ZTO Express [Cayman] Inc. [ZTO] Revenue clocked in at $4.71 billion, down -7.20% YTD: What’s Next?


ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. [NYSE: ZTO] closed the trading session at $25.93 on 04/27/22. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $24.20, while the highest price level was $26.31. The company report on March 16, 2022 that ZTO Reports Fourth Quarter 2021 and Fiscal Year 2021 Unaudited Financial Results.

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22.3 Billion Annual Parcels Increased Market Share to 20.6%Adjusted Net Income Reached RMB4.9 Billion while Price Competition Cooled US$0.25 per Share Dividend Announced for 2021.

ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: ZTO and SEHK: 2057), a leading and fast-growing express delivery company in China (“ZTO” or the “Company”), today announced its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2021[1]. The Company grew parcel volume 5.3 billion, or 31.1%, for 2021 while achieving high customer satisfaction as well as earnings growth. Cash generated from operating activities totaled RMB7.2 billion for the year.

The stocks have a year to date performance of -7.20 percent and weekly performance of 3.64 percent. The stock has been moved at -13.97 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed 3.88 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed -8.91 percent over the most recent 3-months.

If compared to the average trading volume of 3.44M shares, ZTO reached to a volume of 4472166 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about ZTO Express [Cayman] Inc. [ZTO]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for ZTO shares is $37.29 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on ZTO stock is a recommendation set at 1.70. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Macquarie have made an estimate for ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on November 18, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, BofA Securities raised their target price from $31 to $36. The new note on the price target was released on November 18, 2021, representing the official price target for ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $44, while Goldman analysts kept a Neutral rating on ZTO stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. is set at 1.26, with the Price to Sales ratio for ZTO stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 4.97. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.78, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 2.16. Price to Free Cash Flow for ZTO in the course of the last twelve months was 20.93 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.40.

ZTO stock trade performance evaluation

ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. [ZTO] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 3.64. With this latest performance, ZTO shares gained by 3.88% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -13.97% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -19.45% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for ZTO stock in for the last two-week period is set at 53.41, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 57.77, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 50.42 for ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. [ZTO]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 26.32, while it was recorded at 24.18 for the last single week of trading, and 28.60 for the last 200 days.

ZTO Express [Cayman] Inc. [ZTO]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.40 and a Current Ratio set at 1.40.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. [ZTO] stock

The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for ZTO. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. go to 20.30%.

ZTO Express [Cayman] Inc. [ZTO]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $5,404 million, or 28.50% of ZTO stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of ZTO stocks are: INVESCO LTD. with ownership of 29,194,383, which is approximately -9.391% of the company’s market cap and around 0.69% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 19,726,984 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $475.22 million in ZTO stocks shares; and PLATINUM INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LTD, currently with $359.08 million in ZTO stock with ownership of nearly -6.054% of the company’s market capitalization.

144 institutional holders increased their position in ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. [NYSE:ZTO] by around 33,774,483 shares. Additionally, 90 investors decreased positions by around 28,698,694 shares, while 32 investors held positions by with 161,837,305 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 224,310,482 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. ZTO stock had 56 new institutional investments in for a total of 14,043,153 shares, while 17 institutional investors sold positions of 15,026,940 shares during the same period.