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ESCO Technologies Inc is a scientific & technical instruments business based in the US. ESCO Technologies shares (ESE) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. ESCO Technologies employs 2,713 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
|52-week range||$71.06 - $114.00|
|50-day moving average||$110.14|
|200-day moving average||$102.21|
|Wall St. target price||$114.67|
|Dividend yield||$0.32 (0.29%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.10|
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Valuing ESCO Technologies stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of ESCO Technologies's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
ESCO Technologies's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 100x. In other words, ESCO Technologies shares trade at around 100x 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.
ESCO Technologies's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.96. 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 ESCO Technologies's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
ESCO Technologies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $136.1 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a ESCO Technologies's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$724.1 million|
|Operating margin TTM||13.17%|
|Gross profit TTM||$275.5 million|
|Return on assets TTM||4.23%|
|Return on equity TTM||3%|
|Market capitalisation||$2.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 241,843 ESCO Technologies shares held short by investors – that's known as ESCO Technologies's "short interest". This figure is 28.4% down from 337,592 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting ESCO Technologies shares can be evaluated.
ESCO Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of ESCO Technologies shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of ESCO Technologies shares traded daily (recently around 123389.28571429). ESCO Technologies's SIR currently stands at 1.96. In other words for every 100,000 ESCO Technologies shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1960 shares are currently held short.
However ESCO Technologies's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of ESCO Technologies shares, or, against the total number of tradable ESCO Technologies shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case ESCO Technologies's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 ESCO Technologies shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0132% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable ESCO Technologies shares, roughly 13 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 ESCO Technologies.
Find out more about how you can short ESCO Technologies stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 11.07% of net profits
Recently ESCO Technologies has paid out, on average, around 11.07% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.29% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), ESCO Technologies shareholders could enjoy a 0.29% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In ESCO Technologies's case, that would currently equate to about $0.32 per share.
While ESCO Technologies's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that ESCO Technologies is investing more in its future growth.
ESCO Technologies's most recent dividend payout was on 15 April 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
ESCO Technologies's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 25 September 2005. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your ESCO Technologies shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for ESCO Technologies shares which in turn could have impacted ESCO Technologies's share price.
Over the last 12 months, ESCO Technologies's shares have ranged in value from as little as $71.0551 up to $114. 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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while ESCO Technologies's is 1.0645. This would suggest that ESCO Technologies's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
ESCO Technologies Inc. produces and supplies engineered products and systems for industrial and commercial markets worldwide. It operates through three segments: Aerospace & Defense, Utility Solutions Group (USG), and RF Shielding and Test. The Aerospace & Defense segment designs and manufactures filtration products, including hydraulic filter elements and fluid control devices used in commercial aerospace applications; filter mechanisms used in micro-propulsion devices for satellites; and custom designed filters for manned aircraft and submarines. It also designs, develops, and manufactures elastomeric-based signature reduction solutions for U. S. naval vessels; and mission-critical bushings, pins, sleeves, and precision-tolerance machined components for landing gear, rotor heads, engine mounts, flight controls, and actuation systems for the aerospace and defense industries.
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