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How to buy Hexcel Corporation stock

Learn how to easily invest in Hexcel Corporation stock.

Hexcel Corporation is an aerospace & defense business based in the US. Hexcel Corporation shares (HXL) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Hexcel Corporation employs 4,863 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.5 billion.

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Hexcel Corporation stock price (NYSE: HXL)

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Hexcel Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-10-02.
Latest market close$51.72
52-week range$46.53 - $65.82
50-day moving average $59.33
200-day moving average $55.75
Wall St. target price$63.75
PE ratio 48.3365
Dividend yield $0.2 (0.77%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.07

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Hexcel Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $51.72 from 2022-09-30

1 week (2022-09-23) -3.62%
1 month (2022-08-30) N/A
3 months (2022-07-01) -2.10%
6 months (2022-03-30) N/A
1 year (2021-10-01) -15.03%
2 years (2020-10-02) 39.22%
3 years (2019-10-03) 77.48
5 years (2017-10-03) 58.23

Is Hexcel Corporation stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Hexcel Corporation's P/E ratio

Hexcel 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 48x. In other words, Hexcel Corporation shares trade at around 48x 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.

Hexcel Corporation's PEG ratio

Hexcel Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.6257. 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 Hexcel 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.

Hexcel Corporation's EBITDA

Hexcel Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $273.4 million.

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

Hexcel Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $1.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 9.49%
Gross profit TTM $250.1 million
Return on assets TTM 3.06%
Return on equity TTM 6.06%
Profit margin 6.12%
Book value $17.60
Market capitalisation $4.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Hexcel Corporation share dividends

36%

Dividend payout ratio: 35.71% of net profits

Recently Hexcel Corporation has paid out, on average, around 35.71% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.77% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Hexcel Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 0.77% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Hexcel Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.2 per share.

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

Hexcel Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 11 August 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 3 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Hexcel Corporation's shares ever split?

Hexcel Corporation's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 22 May 1988. 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 Hexcel Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Hexcel Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Hexcel Corporation's share price.

Hexcel Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Hexcel Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $46.5289 up to $65.82. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HXL.US volatility(beta: 1.25)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 Hexcel Corporation's is 1.2541. This would suggest that Hexcel 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).

Hexcel Corporation overview

Hexcel Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and markets structural materials for use in commercial aerospace, space and defense, and industrial markets. It operates through two segments, Composite Materials and Engineered Products. The Composite Materials segment manufactures and markets carbon fibers, fabrics and specialty reinforcements, prepregs and other fiber-reinforced matrix materials, structural adhesives, honeycomb, molding compounds, tooling materials, polyurethane systems, and laminates that are used in military and commercial aircraft, wind turbine blades, recreational products, and other industrial applications, as well as in automotive, marine, and trains. The Engineered Products segment manufactures and markets aircraft structures and finished aircraft components, including wing to body fairings, wing panels, flight deck panels, door liners, rotorcraft blades, spars, and tip caps; and aircraft structural sub-components and semi-finished components used in rotorcraft blades, engine nacelles, and aircraft surfaces, such as flaps, wings, elevators, and fairings. The company sells its products directly through its managers, product managers, and sales personnel, as well as through independent distributors and manufacturer representatives in the Americas, Europe, the Asia Pacific, India, and Africa. Hexcel Corporation was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Hexcel Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.533% of Hexcel Corporation shares are held by insiders and 99.059% by institutions.
How many people work for Hexcel Corporation?
Latest data suggests 4,863 work at Hexcel Corporation.
When does the fiscal year end for Hexcel Corporation?
Hexcel Corporation's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Hexcel Corporation based?
Hexcel Corporation's address is: Two Stamford Plaza, Stamford, CT, United States, 06901-3261
What is Hexcel Corporation's ISIN number?
Hexcel Corporation's international securities identification number is: US4282911084
What is Hexcel Corporation's CUSIP number?
Hexcel Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 428291108

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