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How to buy Franchise Group stock | $31.49

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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 5,187 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.7 billion.

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  3. Search for Franchise Group. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: FRG. 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 Franchise Group 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. At last close price of USD$31.49, 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 Franchise Group, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Franchise Group. 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.

Franchise Group share price

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Franchise Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$31.49
52-week rangeUSD$5.3978 - USD$30.72
50-day moving average USD$26.9545
200-day moving average USD$24.8724
Wall St. target priceUSD$35
PE ratio 78.8235
Dividend yield USD$1.5 (5.12%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.2697

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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 $31.49 from 2021-01-11

1 week (2021-01-15) -1.04%
1 month (2020-12-22) 9.53%
3 months (2020-10-22) 19.82%
6 months (2020-07-22) 38.42%
1 year (2020-01-22) 32.03%
2 years (2019-01-22) 161.33%
3 years (2018-01-22) 178.67%
5 years (2016-01-22) 50.67%

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 79x. In other words, Franchise Group shares trade at around 79x 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 0.6584. 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 USD$19.2 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 USD$1.7 billion
Gross profit TTM USD$102.4 million
Return on assets TTM 0.08%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin -5.25%
Book value N/A
Market capitalisation USD$1.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Franchise Group shares

There are currently 566,010 Franchise Group shares held short by investors – that's known as Franchise Group's "short interest". This figure is 10.2% down from 630,461 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 181413.46153846). Franchise Group's SIR currently stands at 3.12. In other words for every 100,000 Franchise Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3120 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 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Franchise Group shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0239% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Franchise Group shares, roughly 24 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 Franchise Group.

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

Franchise Group share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 52.78% of net profits

Recently Franchise Group has paid out, on average, around 52.78% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.12% 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 5.12% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Franchise Group's case, that would currently equate to about $1.5 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 8 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 23 December 2020 (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 $5.3978 up to $30.72. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FRG.US volatility(beta: 2.06)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 2.0609. This would suggest that Franchise Group's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

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 focuses 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 was formerly known as Liberty Tax, Inc., and changed its name to Franchise Group, Inc. in September 2019. Franchise Group, Inc. was incorporated in 2010 and is based in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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