With a Target Weight of 0.0341, Is -26.47% Cash Flow Change Enough for Investors?

HITO-Communications, Inc. (TSE:3654) has seen cash flow growth over the past year of -26.47%.  Cash flow and cash flow growth can reveal to an investor how quickly the firm is generating inflows of cash from their business operations.  

In taking a look at some other key growth stats we note that the one year Growth EBIT ratio stands at -9.57% for HITO-Communications, Inc. (TSE:3654) and is a calculation of one year growth in earnings before interest and taxes. The one year EBITDA growth number stands at -0.35% which is calculated similarly to EBIT Growth with just the addition of amortization.

Taking even a further look we note that the 1 year Free Cash Flow (FCF) Growth is at -21.13%. The one year growth in Net Profit after Tax is -13.73% and lastly sales growth was 73.63%.

In looking at some key ratios we note that the Piotroski F Score stands at 5 (1 to 10 scale) and the ERP5 rank holds steady at 18156. The Q.I. Value of HITO-Communications, Inc. (TSE:3654) currently reads 34 on the Quant scale. The Free Cash Flow score of 0.130974 is also swinging some momentum at investors. The Japan based firm is currently valued at 779.

Some other notable ratios include the Accrual Ratio of 0.720685, the Altman Z score of 6.569504, a Montier C-Score of 3 and a Value Composite rank of 44.

Investor Target Weight

HITO-Communications, Inc. (TSE:3654) has a present suggested portfolio ownership rate of 0.0341 (as a decimal) ownership. Target weight is the volatility adjusted recommended position size for a stock in your portfolio. The maximum target weight is 7% for any given holding. The indicator is based off of the 100 day volatility reading and calculates a target weight accordingly. The more recent volatility of a stock, the lower the target weight will be. The 3-month volatility stands at 40.0534 (decimal). This is the normal returns and standard deviation of the stock price over three months annualized.

Diving down into some additional near-term indicators we see that the Capex to PPE ratio stands at 0.06439 for HITO-Communications, Inc. (TSE:3654). The Capex to PPE ratio shows you how capital intensive a company is. Stocks with an increasing (year over year) ratio may be moving to be more capital intensive and often underperform the market. Higher Capex also often means lower Free Cash Flow (Operating cash flow – Capex) generation and lower dividends as companies don’t have the cash to pay dividends if they are investing more in the business.

In addition to Capex to PPE we can look at Cash Flow to Capex. This ration compares a stock’s operating cash flow to its capital expenditure and can identify if a firm can generate enough cash to meet investment needs. Investors are looking for a ratio greater than one, which indicates that the firm can meet that need. Comparing to other firms in the same industry is relevant for this ratio. HITO-Communications, Inc. (TSE:3654)’s Cash Flow to Capex stands at 10.818182.