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How to buy Elbit Systems stock

Learn how to easily invest in Elbit Systems stock.

Elbit Systems is an aerospace & defense business based in the US. Elbit Systems shares (ESLT) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Elbit Systems employs 17,787 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $5.5 billion.

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Elbit Systems stock price (NASDAQ: ESLT)

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Elbit Systems shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-01-26.
Latest market close$164.81
52-week range$157.37 - $243.46
50-day moving average $175.31
200-day moving average $201.59
Wall St. target price$190.00
PE ratio 38.1569
Dividend yield $2 (1.16%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $4.46

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Elbit Systems price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $164.81 from 2023-01-26

1 week (2023-01-16) N/A
1 month (2022-12-23) N/A
3 months (2022-10-23) N/A
6 months (2022-07-27) -27.24%
1 year (2022-01-27) 1.96%
2 years (2021-01-27) 19.22%
3 years (2020-01-27) 6.01%
5 years (2018-01-26) 16.98%

Is Elbit Systems stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Elbit Systems's P/E ratio

Elbit Systems's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 38x. In other words, Elbit Systems shares trade at around 38x 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.

Elbit Systems's PEG ratio

Elbit Systems's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.21. 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 Elbit Systems's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Elbit Systems's EBITDA

Elbit Systems's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $486.4 million.

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

Elbit Systems financials

Revenue TTM $5.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 5.9%
Gross profit TTM $1.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.18%
Return on equity TTM 7.78%
Profit margin 3.61%
Book value $58.67
Market capitalisation $7.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Elbit Systems share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 30.82% of net profits

Recently Elbit Systems has paid out, on average, around 30.82% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.16% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Elbit Systems shareholders could enjoy a 1.16% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Elbit Systems's case, that would currently equate to about $2 per share.

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

Elbit Systems's most recent dividend payout was on 8 January 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 22 December 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Elbit Systems share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Elbit Systems's shares have ranged in value from as little as $157.3719 up to $243.4575. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Elbit Systems's is -0.006. This would suggest that Elbit Systems's shares have been inversely-correlated to the average (for this exchange) – so when the broader market trended up or down, Elbit Systems has bucked the trend.

Elbit Systems overview

Elbit Systems Ltd. develops and supplies a portfolio of airborne, land, and naval systems and products for the defense, homeland security, and commercial aviation applications primarily in Israel. The company offers military aircraft and helicopter systems; commercial aviation systems and aerostructures; unmanned aircraft systems; electro-optic, night vision, and countermeasures systems; naval systems; land vehicle systems; munitions, such as precision munitions for land, air, and sea applications; command, control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and cyber systems; electronic warfare and signal intelligence systems; and other commercial activities. It also manufactures and sells data links and radio communication systems and equipment, and cyber intelligence, autonomous, and homeland security solutions; laser systems and products; guided rocket systems; and armored vehicle and other platforms survivability and protection systems, as well as provides various training and support services. The company markets its systems and products as a prime contractor or subcontractor to various governments and companies. It also has operations in the United States, Europe, Latin America, the Asia-Pacific, and internationally. The company was incorporated in 1966 and is based in Haifa, Israel.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Elbit Systems is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 49.152% of Elbit Systems shares are held by insiders and 20.93% by institutions.
How many people work for Elbit Systems?
Latest data suggests 17,787 work at Elbit Systems.
When does the fiscal year end for Elbit Systems?
Elbit Systems's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Elbit Systems based?
Elbit Systems's address is: Advanced Technology Center, Haifa, Israel, 3100401
What is Elbit Systems's ISIN number?
Elbit Systems's international securities identification number is: IL0010811243
What is Elbit Systems's CUSIP number?
Elbit Systems's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: M3760D101

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