Moderna Stock Story


USD 167.96  8.82  4.99%   

Whilst many millenniums are getting more into healthcare space, it makes sense to go over Moderna. We will evaluate why recent Moderna price moves suggest a bounce in July. Is the entity current valuation justified for 2022? Here i will cover my perspective on valuation to give Moderna investors a better outlook on taking a position in the stock.
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Do not trade Moderna quite yet!

The company currently holds 916 M in liabilities with Debt to Equity (D/E) ratio of 0.06, which may suggest Moderna is not taking enough advantage from borrowing. Moderna has a current ratio of 1.72, which is within standard range for the sector. Debt can assist Moderna until it has trouble settling it off, either with new capital or with free cash flow. So, Moderna's shareholders could walk away with nothing if the company can't fulfill its legal obligations to repay debt. However, a more frequent occurrence is when companies like Moderna sell additional shares at bargain prices, diluting existing shareholders. Debt, in this case, can be an excellent and much better tool for Moderna to invest in growth at high rates of return. When we think about Moderna's use of debt, we should always consider it together with cash and equity.Moderna is UNDERVALUED at 155.83 per share with modest projections ahead.
We determine the current worth of Moderna using both absolute as well as relative valuation methodologies to arrive at its intrinsic value. In general, an absolute valuation paradigm, as applied to this company, attempts to find the value of Moderna based exclusively on its fundamental and basic technical indicators. By analyzing Moderna's financials, quarterly and monthly indicators, and related drivers such as dividends, operating cash flow, and various types of growth rates, we attempt to find the most accurate representation of Moderna's intrinsic value. In some cases, mostly for established, large-cap companies, we also incorporate more traditional valuation methods such as dividend discount, discounted cash flow, or asset-based models. As compared to an absolute model, our relative valuation model uses a comparative analysis of Moderna. We calculate exposure to Moderna's market risk, different technical and fundamental indicators, relevant financial multiples and ratios, and then comparing them to Moderna's related companies.

Moderna Investment Alerts

Moderna investment alerts and warnings help investors to get more proficient at understanding not only critical technical and fundamental signals but also the significant portfolio-centered indicators. These indicators include beta, alpha, and other risk-related measures that will help you in monitoring Moderna performance across your portfolios.Please check all investment alerts for Moderna

Moderna Valuation Ratios as Compared to Competition

Our valuation model uses many indicators to compare Moderna value to that of its competitors to determine the firm's financial worth. You can analyze the relationship between different fundamental ratios across Moderna competition to find correlations between indicators driving the intrinsic value of Moderna.

What do experts say?

Stock analysis is a method for investors and traders to make buying and selling decisions. By studying and evaluating past and current data, investors and traders attempt to gain an edge in the markets by making informed decisions.
It is good to see analyst projects for Moderna, but it might be worth checking our own buy vs. sell analysis

Exercise or conversion by Andres Juan of 2000 shares of Moderna subject to Rule 16b-3

Legal trades by Moderna 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:
Moderna insider trading alert for exercise of stock option (right to buy) by Andres Juan, Chief Technical Operations and Quality Officer, on 11th of August 2022. This event was filed by Moderna Inc with SEC on 2022-08-11. 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.

Breaking it down a bit more

The entity reported the previous year's revenue of 18.47 B. Net Income was 12.2 B with profit before overhead, payroll, taxes, and interest of 13.86 B.
 2019 2020 2021 2022 (projected)
Revenues USD60 M803 M18.47 B19.93 B
Revenues60 M803 M18.47 B19.93 B

Margins Breakdown

Moderna profit margins show the degree to which it makes money. Margin indicators are used not only by investors but also by creditors or Moderna itself as indicators of financial health and management effectiveness. Please look more closely at the different varieties of Moderna profit margins.
Profit Margin
EBITDA Margin0.79
Gross Margin0.86
Profit Margin0.71

Moderna Average Assets is increasing over the last 6 years. The current value of Moderna Average Assets is 20,078,940,789. Also, Moderna Average Equity is increasing over the last 6 years. The current value of Moderna Average Equity is 9,389,809,211.

Will Moderna continue to go out of control?

Current coefficient of variation indicator falls down to -7123.72. Possible price jump? Moderna exhibits very low volatility with skewness of 0.47 and kurtosis of 0.21. However, we advise investors to further study Moderna technical indicators to make sure all market info is available and is reliable. Understanding different market volatility trends often help investors to time the market. Properly using volatility indicators enable traders to measure Moderna's stock risk against market volatility during both bullying and bearish trends. The higher level of volatility that comes with bear markets can directly impact Moderna's stock price while adding stress to investors as they watch their shares' value plummet. This usually forces investors to rebalance their portfolios by buying different stocks as prices fall.

Moderna Implied Volatility

Moderna's implied volatility exposes the market's sentiment of Moderna stock's possible movements over time. However, it does not forecast the overall direction of its price. In a nutshell, if Moderna's implied volatility is high, the market thinks the stock has potential for high price swings in either direction. On the other hand, the low implied volatility suggests that Moderna stock will not fluctuate a lot when Moderna's options are near their expiration.

Our Final Take On Moderna

Whereas many other companies in the biotechnology industry are either recovering or due for a correction, Moderna may not be as strong as the others in terms of longer-term growth potentials. To sum up, as of the 11th of June 2022, our current 90 days buy-hold-sell advice on the company is Strong Hold. We believe Moderna is undervalued with below average odds of distress for the next two years.

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