Potential Investors often look for key drivers that can move a stock in a positive direction. One of those is sales growth. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (BIT:FCA) of the Automobiles Parts sector, witnessed sales growth of 0.05194 year over year. The firm has a traded value of 139806 and has its headquarters in Great Britain.
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Turning to some key growth data as decimals. One year cash flow growth ratio is calculated on a trailing 12 months basis and is a one year percentage growth of a firm’s cash flow from operations. This number stands at -0.25610 for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (BIT:FCA). The one year Growth EBIT ratio stands at -0.19432 and is a calculation of one year growth in earnings before interest and taxes. The one year EBITDA growth number holds at -0.15101 which is calculated similarly to EBIT Growth with just the addition of amortization.
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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (BIT:FCA) has a current suggested portfolio ownership target rate of 0.03210 (as a decimal) ownership. Target weight is the volatility adjusted recommended position size for a stock in your portfolio. The maximum target weight is 7% for any given stock. The indicator is based off of the 100 day volatility reading and calculates a target weight accordingly. The more recent volatility of a stock, the lower the target weight will be. The 3-month volatility stands at 27.567200 (decimal), the 6-month at 35.483900 and the 12-month at 30.694100. This is the normal returns and standard deviation of the stock price over three months annualized.
Taking look at some key returns and margins data we can note the following: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (BIT:FCA) has Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) of 0.135878, with a 5-year average of 0.101517 and an ROIC quality score of 3.375221. Why is ROIC important? It’s one of the most fundamental metrics in determining the value of a given stock. It helps potential investors determine if the firm is using it’s invested capital to return profits.
Changing lanes and looking at some Debt ratios, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (BIT:FCA) has a debt to equity ratio of 0.58394 and a Free Cash Flow to Debt ratio of 0.324072. This ratio provides insight as to how high the firm’s total debt is compared to its free cash flow generated. In terms of Net Debt to EBIT, that ratio stands at 0.53464. This ratio reveals how easily a company is able to pay interest and capital on its net outstanding debt. The lower the ratio the better as that indicates that the company is able to meet its interest and capital payments. Lastly we’ll take note of the Net Debt to Market Value ratio. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.’s ND to MV current stands at 0.123968. This ratio is calculated as follows: Net debt (Total debt minus Cash ) / Market value of the company.
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