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How to buy Danaos Corporation stock

Learn how to easily invest in Danaos Corporation stock.

Danaos Corporation is a marine shipping business based in the US. Danaos Corporation shares (DAC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Danaos Corporation employs 4 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $891.8 million.

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Danaos Corporation stock price (NYSE: DAC)

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Danaos Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-09-25.
Latest market close$54.63
52-week range$55.14 - $105.39
50-day moving average $68.68
200-day moving average $78.90
Wall St. target price$103.33
PE ratio 1.6398
Dividend yield $2.75 (5.23%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $34.98

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Is it a good time to buy Danaos Corporation stock?

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Danaos Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $54.63 from 2022-09-29

1 week (2022-09-20) N/A
1 month (2022-08-28) N/A
3 months (2022-07-01) -11.76%
6 months (2022-03-28) -48.14%
1 year (2021-10-01) -33.28%
2 years (2020-10-01) 592.40%
3 years (2019-10-01) 517.99%
5 years (2017-09-29) 3,802.14%

Is Danaos Corporation stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Danaos Corporation's P/E ratio

Danaos 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 2x. In other words, Danaos Corporation shares trade at around 2x 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.

Danaos Corporation's PEG ratio

Danaos Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.52. 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 Danaos 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.

Danaos Corporation's EBITDA

Danaos Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $593.9 million.

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

Danaos Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $891.8 million
Operating margin TTM 58.85%
Gross profit TTM $519.1 million
Return on assets TTM 9.45%
Return on equity TTM 35.26%
Profit margin 81.06%
Book value $116.24
Market capitalisation $1.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Danaos Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 9.05% of net profits

Recently Danaos Corporation has paid out, on average, around 9.05% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.23% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Danaos Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 5.23% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Danaos Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $2.75 per share.

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

Danaos Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 28 August 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 15 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Danaos Corporation's shares ever split?

Danaos Corporation's shares were split on a 1:14 basis on 1 May 2019. So if you had owned 14 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 Danaos Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 1300% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Danaos Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Danaos Corporation's share price.

Danaos Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Danaos Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $55.1402 up to $105.3935. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

DAC.US volatility(beta: 1.55)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 Danaos Corporation's is 1.5489. This would suggest that Danaos 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).

Danaos Corporation overview

Danaos Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates containerships in Australia, Asia, Europe, and the United States. The company offers seaborne transportation services, such as chartering its vessels to liner companies. As of February 28, 2022, it had a fleet of 71 containerships aggregating 436,589 twenty-foot equivalent units in capacity. The company was formerly known as Danaos Holdings Limited and changed its name to Danaos Corporation in October 2005. Danaos Corporation was founded in 1963 and is based in Piraeus, Greece. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Danaos Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 50.06% of Danaos Corporation shares are held by insiders and 25.952% by institutions.
How many people work for Danaos Corporation?
Latest data suggests 4 work at Danaos Corporation.
When does the fiscal year end for Danaos Corporation?
Danaos Corporation's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Danaos Corporation based?
Danaos Corporation's address is: 14 Akti Kondyli, Piraeus, Greece, 185 45
What is Danaos Corporation's ISIN number?
Danaos Corporation's international securities identification number is: MHY1968P1218
What is Danaos Corporation's CUSIP number?
Danaos Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: Y1968P105

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