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AMERISAFE, Inc is an insurance—specialty business based in the US. AMERISAFE shares (AMSF) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. AMERISAFE employs 431 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$351.7 million.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, AMERISAFE's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was USD$59.1, which is 21.91% down on its pre-crash value of USD$75.68 and 23.07% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$48.02.
If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of AMERISAFE shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$759.10 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$855.18.
|Latest market close||USD$59.1|
|52-week range||USD$48.02 - USD$80.65|
|50-day moving average||USD$59.9449|
|200-day moving average||USD$62.1454|
|Wall St. target price||USD$77.67|
|Dividend yield||USD$1.08 (1.88%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$4.67|
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|1 week (2020-11-18)||2.71%|
|1 month (2020-10-26)||1.46%|
|3 months (2020-08-25)||-10.02%|
|6 months (2020-05-22)||-4.92%|
|1 year (2019-11-25)||-11.71%|
|2 years (2018-11-23)||-8.33%|
|3 years (2017-11-24)||-8.58%|
|5 years (2015-11-25)||9.61%|
Valuing AMERISAFE stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of AMERISAFE's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
AMERISAFE's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 12x. In other words, AMERISAFE shares trade at around 12x 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.
AMERISAFE's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.88. 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 AMERISAFE's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
AMERISAFE's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$113.2 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a AMERISAFE's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$351.7 million|
|Operating margin TTM||31.91%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$143 million|
|Return on assets TTM||4.49%|
|Return on equity TTM||19.76%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$1.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 230,687 AMERISAFE shares held short by investors – that's known as AMERISAFE's "short interest". This figure is 1.7% up from 226,830 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting AMERISAFE shares can be evaluated.
AMERISAFE's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of AMERISAFE shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of AMERISAFE shares traded daily (recently around 114201.48514851). AMERISAFE's SIR currently stands at 2.02. In other words for every 100,000 AMERISAFE shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2020 shares are currently held short.
However AMERISAFE's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of AMERISAFE shares, or, against the total number of tradable AMERISAFE shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case AMERISAFE's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 AMERISAFE shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0142% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable AMERISAFE shares, roughly 14 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 AMERISAFE.
Find out more about how you can short AMERISAFE stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 22.7% of net profits
Recently AMERISAFE has paid out, on average, around 22.7% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.88% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), AMERISAFE shareholders could enjoy a 1.88% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In AMERISAFE's case, that would currently equate to about $1.08 per share.
While AMERISAFE's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that AMERISAFE is investing more in its future growth.
AMERISAFE's most recent dividend payout was on 25 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 10 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, AMERISAFE's shares have ranged in value from as little as $48.02 up to $80.65. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while AMERISAFE's is 0.4832. This would suggest that AMERISAFE's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
AMERISAFE, Inc., an insurance holding company, underwrites workers' compensation insurance in the United States. Its workers' compensation insurance policies provide benefits to injured employees for temporary or permanent disability, death, and medical and hospital expenses. The company provides workers' compensation insurance for small to mid-sized employers engaged in hazardous industries, principally construction, trucking, logging and lumber, manufacturing, agriculture, maritime, and oil and gas. The company was incorporated in 1985 and is headquartered in DeRidder, Louisiana.
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