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How to buy American Vanguard Corporation stock

Learn how to easily invest in American Vanguard Corporation stock.

American Vanguard Corporation is an agricultural inputs business based in the US. American Vanguard Corporation shares (AVD) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. American Vanguard Corporation employs 804 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $603.6 million.

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American Vanguard Corporation stock price (NYSE: AVD)

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American Vanguard Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-09-26.
Latest market close$18.63
52-week range$13.77 - $25.93
50-day moving average $20.90
200-day moving average $19.51
Wall St. target price$27.50
PE ratio 20.9438
Dividend yield $0.09 (0.54%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.89

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Is it a good time to buy American Vanguard Corporation stock?

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American Vanguard Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $18.63 from 2022-09-29

1 week (2022-09-23) -0.05%
1 month (2022-09-01) -5.24%
3 months (2022-07-01) -17.35%
6 months (2022-03-31) -8.32%
1 year (2021-10-01) 20.58%
2 years (2020-10-01) 41.89%
3 years (2019-10-01) 21.13%
5 years (2017-09-29) 22.9

Is American Vanguard Corporation stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

American Vanguard Corporation's P/E ratio

American Vanguard Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 21x. In other words, American Vanguard Corporation shares trade at around 21x recent earnings.

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

American Vanguard Corporation's PEG ratio

American Vanguard Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.27. 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 American Vanguard Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

American Vanguard Corporation's EBITDA

American Vanguard Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $70.5 million.

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

American Vanguard Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $603.6 million
Operating margin TTM 7.35%
Gross profit TTM $213.2 million
Return on assets TTM 3.75%
Return on equity TTM 7.2%
Profit margin 4.5%
Book value $12.52
Market capitalisation $575.4 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

American Vanguard Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 10.11% of net profits

Recently American Vanguard Corporation has paid out, on average, around 10.11% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.54% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), American Vanguard Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 0.54% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In American Vanguard Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.09 per share.

While American Vanguard Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that American Vanguard Corporation is investing more in its future growth.

American Vanguard Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 6 October 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 21 September 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have American Vanguard Corporation's shares ever split?

American Vanguard Corporation's shares were split on a 4:3 basis on 17 April 2006. So if you had owned 3 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 4 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your American Vanguard Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 25% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for American Vanguard Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted American Vanguard Corporation's share price.

American Vanguard Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, American Vanguard Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $13.7687 up to $25.926. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AVD.US volatility(beta: 0.88)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 American Vanguard Corporation's is 0.8757. This would suggest that American Vanguard Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

American Vanguard Corporation overview

American Vanguard Corporation, through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and markets specialty chemicals for agricultural, commercial, and consumer uses in the United States and internationally. It manufactures and formulates chemicals, including insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, molluscicides, soil health, plant nutrition, growth regulators, and soil fumigants in liquid, powder, and granular forms for crops, turf and ornamental plants, and human and animal health protection. The company also markets, sells, and distributes end-use chemical and biological products for crop applications; and distributes chemicals for turf and ornamental markets. It distributes its products through national distribution companies, and buying groups or co-operatives; and through sales offices, sales force executives, sales agents, and wholly owned distributors. The company was incorporated in 1969 and is headquartered in Newport Beach, California. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of American Vanguard Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 6.113% of American Vanguard Corporation shares are held by insiders and 82.889% by institutions.
How many people work for American Vanguard Corporation?
Latest data suggests 804 work at American Vanguard Corporation.
When does the fiscal year end for American Vanguard Corporation?
American Vanguard Corporation's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is American Vanguard Corporation based?
American Vanguard Corporation's address is: 4695 MacArthur Court, Newport Beach, CA, United States, 92660
What is American Vanguard Corporation's ISIN number?
American Vanguard Corporation's international securities identification number is: US0303711081
What is American Vanguard Corporation's CUSIP number?
American Vanguard Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 030371108

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