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How to buy Evolution Petroleum Corporation stock

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Evolution Petroleum Corporation is an oil & gas e&p business based in the US. Evolution Petroleum Corporation shares (EPM) are listed on the NYSE MKT and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Evolution Petroleum Corporation employs 4 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$22.4 million.

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  3. Search for Evolution Petroleum Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: EPM. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Evolution Petroleum Corporation reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Evolution Petroleum Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Evolution Petroleum Corporation. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Evolution Petroleum Corporation share price

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Evolution Petroleum Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-24.
52-week rangeUSD$2.0616 - USD$4.8311
50-day moving average USD$3.293
200-day moving average USD$2.7436
Wall St. target priceUSD$4
PE ratio 12.2222
Dividend yield USD$0.175 (4.96%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.18

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Is it a good time to buy Evolution Petroleum Corporation stock?

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Is Evolution Petroleum Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Evolution Petroleum Corporation's P/E ratio

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

Evolution Petroleum Corporation's EBITDA

Evolution Petroleum Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$3.2 million.

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

Evolution Petroleum Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$22.4 million
Gross profit TTM USD$16.1 million
Return on assets TTM -1.87%
Return on equity TTM -28.39%
Profit margin -82.33%
Book value $1.624
Market capitalisation USD$119.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Evolution Petroleum Corporation shares

There are currently 401,072 Evolution Petroleum Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Evolution Petroleum Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 8% up from 371,528 last month.

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

Evolution Petroleum Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Evolution Petroleum Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Evolution Petroleum Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Evolution Petroleum Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 147452.94117647). Evolution Petroleum Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.72. In other words for every 100,000 Evolution Petroleum Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2720 shares are currently held short.

However Evolution Petroleum Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Evolution Petroleum Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Evolution Petroleum Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Evolution Petroleum Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Evolution Petroleum Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0148% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Evolution Petroleum Corporation shares, roughly 15 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 Evolution Petroleum Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Evolution Petroleum Corporation stock.

Evolution Petroleum Corporation share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 318.18% of net profits

Recently Evolution Petroleum Corporation has paid out, on average, around 318.18% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.58% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Evolution Petroleum Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 3.58% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Evolution Petroleum Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.175 per share.

Evolution Petroleum Corporation'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.

Evolution Petroleum Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 31 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 15 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Evolution Petroleum Corporation's shares ever split?

Evolution Petroleum Corporation's shares were split on a 1:40 basis on 5 February 2004. So if you had owned 40 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Evolution Petroleum Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 3900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Evolution Petroleum Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Evolution Petroleum Corporation's share price.

Evolution Petroleum Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Evolution Petroleum Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.0616 up to $4.8311. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

EPM.US volatility(beta: 1.6)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE MKT average) beta is 1, while Evolution Petroleum Corporation's is 1.595. This would suggest that Evolution Petroleum Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Evolution Petroleum Corporation overview

Evolution Petroleum Corporation, an oil and gas company, engages in the development, production, ownership, and management of oil and gas properties in the United States. The company primarily holds interests in a CO2 enhanced oil recovery project in Louisiana's Delhi field. Its Delhi Holt-Bryant Unit covers an area of 13,636 acres located in Northeast Louisiana. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Houston, Texas.

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