How to understand FBR & Co. (NASDAQ:FBRC)?

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How is FBR & Co. (NASDAQ:FBRC) managing its expenses and how are they impacting profitability? A lo0k at the company’s financial scorecard for the last fiscal year shows it posted gross margin of 81.70% and operating margin of -10.90%. Net profit margin profit on the other hands came to -44.90%.

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 72% Buy with a Strongest short term outlook on maintaining the current direction. Longer term, the trend strength is Average. Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

Recently, FBR & Co. (NASDAQ:FBRC) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a special cash dividend of $7.61 per common share. The special dividend is being declared in connection with the previously announced combination with B. Riley Financial, Inc. (the “Merger”) and is contingent upon the satisfaction or waiver of the closing conditions to the Merger. The special cash dividend will be paid on or about June 1, 2017 to all FBR shareholders of record as of the close of business on May 30, 2017.

These led FBR & Co. to book EPS of $-8.10. In terms of short-term earnings outlook, EPS for the current year is expected to move -861.00% from last year?s EPS, and the coming year’s EPS is expected to grow 43.48%.

The long-term earnings outlook indicates EPS will grow -21.50% over the next five years compared to 15.00% growth for the prior five years.

For the topline, sales grew -2.00% in the past five years.

For the most recent quarter, the company’s P/B and P/Cash were 1.10 and 1.60, respectively.

In terms of stock movements, shares of FBR & Co. have registered 52-week high of $76.29% and 52-week low of $435.70%. Over the last 50 days, the stock has touched a high of $76.29% and a low of $246.35%.

As for the averages, FBR & Co. has 20-Day Simple Moving Average of $207.36%, 50-Day Simple Moving Average of $213.39% and 200-Day Simple Moving Average of $275.49%.

The stock’s average volume is 192.31K while its relative volume is 0.80.

Though stock is trading at $17.75, analysts on the average predict it that it will be at $18.00 in the next 12 months. The stock’s weekly vitality is 3.23% and its monthly volatility is 2.80%. Its Average True Range on the other hands is cited at 1.00.

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