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Aptiv PLC (APTV) is a leading auto parts business based in the US. It opened the day at $142.11 after a previous close of $141.46. During the day the price has varied from a low of $141.82 to a high of $148.89. The latest price was $148.77 (25 minute delay). Aptiv is listed on the NYSE and employs 151,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
|52-week range||$57.26 - $160.14|
|50-day moving average||$141.88|
|200-day moving average||$133.50|
|Wall St. target price||$161.50|
|Dividend yield||$0 (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.78|
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Valuing Aptiv stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Aptiv's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Aptiv's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 83x. In other words, Aptiv shares trade at around 83x 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.
Aptiv's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.5637. 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 Aptiv's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Aptiv's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.8 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Aptiv's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$13.9 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||7.44%|
|Gross profit TTM||$2.1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||3.83%|
|Return on equity TTM||8.27%|
|Market capitalisation||$40.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 3.3 million Aptiv shares held short by investors – that's known as Aptiv's "short interest". This figure is 22.1% down from 4.3 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Aptiv shares can be evaluated.
Aptiv's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Aptiv shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Aptiv shares traded daily (recently around 1.6 million). Aptiv's SIR currently stands at 2.12. In other words for every 100,000 Aptiv shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2120 shares are currently held short.
However Aptiv's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Aptiv shares, or, against the total number of tradable Aptiv shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Aptiv's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Aptiv shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0139% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Aptiv 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 Aptiv.
Find out more about how you can short Aptiv stock.
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Aptiv.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 15.51
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Aptiv's overall score of 15.51 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Aptiv is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Environmental score: 3.82/100
Aptiv's environmental score of 3.82 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Aptiv is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 1.69/100
Aptiv's social score of 1.69 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Aptiv is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 2.49/100
Aptiv's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Aptiv is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Aptiv scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Aptiv has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||15.51|
|Total ESG percentile||7.82|
|Environmental score percentile||1|
|Social score percentile||1|
|Governance score percentile||1|
|Level of controversy||2|
Dividend payout ratio: 3.3% of net profits
Recently Aptiv has paid out, on average, around 3.3% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.76% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Aptiv shareholders could enjoy a 1.76% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Aptiv's case, that would currently equate to about $0 per share.
While Aptiv's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Aptiv is investing more in its future growth.
Aptiv's most recent dividend payout was on 18 February 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 3 February 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Aptiv's shares were split on a 1193:1000 basis on 4 December 2017. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1193 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Aptiv shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 16.2% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Aptiv shares which in turn could have impacted Aptiv's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Aptiv's shares have ranged in value from as little as $57.26 up to $160.14. 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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Aptiv's is 2.1353. This would suggest that Aptiv's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.
Aptiv PLC designs, manufacturers, and sells vehicle components worldwide. The company provides electrical, electronic, and safety technology solutions to the automotive and commercial vehicle markets. It operates through two segment, Signal and Power Solutions, and Advanced Safety and User Experience. The Signal and Power Solutions segment designs, manufactures, and assembles vehicle's electrical architecture, including engineered component products, connectors, wiring assemblies and harnesses, cable management products, electrical centers, and hybrid high voltage and safety distribution systems. The Advanced Safety and User Experience segment provides critical components, systems integration, and software development for vehicle safety, security, comfort, and convenience, such as sensing and perception systems, electronic control units, multi-domain controllers, vehicle connectivity systems, application software, and autonomous driving technologies. The company was formerly known as Delphi Automotive PLC and changed its name to Aptiv PLC in December 2017. Aptiv PLC was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.
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