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Douglas Dynamics Inc is an auto parts business based in the US. Douglas Dynamics shares (PLOW) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Douglas Dynamics employs 1,767 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Douglas Dynamics stock price (NYSE: PLOW)

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Douglas Dynamics shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-24.
Latest market close$38.22
52-week range$32.43 - $50.42
50-day moving average $37.32
200-day moving average $40.67
Wall St. target price$52.25
PE ratio 21.0463
Dividend yield $1.13 (2.97%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.82

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Douglas Dynamics price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $38.22 from 2021-10-22

1 week (2021-10-15) N/A
1 month (2021-09-24) 6.37%
3 months (2021-07-26) -2.57%
6 months (2021-04-26) -17.11%
1 year (2020-10-23) 5.87%
2 years (2019-10-25) -16.29%
3 years (2018-10-25) 42.97
5 years (2016-10-25) 16.17%

Is Douglas Dynamics under- or over-valued?

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

Douglas Dynamics's P/E ratio

Douglas Dynamics's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 21x. In other words, Douglas Dynamics shares trade at around 21x 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.

Douglas Dynamics's PEG ratio

Douglas Dynamics's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.8. 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 Douglas Dynamics's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Douglas Dynamics's EBITDA

Douglas Dynamics's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $94.9 million.

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

Douglas Dynamics financials

Revenue TTM $552.8 million
Operating margin TTM 13.52%
Gross profit TTM $129.7 million
Return on assets TTM 8.1%
Return on equity TTM 21.46%
Profit margin 7.64%
Book value $9.11
Market capitalisation $878.3 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Douglas Dynamics shares

There are currently 471,624 Douglas Dynamics shares held short by investors – that's known as Douglas Dynamics's "short interest". This figure is 11.6% down from 533,242 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Douglas Dynamics shares can be evaluated.

Douglas Dynamics's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Douglas Dynamics's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Douglas Dynamics shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Douglas Dynamics shares traded daily (recently around 120619.9488491). Douglas Dynamics's SIR currently stands at 3.91. In other words for every 100,000 Douglas Dynamics shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3910 shares are currently held short.

However Douglas Dynamics's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Douglas Dynamics shares, or, against the total number of tradable Douglas Dynamics shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Douglas Dynamics's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Douglas Dynamics shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0242% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Douglas Dynamics shares, roughly 24 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Douglas Dynamics.

Find out more about how you can short Douglas Dynamics stock.

Douglas Dynamics share dividends

53%

Dividend payout ratio: 52.79% of net profits

Recently Douglas Dynamics has paid out, on average, around 52.79% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.98% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Douglas Dynamics shareholders could enjoy a 2.98% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Douglas Dynamics's case, that would currently equate to about $1.13 per share.

Douglas Dynamics'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.

Douglas Dynamics's most recent dividend payout was on 29 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 15 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Douglas Dynamics's shares ever split?

Douglas Dynamics's shares were split on a 23:1 basis on 6 May 2010. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 23 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Douglas Dynamics shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 95.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Douglas Dynamics shares which in turn could have impacted Douglas Dynamics's share price.

Douglas Dynamics share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Douglas Dynamics's shares have ranged in value from as little as $32.4323 up to $50.4186. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PLOW.US volatility(beta: 0.84)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 Douglas Dynamics's is 0.8423. This would suggest that Douglas Dynamics's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Douglas Dynamics overview

Douglas Dynamics, Inc. operates as a manufacturer and upfitter of commercial work truck attachments and equipment in North America. It operates through two segments, Work Truck Attachments and Work Truck Solutions. The Work Truck Attachments segment manufactures and sells snow and ice control attachments, including snowplows, and sand and salt spreaders for light trucks and heavy duty trucks, as well as various related parts and accessories. The Work Truck Solutions segment primarily manufactures municipal snow and ice control products; provides truck and vehicle upfits where it attaches component pieces of equipment, truck bodies, racking, and storage solutions to a vehicle chassis for use by end users for work related purposes; and manufactures storage solutions for trucks and vans, and cable pulling equipment for trucks. This segment also offers up-fit and storage solutions. It also provides customized turnkey solutions to governmental agencies, such as Departments of Transportation and municipalities.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Douglas Dynamics is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 2.578% of Douglas Dynamics shares are held by insiders and 90.29% by institutions.
How many people work for Douglas Dynamics?
Latest data suggests 1,767 work at Douglas Dynamics.
When does the fiscal year end for Douglas Dynamics?
Douglas Dynamics's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Douglas Dynamics based?
Douglas Dynamics's address is: 7777 N 73rd Street, Milwaukee, WI, United States, 53233
What is Douglas Dynamics's ISIN number?
Douglas Dynamics's international securities identification number is: US25960R1059
What is Douglas Dynamics's CUSIP number?
Douglas Dynamics's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 25960R105

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