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How to buy Aramark stock
Learn how to easily invest in Aramark stock.
Aramark is a specialty business services business based in the US. Aramark shares (ARMK) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Aramark employs 273,875 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $16.3 billion.
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Aramark stock price (NYSE: ARMK)Use our graph to track the performance of ARMK stocks over time.
Aramark shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$44.70|
|52-week range||$28.58 - $45.72|
|50-day moving average||$41.72|
|200-day moving average||$36.19|
|Wall St. target price||$44.57|
|Dividend yield||$0.44 (0.98%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.75|
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Aramark price performance over time
|1 week (2023-01-20)||-1.11%|
|1 month (2022-12-27)||7.61%|
|3 months (2022-10-24)||26.56%|
|6 months (2022-07-27)||35.58%|
|1 year (2022-01-27)||35.66%|
|2 years (2021-01-27)||30.17%|
|3 years (2020-01-27)||45.32|
|5 years (2018-01-26)||45.99|
Is Aramark stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Aramark stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Aramark's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Aramark's P/E ratio
Aramark's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 60x. In other words, Aramark shares trade at around 60x 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.
Aramark's PEG ratio
Aramark's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.57. 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 Aramark's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Aramark's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.1 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Aramark's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$16.3 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||3.62%|
|Gross profit TTM||$2.5 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||2.5%|
|Return on equity TTM||6.73%|
|Market capitalisation||$11.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Aramark's environmental, social and governance track record
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 Aramark.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Aramark's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 26.83
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Aramark's overall score of 26.83 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 41st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Aramark 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.).
Aramark's environmental score
Environmental score: 6/100
Aramark's environmental score of 6 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Aramark is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Aramark's social score
Social score: 14.75/100
Aramark's social score of 14.75 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Aramark is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Aramark's governance score
Governance score: 4.57/100
Aramark's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Aramark is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Aramark's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Aramark scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Aramark has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||26.83|
|Total ESG percentile||41|
|Environmental score percentile||3|
|Social score percentile||3|
|Governance score percentile||3|
|Level of controversy||2|
Aramark share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 37.29% of net profits
Recently Aramark has paid out, on average, around 37.29% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.98% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Aramark shareholders could enjoy a 0.98% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Aramark's case, that would currently equate to about $0.44 per share.
While Aramark's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Aramark may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Aramark's most recent dividend payout was on 4 December 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 20 November 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Aramark share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Aramark's shares have ranged in value from as little as $28.5777 up to $45.72. 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 Aramark's is 1.6526. This would suggest that Aramark's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Aramark provides food, facilities, and uniform services to education, healthcare, business and industry, sports, leisure, and corrections clients in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Food and Support Services United States, Food and Support Services International, and Uniform and Career Apparel. The company offers food-related managed services, including dining, catering, food service management, and convenience-oriented retail services; non-clinical support services, such as patient food and nutrition, retail food, and procurement services; and plant operations and maintenance, custodial/housekeeping, energy management, grounds keeping, and capital project management services. It also provides on-site restaurants, catering, convenience stores, and executive dining services; beverage and vending services; and facility management services comprising landscaping, transportation, payment, and other facility consulting services relating to building operations. In addition, the company offers concessions, banquet, and catering services; retail services and merchandise sale, recreational, and lodging services; and facility management services at sports, entertainment, and recreational facilities. Further, the company offers correctional food; and operates commissaries, laundry facilities, and property rooms. Additionally, it provides design, sourcing and manufacturing, delivery, cleaning, maintenance, and marketing services for uniforms and accessories; provides managed restroom services; work clothing, outerwear, and item related services that include mats, towels, linens, and first aid supplies.
Aramark in the news
Aramark (NYSE:ARMK) Delivered A Weaker ROE Than Its Industry
Aramark to Host Conference Call on First Quarter Fiscal 2023 Results
Aramark Named to Newsweek's 2023 List of America's Most Responsible Companies
Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Aramark is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.894% of Aramark shares are held by insiders and 107.249% by institutions. How many people work for Aramark?
Latest data suggests 273,875 work at Aramark. When does the fiscal year end for Aramark?
Aramark's fiscal year ends in September. Where is Aramark based?
Aramark's address is: 2400 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States, 19103 What is Aramark's ISIN number?
Aramark's international securities identification number is: US03852U1060 What is Aramark's CUSIP number?
Aramark's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 03852U106
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