Ion Geophysical Story

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IO -- USA Stock  

USD 2.34  0.29  14.15%

My story will outline Ion Geophysical. We will cover the possibilities of making Ion Geophysical into a steady grower in December. As of October 31, 2020, the company is listed at 1.48. Ion Geophysical has historical hype elasticity of -0.06. The average price elasticity to hype of competition is about -0.05. The entity is forecasted to decline in value after the next press release, with the price expected to drop to 1.42. The average volatility of headline impact on Ion Geophysical stock price is huge, making predictions on the news or social media along less reliable. The price decline on the next news is expected to be -4.05%, whereas the daily expected return is currently at -0.7 percent. Allowing for the 30-days total investment horizon, the next forecasted announcement will be in about 4 days.
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Should I hold on to my Ion Geophysical (NYSE:IO) position?
The asset utilization indicator refers to the revenue earned for every dollar of assets a company currently reports. Ion Geophysical has an asset utilization ratio of 40.24 percent. This suggests that the company is making $0.4 for each dollar of assets. An increasing asset utilization means that Ion Geophysical is more efficient with each dollar of assets it utilizes for everyday operations. The company has Net Profit Margin (PM) of (14.68) %, which may indicate that it does not properly execute on its own pricing strategies. This is way below average. Likewise, it shows Net Operating Margin (NOM) of 8.56 %, which signifies that for every $100 of sales, it has a net operating income of 0.09.
The successful prediction of Ion Geophysical stock price could yield a significant profit to investors. But is it possible? The efficient-market hypothesis suggests that all published stock prices of traded companies, such as Ion Geophysical, already reflect all publicly available information. This academic statement is a fundamental principle of many financial and investing theories used today. However, the typical investor usually disagrees with a 'textbook' version of this hypothesis and continually tries to find mispriced stocks to increase returns. We use internally-developed statistical techniques to arrive at the intrinsic value of Ion Geophysical based on Ion Geophysical hews, social hype, general headline patterns, and widely used predictive technical indicators. We also calculate exposure to Ion Geophysical's market risk, different technical and fundamental indicators, relevant financial multiples and ratios, and then comparing them to Ion Geophysical's related companies.

Use Technical Analysis to project Ion Geophysical expected Price

Ion Geophysical technical stock analysis exercises models and trading practices based on price and volume transformations, such as the moving averages, relative strength index, regressions, price and return correlations, business cycles, stock market cycles, or different charting patterns.
A focus of Ion Geophysical technical analysis is to determine if market prices reflect all relevant information impacting that market. A technical analyst looks at the history of Ion Geophysical trading pattern rather than external drivers such as economic, fundamental, or social events. It is believed that price action tends to repeat itself due to investors' collective, patterned behavior. Hence technical analysis focuses on identifiable price trends and conditions. More Info...

How Ion Geophysical utilizes its cash?

To perform a cash flow analysis of Ion Geophysical, investors first need to understand how to read the cash flow statement. A cash flow statement shows the amount of cash Ion Geophysical is receiving and how much cash it distributes out in a given period. The Ion Geophysical cash flow statement breaks down these inflows and outflows into different buckets, including operating activities, investing activities, and financing activities. Ion Geophysical Net Cash Flow from Operations is quite stable at the moment as compared to the past year. The company's current value of Net Cash Flow from Operations is estimated at 49.17 Million

Acquisition by John Seitz of 2500 shares of Ion Geophysical subject to Rule 16b-3

Legal trades by Ion Geophysical insiders are very common, as founders, directors, or employees of any publicly traded firm often have stock or stock options. These trades are made public in the United States through the filing of Form 4 of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Below entry was recorded recently and is publicly available as an insider trade:
Ion Geophysical insider trading alert for grant of common stock by John Seitz, the corporate stakeholder, on 17th of September 2020. This event was filed by Ion Geophysical Corp with SEC on 2019-03-05. Statement of changes in beneficial ownership - SEC Form 4 [view details]   
Note, although insider trading is legal, in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Germany, for mandatory reporting purposes, corporate insiders are defined as a company's officers, directors, and any beneficial owners of more than 10% of a class of the company's equity securities.

What is driving Ion Geophysical Investor Appetite?

The big decline in price over the last few months for Ion Geophysicalmay raise some interest from institutional investors. The stock closed today at a share price of 1.48 on slow start in trading volume. The company executives failed to add value to investors and positioning the firm supply of money to exploit market volatility in October. However, diversifying your holdings with Ion Geophysical or any similar stocks can still protect your portfolios during high-volatility market scenarios. The stock standard deviation of daily returns for 30 days investing horizon is currently 7.73. The very high volatility is mostly attributed to the latest market swings and not very good earnings reports from some of the Ion Geophysical partners.
 2017 2018 2019 2020 (projected)
Interest Expense16.71 M12.97 M13.07 M14.06 M
Gross Profit75.64 M59.62 M60.02 M75.53 M

Deferred Revenue Breakdown

Ion Geophysical Deferred Revenue yearly trend continues to be quite stable with very little volatility. Deferred Revenue may rise above about 4.7 M this year. Deferred Revenue usually refers to a component of Total Liabilities representing the carrying amount of consideration received or receivable on potential earnings that were not recognized as revenue; including sales; license fees; and royalties; but excluding interest income. Ion Geophysical Deferred Revenue is quite stable at the moment as compared to the past year. The company's current value of Deferred Revenue is estimated at 4.67 Million
201320.68 Million
20148.26 Million
20156.56 Million
20163.71 Million
20178.91 Million
20187.71 Million
20194.55 Million
20204.67 Million

Are Ion Geophysical technical ratios showing a recoup?

Ion Geophysical latest mean deviation surges over 4.65. Ion Geophysical is displaying above-average volatility over the selected time horizon. Investors should scrutinize Ion Geophysical independently to ensure intended market timing strategies are aligned with expectations about Ion Geophysical volatility.

Our Conclusion on Ion Geophysical

Whereas many other companies under the oil & gas equipment & services industry are still a bit expensive, Ion Geophysical may offer a potential longer-term growth to institutional investors. With a relatively neutral outlook on the latest economy, it is better to hold off any trading of Ion Geophysical as the current risk-reward utility is not appealing enough. Please use our equity advice module to run different scenarios to ensure your current risk level and investment horizon are fully reflective of your current investing preferences in regards to Ion Geophysical.

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