per share (or 76%) ahead of consensus expectations. Revenue of ~$385.7 million topped estimates by just over $3 million or about 1%. This sent shares soaring on the day, although it has met some resistance on these rallies.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsFor the year, revenue grew about 24% year-over-year (YoY) topping $1 billion, while earnings soared almost 75%. In fiscal 2019, analysts expect iRobot to grow sales 14.4% to $1.25 billion. Their models call for earnings of $2.88 per share. After IRBT crushed Q4 expectations, where analysts expected 7% growth from fiscal 2018 to 2019, the $2.88 per share estimate for 2019 would actually represent a YoY decline. * 10 Best Dividend Stocks to Buy for the Next 10 Months However, guidance came in stronger than expected. Management is looking for revenue of $1.28 billion to $1.31 billion, representing growth of 17% to 20%. iRobot also expects to earn somewhere in the range of $3.00 per share to $3.25 per share, a growth range of -2.2% to about 6%.Admittedly, it'd be more encouraging for IRBT stock to see stronger earnings improvements. But given how much the company beat Q4 estimates by -- again, by almost 75%! -- it's hard to be too disappointed. Still, some investors feel that this could a "best it will get" situation. This is even more true with shares trading at roughly 33x 2018 earnings.However, bulls are encouraged by guidance. Management is forecasting roughly 10% operating margins (stable profitability vs. current levels despite a slight dip in 2019) and mid- to high-teens revenue growth in 2020. Valuation-wise, IRBT stock could be cheaper, but fundamentally speaking it's doing pretty well overall. It helps that iRobot doesn't carry any debt. Trading IRBT Stock Click to EnlargeOne interesting note on IRBT stock is its high short-interest. With more than 31% of the shares sold short -- although it's possible that number shrank post-earnings -- iRobot stock could gain some serious upside momentum if bulls start to squeeze the bears. * 7 Reasons You Want Boeing Stock in Your Portfolio Shares broke out over downtrend resistance (black line), but didn't close at the highs. After staggering on Friday, iRobot stock eventually found its footing. Still, this gave bulls an opportunity to get long both days. Further, it gave bears an opportunity to drive IRBT back below resistance, which they failed to do.I am looking for IRBT to push back up to its prior highs near $117.50. If it can take out that mark, it could really fuel a short-squeeze. On the downside, I don't want to be long IRBT stock below prior downtrend resistance. More conservative bulls can consider using a stop-loss based on the Thursday-Friday two-day range low.Bret Kenwell is the manager and author of Future Blue Chips and is on Twitter @BretKenwell. As of this writing, Bret Kenwell did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Fundamentally Sound Dividend Stocks to Buy * 5 Reasons Reeling FAANG Stocks Won't Deliver Big Returns * 3 Reasons Canopy Growth Could Burn You Compare Brokers The post Should You Buy iRobot Stock After Its Massive Earnings Beat? appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Few sectors on Wall Street are as out of favor these days as consumer electronics stocks. The steep declines of Arlo Technologies and Sonos are notable examples of the industry's trend.
Strong Maintenance, Repair and Operations projects and ongoing small to mid-sized brownfield projects will boost Emerson's (EMR) growth. High cost of sales due to material cost inflation is a concern.
iRobot (IRBT) shares have started gaining and might continue moving higher in the near term, as indicated by solid earnings estimate revisions.
iRobot Corp NASDAQ/NGS:IRBTView full report here! Summary * ETFs holding this stock have seen outflows over the last one-month * Bearish sentiment is high Bearish sentimentShort interest | NegativeShort interest is extremely high for IRBT with more than 20% of shares on loan. This means that investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices are currently targeting IRBT. Money flowETF/Index ownership | NegativeETF activity is negative. Over the last one-month, outflows of investor capital in ETFs holding IRBT totaled $576 million. Additionally, the rate of outflows appears to be accelerating. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | NeutralAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Industrials sector is rising. The rate of growth is weak relative to the trend shown over the past year, however. Credit worthinessCredit default swapCDS data is not available for this security.Please send all inquiries related to the report to email@example.com.Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.
stock soared 9.64% Thursday after reporting record fourth-quarter earnings and beating Wall Street's expectations. Fourth-quarter revenue increased 17.7% vs. the comparable period, to $384.7 million, above the consensus estimate of $379 million -- a record high for the company. "We had a phenomenal finish to 2018, exceeding both our fourth-quarter and full-year expectations for revenue growth and profitability after raising our expectations twice during the year," iRobot Chairman and CEO Colin Angle said in a press release.
After some bearish headlines hit the tape regarding U.S. and China trade negotiations, stocks were under pressure. Traders are starting to pare back on their longs and are weighing the next few days to see what the market is going to do. Will investors really want to load up ahead of the weekend though? Seems unlikely. Still, we have a full plate of top stock trades to evaluate. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow 1: Chipotle Mexican GrillEarnings reports continue to hit the wires and Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG) is moving as a result. Shares are up 13.5% to new highs after the company's quarterly report.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsTagging $600, shares are holding up pretty well on the day given how poorly the overall market is doing. But what now? With an RSI of 80, it's probably too late to chase CMG with confidence. That said, I wouldn't short one of the market's only strong performers. * The 9 Best Stocks to Invest In During a Manic Market So where to from here? Let's see where shares consolidate over the next few days. If we get heavy selling, investors might be able to scoop CMG up on a discount. That's similar to what happened to Chipotle in December. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow 2: iRobotAn earnings and revenue beat has iRobot (NASDAQ:IRBT) rallying 9% on earnings, although the stock is off its session highs.The $100-ish level is proving to be a tough nut to crack, although IRBT is holding up over downtrend resistance (blue line). If we get a few days of consolidation just below $100, but over downtrend resistance and over Thursday's lows, then IRBT may setup as a great long. Below $92.50 and the 200-day moving average may be on the table. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow 3: GrubHubGrubHub (NYSE:GRUB) shares are down just 2.3% on Thursday after the company missed on earnings and revenue estimates. But the stock has done a tremendous job rallying off the lows.The lows around $66 proved to be support, forming a double bottom off the December lows. It's also got $85 in target, a tough layer of resistance. Currently over the 50-day, GRUB is looking attractive. With its big move lower and earnings miss though, I am somewhat skeptical.Rather than buy now, I'd rather wait for a breakout over $85. If it happens, some think it could go to $100. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow 4: FireEyePlunging 13% on Thursday, FireEye (NASDAQ:FEYE) is under big pressure despite a top and bottom line earnings beat. The move thrusts FEYE below all of its major moving averages and leaves it dangling in no man's land.From the long side, I'd be interested in dipping my toe in the water near $15. Let's see if it gets down that low or if it recovers before that. Near $15 and investors will have a great risk/reward on the long side. A break below sets up a shorting opportunity. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow 5: Match GroupShares of Match Group (NASDAQ:MTCH) are up "just" 5% after beating on earnings and revenue estimates. I say "just" because the stock is well off its session highs after making new annual highs in the morning. However, investors need to remember how strong this name has been. Shares are up more than 75% from the December lows. Given that strength, this move feels more like profit-taking more than anything else. * 10 Monster Growth Stocks to Buy for 2019 and Beyond Let's see where Match sets up over the next few days. North of uptrend support and MTCH is still okay on the long side.Bret Kenwell is the manager and author of Future Blue Chips and is on Twitter @BretKenwell. As of this writing, Bret Kenwell did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * Are These 7 Dividend Aristocrats ETFs Fit for a King? * 7 of the Best Emerging Markets Stocks to Buy * 5 Gold Stocks That Should Glitter in 2019 Compare Brokers The post 5 Top Stock Trades for Friday: CMG, GRUB, IRBT, FEYE, MTCH appeared first on InvestorPlace.
After hours: Top stocks Chipotle Mexican Grill, Match Group, iRobot, New Relic and O'Reilly Automotive jumped late Wednesday on earnings, signaling moves up to or beyond buy zones.
iRobot earnings (NASDAQ:IRBT) were released late in the day on Wednesday and the company's results were well ahead of what analysts were calling for for the period on both the earnings and revenue front, helping to lift IRBT stock more than 10% after hours. For its fourth quarter of its fiscal 2018, the Bedford, Mass.-based tech company said that it brought in net income of $25.2 million, which amounted to roughly 88 cents per share. The figure marked a 447.8% gain compared to its year-ago net income of $4.6 million, or 16 cents per share. iRobot was projected to bring in earnings of 50 cents per share, according to data compiled by FactSet on a survey. The company added that the quarter yielded revenue of $384.7 million, a 17.7% increase when compared to the $326.9 million from its last period of its fiscal 2017. InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Analysts were calling for the tech company to rake in sales of $381 million in an outlook that was compiled by a FactSet survey. iRobot said that it sees its fiscal 2019 as bringing in earnings of $3 to $3.25 per share on revenue of $1.28 billion to $1.31 billion. Wall street is calling for 2019 earnings of $2.88 per share and sales of $1.28 billion. IRBT stock is up a whopping 14.2% after the bell on Wednesday thanks to the company's positive fourth quarter, which helped it end its fiscal 2018 with a bang. Shares had been up close to 0.4% during regular trading hours as it geared up to report for its latest period. ### More From InvestorPlace * 7 Stocks That Won Super Bowl Sunday * 10 F-Rated Stocks That Could Break Your Portfolio * The 9 Best Stocks to Invest In During a Manic Market Compare Brokers The post iRobot Earnings: IRBT Stock Soars on Strong Q4 Earnings, Guidance appeared first on InvestorPlace.