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How to buy ARC Document Solutions stock

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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 1,700 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $285.7 million.

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ARC Document Solutions stock price (NYSE: ARC)

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ARC Document Solutions shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-09-18.
Latest market close$2.56
52-week range$2.36 - $4.05
50-day moving average $2.85
200-day moving average $3.21
Wall St. target price$4.50
PE ratio 11.28
Dividend yield $0.17 (7.09%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.25

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ARC Document Solutions price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $2.56 from 2022-09-23

1 week (2022-09-15) -13.80%
1 month (2022-08-21) N/A
3 months (2022-06-24) -4.12%
6 months (2022-03-21) N/A
1 year (2021-09-24) -17.15%
2 years (2020-09-25) 174.77%
3 years (2019-09-25) 91.04%
5 years (2017-09-25) 3.94

Is ARC Document Solutions stock undervalued or overvalued?

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 11x. In other words, ARC Document Solutions shares trade at around 11x 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 $39.4 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 $285.7 million
Operating margin TTM 6.25%
Gross profit TTM $87.7 million
Return on assets TTM 3.48%
Return on equity TTM 6.93%
Profit margin 3.86%
Book value $3.54
Market capitalisation $121.3 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

ARC Document Solutions share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 64.3% of net profits

Recently ARC Document Solutions has paid out, on average, around 64.3% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 7.09% 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 7.09% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In ARC Document Solutions's case, that would currently equate to about $0.17 per share.

ARC Document Solutions's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

ARC Document Solutions's most recent dividend payout was on 29 November 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 27 October 2022 (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 28 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 $2.3556 up to $4.0475. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ARC.US volatility(beta: 1.25)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 1.2525. 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 digital printing company, provides digital printing and document-related services in the United States. It provides managed print services, that places, manages, and optimizes print and imaging equipment in customers' offices, job sites, and other facilities; and cloud-based document management software and other digital hosting services. The company also provides professional services and software services to re-produce and distribute large-format and small-format documents, and specialized graphic color printing. In addition, it engages in sale and supply of equipment; and provides ancillary services. The company operates 146 service centers in the United States, Canada, China, United Kingdom, India, United Arab Emirates. It serves local restaurant owners, construction subcontractors, international retailers, regional energy companies, and largest school districts, as well as retail, technology, energy, education, hospitality, and public utilities.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of ARC Document Solutions is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 15.544% of ARC Document Solutions shares are held by insiders and 52.094% by institutions.
How many people work for ARC Document Solutions?
Latest data suggests 1,700 work at ARC Document Solutions.
When does the fiscal year end for ARC Document Solutions?
ARC Document Solutions's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is ARC Document Solutions based?
ARC Document Solutions's address is: 12657 Alcosta Boulevard, San Ramon, CA, United States, 94583
What is ARC Document Solutions's ISIN number?
ARC Document Solutions's international securities identification number is: US00191G1031
What is ARC Document Solutions's CUSIP number?
ARC Document Solutions's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 00191G103

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