HireQuest, Inc is a staffing & employment services business based in the US. HireQuest shares (HQI) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. HireQuest employs 40 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
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HireQuest shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$17.81|
|52-week range||$5.65 - $22.90|
|50-day moving average||$19.45|
|200-day moving average||$16.67|
|Wall St. target price||$2.10|
|Dividend yield||$0.15 (0.78%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.60|
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HireQuest price performance over time
|1 week (2021-07-18)||N/A|
|1 month (2021-06-29)||-10.37%|
|3 months (2021-04-29)||-5.37%|
|6 months (2021-01-25)||N/A|
|1 year (2020-07-25)||N/A|
|2 years (2019-07-25)||N/A|
|3 years (2018-07-25)||N/A|
|5 years (2016-07-25)||N/A|
Is HireQuest under- or over-valued?
Valuing HireQuest stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of HireQuest's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
HireQuest's P/E ratio
HireQuest's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 32x. In other words, HireQuest shares trade at around 32x 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.
HireQuest's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $6.8 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a HireQuest's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$13.1 million|
|Operating margin TTM||48.68%|
|Gross profit TTM||$13.8 million|
|Return on assets TTM||7.14%|
|Return on equity TTM||22.8%|
|Market capitalisation||$263.2 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting HireQuest shares
There are currently 129,019 HireQuest shares held short by investors – that's known as HireQuest's "short interest". This figure is 195.3% up from 43,690 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting HireQuest shares can be evaluated.
HireQuest's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
HireQuest's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of HireQuest shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of HireQuest shares traded daily (recently around 81144.025157233). HireQuest's SIR currently stands at 1.59. In other words for every 100,000 HireQuest shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1590 shares are currently held short.
However HireQuest's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of HireQuest shares, or, against the total number of tradable HireQuest shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case HireQuest's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 HireQuest shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0256% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable HireQuest shares, roughly 26 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 HireQuest.
Find out more about how you can short HireQuest stock.
HireQuest share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 26.99% of net profits
Recently HireQuest has paid out, on average, around 26.99% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.25% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), HireQuest shareholders could enjoy a 1.25% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In HireQuest's case, that would currently equate to about $0.15 per share.
While HireQuest's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that HireQuest may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
HireQuest's most recent dividend payout was on 14 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 27 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have HireQuest's shares ever split?
HireQuest's shares were split on a 1:12 basis on 7 December 2017. So if you had owned 12 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your HireQuest shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 1100% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for HireQuest shares which in turn could have impacted HireQuest's share price.
HireQuest share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, HireQuest's shares have ranged in value from as little as $5.6491 up to $22.9. 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 HireQuest's is 1.0017. This would suggest that HireQuest'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).
HireQuest, Inc. provides on-demand and temporary staffing solutions in the United States. The company provides temporary staffing services, including skilled and semi-skilled labor and industrial personnel, clerical and administrative personnel, and construction personnel. As of March 25, 2021, the company had a network of approximately 139 franchisee-owned offices in 35 states and the District of Columbia. It serves customers primarily in the construction, industrial/manufacturing, warehousing, hospitality, recycling/waste management, disaster recovery, logistics, auctioneering, landscaping, and retail industries. The company was formerly known as Command Center, Inc. and changed its name to HireQuest, Inc.
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HireQuest in the news
The Returns On Capital At HireQuest (NASDAQ:HQI) Don't Inspire Confidence
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HireQuest Announces Closing of $63.2 Million Credit Facility
Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of HireQuest is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 63.362% of HireQuest shares are held by insiders and 6.781% by institutions. How many people work for HireQuest?
Latest data suggests 40 work at HireQuest. When does the fiscal year end for HireQuest?
HireQuest's fiscal year ends in December. Where is HireQuest based?
HireQuest's address is: 111 Springhall Drive, Goose Creek, SC, United States, 29445 What is HireQuest's ISIN number?
HireQuest's international securities identification number is: US4335351015 What is HireQuest's CUSIP number?
HireQuest's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 200497105
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