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C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc is an integrated freight & logistics business based in the US. C-HRobinson Worldwide shares (CHRW) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. C-HRobinson Worldwide employs 15,338 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$15.1 billion.

How to buy shares in C-HRobinson Worldwide

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for C-HRobinson Worldwide. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CHRW. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until C-HRobinson Worldwide reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$100, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of C-HRobinson Worldwide, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of C-HRobinson Worldwide. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted C-HRobinson Worldwide's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, C-HRobinson Worldwide's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was USD$100, which is 25.45% up on its pre-crash value of USD$74.55 and 75.63% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$56.9393.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of C-HRobinson Worldwide shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$878.40 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,389.00.

C-HRobinson Worldwide share price

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C-HRobinson Worldwide shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$100
52-week range USD$56.9393 - USD$106.75
50-day moving average USD$101.8803
200-day moving average USD$86.7809
Wall St. target price USD$96.26
PE ratio 29.1366
Dividend yield USD$2.04 (2.04%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$3.437

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Is it a good time to buy C-HRobinson Worldwide stock?

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C-HRobinson Worldwide price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $100 from 2020-10-19

1 week (2020-11-25) 7.49%
1 month (2020-11-02) 14.50%
3 months (2020-09-03) 2.45%
6 months (2020-06-03) 19.32%
1 year (2019-12-03) 31.54%
2 years (2018-12-03) 9.33%
3 years (2017-12-01) 15.55%
5 years (2015-12-03) 60.72%

Is C-HRobinson Worldwide under- or over-valued?

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

C-HRobinson Worldwide's P/E ratio

C-HRobinson Worldwide's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 29x. In other words, C-HRobinson Worldwide shares trade at around 29x 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.

C-HRobinson Worldwide's PEG ratio

C-HRobinson Worldwide's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.0623. 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 C-HRobinson Worldwide's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

C-HRobinson Worldwide's EBITDA

C-HRobinson Worldwide's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$720.1 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a C-HRobinson Worldwide's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

C-HRobinson Worldwide financials

Revenue TTM USD$15.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 4.22%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 8.36%
Return on equity TTM 27.83%
Profit margin 3.1%
Book value $12.651
Market capitalisation USD$13.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting C-HRobinson Worldwide shares

There are currently 13.6 million C-HRobinson Worldwide shares held short by investors – that's known as C-HRobinson Worldwide's "short interest". This figure is 17.2% down from 16.4 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting C-HRobinson Worldwide shares can be evaluated.

C-HRobinson Worldwide's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

C-HRobinson Worldwide's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of C-HRobinson Worldwide shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of C-HRobinson Worldwide shares traded daily (recently around 1.4 million). C-HRobinson Worldwide's SIR currently stands at 9.41. In other words for every 100,000 C-HRobinson Worldwide shares traded daily on the market, roughly 9410 shares are currently held short.

However C-HRobinson Worldwide's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of C-HRobinson Worldwide shares, or, against the total number of tradable C-HRobinson Worldwide shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case C-HRobinson Worldwide's short interest could be expressed as 0.1% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 C-HRobinson Worldwide shares in existence, roughly 100 shares are currently held short) or 0.1174% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable C-HRobinson Worldwide shares, roughly 117 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against C-HRobinson Worldwide.

Find out more about how you can short C-HRobinson Worldwide stock.

C-HRobinson Worldwide's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like C-HRobinson Worldwide.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

C-HRobinson Worldwide's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 28.49

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and C-HRobinson Worldwide's overall score of 28.49 (as at 10/01/2020) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 47th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like C-HRobinson Worldwide is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

C-HRobinson Worldwide's environmental score

Environmental score: 9.38/100

C-HRobinson Worldwide's environmental score of 9.38 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that C-HRobinson Worldwide is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

C-HRobinson Worldwide's social score

Social score: 16.08/100

C-HRobinson Worldwide's social score of 16.08 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that C-HRobinson Worldwide is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

C-HRobinson Worldwide's governance score

Governance score: 12.52/100

C-HRobinson Worldwide's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that C-HRobinson Worldwide is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

C-HRobinson Worldwide's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. C-HRobinson Worldwide scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that C-HRobinson Worldwide has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2020-10-01.

Total ESG score 28.49
Total ESG percentile 46.78
Environmental score 9.38
Environmental score percentile 7
Social score 16.08
Social score percentile 7
Governance score 12.52
Governance score percentile 7
Level of controversy 1

C-HRobinson Worldwide share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 59.48% of net profits

Recently C-HRobinson Worldwide has paid out, on average, around 59.48% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.04% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), C-HRobinson Worldwide shareholders could enjoy a 2.04% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In C-HRobinson Worldwide's case, that would currently equate to about $2.04 per share.

C-HRobinson Worldwide'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.

C-HRobinson Worldwide's most recent dividend payout was on 30 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 3 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have C-HRobinson Worldwide's shares ever split?

C-HRobinson Worldwide's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 17 October 2005. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your C-HRobinson Worldwide shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for C-HRobinson Worldwide shares which in turn could have impacted C-HRobinson Worldwide's share price.

C-HRobinson Worldwide share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, C-HRobinson Worldwide's shares have ranged in value from as little as $56.9393 up to $106.75. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CHRW.US volatility(beta: 0.62)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 C-HRobinson Worldwide's is 0.6194. This would suggest that C-HRobinson Worldwide's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

C-HRobinson Worldwide overview

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., a third party logistics company, provides freight transportation services and logistics solutions to companies in various industries worldwide. The company operates through North American Surface Transportation and Global Forwarding segments. It offers transportation and logistics services, such as truckload; less than truckload transportation, which include the shipment of single or multiple pallets of freight; intermodal transportation that include the shipment service of freight in trailers or containers by a combination of truck and rail; and non-vessel ocean common carrier or freight forwarding services, as well as organizes air shipments and offers door-to-door services. The company also provides custom broker services; and other logistics services, including fee-based managed, warehousing, small parcel, and other services. It has contractual relationships with approximately 78,000 transportation companies, including motor carriers, railroads, and air and ocean carriers. In addition, the company is involved in buying, selling, and marketing fresh produce, including fresh fruits, vegetables, and other perishable items under the Robinson Fresh name. Further, it provides transportation management services or managed TMS; and other surface transportation services across Europe. The company offers its fresh produce to grocery retailers, restaurants, produce wholesalers, and foodservice distributors through a network of independent produce growers and suppliers. C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

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