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AZZ Inc is an electrical equipment & parts business based in the US. AZZ shares (AZZ) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. AZZ employs 4,343 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$953.2 million.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, AZZ's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was USD$41.2, which is 5.63% down on its pre-crash value of USD$43.66 and 113.36% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$19.31.
If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of AZZ shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$600.40 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$985.92.
|Latest market close||USD$41.2|
|52-week range||USD$19.31 - USD$47.355|
|50-day moving average||USD$34.7718|
|200-day moving average||USD$32.2965|
|Wall St. target price||USD$44|
|Dividend yield||USD$0.68 (1.95%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$0.578|
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|1 week (2020-11-18)||3.60%|
|1 month (2020-10-26)||18.66%|
|3 months (2020-08-25)||18.46%|
|6 months (2020-05-22)||31.71%|
|1 year (2019-11-25)||8.51%|
|2 years (2018-11-23)||-13.04%|
|3 years (2017-11-24)||-8.85%|
|5 years (2015-11-25)||-30.48%|
Valuing AZZ stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of AZZ's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
AZZ's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 61x. In other words, AZZ shares trade at around 61x 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.
AZZ's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.46. 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 AZZ's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
AZZ's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$136.4 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a AZZ's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$953.2 million|
|Operating margin TTM||9.2%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$239.2 million|
|Return on assets TTM||5.17%|
|Return on equity TTM||2.39%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$918.2 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 473,982 AZZ shares held short by investors – that's known as AZZ's "short interest". This figure is 0.9% up from 469,816 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting AZZ shares can be evaluated.
AZZ's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of AZZ shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of AZZ shares traded daily (recently around 140647.47774481). AZZ's SIR currently stands at 3.37. In other words for every 100,000 AZZ shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3370 shares are currently held short.
However AZZ's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of AZZ shares, or, against the total number of tradable AZZ shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case AZZ's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 AZZ shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.025% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable AZZ shares, roughly 25 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 AZZ.
Find out more about how you can short AZZ stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 16.27% of net profits
Recently AZZ has paid out, on average, around 16.27% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.95% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), AZZ shareholders could enjoy a 1.95% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In AZZ's case, that would currently equate to about $0.68 per share.
While AZZ's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that AZZ is investing more in its future growth.
AZZ's most recent dividend payout was on 4 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 20 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
AZZ's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 31 July 2012. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your AZZ shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for AZZ shares which in turn could have impacted AZZ's share price.
Over the last 12 months, AZZ's shares have ranged in value from as little as $19.31 up to $47.355. 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 AZZ's is 1.4197. This would suggest that AZZ's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
AZZ Inc. provides galvanizing and metal coating solutions, welding solutions, specialty electrical equipment, and highly engineered services to the power generation, transmission, distribution, refining, and industrial markets. The company operates through two segments, Energy and Metal Coatings. The Energy segment provides specialized products and services designed to support industrial, electrical, and nuclear applications. It offers custom switchgear, electrical enclosures, medium and high voltage bus ducts, explosion proof and hazardous duty lighting, nuclear safety-related equipment, and tubular products to multi-national companies and small independent companies. This segment sells its products through internal sales force, manufacturers' representatives, distributors, and agents. The Metal Coatings segment offers hot dip galvanizing, powder coating, anodizing, plating, and other metal coating applications to the steel fabrication and other industries. It serves fabricators or manufacturers that provide services to the electrical and telecommunications, bridge and highway, petrochemical, and general industrial markets, as well as original equipment manufacturers. As of February 29, 2020, the company operated forty galvanizing plants, one galvabar plant, and seven surface technologies plants located in various locations in the United States and Canada. AZZ Inc. was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.
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