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Copa Holdings, S.A is an airlines business based in the US. Copa Holdings S-A shares (CPA) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Copa Holdings S-A employs 8,877 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2 billion.

How to buy shares in Copa Holdings S-A

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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 Copa Holdings S-A Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CPA. 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 Copa Holdings S-A 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$51.07, 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 Copa Holdings S-A, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Copa Holdings S-A. 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 Copa Holdings S-A's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Copa Holdings S-A's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$51.07, which is 52.39% down on its pre-crash value of USD$107.26 and 112.79% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$24.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Copa Holdings S-A shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$359.92 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$511.72.

Copa Holdings S-A share price

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Copa Holdings S-A shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-13.
Latest market closeUSD$51.07
52-week rangeUSD$24 - USD$114
50-day moving average USD$54.1654
200-day moving average USD$48.443
Wall St. target priceUSD$68.89
PE ratio 9.1291
Dividend yield USD$3.2 (7.51%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$5.452

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Is it a good time to buy Copa Holdings S-A stock?

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Copa Holdings S-A price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $51.07 from 2020-10-16

1 week (2020-10-13) -0.97%
1 month (2020-09-18) -14.08%
3 months (2020-07-20) 9.52%
6 months (2020-04-20) 4.72%
1 year (2019-10-18) -49.38%
2 years (2018-10-19) -32.42%
3 years (2017-10-20) -59.43%
5 years (2015-10-20) -14.25%

Is Copa Holdings S-A under- or over-valued?

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

Copa Holdings S-A's P/E ratio

Copa Holdings S-A's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 9x. In other words, Copa Holdings S-A shares trade at around 9x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Copa Holdings S-A's PEG ratio

Copa Holdings S-A's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.16. 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 Copa Holdings S-A's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Copa Holdings S-A's EBITDA

Copa Holdings S-A's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$156.5 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Copa Holdings S-A's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Copa Holdings S-A financials

Revenue TTM USD$2 billion
Gross profit TTM USD$1 billion
Return on assets TTM -0.28%
Return on equity TTM -11.78%
Profit margin -10.25%
Book value $37.405
Market capitalisation USD$2.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Copa Holdings S-A shares

There are currently 4.3 million Copa Holdings S-A shares held short by investors – that's known as Copa Holdings S-A's "short interest". This figure is 4.3% up from 4.1 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Copa Holdings S-A shares can be evaluated.

Copa Holdings S-A's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Copa Holdings S-A's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Copa Holdings S-A shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Copa Holdings S-A shares traded daily (recently around 528930.85501859). Copa Holdings S-A's SIR currently stands at 8.07. In other words for every 100,000 Copa Holdings S-A shares traded daily on the market, roughly 8070 shares are currently held short.

However Copa Holdings S-A's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Copa Holdings S-A shares, or, against the total number of tradable Copa Holdings S-A shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Copa Holdings S-A's short interest could be expressed as 0.1% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Copa Holdings S-A shares in existence, roughly 100 shares are currently held short) or 0.1364% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Copa Holdings S-A shares, roughly 136 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 Copa Holdings S-A.

Find out more about how you can short Copa Holdings S-A stock.

Copa Holdings S-A share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 39.51% of net profits

Recently Copa Holdings S-A has paid out, on average, around 39.51% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 7.51% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Copa Holdings S-A shareholders could enjoy a 7.51% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Copa Holdings S-A's case, that would currently equate to about $3.2 per share.

While Copa Holdings S-A's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Copa Holdings S-A may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Copa Holdings S-A's most recent dividend payout was on 13 March 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 27 February 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Copa Holdings S-A's shares ever split?

Copa Holdings S-A's shares were split on a 1:2 basis on 16 May 2013. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Copa Holdings S-A shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 100% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Copa Holdings S-A shares which in turn could have impacted Copa Holdings S-A's share price.

Copa Holdings S-A share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Copa Holdings S-A's shares have ranged in value from as little as $24 up to $114. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CPA.US volatility(beta: 1.32)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 Copa Holdings S-A's is 1.3227. This would suggest that Copa Holdings S-A's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Copa Holdings S-A overview

Copa Holdings, S.A., through its subsidiaries, provides airline passenger and cargo services. The company offers flights to 80 destinations in 33 countries in North, Central, and South America, as well as the Caribbean. As of December 31, 2019, it operated a fleet of 102 aircraft comprising 82 Boeing 737-Next Generation, 14 Embraer 190, and six Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft. Copa Holdings, S.A. was founded in 1947 and is based in Panama City, Panama.

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