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Colfax Corporation is a specialty industrial machinery business based in the US. Colfax Corporation shares (CFX) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Colfax Corporation employs 15,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$3.1 billion.
|52-week range||USD$12.23 - USD$45.39|
|50-day moving average||USD$39.8782|
|200-day moving average||USD$35.2099|
|Wall St. target price||USD$47.57|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$0.308|
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Valuing Colfax Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Colfax Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Colfax 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 146x. In other words, Colfax Corporation shares trade at around 146x 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.
Colfax Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.9247. 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 Colfax 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.
Colfax Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$458.7 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Colfax Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$3.1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||6.92%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$1.3 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||1.8%|
|Return on equity TTM||1.81%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$5.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 15.4 million Colfax Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Colfax Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 4.3% down from 16.1 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Colfax Corporation shares can be evaluated.
Colfax Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Colfax Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Colfax Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 1.3 million). Colfax Corporation's SIR currently stands at 12.26. In other words for every 100,000 Colfax Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 12260 shares are currently held short.
However Colfax Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Colfax Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Colfax Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Colfax Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.13% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Colfax Corporation shares in existence, roughly 130 shares are currently held short) or 0.1661% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Colfax Corporation shares, roughly 166 shares are currently held short).
A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against Colfax Corporation.
Find out more about how you can short Colfax Corporation stock.
We're not expecting Colfax Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Over the last 12 months, Colfax Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $12.23 up to $45.39. 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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Colfax Corporation's is 2.2209. This would suggest that Colfax Corporation's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.
Colfax Corporation operates as a diversified technology company worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Medical Technology and Fabrication Technology. The Medical Technology segment offers orthopedic solutions, including orthopedic devices and braces, reconstructive and surgical implants, footwear, bone growth stimulators, and software and services spanning the full continuum of patient care, as well as injury prevention, rehabilitation, pain management, and physical therapy under the Aircast, Chattanooga, CMF, Compex, DonJoy, ProCare, DJO Surgical, Dr. Comfort, Exos, and MotionMD brand names. Its products are used by orthopedic specialists, spine surgeons, primary care physicians, pain management specialists, physical therapists, podiatrists, chiropractors, athletic trainers, and other healthcare professionals to treat patients with musculoskeletal conditions resulting from degenerative diseases, deformities, traumatic events, and sports related injuries. This segment sells its products through independent distributors, such as healthcare professionals, consumer retail stores, and pharmacies; and direct and independent salespersons. The Fabrication Technology segment formulates, develops, manufactures, and supplies consumable products and equipment for use in cutting, joining, and automated welding of steels, aluminum, and other metals and metal alloys. It also provides welding consumables comprising electrodes, cored and solid wires, and fluxes using a range of specialty and other materials; and cutting consumables, such as electrodes, nozzles, and shields and tips under the ESAB brand name. This segment sells its products through independent distributors and direct sales to the infrastructure, wind power, marine, pipelines, mobile/off-highway equipment, oil, gas, and mining markets. Colfax Corporation was founded in 1860 and is headquartered in Annapolis Junction, Maryland.
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