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Freshpet, Inc is a packaged foods business based in the US. Freshpet shares (FRPT) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Freshpet employs 462 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$318.8 million.
|52-week range||USD$40.79 - USD$173.52|
|50-day moving average||USD$151.1612|
|200-day moving average||USD$128.8919|
|Wall St. target price||USD$149.77|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$0.121|
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Valuing Freshpet stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Freshpet's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Freshpet's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 1149x. In other words, Freshpet shares trade at around 1149x 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.
Freshpet's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$19.1 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Freshpet's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$318.8 million|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$132.9 million|
|Return on assets TTM||-0.37%|
|Return on equity TTM||-1.21%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$5.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 1.1 million Freshpet shares held short by investors – that's known as Freshpet's "short interest". This figure is 3.1% down from 1.1 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Freshpet shares can be evaluated.
Freshpet's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Freshpet shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Freshpet shares traded daily (recently around 240182.92134831). Freshpet's SIR currently stands at 4.45. In other words for every 100,000 Freshpet shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4450 shares are currently held short.
However Freshpet's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Freshpet shares, or, against the total number of tradable Freshpet shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Freshpet's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Freshpet shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0275% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Freshpet shares, roughly 28 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 Freshpet.
Find out more about how you can short Freshpet stock.
We're not expecting Freshpet to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Over the last 12 months, Freshpet's shares have ranged in value from as little as $40.79 up to $173.52. 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 Freshpet's is 0.6937. This would suggest that Freshpet's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Freshpet, Inc. manufactures and markets natural fresh products, refrigerated meals, and treats for dogs and cats in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The company sells its products under the Freshpet brand; and Dognation and Dog Joy labels through various classes of retail, including grocery, mass, club, pet specialty, and natural, as well as online. Freshpet, Inc. was incorporated in 2004 and is headquartered in Secaucus, New Jersey.
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