Short Report on Avaya Stock

Now trading at a price of $0.32, Avaya fell -8.0% Friday. In contrast, the S&P 500 index moved None%. Read below for a basic value analysis of Avaya.

Avaya shares moved -98.1% over the last 52 weeks, with a high of $18.45 and a low of $0.12. During this time, the stock lagged the S&P 500 index by -88.3%. As of January 2022, the company's 50-day average price is $0.63. Avaya Holdings Corp., through its subsidiaries, provides digital communications products, solutions, and services for businesses worldwide. The small-cap Technology company has 7,851 full time employees and is based in Durham, NC. Avaya has not offered any dividends in the last year.

Exceptional EPS Growth with a Highly Leveraged Balance Sheet:

2019-09-30 2020-09-30 2021-09-30
Revenue (MM) $2,887 $2,873 $2,973
Revenue Growth n/a -0.48% 3.48%
Gross Margins 54.6% 55.0% 55.5%
Gross Margins Growth n/a 0.73% 0.91%
Operating Margins 7.2% 6.9% 8.0%
Operating Margins Growth n/a -4.17% 15.94%
Earnings Per Share -$6.06 -$7.45 -$0.2
EPS Growth n/a -22.94% 97.32%
Free Cash Flow (MM) $128 $49 -$76
FCF Growth n/a -61.72% -255.1%
Capital Expenditures (MM) -$113 -$98 -$106
Net Debt / EBITDA 3.53 3.37 3.57

Avaya has negative earnings for the current period, so its trailing twelve month P/E ratio is not meaningful. Its forward P/E isn't meaningful either because its guidance EPS is -0.07.

Avaya Is the Subject of Mixed Market Indicators:

3 analysts are following Avaya and have set target prices ranging from $0.4 to $1 per share. On average, they have given the company a rating of hold. At the current price of $0.32, AVYA is trading -48.57% away from its average analyst target price of $0.63 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 27.7% of the company's shares are tied to short positions. Institutions own 59.1% of Avaya's shares, while the insider ownership rate stands at 2.55%. The biggest shareholder is the Vanguard Group, Inc. with a 8% stake in the company worth approximately $2,706,642.

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