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Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc is an electrical equipment & parts business based in the US. Babcock-and-Wilcox Enterprises shares (BW) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Babcock-and-Wilcox Enterprises employs 2,050 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Babcock-and-Wilcox Enterprises stock price (NYSE: BW)

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Babcock-and-Wilcox Enterprises shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-16.
Latest market close$6.50
52-week range$2.11 - $9.90
50-day moving average $6.54
200-day moving average $7.54
Wall St. target price$9.18
PE ratio 16.2791
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.39

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Babcock-and-Wilcox Enterprises price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $6.5 from 2021-10-19

1 week (2021-10-13) 3.67%
1 month (2021-09-20) 6.73%
3 months (2021-07-20) -8.58%
6 months (2021-04-20) -2.40%
1 year (2020-10-20) 148.09%
2 years (2019-10-18) 48.40%
3 years (2018-10-19) 490.91%
5 years (2016-10-20) 15.66

Is Babcock-and-Wilcox Enterprises under- or over-valued?

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

Babcock-and-Wilcox Enterprises's P/E ratio

Babcock-and-Wilcox Enterprises's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 16x. In other words, Babcock-and-Wilcox Enterprises shares trade at around 16x 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.

Babcock-and-Wilcox Enterprises's EBITDA

Babcock-and-Wilcox Enterprises's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $41.8 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Babcock-and-Wilcox Enterprises's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Babcock-and-Wilcox Enterprises financials

Revenue TTM $653.5 million
Operating margin TTM 3.8%
Gross profit TTM $165.9 million
Return on assets TTM 2.49%
Return on equity TTM -9999999%
Profit margin 4.13%
Book value $-20.81
Market capitalisation $540.7 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Babcock-and-Wilcox Enterprises shares

There are currently 2.8 million Babcock-and-Wilcox Enterprises shares held short by investors – that's known as Babcock-and-Wilcox Enterprises's "short interest". This figure is 7.7% down from 3.0 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Babcock-and-Wilcox Enterprises shares can be evaluated.

Babcock-and-Wilcox Enterprises's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Babcock-and-Wilcox Enterprises's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Babcock-and-Wilcox Enterprises shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Babcock-and-Wilcox Enterprises shares traded daily (recently around 955568.05555556). Babcock-and-Wilcox Enterprises's SIR currently stands at 2.88. In other words for every 100,000 Babcock-and-Wilcox Enterprises shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2880 shares are currently held short.

However Babcock-and-Wilcox Enterprises's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Babcock-and-Wilcox Enterprises shares, or, against the total number of tradable Babcock-and-Wilcox Enterprises shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Babcock-and-Wilcox Enterprises's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Babcock-and-Wilcox Enterprises shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0492% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Babcock-and-Wilcox Enterprises shares, roughly 49 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 Babcock-and-Wilcox Enterprises.

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Babcock-and-Wilcox Enterprises share dividends

We're not expecting Babcock-and-Wilcox Enterprises to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Babcock-and-Wilcox Enterprises's shares ever split?

Babcock-and-Wilcox Enterprises's shares were split on a 1:10 basis on 23 July 2019. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Babcock-and-Wilcox Enterprises shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Babcock-and-Wilcox Enterprises shares which in turn could have impacted Babcock-and-Wilcox Enterprises's share price.

Babcock-and-Wilcox Enterprises share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Babcock-and-Wilcox Enterprises's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.11 up to $9.9. 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 Babcock-and-Wilcox Enterprises's is 2.7497. This would suggest that Babcock-and-Wilcox Enterprises's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Babcock-and-Wilcox Enterprises overview

Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, provides energy and environmental technologies and services for the power and industrial markets worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Babcock & Wilcox Renewable; Babcock & Wilcox Environmental; and Babcock & Wilcox Thermal. The Babcock & Wilcox Renewable segment offers technologies for waste-to-energy and biomass energy systems, as well as black liquor systems for the pulp and paper industry. This segment provides technologies support solutions for diverting waste from landfills to use for power generation and replacing fossil fuels while recovering metals and reducing emissions. The Babcock & Wilcox Environmental segment offers a range of emissions control and environmental technology solutions for utility, waste to energy, biomass, carbon black, and industrial steam generation applications. This segment provides systems for cooling, ash handling, particulate control, nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxides removal, chemical looping for carbon control, and mercury control.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Babcock-and-Wilcox Enterprises is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.917% of Babcock-and-Wilcox Enterprises shares are held by insiders and 81.148% by institutions.
How many people work for Babcock-and-Wilcox Enterprises?
Latest data suggests 2,050 work at Babcock-and-Wilcox Enterprises.
When does the fiscal year end for Babcock-and-Wilcox Enterprises?
Babcock-and-Wilcox Enterprises's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Babcock-and-Wilcox Enterprises based?
Babcock-and-Wilcox Enterprises's address is: 1200 East Market Street, Akron, OH, United States, 44305
What is Babcock-and-Wilcox Enterprises's ISIN number?
Babcock-and-Wilcox Enterprises's international securities identification number is: US05614L2097
What is Babcock-and-Wilcox Enterprises's CUSIP number?
Babcock-and-Wilcox Enterprises's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 05614L100

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