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Jacobs Engineering Group Inc is an engineering & construction business based in the US. Jacobs Engineering Group shares (J) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Jacobs Engineering Group employs 55,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$13.4 billion.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Jacobs Engineering Group's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was USD$107.21, which is 3.12% up on its pre-crash value of USD$103.86 and 80.82% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$59.29.
If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Jacobs Engineering Group shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$677.36 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,152.51.
|Latest market close||USD$107.21|
|52-week range||USD$59.29 - USD$103.995|
|50-day moving average||USD$94.01|
|200-day moving average||USD$86.0952|
|Wall St. target price||USD$105.57|
|Dividend yield||USD$0.76 (0.77%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$7.1701|
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|1 week (2020-11-24)||-0.30%|
|1 month (2020-10-30)||12.85%|
|3 months (2020-09-01)||17.25%|
|6 months (2020-06-01)||26.00%|
|1 year (2019-11-29)||16.42%|
|2 years (2018-11-30)||63.26%|
|3 years (2017-12-01)||63.78%|
|5 years (2015-12-01)||138.46%|
Valuing Jacobs Engineering Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Jacobs Engineering Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Jacobs Engineering Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 43x. In other words, Jacobs Engineering Group shares trade at around 43x 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.
Jacobs Engineering Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.5534. 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 Jacobs Engineering Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Jacobs Engineering Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1.1 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Jacobs Engineering Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$13.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||7.06%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$2.5 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||4.89%|
|Return on equity TTM||5.59%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$12.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 2.8 million Jacobs Engineering Group shares held short by investors – that's known as Jacobs Engineering Group's "short interest". This figure is 21.3% up from 2.3 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Jacobs Engineering Group shares can be evaluated.
Jacobs Engineering Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Jacobs Engineering Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Jacobs Engineering Group shares traded daily (recently around 808123.20916905). Jacobs Engineering Group's SIR currently stands at 3.49. In other words for every 100,000 Jacobs Engineering Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3490 shares are currently held short.
However Jacobs Engineering Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Jacobs Engineering Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable Jacobs Engineering Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Jacobs Engineering Group's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Jacobs Engineering Group shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0247% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Jacobs Engineering Group shares, roughly 25 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 Jacobs Engineering Group.
Find out more about how you can short Jacobs Engineering Group stock.
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Jacobs Engineering Group.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 36.47
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Jacobs Engineering Group's overall score of 36.47 (as at 10/01/2020) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 75th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Jacobs Engineering Group is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Environmental score: 9.75/100
Jacobs Engineering Group's environmental score of 9.75 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Jacobs Engineering Group is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 23.42/100
Jacobs Engineering Group's social score of 23.42 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Jacobs Engineering Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 13.8/100
Jacobs Engineering Group's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Jacobs Engineering Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Jacobs Engineering Group scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Jacobs Engineering Group hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||36.47|
|Total ESG percentile||75.42|
|Environmental score percentile||6|
|Social score percentile||6|
|Governance score percentile||6|
|Level of controversy||3|
Dividend payout ratio: 14.26% of net profits
Recently Jacobs Engineering Group has paid out, on average, around 14.26% 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), Jacobs Engineering Group shareholders could enjoy a 0.77% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Jacobs Engineering Group's case, that would currently equate to about $0.76 per share.
While Jacobs Engineering Group's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Jacobs Engineering Group is investing more in its future growth.
Jacobs Engineering Group's most recent dividend payout was on 30 October 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 1 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Jacobs Engineering Group's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 16 March 2007. 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 Jacobs Engineering Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Jacobs Engineering Group shares which in turn could have impacted Jacobs Engineering Group's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Jacobs Engineering Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $59.29 up to $103.995. 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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Jacobs Engineering Group's is 0.8886. This would suggest that Jacobs Engineering Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. provides consulting, technical, scientific, and project delivery services for the government and private sectors in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, India, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Mexico, the Middle East, and Africa. The company operates through Critical Mission Solutions, and People & Places Solutions segments. The Critical Mission Solutions segment provides cybersecurity, data analytics, software application development, enterprise and mission IT, systems integration, and other technical consulting solutions to government agencies, as well as various aerospace, automotive, and telecom customers. The People & Places Solutions segment offers data analytics, artificial intelligence and automation, and software development solutions, as well as digitally-driven consulting, planning, architecture, and program management solutions. The company also offers engineering, design, and architectural services; construction services for wind-tunnel and water design-build projects; construction management services; and operations and maintenance services. Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
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