Consider This Before Taking a Position in comScore (SCOR)

Shares of Small-cap consumer discretionary company comScore moved -3.0% this morning, and are now trading at $0.96 per share. The average analyst target price for the stock is $2.17.

comScore, Inc. operates as an information and analytics company that measures audiences, consumer behavior, and advertising across media platforms in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Canada, and internationally.

Based on its trailing earning per share of -0.86, comScore has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of -1.1

The company has a price to earnings growth (PEG) ratio of -0.33. A number between 0 and 1 could mean that the market is undervaluing comScore's estimated growth potential

Wider Gross Margins Than the Industry Average of 31.2%

2019-12-31 2020-12-31 2021-12-31 2022-12-31
Revenue (k) $388,645 $356,036 $367,013 $376,423
Gross Margins 48.6% 49.2% 44.7% 45.5%
Operating Margins -16.1% -4.2% -7.9% -6.0%
Net Margins -87.23% -13.46% -13.63% -17.68%
Net Income (k) -$338,996 -$47,918 -$50,037 -$66,561
Net Interest Income -$31,526 -$35,805 -$7,801 -$915
Depreciation & Amort. -$45,267 -$42,935 -$43,019 -$46,288
Earnings Per Share -$5.33 -$0.67 -$0.78 -$0.86
EPS Growth n/a 87.43% -16.42% -10.26%
Diluted Shares (k) 63,591 71,181 80,802 93,494
Free Cash Flow (k) -$18,872 -$14,838 -$5,694 $17,115
Capital Expenditures -$14,236 -$15,555 -$15,550 -$17,822
Net Current Assets (k) -$310,738 -$311,950 -$331,191 -$143,718
Current Ratio 0.81 0.74 0.66 0.63
Long Term Debt (k) $196,538 $192,895 $16,000 $16,000
LT Debt to Equity 0.76 0.84 0.07 0.11

comScore benefits from stable revenues and increasing reinvestment in the business, a pattern of improving cash flows, and healthy debt levels. The company's financial statements show wider gross margins than its peer group and a strong EPS growth Trend. However, the firm has consistently negative margins with a positive growth rate.

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