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How to buy FirstService stock
Learn how to easily invest in FirstService stock.
FirstService Corp is a real estate services business based in the US. FirstService shares (FSV) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. FirstService employs 25,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
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- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – FSV – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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FirstService stock price (NASDAQ: FSV)Use our graph to track the performance of FSV stocks over time.
FirstService shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$122.91|
|52-week range||$112.45 - $201.97|
|50-day moving average||$122.67|
|200-day moving average||$159.27|
|Wall St. target price||$160.00|
|Dividend yield||$0.75 (0.67%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$2.87|
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FirstService price performance over time
|1 week (2022-06-24)||-0.54%|
|1 month (2022-05-29)||N/A|
|3 months (2022-04-01)||-14.72%|
|6 months (2021-12-31)||-37.44%|
|1 year (2021-07-02)||-29.62%|
|2 years (2020-07-02)||23.34%|
|3 years (2019-07-02)||25.15%|
|5 years (2017-06-30)||92.11%|
Is FirstService stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing FirstService stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of FirstService's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
FirstService's P/E ratio
FirstService's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 42x. In other words, FirstService shares trade at around 42x 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.
FirstService's PEG ratio
FirstService's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.17. 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 FirstService's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
FirstService's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $312.1 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a FirstService's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$3.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||6.24%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||5.64%|
|Return on equity TTM||15.74%|
|Market capitalisation||$5.4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
FirstService share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 16.56% of net profits
Recently FirstService has paid out, on average, around 16.56% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.67% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), FirstService shareholders could enjoy a 0.67% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In FirstService's case, that would currently equate to about $0.75 per share.
While FirstService's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that FirstService is investing more in its future growth.
FirstService's most recent dividend payout was on 6 July 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 June 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
FirstService share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, FirstService's shares have ranged in value from as little as $112.4492 up to $201.9699. 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 FirstService's is 0.9742. This would suggest that FirstService's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
FirstService Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides residential property management and other essential property services to residential and commercial customers in the United States and Canada. The company operates in two segments, FirstService Residential and FirstService Brands. The FirstService Residential segment offers property management services for private residential communities, such as condominiums, co-operatives, homeowner associations, master-planned communities, active adult and lifestyle communities, and various other residential developments. This segment also provides a range of ancillary services, including on-site staffing for building engineering and maintenance, full-service swimming pool and amenity management, and security and concierge/front desk; and financial services comprising cash management, other banking transaction-related, and specialized property insurance brokerage. In addition, this segment offers energy management solutions and advisory services, and resale processing services. The FirstService Brands segment operates and provides essential property services to residential and commercial customers, through five franchise networks; and company-owned locations, including 20 California Closets, 12 Paul Davis Restoration, and 1 CertaPro Painters locations. It provides residential and commercial restoration, painting, and floor coverings design and installation services; custom-designed and installed closet, and home storage solutions; home inspection services; and fire protection and related services.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of FirstService is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 12.14% of FirstService shares are held by insiders and 76.867% by institutions. How many people work for FirstService?
Latest data suggests 25,000 work at FirstService. When does the fiscal year end for FirstService?
FirstService's fiscal year ends in December. Where is FirstService based?
FirstService's address is: 1255 Bay Street, Toronto, ON, Canada, M5R 2A9 What is FirstService's ISIN number?
FirstService's international securities identification number is: CA33767E2024 What is FirstService's CUSIP number?
FirstService's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 33767E103
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