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How to buy H-and-R Block stock

Learn how to easily invest in H-and-R Block stock.

H&R Block Inc is a personal services business based in the US. H-and-R Block shares (HRB) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

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H-and-R Block stock price (NYSE: HRB)

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H-and-R Block shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-16.
Latest market close$21.44
52-week range$15.41 - $25.94
50-day moving average $23.93
200-day moving average $24.24
Wall St. target price$25.80
PE ratio 8.9837
Dividend yield $1.09 (4.89%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.46

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Is it a good time to buy H-and-R Block stock?

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H-and-R Block price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $21.44 from 2022-01-21

1 week (2022-01-14) -2.99%
1 month (2021-12-23) -8.92%
3 months (2021-10-22) -12.85%
6 months (2021-07-23) -12.60%
1 year (2021-01-22) 28.54%
2 years (2020-01-23) -11.99%
3 years (2019-01-23) 25.37
5 years (2017-01-23) 22.91

Is H-and-R Block stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

H-and-R Block's P/E ratio

H-and-R Block's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 9x. In other words, H-and-R Block shares trade at around 9x 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.

H-and-R Block's PEG ratio

H-and-R Block's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.6719. 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 H-and-R Block's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

H-and-R Block's EBITDA

H-and-R Block's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $777.1 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a H-and-R Block's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

H-and-R Block financials

Revenue TTM $2.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 24.58%
Gross profit TTM $1.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 10.98%
Return on equity TTM -9999999%
Profit margin 17.43%
Book value $0.09
Market capitalisation $3.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

H-and-R Block share dividends

23%

Dividend payout ratio: 23.26% of net profits

Recently H-and-R Block has paid out, on average, around 23.26% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.89% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), H-and-R Block shareholders could enjoy a 4.89% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In H-and-R Block's case, that would currently equate to about $1.09 per share.

While H-and-R Block's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that H-and-R Block is investing more in its future growth.

H-and-R Block's most recent dividend payout was on 2 January 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 2 December 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have H-and-R Block's shares ever split?

H-and-R Block's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 22 August 2005. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your H-and-R Block shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for H-and-R Block shares which in turn could have impacted H-and-R Block's share price.

H-and-R Block share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, H-and-R Block's shares have ranged in value from as little as $15.4064 up to $25.9415. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HRB.US volatility(beta: 0.79)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 H-and-R Block's is 0.7922. This would suggest that H-and-R Block's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

H-and-R Block overview

H&R Block, Inc. , through its subsidiaries, provides assisted income tax return preparation and do-it-yourself (DIY) tax return preparation services and products to the general public primarily in the United States, Canada, and Australia. The company offers assisted income tax return preparation and related services through a system of retail offices operated directly by the company or its franchisees. It also provides DIY tax services and products, including federal and state income tax returns, access to tax tips, advice and tax-related news, use of calculators for tax planning, and error checking and electronic filing; and software online, as well as through third-party retail stores. In addition, the company offers Refund Transfers and H&R Block Emerald Prepaid Mastercard, which enables clients to receive their tax refunds; Peace of Mind extended service plans; H&R Block Emerald Advance lines of credit; Tax Identity Shield that provides clients assistance in helping protect their tax identity and access to services to help restore their tax identity; refund advance loans; H&R Block Instant Refund; and H&R Block Pay With Refund services. Further, it offers small business financial solutions through its company-owned or franchise offices, and online. The company was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of H-and-R Block is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.906% of H-and-R Block shares are held by insiders and 88.186% by institutions.
When does the fiscal year end for H-and-R Block?
H-and-R Block's fiscal year ends in April.
Where is H-and-R Block based?
H-and-R Block's address is: One H&R Block Way, Kansas City, MO, United States, 64105
What is H-and-R Block's ISIN number?
H-and-R Block's international securities identification number is: US0936711052
What is H-and-R Block's CUSIP number?
H-and-R Block's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 093671105

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