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General Finance Corporation is a rental & leasing services business based in the US. General Finance Corporation shares (GFN) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. General Finance Corporation employs 916 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
|52-week range||$4.62 - $18.98|
|50-day moving average||$13.91|
|200-day moving average||$9.98|
|Wall St. target price||$16.00|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.04|
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Valuing General Finance Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of General Finance Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
General Finance Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 462x. In other words, General Finance Corporation shares trade at around 462x 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.
General Finance Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.5106. 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 General Finance Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
General Finance Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $91.7 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a General Finance Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$345.9 million|
|Operating margin TTM||16.1%|
|Gross profit TTM||$176.1 million|
|Return on assets TTM||4.41%|
|Return on equity TTM||2.53%|
|Market capitalisation||$573.1 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 114,482 General Finance Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as General Finance Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 2.9% down from 117,867 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting General Finance Corporation shares can be evaluated.
General Finance Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of General Finance Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of General Finance Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 25105.701754386). General Finance Corporation's SIR currently stands at 4.56. In other words for every 100,000 General Finance Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4560 shares are currently held short.
However General Finance Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of General Finance Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable General Finance Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case General Finance Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 General Finance Corporation shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0109% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable General Finance Corporation shares, roughly 11 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 General Finance Corporation.
Find out more about how you can short General Finance Corporation stock.
We're not expecting General Finance Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Over the last 12 months, General Finance Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.62 up to $18.98. 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 General Finance Corporation's is 1.3166. This would suggest that General Finance Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
General Finance Corporation, a specialty rental services company, provides portable storage, modular space, and liquid containment solutions in North America and the Asia-Pacific regions. The company's portable storage products include storage containers for classroom equipment storage, construction equipment and tool storage, disaster shelters, landscaping sheds, recreational equipment storage, and retail inventory storage applications; and freight containers used in freight transportation. Its modular space products comprise office or portable building containers, ground level offices, and modular buildings and offices for use in general administrative office spaces, military installations, workforce living accommodations, bank branches, classrooms/education, construction offices, day-care facilities, dormitories, general administrative office space, healthcare and rental facilities, retail space, and shelters. The company's liquid containment products consist of portable liquid storage tanks for well-site liquid containment needs, expansion/upgrade projects, highway construction/groundwater sewage, infrastructure projects, major industrial projects, mining pit pump works, municipal sewer and water projects, non-residential construction projects, pipeline construction and maintenance, and refinery turnarounds. It also provides steps, ramps, furniture, portable toilets, security systems, shelving, mud pumps, hoses, splitter valves, tee connectors, and other items used in connection with leased equipment. In addition, the company offers temporary prison holding cells, hoarding units, blast-resistant units, workforce living accommodations, temporary retail frontage units, and observatory units customized from storage containers, as well as shipping container modifications, specialty trailers and tanks, chassis, storm shelters, and trash hoppers. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Pasadena, California.
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