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How to buy Franchise Group stock | $36.23

Learn how to easily invest in Franchise Group stock.

Franchise Group Inc is a personal services business based in the US. Franchise Group shares (FRG) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Franchise Group employs 4,758 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Franchise Group stock price (NASDAQ: FRG)

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Franchise Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-09-18.
Latest market close$36.23
52-week range$20.76 - $40.61
50-day moving average $34.52
200-day moving average $36.00
Wall St. target price$48.00
PE ratio 41.7396
Dividend yield $1.375 (3.91%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.87

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Is it a good time to buy Franchise Group stock?

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Franchise Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $36.23 from 2021-09-17

1 week (2021-09-10) 5.01%
1 month (2021-08-18) 9.19%
3 months (2021-06-18) 2.72%
6 months (2021-03-19) -7.10%
1 year (2020-09-18) 33.25%
2 years (2019-09-18) 205.22%
3 years (2018-09-18) 212.33%
5 years (2016-09-16) 187.08%

Is Franchise Group under- or over-valued?

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

Franchise Group's P/E ratio

Franchise 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 42x. In other words, Franchise Group 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.

Franchise Group's PEG ratio

Franchise Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.6331. 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 Franchise 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.

Franchise Group's EBITDA

Franchise Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $269.4 million.

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

Franchise Group financials

Revenue TTM $2.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 7.96%
Gross profit TTM $992.4 million
Return on assets TTM 5.5%
Return on equity TTM 6.1%
Profit margin 1.51%
Book value $12.14
Market capitalisation $1.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Franchise Group shares

There are currently 1.0 million Franchise Group shares held short by investors – that's known as Franchise Group's "short interest". This figure is 1.5% down from 1.0 million last month.

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

Franchise Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Franchise Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Franchise Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Franchise Group shares traded daily (recently around 160852.95950156). Franchise Group's SIR currently stands at 6.42. In other words for every 100,000 Franchise Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6420 shares are currently held short.

However Franchise Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Franchise Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable Franchise Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Franchise Group's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Franchise Group shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0382% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Franchise Group shares, roughly 38 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 Franchise Group.

Find out more about how you can short Franchise Group stock.

Franchise Group share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 52.51% of net profits

Recently Franchise Group has paid out, on average, around 52.51% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.36% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Franchise Group shareholders could enjoy a 4.36% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Franchise Group's case, that would currently equate to about $1.375 per share.

Franchise Group'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.

Franchise Group's most recent dividend payout was on 14 October 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Franchise Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Franchise Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $20.7622 up to $40.6055. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FRG.US volatility(beta: 1.94)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Franchise Group's is 1.9449. This would suggest that Franchise 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).

Franchise Group overview

Franchise Group, Inc. operates as a retailer, franchisor operator, and acquirer of franchised and franchisable businesses. It operates through 4 segments: Liberty Tax, Buddy's, Sears Outlet, and Vitamin Shoppe. The company provides tax preparation services in the United States and Canada; and franchises and operates rent-to-own stores that lease durable goods, such as electronics, residential furniture, appliances, and household accessories to customers. It also operates as a retailer primarily focused on providing customers with in-store and online access to purchase new, one-of-a kind, out-of-box, discontinued, obsolete, used, reconditioned, overstocked, and scratched and dented products in various merchandise categories, including home appliances, mattresses, furniture, and lawn and garden equipment, at prices that are lower than list prices; and specialty retailer of vitamins, minerals, herbs, specialty supplements, sports nutrition, and other health and wellness products. The company also operates pet-specialty stores. The company was formerly known as Liberty Tax, Inc.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Franchise Group is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 6.176% of Franchise Group shares are held by insiders and 67.914% by institutions.
How many people work for Franchise Group?
Latest data suggests 4,758 work at Franchise Group.
When does the fiscal year end for Franchise Group?
Franchise Group's fiscal year ends in April.
Where is Franchise Group based?
Franchise Group's address is: 109 Innovation Court, Delaware, OH, United States, 43015
What is Franchise Group's ISIN number?
Franchise Group's international securities identification number is: US35180X1054
What is Franchise Group's CUSIP number?
Franchise Group's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 35180X105

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