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How to buy Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company stock

Learn how to easily invest in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company stock.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company is a diversified consumer 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 2,300 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.1 billion.

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company stock price (NASDAQ: HMHC)

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-11-06.
Latest market close$21.03
52-week range$16.15 - $21.19
50-day moving average $20.01
200-day moving average $15.66
Wall St. target price$21.00
PE ratio 12.5403
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.68

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $21.03 from 2022-04-07

1 week (2023-01-19) N/A
1 month (2022-12-26) N/A
3 months (2022-10-26) N/A
6 months (2022-07-26) N/A
1 year (2022-01-28) 24.00%
2 years (2021-01-29) 326.57%
3 years (2020-01-30) 261.34%
5 years (2018-01-30) 144.53%

Is Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company stock undervalued or overvalued?

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 P/E ratio

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 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 13x. In other words, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company shares trade at around 13x 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.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company's EBITDA

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $142.8 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 $1.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 5.42%
Gross profit TTM $543.5 million
Return on assets TTM 1.78%
Return on equity TTM 0.98%
Profit margin 20.33%
Book value $2.59
Market capitalisation $2.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

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 $16.15 up to $21.185. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HMHC.US volatility(beta: 1.14)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 1.1358. This would suggest that Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 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).

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company overview

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company, a learning technology company, provides curriculum, supplemental, intervention solutions, and professional learning services worldwide. It offers education programs in disciplines including reading, literature, math, science, and social studies; and extensions, such as supplemental and intervention solutions, professional services, professional resources, and educational services for teachers under the Heinemann brand. The company was formerly known as HMH Holdings (Delaware), Inc. and changed its name to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company in October 2013. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company was founded in 1832 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. As of April 6, 2022, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company was taken private. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.535% of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company shares are held by insiders and 88.586% by institutions.
How many people work for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company?
Latest data suggests 2,300 work at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company.
When does the fiscal year end for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company?
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company based?
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company's address is: 125 High Street, Boston, MA, United States, 02110
What is Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company's ISIN number?
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company's international securities identification number is: US44157R1095
What is Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company's CUSIP number?
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 44157R109

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