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USD 8.27  0.70  7.80%

The upcoming quarterly report is expected on the 23rd of February 2021. The stock is undergoing an active upward rally. U S Average Equity is projected to increase significantly based on the last few years of reporting. The past year's Average Equity was at 715.6 Million. The current year Enterprise Value is expected to grow to about 4.1 B, whereas Net Income Per Employee is forecasted to decline to (178.4 K). As many investors are getting excited about energy space, it is fair to go over U S Silica as an investment option.
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How much will U S owe in February?
U S Silica currently holds 1.36 B in liabilities with Debt to Equity (D/E) ratio of 2.25, implying U S Silica greatly relies on financing operations through barrowing. The entity has a current ratio of 2.05, suggesting that it is liquid enough and is able to pay its financial obligations when due. The company has Profit Margin (PM) of (42.97) %, which may suggest that it does not properly executes on its current pricing strategies or is unable to control all of the operational costs. This is way below average. Similarly, it shows Operating Margin (OM) of (2.2) %, which suggests for every $100 dollars of sales, it generated a net operating loss of -0.02.
U S financial leverage ratio helps determine the effect of debt on the overall profitability of the company. It measures the total debt position of U S, including all of U S's outstanding debt obligations, and compares it with the equity. In simple terms, the high financial leverage means the cost of production, together with running the business day-to-day, is high, whereas, lower financial leverage implies lower fixed cost investment in the business and generally considered by investors to be a good sign. So if creditors own a majority of U S assets, the company is considered highly leveraged. Understanding the composition and structure of overall U S debt and outstanding corporate bonds gives a good idea of how risky the capital structure of a business is and if it is worth investing in it. Please read more on our technical analysis page.

Understanding U S Total Debt

U S Silica liabilities are broken down into two parts on the balance sheet. These are short-term (or current) obligations and long-term debt. U S Silica has to fulfill its short-term liabilities in this reporting year and should be no more than 12 months old. Long-term debt, on the other hand, is anything beyond the 12-month payment timeframe. Common short-term liabilities found on U S balance sheet include debt obligations and money owed to different U S vendors, workers, and loan providers. Below is the chart of U S main long-term debt accounts currently reported on its balance sheet.
You can use U S Silica financial leverage analysis tool to get a better grip on understanding its financial position

How important is U S's Liquidity

U S financial leverage refers to using borrowed capital as a funding source to finance U S Silica ongoing operations. It is usually used to expand the firm's asset base and generate returns on borrowed capital. U S financial leverage is typically calculated by taking the company's all interest-bearing debt and dividing it by total capital. So the higher the debt-to-capital ratio (i.e., financial leverage), the riskier the company. Please check the breakdown between U S's total debt and its cash.

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 U S, but it might be worth checking our own buy vs. sell analysis

U S exotic insider transaction detected

Legal trades by U S 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:
U S insider trading alert for general transaction of common stock by Diane Duren, the corporate stakeholder, on 8th of January 2021. This event was filed by Us Silica Holdings Inc with SEC on 2021-01-08. 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.

Another Deeper Perspective

The current price rise of U S created some momentum for investors as it was traded today as low as 7.6 and as high as 9.01 per share. The company executives may have good odds in positioning the entity resources to exploit market volatility in February. The stock standard deviation of daily returns for 30 days investing horizon is currently 6.39. The very high volatility is mostly attributed to the latest market swings and not very good earnings reports from some of the U S Silica partners.

Liabilities Breakdown

325.7 M
Current Liabilities
547.5 M
Long-Term Liabilities
Total Liabilities1.79 Billion
Current Liabilities325.69 Million
Long-Term Liabilities547.54 Million
Tax Liabilities63.43 Million

Will U S current rise continue?

Current skewness is at 1.04. U S Silica is displaying above-average volatility over the selected time horizon. Investors should scrutinize U S Silica independently to ensure intended market timing strategies are aligned with expectations about U S volatility.

Our Final Perspective on U S

Whereas some companies under the oil & gas equipment & services industry are still a bit expensive, U S may offer a potential longer-term growth to investors. To conclude, as of the 4th of January 2021, we believe that at this point, U S is unstable with below average chance of financial distress within the next 2 years. From a slightly different point of view, the entity appears to be overvalued. Our primary 30 days recommendation on the company is Strong Sell.

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