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The Kraft Heinz Company is a packaged foods business based in the US. The Kraft Heinz Company shares (KHC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. The Kraft Heinz Company employs 37,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$25.4 billion.
|52-week range||USD$19.99 - USD$36.01|
|50-day moving average||USD$33.3729|
|200-day moving average||USD$30.7084|
|Wall St. target price||USD$36.05|
|Dividend yield||USD$1.6 (5.55%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$1.56|
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Valuing The Kraft Heinz Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of The Kraft Heinz Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
The Kraft Heinz 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 22x. In other words, The Kraft Heinz Company shares trade at around 22x 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.
The Kraft Heinz Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.5535. 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 The Kraft Heinz 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.
The Kraft Heinz Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$6.4 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a The Kraft Heinz Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$25.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||21.45%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$8.2 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||3.38%|
|Return on equity TTM||-0.38%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$35.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 15.0 million The Kraft Heinz Company shares held short by investors – that's known as The Kraft Heinz Company's "short interest". This figure is 5.9% up from 14.1 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting The Kraft Heinz Company shares can be evaluated.
The Kraft Heinz Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of The Kraft Heinz Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of The Kraft Heinz Company shares traded daily (recently around 5.1 million). The Kraft Heinz Company's SIR currently stands at 2.92. In other words for every 100,000 The Kraft Heinz Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2920 shares are currently held short.
However The Kraft Heinz Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of The Kraft Heinz Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable The Kraft Heinz Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case The Kraft Heinz Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 The Kraft Heinz Company shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0232% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable The Kraft Heinz Company shares, roughly 23 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 The Kraft Heinz Company.
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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 The Kraft Heinz 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: 37.95
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and The Kraft Heinz Company's overall score of 37.95 (as at 08/01/2020) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 75th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like The Kraft Heinz 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: 17.8/100
The Kraft Heinz Company's environmental score of 17.8 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that The Kraft Heinz Company is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 20.22/100
The Kraft Heinz Company's social score of 20.22 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that The Kraft Heinz Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 12.43/100
The Kraft Heinz Company's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that The Kraft Heinz 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: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. The Kraft Heinz Company scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that The Kraft Heinz Company hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||37.95|
|Total ESG percentile||74.88|
|Environmental score percentile||7|
|Social score percentile||7|
|Governance score percentile||7|
|Level of controversy||3|
Dividend payout ratio: 102.56% of net profits
Recently The Kraft Heinz Company has paid out, on average, around 102.56% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.55% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), The Kraft Heinz Company shareholders could enjoy a 5.55% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In The Kraft Heinz Company's case, that would currently equate to about $1.6 per share.
The Kraft Heinz 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.
The Kraft Heinz Company's most recent dividend payout was on 25 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 27 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, The Kraft Heinz Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $19.99 up to $36.01. 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 The Kraft Heinz Company's is 1.0128. This would suggest that The Kraft Heinz 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).
The Kraft Heinz Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets food and beverage products in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and internationally. Its products include condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, meals, meats and seafood, frozen and chilled foods, packaged drinking pouches, appetizers, refreshment beverages, coffee, nuts and salted snacks, infant and nutrition products, and other grocery products, as well as desserts, dressings, toppings, and baking. The company offers its products under the Kraft, Oscar Mayer, Heinz, Philadelphia, Lunchables, Velveeta, Planters, Maxwell House, Capri Sun, Ore-Ida, Kool-Aid, Jell-O, Classico, McCafe, Tassimo, TGI Fridays, Taco Bell Home Originals, Plasmon, Pudliszki, Honig, HP, Benedicta, Karvan Cevitam, ABC, Master, Quero, Golden Circle, and Wattie's names. It sells its products through its own sales organizations, as well as through independent brokers, agents, and distributors to chain, wholesale, cooperative and independent grocery accounts, convenience stores, drug stores, value stores, bakeries, pharmacies, mass merchants, club stores, foodservice distributors and institutions, including hotels, restaurants, hospitals, health care facilities, and government agencies; and online through e-commerce platforms and retailers. The company was formerly known as H.J. Heinz Holding Corporation and changed its name to The Kraft Heinz Company in July 2015. The Kraft Heinz Company was founded in 1869 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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