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USAT -- USA Stock  

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As many of us are excited about technology space, we will review both, USA TECHNOLOGIES and Microsoft as a potential short-horizon opportunity. We are going to break down some of the competitive aspects of both USA TECHNOLOGIES and Microsoft.
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Is USA TECHNOLOGIES (OTC:USAT) catching up with Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT)?
By analyzing existing basic indicators between USA TECHNOLOGIES and Microsoft, you can compare the effects of market volatilities on both companies' prices and check if they can diversify away market risk if combined in one of your portfolios. You can also utilize pair trading strategies for matching a long position in Microsoft with a short position in USA TECHNOLOGIES. Check out our pair correlation module for more information.

Let's begin by analyzing the assets. The asset utilization indicator refers to the revenue earned for every dollar of assets a company currently reports. USA TECHNOLOGIES has an asset utilization ratio of 940.89 percent. This implies that the company is making $9.41 for each dollar of assets. An increasing asset utilization means that USA TECHNOLOGIES INC is more efficient with each dollar of assets it utilizes for everyday operations.
Out of tens of thousands of stocks, funds, and ETFs that trade on global exchanges each represent an individual company which you can analyze using comparative analysis. To determine which one of the two companies, such as USA TECHNOLOGIES or Microsoft is a better fit for your portfolio, analyzing a few basic fundamental indicators is a good first step.

How important is USA TECHNOLOGIES's Liquidity

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

Correlation Between USA TECHNOLOGIES and Microsoft

In general, stock analysis is a method for investors and traders to make individual buying and selling decisions. Stock correlation analysis is also essential because it can help investors realize that they may not be as diversified as they think. Risk management strategies are usually required to make sure all portfolios are properly aligned against their risk tolerance level. You can consider holding USA TECHNOLOGIES together with similar or unrelated positions with a negative correlation. For example, you can also add Microsoft to your portfolio. If Microsoft is not perfectly correlated to USA TECHNOLOGIES it will diversify some of the market risks out of the positively correlated stocks in your portfolio. However, the disadvantage of this sort of hedging is that it can potentially affect your investment returns throughout market cycles. When USA TECHNOLOGIES for example, for example, performs excellent and delivers stable returns, the negatively correlated position you locked in as a hedge may drag your returns down. Please check pair correlation details between USAT and MSFT for more information.


Are you currently holding both USA TECHNOLOGIES and Microsoft in your portfolio? Please note if you are using this as a pair-trade strategy between USA TECHNOLOGIES and Microsoft, watch out for correlation discrepancy over time. Relying on the historical price correlations and assuming that it will not change may lead to short-term losses.

Detailed Perspective On USA TECHNOLOGIES

Revenue is income that a firm generates from business activities such us rendering services or selling goods to customers. It is a crucial part of a business and an essential item when evaluating a company's financial statements. Revenues from a firm's primary business operations can be reported on the income statement as sales revenue, net sales, or simply sales, depending on the industry in which a given company operates.
Revenue is typically recorded when cash or cash equivalents are exchanged for services or goods and can include product or services discounts, promotions, as well as early payments on invoices or services rendered in advance.

Revenue Breakdown

Lets now check USA TECHNOLOGIES revenue. Based on the latest financial disclosure, USA TECHNOLOGIES INC reported 168.35 M of revenue. This is 95.87% lower than that of the Technology sector and significantly higher than that of the Software?Infrastructure industry. The revenue for all United States stocks is 98.22% higher than that of USA TECHNOLOGIES. As for Microsoft we see revenue of 143.02 B, which is much higher than that of the Software?Infrastructure

143 B
USAT168.35 Million0.12
MSFT143.02 Billion99.88

USA TECHNOLOGIES is projected to stay under $8.59 in October

Coefficient of variation is down to 930.24. It may call for a possible volatility drop. USA TECHNOLOGIES INC shows above-average downside volatility for the selected time horizon. We advise investors to inspect USA TECHNOLOGIES INC further and ensure that all market timing and asset allocation strategies are consistent with the estimation of USA TECHNOLOGIES future alpha.


Whereas other entities in the software?infrastructure industry are either recovering or due for a correction, USA TECHNOLOGIES may not be as strong as the others in terms of longer-term growth potentials. With a somewhat neutral outlook on your 30 days horizon, it may be better to hold off any trading activity and neither pick up new shares of USA TECHNOLOGIES nor exit your existing holdings in the OTC Stock. It seems the expected volatility has not yet been fully factored into the current price. 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 USA TECHNOLOGIES.

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