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Genuine Parts Company is a specialty retail business based in the US. Genuine Parts Company shares (GPC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Genuine Parts Company employs 55,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$18.6 billion.
|52-week range||USD$49.681 - USD$108.58|
|50-day moving average||USD$96.308|
|200-day moving average||USD$83.8219|
|Wall St. target price||USD$97.13|
|Dividend yield||USD$3.16 (3.34%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$4.09|
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Valuing Genuine Parts Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Genuine Parts Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Genuine Parts Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 679x. In other words, Genuine Parts Company shares trade at around 679x 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.
Genuine Parts Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.5514. 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 Genuine Parts Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Genuine Parts Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1.3 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Genuine Parts Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$18.6 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||5.53%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$6.3 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||4.61%|
|Return on equity TTM||0.75%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$13.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 2.9 million Genuine Parts Company shares held short by investors – that's known as Genuine Parts Company's "short interest". This figure is 19.7% up from 2.5 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Genuine Parts Company shares can be evaluated.
Genuine Parts Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Genuine Parts Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Genuine Parts Company shares traded daily (recently around 668757.5). Genuine Parts Company's SIR currently stands at 4.4. In other words for every 100,000 Genuine Parts Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4400 shares are currently held short.
However Genuine Parts Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Genuine Parts Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable Genuine Parts Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Genuine Parts Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Genuine Parts Company shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0271% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Genuine Parts Company shares, roughly 27 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 Genuine Parts Company.
Find out more about how you can short Genuine Parts Company stock.
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Genuine Parts Company.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 14.47
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Genuine Parts Company's overall score of 14.47 (as at 08/01/2020) is excellent – landing it in it in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Genuine Parts Company is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Environmental score: 7.82/100
Genuine Parts Company's environmental score of 7.82 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Genuine Parts Company is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 9.91/100
Genuine Parts Company's social score of 9.91 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Genuine Parts Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 6.25/100
Genuine Parts Company's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Genuine Parts Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Genuine Parts Company scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Genuine Parts Company has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||14.47|
|Total ESG percentile||8.32|
|Environmental score percentile||5|
|Social score percentile||5|
|Governance score percentile||5|
|Level of controversy||2|
Dividend payout ratio: 2070% of net profits
Recently Genuine Parts Company has paid out, on average, around 2070% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.34% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Genuine Parts Company shareholders could enjoy a 3.34% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Genuine Parts Company's case, that would currently equate to about $3.16 per share.
Genuine Parts Company'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.
Genuine Parts Company's most recent dividend payout was on 1 October 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 3 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Genuine Parts Company's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 15 April 1997. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Genuine Parts Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Genuine Parts Company shares which in turn could have impacted Genuine Parts Company's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Genuine Parts Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $49.681 up to $108.58. 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 Genuine Parts Company's is 1.1065. This would suggest that Genuine Parts Company's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Genuine Parts Company distributes automotive replacement parts, industrial parts and materials, and business products in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australasia, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, and Belgium. The company distributes automotive replacement parts for imported vehicles, hybrid and electric vehicles, trucks, SUVs, buses, motorcycles, recreational vehicles, farm vehicles, small engines, farm equipment, marine equipment, and heavy duty equipment; and accessory items for automotive aftermarket, such as repair shops, service stations, fleet operators, automobile and truck dealers, leasing companies, bus and truck lines, mass merchandisers, farms, industrial concerns, and individuals. It also distributes industrial replacement parts and related supplies, such as bearings, mechanical and electrical power transmission products, industrial automation and robotics, hoses, hydraulic and pneumatic components, industrial and safety supplies, and material handling products for original equipment manufacturer, as well as maintenance, repair, and operation customers in equipment and machinery, food and beverage, forest product, primary metal, pulp and paper, mining, automotive, oil and gas, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, power generation, alternative energy, governments, transportation, ports, and other industries. In addition, the company provides various services and repairs comprising gearbox and fluid power assembly repair, process pump assembly and repair, hydraulic drive shaft repair, electrical panel assembly and repair, hose and gasket manufacture and assembly, and other value-added services. Further, it distributes office furniture, technology products, general office and school supplies, cleaning, janitorial and breakroom supplies, safety and security items, healthcare products, and disposable food service products to resellers. The company was founded in 1928 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
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