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How to buy Exponent stock | $91.23

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Exponent, Inc
NASDAQ: EXPO - USD
CONSULTING SERVICES
$107.09
+$6.94 (+6.93%)

Exponent, Inc is a consulting services business based in the US. Exponent shares (EXPO) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Exponent employs 906 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Exponent stock price (NASDAQ: EXPO)

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Exponent shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-30.
Latest market close$91.23
52-week range$67.97 - $102.19
50-day moving average $90.64
200-day moving average $93.57
Wall St. target price$111.00
PE ratio 61.0671
Dividend yield $0.77 (0.78%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.64

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Exponent price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $91.23 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-22) N/A
1 month (2021-07-02) 0.51%
3 months (2021-04-30) -5.29%
6 months (2021-01-29) N/A
1 year (2020-07-29) N/A
2 years (2019-07-29) N/A
3 years (2018-07-29) N/A
5 years (2016-07-29) N/A

Is Exponent under- or over-valued?

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

Exponent's P/E ratio

Exponent's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 61x. In other words, Exponent shares trade at around 61x 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.

Exponent's PEG ratio

Exponent's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.14. 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 Exponent's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Exponent's EBITDA

Exponent's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $78.1 million.

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

Exponent financials

Revenue TTM $388.3 million
Operating margin TTM 18.37%
Gross profit TTM $128.4 million
Return on assets TTM 8.41%
Return on equity TTM 24.85%
Profit margin 22.44%
Book value $7.25
Market capitalisation $5.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Exponent shares

There are currently 1.0 million Exponent shares held short by investors – that's known as Exponent's "short interest". This figure is 5.8% up from 977,475 last month.

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

Exponent's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Exponent's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Exponent shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Exponent shares traded daily (recently around 196642.58555133). Exponent's SIR currently stands at 5.26. In other words for every 100,000 Exponent shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5260 shares are currently held short.

However Exponent's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Exponent shares, or, against the total number of tradable Exponent shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Exponent's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Exponent shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0201% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Exponent 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 Exponent.

Find out more about how you can short Exponent stock.

Exponent share dividends

47%

Dividend payout ratio: 46.71% of net profits

Recently Exponent has paid out, on average, around 46.71% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.81% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Exponent shareholders could enjoy a 0.81% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Exponent's case, that would currently equate to about $0.77 per share.

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

Exponent's most recent dividend payout was on 24 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 9 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Exponent's shares ever split?

Exponent's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 7 June 2018. 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 Exponent shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Exponent shares which in turn could have impacted Exponent's share price.

Exponent share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Exponent's shares have ranged in value from as little as $67.9693 up to $102.1891. 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 Exponent's is 0.3139. This would suggest that Exponent's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Exponent overview

Exponent, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, operates as a science and engineering consulting company worldwide. Its services include analysis of product development, product recall, regulatory compliance, and the discovery of potential problems related to products, people, property, and impending litigation. The company operates in two segments, Engineering and Other Scientific, and Environmental and Health. The Engineering and Other Scientific segment provides services in the areas of biomechanics, biomedical engineering, buildings and structures, civil engineering, construction consulting, data sciences, electrical engineering and computer science, human factors, materials and corrosion engineering, mechanical engineering, polymer science and materials chemistry, thermal sciences, and vehicle engineering. The Environmental and Health segment offers services in the areas of chemical regulation and food safety, ecological and biological sciences, environmental and earth sciences, and health sciences. The company offers approximately 90 different technical disciplines to solve complicated issues facing industry and government.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Exponent is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.195% of Exponent shares are held by insiders and 92.468% by institutions.
How many people work for Exponent?
Latest data suggests 906 work at Exponent.
When does the fiscal year end for Exponent?
Exponent's fiscal year ends in January.
Where is Exponent based?
Exponent's address is: 149 Commonwealth Drive, Menlo Park, CA, United States, 94025
What is Exponent's ISIN number?
Exponent's international securities identification number is: US30214U1025
What is Exponent's CUSIP number?
Exponent's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 30214U102

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