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How to buy FutureFuel stock

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FutureFuel Corp is a chemicals business based in the US. FutureFuel shares (FF) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. FutureFuel employs 470 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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FutureFuel share price

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FutureFuel shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$9.67 - $17.79
50-day moving average $14.00
200-day moving average $13.49
Wall St. target price$14.00
PE ratio 12.1132
Dividend yield $0.24 (1.84%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.06

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Is FutureFuel under- or over-valued?

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

FutureFuel's P/E ratio

FutureFuel's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 12x. In other words, FutureFuel shares trade at around 12x 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.

FutureFuel's EBITDA

FutureFuel's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $33.5 million.

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

FutureFuel financials

Revenue TTM $204.5 million
Operating margin TTM 10.92%
Gross profit TTM $31.3 million
Return on assets TTM 2.72%
Return on equity TTM 11.1%
Profit margin 22.77%
Book value $8.50
Market capitalisation $561.7 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting FutureFuel shares

There are currently 733,386 FutureFuel shares held short by investors – that's known as FutureFuel's "short interest". This figure is 7.8% down from 795,774 last month.

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

FutureFuel's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

FutureFuel's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of FutureFuel shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of FutureFuel shares traded daily (recently around 166300.68027211). FutureFuel's SIR currently stands at 4.41. In other words for every 100,000 FutureFuel shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4410 shares are currently held short.

However FutureFuel's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of FutureFuel shares, or, against the total number of tradable FutureFuel shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case FutureFuel's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 FutureFuel shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0286% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable FutureFuel shares, roughly 29 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 FutureFuel.

Find out more about how you can short FutureFuel stock.

FutureFuel share dividends

32%

Dividend payout ratio: 32.04% of net profits

Recently FutureFuel has paid out, on average, around 32.04% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.84% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), FutureFuel shareholders could enjoy a 1.84% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In FutureFuel's case, that would currently equate to about $0.24 per share.

While FutureFuel's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that FutureFuel may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

FutureFuel's most recent dividend payout was on 14 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 27 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

FutureFuel share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, FutureFuel's shares have ranged in value from as little as $9.6717 up to $17.7891. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FF.US volatility(beta: 0.65)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while FutureFuel's is 0.647. This would suggest that FutureFuel's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

FutureFuel overview

FutureFuel Corp. , through its subsidiary, FutureFuel Chemical Company, manufactures and sells diversified chemical, bio-based fuel, and bio-based specialty chemical products in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Chemicals and Biofuels. The Chemicals segment provides various custom chemicals that are used in the agricultural chemical, coatings, chemical intermediates, industrial and consumer cleaning, oil and gas, and specialty polymers industries; and performance chemicals, such as polymer modifiers, glycerin products, and various specialty chemicals and solvents. The Biofuels segment is involved in the production and sale of biodiesel and petrodiesel blends; and the buying, sale, and shipping of refined petroleum products on common carrier pipelines. This segment markets its biodiesel products directly to customers through trucks, rail, and barges. The company is headquartered in Saint Louis, Missouri.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of FutureFuel is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 41.373% of FutureFuel shares are held by insiders and 54.12% by institutions.
How many people work for FutureFuel?
Latest data suggests 470 work at FutureFuel.
When does the fiscal year end for FutureFuel?
FutureFuel's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is FutureFuel based?
FutureFuel's address is: 8235 Forsyth Boulevard, Saint Louis, MO, United States, 63105
What is FutureFuel's ISIN number?
FutureFuel's international securities identification number is: US36116M1062
What is FutureFuel's CUSIP number?
FutureFuel's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 36116M106

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