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Axalta Coating Systems Ltd is a specialty chemicals business based in the US. Axalta Coating Systems shares (AXTA) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Axalta Coating Systems employs 11,800 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
|52-week range||$18.06 - $32.93|
|50-day moving average||$30.28|
|200-day moving average||$28.51|
|Wall St. target price||$37.39|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.36|
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Valuing Axalta Coating Systems stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Axalta Coating Systems's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Axalta Coating Systems's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 89x. In other words, Axalta Coating Systems shares trade at around 89x 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.
Axalta Coating Systems's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.02. 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 Axalta Coating Systems's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Axalta Coating Systems's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $705.5 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Axalta Coating Systems's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$3.8 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||10.38%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.3 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||3.7%|
|Return on equity TTM||6.21%|
|Market capitalisation||$7.5 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 7.0 million Axalta Coating Systems shares held short by investors – that's known as Axalta Coating Systems's "short interest". This figure is 6% down from 7.5 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Axalta Coating Systems shares can be evaluated.
Axalta Coating Systems's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Axalta Coating Systems shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Axalta Coating Systems shares traded daily (recently around 2.5 million). Axalta Coating Systems's SIR currently stands at 2.79. In other words for every 100,000 Axalta Coating Systems shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2790 shares are currently held short.
However Axalta Coating Systems's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Axalta Coating Systems shares, or, against the total number of tradable Axalta Coating Systems shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Axalta Coating Systems's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Axalta Coating Systems shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0336% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Axalta Coating Systems shares, roughly 34 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 Axalta Coating Systems.
Find out more about how you can short Axalta Coating Systems 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 Axalta Coating Systems.
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: 26.15
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Axalta Coating Systems's overall score of 26.15 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 46th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Axalta Coating Systems 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: 11.39/100
Axalta Coating Systems's environmental score of 11.39 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Axalta Coating Systems is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 4.68/100
Axalta Coating Systems's social score of 4.68 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Axalta Coating Systems is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 2.08/100
Axalta Coating Systems's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Axalta Coating Systems 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. Axalta Coating Systems scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Axalta Coating Systems has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||26.15|
|Total ESG percentile||46.14|
|Environmental score percentile||1|
|Social score percentile||1|
|Governance score percentile||1|
|Level of controversy||2|
We're not expecting Axalta Coating Systems to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Over the last 12 months, Axalta Coating Systems's shares have ranged in value from as little as $18.06 up to $32.93. 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 Axalta Coating Systems's is 1.4721. This would suggest that Axalta Coating Systems's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. , through its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets, and distributes high-performance coatings systems in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, and Latin America. It operates through two segments, Performance Coatings and Transportation Coatings. The company offers water and solvent borne products and systems to repair damaged vehicles for independent body shops, multi-shop operators, and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) dealership body shops. It also provides functional and decorative liquid and powder coatings used in various industrial applications, including architectural cladding and fittings, automotive coatings, general industrial, job coaters, electrical insulation coatings, HVAC, appliances, industrial wood, coil, rebar, and oil and gas pipelines; and wood coatings for building product, cabinet, flooring, and furniture markets under the Voltatex, AquaEC, Durapon, Hydropon, UNRIVALED, Tufcote, and Ceranamel for liquid coatings; and Alesta, Nap-Gard, Abcite, and Plascoat brands for powder coatings. In addition, the company develops and supplies electrocoat, primer, basecoat, and clearcoat products for OEMs of light and commercial vehicles; and various coatings systems for various commercial applications, including HDT, bus, and rail under the Imron, Imron Elite, Centari, Rival, Corlar epoxy undercoats, and AquaEC brands; and sells and ships its products to light vehicle OEM customers. It also sells its product under the Audurra, Challenger, Chemophan, ColorNet, Cromax, Cromax Mosaic, Durapon 70, Duxone, Harmonized Coating Technologies, Imron ExcelPro, Lutophen, Nason, Spies Hecker, Standox, Stollaquid, Syntopal, Syrox, and Vermeera brand names.
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