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How to buy Calavo Growers stock | $42.09

Learn how to easily invest in Calavo Growers stock.

Calavo Growers Inc is a packaged foods business based in the US. Calavo Growers shares (CVGW) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Calavo Growers employs 3,971 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Calavo Growers stock price (NASDAQ: CVGW)

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Calavo Growers shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-16.
Latest market close$42.09
52-week range$33.25 - $85.40
50-day moving average $40.41
200-day moving average $60.01
Wall St. target price$55.50
PE ratio 94.5588
Dividend yield $1.15 (2.94%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.41

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Calavo Growers price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $42.09 from 2021-10-22

1 week (2021-10-15) 9.10%
1 month (2021-09-23) 6.31%
3 months (2021-07-23) -25.96%
6 months (2021-04-23) -47.25%
1 year (2020-10-23) -39.60%
2 years (2019-10-23) -53.82%
3 years (2018-10-23) 98.17
5 years (2016-10-21) 62

Is Calavo Growers under- or over-valued?

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

Calavo Growers's P/E ratio

Calavo Growers's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 95x. In other words, Calavo Growers shares trade at around 95x 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.

Calavo Growers's PEG ratio

Calavo Growers's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.66. 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 Calavo Growers's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Calavo Growers's EBITDA

Calavo Growers's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $31.5 million.

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

Calavo Growers financials

Revenue TTM $1 billion
Operating margin TTM 1.41%
Gross profit TTM $89.9 million
Return on assets TTM 2%
Return on equity TTM 2.74%
Profit margin 0.72%
Book value $14.58
Market capitalisation $682.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Calavo Growers shares

There are currently 1.3 million Calavo Growers shares held short by investors – that's known as Calavo Growers's "short interest". This figure is 16.1% up from 1.1 million last month.

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

Calavo Growers's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Calavo Growers's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Calavo Growers shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Calavo Growers shares traded daily (recently around 407412.38095238). Calavo Growers's SIR currently stands at 3.15. In other words for every 100,000 Calavo Growers shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3150 shares are currently held short.

However Calavo Growers's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Calavo Growers shares, or, against the total number of tradable Calavo Growers shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Calavo Growers's short interest could be expressed as 0.07% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Calavo Growers shares in existence, roughly 70 shares are currently held short) or 0.0758% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Calavo Growers shares, roughly 76 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 Calavo Growers.

Find out more about how you can short Calavo Growers stock.

Calavo Growers share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 1.49% of net profits

Recently Calavo Growers has paid out, on average, around 1.49% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.98% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Calavo Growers shareholders could enjoy a 2.98% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Calavo Growers's case, that would currently equate to about $1.15 per share.

While Calavo Growers's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Calavo Growers is investing more in its future growth.

Calavo Growers's most recent dividend payout was on 3 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Calavo Growers share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Calavo Growers's shares have ranged in value from as little as $33.25 up to $85.398. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CVGW.US volatility(beta: 0.9)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Calavo Growers's is 0.9037. This would suggest that Calavo Growers's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Calavo Growers overview

Calavo Growers, Inc. markets and distributes avocados, prepared avocados, and other perishable foods to retail grocery and foodservice customers, club stores, mass merchandisers, food distributors, and wholesale customers worldwide. It operates in three segments: Fresh Products, Calavo Foods, and Renaissance Food Group (RFG). The Fresh products segment distributes avocados and other fresh produce products; and procures avocados grown in California, Mexico, and Peru, as well as various other commodities, including tomatoes and papayas. The Calavo Foods segment is involved in purchasing, manufacturing, and distributing prepared avocado products, including guacamole and salsa. The RFG segment manufactures and distributes fresh-cut fruits and vegetables, fresh prepared entrée salads, wraps, sandwiches, and fresh snacking products, as well as ready-to-heat entrees, other hot bar and various deli items, meals kits and related components, and salad kits. The company offers its products under the Calavo and RFG brands, and related logos; and Avo Fresco, Bueno, Calavo Gold, Calavo Salsa Lisa, Salsa Lisa, Celebrate the Taste, El Dorado, Fresh Ripe, Select, Taste of Paradise, The First Name in Avocados, Tico, Mfresh, Maui Fresh International, Triggered Avocados, ProRipeVIP, RIPE NOW!, Garden Highway Fresh Cut, Garden Highway, and Garden Highway Chef Essentials trademarks.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Calavo Growers is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 5.879% of Calavo Growers shares are held by insiders and 77.69% by institutions.
How many people work for Calavo Growers?
Latest data suggests 3,971 work at Calavo Growers.
When does the fiscal year end for Calavo Growers?
Calavo Growers's fiscal year ends in October.
Where is Calavo Growers based?
Calavo Growers's address is: 1141-A Cummings Road, Santa Paula, CA, United States, 93060
What is Calavo Growers's ISIN number?
Calavo Growers's international securities identification number is: US1282461052
What is Calavo Growers's CUSIP number?
Calavo Growers's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 128246105

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