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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 1,341 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$703.6 million.
|52-week range||USD$77.8986 - USD$132.5|
|50-day moving average||USD$118.613|
|200-day moving average||USD$106.8108|
|Wall St. target price||USD$134.75|
|Dividend yield||USD$0.58 (0.48%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$2.6|
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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 current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 46x. In other words, Balchem Corporation shares trade at around 46x 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 "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 7.9432. 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 (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$164.2 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Balchem Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$703.6 million|
|Operating margin TTM||16.08%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$223.9 million|
|Return on assets TTM||6.09%|
|Return on equity TTM||10.77%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$3.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 565,241 Balchem Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Balchem Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 18.6% up from 476,422 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Balchem Corporation shares can be evaluated.
Balchem Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Balchem Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Balchem Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 166247.35294118). Balchem Corporation's SIR currently stands at 3.4. In other words for every 100,000 Balchem Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3400 shares are currently held short.
However Balchem Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Balchem Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Balchem Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Balchem Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Balchem Corporation shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0239% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Balchem Corporation shares, roughly 24 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 Balchem Corporation.
Find out more about how you can short Balchem Corporation stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 17.47% of net profits
Recently Balchem Corporation has paid out, on average, around 17.47% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.48% 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 0.48% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Balchem Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.58 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 22 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 24 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Balchem Corporation's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 21 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.
Over the last 12 months, Balchem Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $77.8986 up to $132.5. 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 0.5438. This would suggest that Balchem Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Balchem Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets specialty performance ingredients and products for the food, nutritional, feed, pharmaceutical, medical sterilization, and industrial markets in the United States and internationally. The company's Human Nutrition & Health segment supplies ingredients in the food and beverage industry. Its products include spray dried and emulsified powders, 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; and human grade choline nutrients and mineral amino acid chelated products for wellness applications. Its Animal Nutrition & Health segment provides microencapsulated products to enhance health and milk production 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 company's Specialty Products segment offers ethylene oxide primarily for use in the health care industry; and single use canisters with ethylene oxide for sterilizing re-usable devices. It also sells propylene oxide, a fumigant to aid in the control of insects and microbiological spoilage, as well as to reduce bacterial and mold contamination in shell and processed nut meats, processed spices, cacao beans, cocoa powder, raisins, figs, and prunes; and chelated minerals for high value crops. The company's Industrial Products segment provides choline chloride derivatives for hydraulic fracturing of shale natural gas wells; and methylamines, which are building blocks for the manufacture of choline products, as well as used in industrial applications. The company sells its products through sales force, independent distributors, and sales agents. Balchem Corporation was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in New Hampton, New York.
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