For its fourth fiscal quarter (ending September 30), Delta Apparel Inc (NYSEAMERICAN: DLA) has reported a -104% decline in E.P.S. from $0.98 a year ago to $-0.04 in the current quarter. Relative to the consensus estimate of $0.61, this was a shortfall of $-0.65. E.P.S. were $2.84 for the latest four quarters through September 30 versus $2.92 for the same period a year ago — a decline of -3%.
Recent Price Action
Delta Apparel Inc (NYSEAMERICAN: DLA) stock rose modestly by 0.6% on 11/17/22. The stock closed at $16.70. Moreover, exceptionally high trading volume at 238% of normal accompanied the advance. The stock has been extremely weak relative to the market over the last nine months but has risen 7.9% during the last week.
Current PriceTarget Research Rating
DLA’s future returns on capital are forecasted to be above the cost of capital. Accordingly, the company is expected to continue to be a Value Builder.
Delta Apparel has a current Value Trend Rating of C (Low Neutral). The Value Trend Rating reflects very contradictory signals from PTR’s two proprietary measures of a stock’s attractiveness. Delta Apparel has a very high Appreciation Score of 86 but a very low Power Rating of 3, and the Low Neutral Value Trend Rating results.
In light of this discouraging new earnings information we are reviewing our current Overall Rating of C. This review will be completed in the next several days.