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Frontline Ltd is an oil & gas midstream business based in the US. Frontline shares (FRO) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Frontline employs 157 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.4 billion.
|Latest market close||USD$6.46|
|52-week range||USD$5.2577 - USD$11.0159|
|50-day moving average||USD$6.5368|
|200-day moving average||USD$7.1363|
|Wall St. target price||USD$12|
|Dividend yield||USD$2 (31.1%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$2.681|
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|1 week (2021-01-07)||0.94%|
|1 month (2020-12-17)||-3.00%|
|3 months (2020-10-16)||-3.15%|
|6 months (2020-07-16)||-15.11%|
|1 year (2020-01-16)||-46.35%|
|2 years (2019-01-16)||15.98%|
|3 years (2018-01-16)||26.92%|
|5 years (2016-01-15)||218.23%|
Valuing Frontline stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Frontline's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Frontline's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 2x. In other words, Frontline shares trade at around 2x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Frontline's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$744.6 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Frontline's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$1.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||44.26%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$395.7 million|
|Return on assets TTM||10.11%|
|Return on equity TTM||35.38%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$1.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 8.1 million Frontline shares held short by investors – that's known as Frontline's "short interest". This figure is 25.2% down from 10.8 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Frontline shares can be evaluated.
Frontline's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Frontline shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Frontline shares traded daily (recently around 2.4 million). Frontline's SIR currently stands at 3.34. In other words for every 100,000 Frontline shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3340 shares are currently held short.
However Frontline's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Frontline shares, or, against the total number of tradable Frontline shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Frontline's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Frontline shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0689% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Frontline shares, roughly 69 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 Frontline.
Find out more about how you can short Frontline stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 57.55% of net profits
Recently Frontline has paid out, on average, around 57.55% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 31.1% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Frontline shareholders could enjoy a 31.1% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Frontline's case, that would currently equate to about $2 per share.
Frontline'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.
Frontline's most recent dividend payout was on 29 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 10 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Frontline's shares were split on a 1:5 basis on 4 February 2016. So if you had owned 5 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Frontline shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 400% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Frontline shares which in turn could have impacted Frontline's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Frontline's shares have ranged in value from as little as $5.2577 up to $11.0159. 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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Frontline's is 0.5442. This would suggest that Frontline's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Frontline Ltd., a shipping company, engages in the seaborne transportation of crude oil and oil products worldwide. It owns and operates oil and product tankers. As of December 31, 2019, the company operated a fleet of 71 vessels. It is also involved in the charter, purchase, and sale of vessels. Frontline Ltd. is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.
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