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Artesian Resources Corporation is an utilities-regulated water business based in the US. Artesian Resources Corporation shares (ARTNA) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Artesian Resources Corporation employs 235 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
|52-week range||$31.24 - $42.70|
|50-day moving average||$40.19|
|200-day moving average||$38.57|
|Wall St. target price||$55.00|
|Dividend yield||$1.006 (2.55%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.79|
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Valuing Artesian Resources Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Artesian Resources Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Artesian Resources Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 23x. In other words, Artesian Resources Corporation shares trade at around 23x 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.
Artesian Resources Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 7.29. 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 Artesian Resources Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Artesian Resources Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $39.1 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Artesian Resources Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$88.1 million|
|Operating margin TTM||31.74%|
|Gross profit TTM||$44.5 million|
|Return on assets TTM||3.03%|
|Return on equity TTM||10.2%|
|Market capitalisation||$379.2 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 61,059 Artesian Resources Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Artesian Resources Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 10.7% down from 68,386 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Artesian Resources Corporation shares can be evaluated.
Artesian Resources Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Artesian Resources Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Artesian Resources Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 27017.256637168). Artesian Resources Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.26. In other words for every 100,000 Artesian Resources Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2260 shares are currently held short.
However Artesian Resources Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Artesian Resources Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Artesian Resources Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Artesian Resources Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Artesian Resources Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0076% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Artesian Resources Corporation shares, roughly 8 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 Artesian Resources Corporation.
Find out more about how you can short Artesian Resources Corporation stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 60.58% of net profits
Recently Artesian Resources Corporation has paid out, on average, around 60.58% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.65% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Artesian Resources Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 2.65% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Artesian Resources Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.006 per share.
Artesian Resources Corporation'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.
Artesian Resources Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 20 May 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Artesian Resources Corporation's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 2 July 2006. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Artesian Resources Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Artesian Resources Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Artesian Resources Corporation's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Artesian Resources Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $31.2439 up to $42.7. 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 Artesian Resources Corporation's is 0.0458. This would suggest that Artesian Resources Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Artesian Resources Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides water, wastewater, and other services in Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. The company distributes and sells water to residential, commercial, industrial, governmental, municipal, and utility customers, as well as for public and private fire protection in the states of Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania; and offers wastewater collection, treatment infrastructure, and wastewater services to customers in Delaware. It also provides contract water and wastewater services; water, sewer, and internal service line protection plans; and wastewater management services, as well as design, construction, and engineering services. In addition, the company offers services to other water utilities, including operations and billing functions; owns real estate properties, including land for office buildings, a water treatment plant, and wastewater facility; and provides design, installation, maintenance, and repair services related to existing or proposed storm water management systems. As of December 31, 2020, it served approximately 90,300 metered water customers in Delaware, 2,500 metered water customers in Maryland, and 40 customers in Pennsylvania through 1,368 miles of transmission and distribution mains. Artesian Resources Corporation was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in Newark, Delaware. .
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