Buy or Sell: SVMK (NASDAQ: SVMK)

SVMK is in the technology sector and application software industry. The company CEO is Alexander J. Lurie.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The SVMK shares had a previous change of -2.74% which opened at 16.47 and closed at 15.95. It moved to an intraday high of 16.62 and a low of 15.93.

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Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, SVMK shares returned -5.96% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -9.01%. Over three months, it changed 3.24%. In one year it has changed -7.48% and within that year its 52 week high was 20.00 and its 52 week low was 10.05. SVMK stock is 58.71% above its 52 week low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 14.49 and a 50 day moving average of 17.18. Right now, SVMK stock is trading 10.04% above its 200 day moving average.

SeekingAlpha:  SVMK target boosted on revenue, margin potential


The company has a market cap of $2.1b with 130.1m shares outstanding and a float of 126.6m shares. Trading volume was 2,086,517 shares and has experienced an average volume of 1,314,063 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.


The last annual reported EPS for SVMK was -1.15 which ended on 31st of December 2018. Based on 3 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is -0.15.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1st Qtr 2019 Reported 05-08-2019: -0.14
4th Qtr 2018 Reported 02-13-2019: -0.20
3rd Qtr 2018 Reported 11-13-2018: -0.99
2nd Qtr 2018 -0.26
1st Qtr 2018 0.00

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 13.85, which means it might be overvalued by -15.15%.

The long-term trend of the EPS is an important number as it indicates the present value of SVMK; it is typically displayed as a percentage and called the EPS growth rate, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been 58.40% over the last twelve months.

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 2.80% of insider ownership and 78.70% of institutional ownership.

The beta was calculated to be 1.81.

SeekingAlpha:  SVMK target boosted on revenue, margin potential

Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on assets is -22.95%, profit margin is -59.67%, price-to-sales is 8.07 and price-to-book is 9.08.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 1  : Growth Expectations Result
 3  : Financial Safety Result
 0  : Past Performance Result
 0  : Valuation Result
 0  : Dividend Safety Result
 1  : Overall Result


William Cook

William Cook writes on current monetary and financial events. He is an entrepreneur and a writer. Cook holds a variety of distinctions counting the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. He also holds an M.S. in Finance with a concentration in Investment Administration from Drexel University's Bennett S. LeBow College of Business. Cook also graduated magna cum laude from Dickinson College with a B.S. in Mathematics and a B.A. in Economics. 1414 Goldcliff Circle Alexandria, DC 22306

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