How to buy Balchem Corporation stock
Learn how to easily invest in Balchem Corporation stock.
Balchem Corporation is a specialty chemicals business based in the US. Balchem Corporation shares (BCPC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Balchem Corporation employs 1,284 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $940.6 million.
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Balchem Corporation stock price (NASDAQ: BCPC)Use our graph to track the performance of BCPC stocks over time.
Balchem Corporation shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$123.49|
|52-week range||$116.68 - $143.68|
|50-day moving average||$134.22|
|200-day moving average||$130.16|
|Wall St. target price||$158.33|
|Dividend yield||$0.71 (0.54%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$3.07|
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Balchem Corporation price performance over time
|1 week (2023-09-19)||-5.44%|
|1 month (2023-08-25)||-10.30%|
|3 months (2023-06-27)||-5.64%|
|6 months (2023-03-27)||-0.52%|
|1 year (2022-09-27)||3.17%|
|2 years (2021-09-27)||-16.07%|
|3 years (2020-09-25)||29.77%|
|5 years (2018-09-27)||10.86%|
Is Balchem Corporation stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Balchem Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Balchem Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Balchem Corporation's P/E ratio
Balchem 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 43x. In other words, Balchem Corporation shares trade at around 43x 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.
Balchem Corporation's PEG ratio
Balchem Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 8.2908. 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 Balchem 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.
Balchem Corporation's EBITDA
Balchem Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $200.2 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Balchem Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Balchem Corporation financials
|Revenue TTM||$940.6 million|
|Operating margin TTM||15.46%|
|Gross profit TTM||$280.5 million|
|Return on assets TTM||5.64%|
|Return on equity TTM||10.43%|
|Market Capitalization||$4.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Balchem Corporation share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 18.02% of net profits
Recently Balchem Corporation has paid out, on average, around 18.02% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.54% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Balchem Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 0.54% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Balchem Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.71 per share.
While Balchem Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Balchem Corporation is investing more in its future growth.
Balchem Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 19 January 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 22 December 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Balchem Corporation's shares ever split?
Balchem Corporation's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 20 January 2010. 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 Balchem Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Balchem Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Balchem Corporation's share price.
Balchem Corporation share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Balchem Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $116.675 up to $143.68. 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 Balchem Corporation's is 0.6974. This would suggest that Balchem Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Balchem Corporation overview
Balchem Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets specialty performance ingredients and products for the nutritional, food, pharmaceutical, animal health, medical device sterilization, plant nutrition, and industrial markets in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Human Nutrition and Health, Animal Nutrition and Health, and Specialty Products. The Human Nutrition & Health segment supplies ingredients in the food and beverage industry. Its products include spray dried and emulsified powders, extrusion and agglomeration, blended lipid systems, liquid flavor delivery systems, juice and dairy bases, chocolate systems, and cereal systems, as well as ice cream bases and variegates. This segment also offers microencapsulation solutions for various applications; and human grade choline nutrients and mineral amino acid chelated products for nutrition and health applications. The Animal Nutrition & Health segment provides microencapsulated products to enhance health and milk production, and delivering nutrient supplements in ruminant animals; chelation technology, which offers enhanced nutrient absorption for various species of production and companion animals; and choline chloride, a nutrient for monogastric animal health. The Specialty Products segment offers ethylene oxide primarily for use in the health care industry; single use canisters for sterilizing re-usable devices; and ammonia.
Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Balchem Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.009% of Balchem Corporation shares are held by insiders and 90.74% by institutions. How many people work for Balchem Corporation?
Latest data suggests 1,284 work at Balchem Corporation. When does the fiscal year end for Balchem Corporation?
Balchem Corporation's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Balchem Corporation based?
Balchem Corporation's address is: 52 Sunrise Park Road, New Hampton, NY, United States, 10958 What is Balchem Corporation's ISIN number?
Balchem Corporation's international securities identification number is: US0576652004 What is Balchem Corporation's CUSIP number?
Balchem Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 057665200
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