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How to buy Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company stock

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company is an education & training services business based in the US. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company shares (HMHC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company employs 2,600 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$1.03 - $9.16
50-day moving average $7.37
200-day moving average $4.90
Wall St. target price$6.25
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-1.03

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Is Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company under- or over-valued?

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

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company's EBITDA

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $131.4 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company financials

Revenue TTM $1 billion
Gross profit TTM $407.3 million
Return on assets TTM -3.23%
Return on equity TTM -146.11%
Profit margin -46.53%
Book value $0.72
Market capitalisation $1.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company shares

There are currently 3.3 million Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company shares held short by investors – that's known as Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company's "short interest". This figure is 19.5% down from 4.1 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company shares can be evaluated.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company shares traded daily (recently around 1.7 million). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company's SIR currently stands at 1.89. In other words for every 100,000 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1890 shares are currently held short.

However Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0301% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company shares, roughly 30 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 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company.

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company share dividends

We're not expecting Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company's shares ever split?

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company's shares were split on a 1:2 basis on 21 October 2013. So if you had owned 2 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 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 100% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company shares which in turn could have impacted Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company's share price.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.03 up to $9.16. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HMHC.US volatility(beta: 1.32)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company's is 1.3232. This would suggest that Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company overview

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company, a learning company, provides curriculum, supplemental, intervention solutions, and professional learning services worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Education and HMH Books & Media. The Education segment provides educational products, technology platforms, and services, including print and digital content in the form of textbooks, digital courseware, instructional aids, educational assessment, and intervention solutions for students. The HMH Books & Media segment develops, markets, and sells consumer books in print and digital formats, as well as licenses book rights to other publishers and electronic businesses; and reference materials, such as fiction and non-fiction books, dictionaries, and other reference works to schools, colleges, libraries, office supply distributors, and other businesses. This segment distributes products through retail stores comprising physical and online, and wholesalers. The company was formerly known as HMH Holdings (Delaware), Inc. and changed its name to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company in October 2013.

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