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How to buy Ennis stock | $18.02

Learn how to easily invest in Ennis stock.

Ennis Inc is a business equipment & supplies business based in the US. Ennis shares (EBF) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Ennis employs 2,096 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Ennis stock price (NYSE: EBF)

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Ennis shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-09-18.
Latest market close$18.02
52-week range$14.66 - $21.74
50-day moving average $19.54
200-day moving average $20.61
Wall St. target price$24.00
PE ratio 17.2275
Dividend yield $0.9 (4.92%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.05

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Ennis price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $18.02 from 2021-09-17

1 week (2021-09-10) -3.79%
1 month (2021-08-19) -8.94%
3 months (2021-06-18) -12.52%
6 months (2021-03-19) -15.40%
1 year (2020-09-18) 0.56%
2 years (2019-09-19) -13.20%
3 years (2018-09-19) 20.9
5 years (2016-09-19) 8.82%

Is Ennis under- or over-valued?

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

Ennis's P/E ratio

Ennis's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 17x. In other words, Ennis shares trade at around 17x 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.

Ennis's PEG ratio

Ennis's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.36. 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 Ennis's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Ennis's EBITDA

Ennis's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $57.3 million.

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

Ennis financials

Revenue TTM $365.9 million
Operating margin TTM 10.68%
Gross profit TTM $103.8 million
Return on assets TTM 6.72%
Return on equity TTM 9.13%
Profit margin 7.44%
Book value $11.66
Market capitalisation $470.4 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Ennis shares

There are currently 471,187 Ennis shares held short by investors – that's known as Ennis's "short interest". This figure is 10.4% down from 525,738 last month.

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

Ennis's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Ennis's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Ennis shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Ennis shares traded daily (recently around 63161.796246649). Ennis's SIR currently stands at 7.46. In other words for every 100,000 Ennis shares traded daily on the market, roughly 7460 shares are currently held short.

However Ennis's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Ennis shares, or, against the total number of tradable Ennis shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Ennis's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Ennis shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0202% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Ennis shares, roughly 20 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 Ennis.

Find out more about how you can short Ennis stock.

Ennis share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 84.09% of net profits

Recently Ennis has paid out, on average, around 84.09% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.46% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Ennis shareholders could enjoy a 5.46% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Ennis's case, that would currently equate to about $0.9 per share.

Ennis'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.

Ennis's most recent dividend payout was on 8 August 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 7 July 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Ennis's shares ever split?

Ennis's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 31 July 1991. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Ennis shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Ennis shares which in turn could have impacted Ennis's share price.

Ennis share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Ennis's shares have ranged in value from as little as $14.6603 up to $21.7432. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

EBF.US volatility(beta: 0.54)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 Ennis's is 0.5355. This would suggest that Ennis's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Ennis overview

Ennis, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells business forms and other business products in the United States. The company offers snap sets, continuous forms, laser cut sheets, tags, labels, envelopes, integrated products, jumbo rolls, and pressure sensitive products under the Ennis, Royal Business Forms, Block Graphics, Specialized Printed Forms, 360º Custom Labels, ColorWorx, Enfusion, Uncompromised Check Solutions, VersaSeal, Ad Concepts, FormSource Limited, Star Award Ribbon Company, Witt Printing, B&D Litho, Genforms, PrintGraphics, Calibrated Forms, PrintXcel, Printegra, Falcon Business Forms, Forms Manufacturers, Mutual Graphics, TRI-C Business Forms, Major Business Systems, Independent Printing, Hoosier Data Forms, Hayes Graphics, Wright Business Graphics, Wright 360, Integrated Print & Graphics, the Flesh Company, Impressions Direct, and Ace Forms brands. It also provides point of purchase advertising for large franchise and fast-food chains, as well as kitting and fulfillment under the Adams McClure brand name; and presentation and document folders under the Admore, Folder Express, and Independent Folders brands. In addition, the company offers custom printed, high performance labels, and custom and stock tags under the Ennis Tag & Label brand name; custom and stock tags and labels under the Allen-Bailey Tag & Label, Atlas Tag & Label, Kay Toledo Tag, and Special Service Partners brands; custom and imprinted envelopes under the Trade Envelopes, Block Graphics, Wisco, and National Imprint Corporation brands; and financial and security documents under the Northstar and General Financial Supply brands. It distributes business products and forms through independent distributors. The company was formerly known as Ennis Business Forms, Inc.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Ennis is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 3.125% of Ennis shares are held by insiders and 77.639% by institutions.
How many people work for Ennis?
Latest data suggests 2,096 work at Ennis.
When does the fiscal year end for Ennis?
Ennis's fiscal year ends in February.
Where is Ennis based?
Ennis's address is: 2441 Presidential Parkway, Midlothian, TX, United States, 76065
What is Ennis's ISIN number?
Ennis's international securities identification number is: US2933891028
What is Ennis's CUSIP number?
Ennis's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 293389102

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