US Silica Story

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SLCA -- USA Stock  

USD 12.21  0.20  1.61%

60% of stocks are less volatile than US Silica, and 63% of all traded equity instruments are projected to make higher returns than the company over the 60 days investment horizon. As many adventurous traders are excited about energy space, it is only fair to go over the risk of shorting US Silica Holdings based on its current volatility spike. We will evaluate if US Silica's current volatility will continue into March. The current US Silica risk factors may impact the value of the stock as we estimate US Silica as currently overvalued. The real value is approaching 7.29 per share.
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How risky is to double down on US Silica in March?
US Silica Holdings currently holds roughly 134.92 M in cash with (6.78 M) of positive cash flow from operations. This results in cash-per-share (CPS) ratio of 1.83.
US Silica holds a performance score of 20 on a scale of zero to a hundred. The entity owns a Beta (Systematic Risk) of -0.4901, which indicates possible diversification benefits within a given portfolio. Let's try to break down what US Silica's beta means in this case. As returns on the market increase, returns on owning US Silica are expected to decrease at a much lower rate. During the bear market, US Silica is likely to outperform the market. Although it is essential to pay attention to US Silica Holdings existing price patterns, it is also good to be reasonable about what you can do with equity price patterns. Our approach towards measuring future potential of any stock is to look not only at its past charts but also at the business as a whole, including all available fundamental and technical indicators. To evaluate if US Silica expected return of 2.06 will be sustainable into the future, we have found twenty-eight different technical indicators, which can help you to check if the expected returns are sustainable. Use US Silica Holdings sortino ratio, semi variance, and the relationship between the information ratio and value at risk to analyze future returns on US Silica Holdings.
Volatility is a rate at which the price of US Silica or any other equity instrument increases or decreases for a given set of returns. It is measured by calculating the standard deviation of the annualized returns over a given period of time and shows the range to which the price of US Silica may increase or decrease. In other words, similar to US Silica's beta indicator, it measures the risk of US Silica and helps estimate the fluctuations that may happen in a short period of time. So if prices of US Silica fluctuate rapidly in a short time span, it is termed to have high volatility, and if it swings slowly in a more extended period, it is understood to have low volatility.
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How important is US Silica's Liquidity

US Silica financial leverage refers to using borrowed capital as a funding source to finance US Silica Holdings ongoing operations. It is usually used to expand the firm's asset base and generate returns on borrowed capital. US Silica 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 US Silica's total debt and its cash.

How US Silica utilizes its cash?

To perform a cash flow analysis of US Silica, investors first need to understand how to read the cash flow statement. A cash flow statement shows the amount of cash US Silica is receiving and how much cash it distributes out in a given period. The US Silica cash flow statement breaks down these inflows and outflows into different buckets, including operating activities, investing activities, and financing activities.
US Silica Net Cash Flow from Operations is projected to increase significantly based on the last few years of reporting. The past year's Net Cash Flow from Operations was at (10.53 Million)

US Silica Volatility Drivers

US Silica unsystematic risk is unique to US Silica Holdings and usually not directly affected by the market or economic environment. An example of unsystematic risk is the possibility of poor earnings or a layoff due to coronavirus. One may mitigate nonsystematic risk by buying different securities in the same industry or by buying in different sectors. For example, if you have a position in US Silica you can also buy Koninklijke Vopak NV. You can also mitigate this risk by investing in the oil & gas equipment & services sector as well as in companies having nothing to do with it. This type of risk is also called diversifiable risk and can be understood from analyzing US Silica important indicators over time. Here we run a correlation analysis between relevant fundamental ratios over at least ten year period to find a relationship in the way they react to changes in US Silica income statement and balance sheet. Here are more details about US Silica volatility.
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