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Columbus McKinnon Corporation is a farm & heavy construction machinery business based in the US. Columbus McKinnon Corporation shares (CMCO) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Columbus McKinnon Corporation employs 2,997 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$685.7 million.

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Columbus McKinnon Corporation share price

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Columbus McKinnon Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$40.88
52-week rangeUSD$19.0903 - USD$43.3
50-day moving average USD$38.9742
200-day moving average USD$35.5357
Wall St. target priceUSD$41.71
PE ratio 54.8821
Dividend yield USD$0.24 (0.61%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.721

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Columbus McKinnon Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $40.88 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-09) N/A
1 month (2020-12-18) 0.52%
3 months (2020-10-16) 10.01%
6 months (2020-07-17) 20.16%
1 year (2020-01-17) 3.94%
2 years (2019-01-18) 19.43%
3 years (2018-01-18) 42.79
5 years (2016-01-16) N/A

Is Columbus McKinnon Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Columbus McKinnon Corporation's P/E ratio

Columbus McKinnon 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 55x. In other words, Columbus McKinnon Corporation shares trade at around 55x 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.

Columbus McKinnon Corporation's PEG ratio

Columbus McKinnon Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.3812. 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 Columbus McKinnon 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.

Columbus McKinnon Corporation's EBITDA

Columbus McKinnon Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$66.6 million.

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

Columbus McKinnon Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$685.7 million
Operating margin TTM 5.98%
Gross profit TTM USD$285.8 million
Return on assets TTM 2.32%
Return on equity TTM 3.69%
Profit margin 2.54%
Book value $20.083
Market capitalisation USD$945.7 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Columbus McKinnon Corporation shares

There are currently 632,700 Columbus McKinnon Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Columbus McKinnon Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 11.5% up from 567,632 last month.

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

Columbus McKinnon Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Columbus McKinnon Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Columbus McKinnon Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Columbus McKinnon Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 80393.900889454). Columbus McKinnon Corporation's SIR currently stands at 7.87. In other words for every 100,000 Columbus McKinnon Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 7870 shares are currently held short.

However Columbus McKinnon Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Columbus McKinnon Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Columbus McKinnon Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Columbus McKinnon Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Columbus McKinnon Corporation shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0265% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Columbus McKinnon Corporation shares, roughly 27 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 Columbus McKinnon Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Columbus McKinnon Corporation stock.

Columbus McKinnon Corporation share dividends

15%

Dividend payout ratio: 14.72% of net profits

Recently Columbus McKinnon Corporation has paid out, on average, around 14.72% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.61% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Columbus McKinnon Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 0.61% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Columbus McKinnon Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.24 per share.

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

Columbus McKinnon Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 16 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Columbus McKinnon Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Columbus McKinnon Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $19.0903 up to $43.3. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CMCO.US volatility(beta: 1.53)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 Columbus McKinnon Corporation's is 1.5286. This would suggest that Columbus McKinnon Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Columbus McKinnon Corporation overview

Columbus McKinnon Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets hoists, actuators, rigging tools, digital power control systems, motion control products, and other technologies and systems for commercial and industrial applications worldwide. It offers various electric chain hoists, electric wire rope hoists, hand-operated hoists, winches, lever tools, and air-powered hoists under the Budgit, Chester, CM, Coffing, Little Mule, Pfaff, Shaw-Box, Yale, STAHL, and other brands; below-the-hook tooling, clamps, and textile strappings; and explosion-protected hoists, as well as supplies hoist trolleys. The company also provides alloy and carbon steel chains; alloy chains under the Herc-Alloy brand; load chains and carbon steel welded-link chains; alloy and carbon steel closed-die forged chain attachments, including hooks, shackles, Hammerloks, and master links; and carbon steel forged and stamped products, such as load binders, logging tools, and other securing devices. In addition, it offers power and motion control systems, which comprise AC and DC drive systems, radio remote controls, push button pendant stations, brakes, collision avoidance, and power delivery subsystems, as well as AC and DC digital motion control systems for underground coal mining equipment; industrial components, including mechanical and electromechanical actuators and rotary unions; and DC high-performance elevator drives, AC drives, and regenerative controls. Further, the company offers automated workstation crane under the ProPath brand name. Columbus McKinnon Corporation distributes its products through its sales force and independent distributors. The company was founded in 1875 and is headquartered in Getzville, New York.

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