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Essent Group Ltd is a mortgage finance business based in the US. Essent Group shares (ESNT) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Essent Group employs 383 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$936.7 million.
|Latest market close||USD$48.64|
|52-week range||USD$17.2961 - USD$52.1261|
|50-day moving average||USD$44.6176|
|200-day moving average||USD$39.0553|
|Wall St. target price||USD$53.33|
|Dividend yield||USD$0.64 (1.45%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$4.245|
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|1 week (2021-01-08)||1.50%|
|1 month (2020-12-15)||8.43%|
|3 months (2020-10-15)||13.57%|
|6 months (2020-07-15)||38.14%|
|1 year (2020-01-15)||-3.95%|
|2 years (2019-01-15)||30.86%|
|3 years (2018-01-12)||1.16%|
|5 years (2016-01-15)||148.54%|
Valuing Essent Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Essent Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Essent Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 10x. In other words, Essent Group shares trade at around 10x 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.
Essent Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.84. 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 Essent Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Essent Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$531 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Essent Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$936.7 million|
|Operating margin TTM||56.31%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$780.4 million|
|Return on assets TTM||7.47%|
|Return on equity TTM||13.22%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$4.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 5.1 million Essent Group shares held short by investors – that's known as Essent Group's "short interest". This figure is 0.7% down from 5.2 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Essent Group shares can be evaluated.
Essent Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Essent Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Essent Group shares traded daily (recently around 736479.77044476). Essent Group's SIR currently stands at 6.97. In other words for every 100,000 Essent Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6970 shares are currently held short.
However Essent Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Essent Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable Essent Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Essent Group's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Essent Group shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0468% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Essent Group shares, roughly 47 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 Essent Group.
Find out more about how you can short Essent Group stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 14.99% of net profits
Recently Essent Group has paid out, on average, around 14.99% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.45% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Essent Group shareholders could enjoy a 1.45% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Essent Group's case, that would currently equate to about $0.64 per share.
While Essent Group's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Essent Group is investing more in its future growth.
Essent Group's most recent dividend payout was on 10 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Essent Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $17.2961 up to $52.1261. 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 Essent Group's is 1.3748. This would suggest that Essent Group's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Essent Group Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides private mortgage insurance and reinsurance for mortgages secured by residential properties located in the United States. Its mortgage insurance products include primary, pool, and master policy. The company also provides information technology maintenance and development services; customer support-related services; and contract underwriting services. It serves the originators of residential mortgage loans, such as regulated depository institutions, mortgage banks, credit unions, and other lenders. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.
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