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Cactus, Inc is an oil & gas equipment & services business based in the US. Cactus shares (WHD) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Cactus employs 660 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Cactus share price

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Cactus shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-21.
52-week range$13.36 - $37.10
50-day moving average $31.37
200-day moving average $26.81
Wall St. target price$33.55
PE ratio 39.0694
Dividend yield $0.36 (1.3%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.72

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Is it a good time to buy Cactus stock?

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Is Cactus under- or over-valued?

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

Cactus's P/E ratio

Cactus's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 39x. In other words, Cactus shares trade at around 39x 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.

Cactus's EBITDA

Cactus's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $112.4 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Cactus's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Cactus financials

Revenue TTM $348.6 million
Operating margin TTM 20.63%
Gross profit TTM $111.6 million
Return on assets TTM 5.45%
Return on equity TTM 11.1%
Profit margin 9.88%
Book value $7.40
Market capitalisation $2.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Cactus shares

There are currently 1.3 million Cactus shares held short by investors – that's known as Cactus's "short interest". This figure is 41.7% up from 921,075 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Cactus shares can be evaluated.

Cactus's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Cactus's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Cactus shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Cactus shares traded daily (recently around 820896.85534591). Cactus's SIR currently stands at 1.59. In other words for every 100,000 Cactus shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1590 shares are currently held short.

However Cactus's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Cactus shares, or, against the total number of tradable Cactus shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Cactus's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Cactus shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0269% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Cactus shares, roughly 27 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 Cactus.

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Cactus share dividends

50%

Dividend payout ratio: 50% of net profits

Recently Cactus has paid out, on average, around 50% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.24% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Cactus shareholders could enjoy a 1.24% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Cactus's case, that would currently equate to about $0.36 per share.

Cactus's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Cactus's most recent dividend payout was on 17 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 25 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Cactus share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Cactus's shares have ranged in value from as little as $13.3617 up to $37.1. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WHD.US volatility(beta: 2.47)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Cactus's is 2.4704. This would suggest that Cactus's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Cactus overview

Cactus, Inc. designs, manufactures, sells, and rents a range of wellheads and pressure control equipment in the United States. The company's principal products include Cactus SafeDrill wellhead systems, Cactus SafeLink monobore, SafeClamp, and SafeInject systems, as well as frac stacks, zipper manifolds, and production trees. It also provides mission-critical field services, such as 24-hour service crews to assist with the installation, maintenance, repair, and safe handling of the wellhead and pressure control equipment; and repair and refurbishment services. The company sells or rents its products for onshore unconventional oil and gas wells that are utilized during the drilling, completion, and production phases of its customers' wells. It operates 14 service centers in the United States, as well as 3 service centers in Eastern Australia. Cactus, Inc.

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