Briefing From The Editor — CHPT Stock

Now trading at a price of $8.95, ChargePoint has moved -1.6% so far today on a volume of 6,262,585, compared to its average of 8,746,930. In contrast, the S&P 500 index moved -0.8%.

ChargePoint shares moved -47.6% over the last 52 weeks, with a high of $20.99 and a low of $8.07. During this time, the stock lagged the S&P 500 index by -29.6%. As of January 2022, the company's 50-day average price is $11.4982. ChargePoint Holdings, Inc. provides electric vehicle (EV) charging networks and charging solutions in the United States and internationally. The mid-cap Consumer Cyclical company has 1,700 full time employees and is based in Campbell, CA. ChargePoint has not offered any dividends in the last year.

A Declining EPS Growth Trend with Healthy Leverage Levels:

2020-01-31 2021-01-31 2022-01-31
Revenue (k) $144,515 $146,490 $241,006
Revenue Growth n/a 1.37% 64.52%
Gross Margins 12.5% 22.5% 22.2%
Gross Margins Growth n/a 80.0% -1.33%
Operating Margins -91.6% -82.6% -110.1%
Operating Margins Growth n/a 9.83% -33.29%
Earnings Per Share -$0.48 -$0.99 -$1.49
EPS Growth n/a -106.25% -50.51%
Free Cash Flow (k) -$102,821 -$103,330 -$173,588
FCF Growth n/a -0.5% -67.99%
Capital Expenditures (k) -$14,885 -$11,484 -$16,410
Net Debt / EBITDA nan 1.0 1.25

ChargePoint Is Overvalued:

Compared to the Consumer Cyclical sector's average of 24.11, ChargePoint has a trailing twelve month price to earnings (P/E) ratio of -8.2 and, based on its EPS guidance of -0.53, an expected P/E ratio of -16.9.

ChargePoint's price to book (P/B) ratio is 9.0 compared to its sector average of 3.11. The company is likley overvalued in terms of its net tangible assets.

ChargePoint Is the Subject of Mixed Market Indicators:

20 analysts are following ChargePoint and have set target prices ranging from $13 to $46 per share. On average, they have given the company a rating of buy. At the current price of $8.95, CHPT is trading -57.01% away from its average analyst target price of $20.82 per share, implying an analyst consensus of strong upside potential for the stock.

The company has an unusually large proportion of its shares sold short since 17.6% of the company's shares are tied to short positions. Institutions own 53.5% of ChargePoint's shares, while the insider ownership rate stands at 3.41%. The biggest shareholder is Linse Capital Llc with a 10% stake in the company worth approximately $298,009,065.

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