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Ameresco, Inc is an engineering & construction business based in the US. Ameresco shares (AMRC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Ameresco employs 1,100 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$954.1 million.

How to buy shares in Ameresco

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Ameresco. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: AMRC. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Ameresco reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$43.34, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Ameresco, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Ameresco. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted Ameresco's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Ameresco's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was USD$43.34, which is 42.71% up on its pre-crash value of USD$24.83 and 223.92% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$13.38.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Ameresco shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$766.34 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$2,186.50.

Ameresco share price

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Ameresco shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$43.34
52-week range USD$13.38 - USD$41.75
50-day moving average USD$33.1838
200-day moving average USD$26.3617
Wall St. target price USD$36.4
PE ratio 46.8391
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.866

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Is it a good time to buy Ameresco stock?

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Ameresco price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $43.34 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-20) -0.09%
1 month (2020-10-30) 12.89%
3 months (2020-08-28) 32.62%
6 months (2020-05-29) 101.96%
1 year (2019-11-29) 165.08%
2 years (2018-11-29) 174.13%
3 years (2017-11-29) 398.16%
5 years (2015-11-27) 539.23%

Is Ameresco under- or over-valued?

Valuing Ameresco stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Ameresco's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Ameresco's P/E ratio

Ameresco's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 47x. In other words, Ameresco shares trade at around 47x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Ameresco's PEG ratio

Ameresco's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.0791. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Ameresco's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Ameresco's EBITDA

Ameresco's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$93.3 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Ameresco's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Ameresco financials

Revenue TTM USD$954.1 million
Operating margin TTM 5.47%
Gross profit TTM USD$168.1 million
Return on assets TTM 2.54%
Return on equity TTM 9.88%
Profit margin 4.36%
Book value $9.214
Market capitalisation USD$2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Ameresco shares

There are currently 1.3 million Ameresco shares held short by investors – that's known as Ameresco's "short interest". This figure is 23.1% up from 1.0 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Ameresco shares can be evaluated.

Ameresco's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Ameresco's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Ameresco shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Ameresco shares traded daily (recently around 288030.06833713). Ameresco's SIR currently stands at 4.39. In other words for every 100,000 Ameresco shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4390 shares are currently held short.

However Ameresco's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Ameresco shares, or, against the total number of tradable Ameresco shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Ameresco's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Ameresco shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0574% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Ameresco shares, roughly 57 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Ameresco.

Find out more about how you can short Ameresco stock.

Ameresco share dividends

We're not expecting Ameresco to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Ameresco's shares ever split?

Ameresco's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 20 July 2010. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Ameresco shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Ameresco shares which in turn could have impacted Ameresco's share price.

Ameresco share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Ameresco's shares have ranged in value from as little as $13.38 up to $41.75. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AMRC.US volatility(beta: 0.54)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Ameresco's is 0.5444. This would suggest that Ameresco's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Ameresco overview

Ameresco, Inc. provides comprehensive energy services for businesses and organizations in North America and Europe. It offers energy efficiency, infrastructure upgrades, energy security and resilience, asset sustainability, and renewable energy solutions. The company operates through U.S. Regions, U.S. Federal, Canada, and Non-Solar Distributed Generation segments. It designs, develops, engineers, and installs projects that reduce the energy, as well as operations and maintenance costs of customers' facilities. The company's projects primarily include various measures customized for the facility and designed to enhance the efficiency of building systems, such as heating, ventilation, cooling, and lighting systems. It also offers renewable energy products and services, such as the construction of small-scale plants for customers that produce electricity, gas, heat, or cooling from renewable sources of energy; and sells electricity and processed renewable gas fuel, heat, or cooling. In addition, the company provides integrated- photovoltaic (PV) and consulting, and enterprise energy management services; sells solar PV energy products and systems; and owns and operates a wind power project located in County Kerry, Ireland. It serves federal, state, and local governments, as well as healthcare and educational institutions, housing authorities, and commercial and industrial customers. As of December 31, 2019, the company owned and operated 99 small-scale renewable energy plants and solar PV installations. Ameresco, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts.

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