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ARC Document Solutions, Inc is a specialty business services business based in the US. ARC Document Solutions shares (ARC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. ARC Document Solutions employs 2,300 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$339.2 million.

How to buy shares in ARC Document Solutions

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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 ARC Document Solutions. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ARC. 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 ARC Document Solutions 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$1.4, 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 ARC Document Solutions, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of ARC Document Solutions. 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 ARC Document Solutions's share price?

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

Its last market close was USD$1.4, which is 12.14% up on its pre-crash value of USD$1.23 and 311.76% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$0.34.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of ARC Document Solutions shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$500.00 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$1,111.11.

ARC Document Solutions share price

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ARC Document Solutions shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$1.4
52-week range USD$0.34 - USD$1.5
50-day moving average USD$1.018
200-day moving average USD$0.9635
Wall St. target price USD$3.5
PE ratio 10.3
Dividend yield USD$0.04 (3.88%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.092

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ARC Document Solutions price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $1.4 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-19) 4.48%
1 month (2020-10-27) 17.65%
3 months (2020-08-26) 22.81%
6 months (2020-05-26) 52.19%
1 year (2019-11-26) 22.81%
2 years (2018-11-26) -44.66%
3 years (2017-11-24) -53.49%
5 years (2015-11-25) -72.28%

Is ARC Document Solutions under- or over-valued?

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

ARC Document Solutions's P/E ratio

ARC Document Solutions's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 10x. In other words, ARC Document Solutions shares trade at around 10x 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.

ARC Document Solutions's PEG ratio

ARC Document Solutions's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.84. 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 ARC Document Solutions's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

ARC Document Solutions's EBITDA

ARC Document Solutions's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$42.3 million.

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

ARC Document Solutions financials

Revenue TTM USD$339.2 million
Operating margin TTM 3.6%
Gross profit TTM USD$125.2 million
Return on assets TTM 2.05%
Return on equity TTM 2.53%
Profit margin 1.19%
Book value $3.264
Market capitalisation USD$52.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting ARC Document Solutions shares

There are currently 152,522 ARC Document Solutions shares held short by investors – that's known as ARC Document Solutions's "short interest". This figure is 21.5% down from 194,188 last month.

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

ARC Document Solutions's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

ARC Document Solutions's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of ARC Document Solutions shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of ARC Document Solutions shares traded daily (recently around 113822.3880597). ARC Document Solutions's SIR currently stands at 1.34. In other words for every 100,000 ARC Document Solutions shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1340 shares are currently held short.

However ARC Document Solutions's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of ARC Document Solutions shares, or, against the total number of tradable ARC Document Solutions shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case ARC Document Solutions's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 ARC Document Solutions shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0041% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable ARC Document Solutions shares, roughly 4 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 ARC Document Solutions.

Find out more about how you can short ARC Document Solutions stock.

ARC Document Solutions share dividends

22%

Dividend payout ratio: 21.72% of net profits

Recently ARC Document Solutions has paid out, on average, around 21.72% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.88% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), ARC Document Solutions shareholders could enjoy a 3.88% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In ARC Document Solutions's case, that would currently equate to about $0.04 per share.

While ARC Document Solutions's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that ARC Document Solutions is investing more in its future growth.

ARC Document Solutions's most recent dividend payout was on 29 May 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 April 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have ARC Document Solutions's shares ever split?

ARC Document Solutions's shares were split on a 10:1 basis on 29 July 2014. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 10 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your ARC Document Solutions shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 90% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for ARC Document Solutions shares which in turn could have impacted ARC Document Solutions's share price.

ARC Document Solutions share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, ARC Document Solutions's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.34 up to $1.5. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ARC.US volatility(beta: 1.69)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 ARC Document Solutions's is 1.6873. This would suggest that ARC Document Solutions's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

ARC Document Solutions overview

ARC Document Solutions, Inc., a reprographics company, provides document solutions worldwide. It offers managed print services, an onsite service that places, manages, and optimizes print and imaging equipment in customers' offices, job sites, and other facilities; construction document and information management services, which consists of professional services to manage and distribute documents and information primarily related to construction projects and related project-based businesses; and archive and information management services that combines software and professional services to facilitate the capture, management, access, and retrieval of documents and information. The company also resells printing, imaging, and related equipment primarily to architectural, engineering, and construction firms, as well as provides ancillary services, such as equipment service and maintenance; and offers specialized color printing comprising color printing, finishing and assembly of graphic materials for regional and national retailers, franchises, marketing departments, theme parks, and cultural institutions. In addition, it develops and offers Web-based document management applications, such as SKYSITE, Planwell, and Abacus that facilitates project collaboration, manage print networks, track equipment fleets, create and maintain project document archives, and other document and content management tasks. Further, the company operates 173 offsite service centers that provides its customers with project-related printing of construction documents. It serves senior management teams, information technology and procurement departments, project architects, engineers, general contractors, facilities managers, marketing managers, and others. The company was formerly known as American Reprographics Company and changed its name to ARC Document Solutions, Inc. in 2012. ARC Document Solutions, Inc. was founded in 1960 is headquartered in San Ramon, California.

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