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How to buy Karat Packaging stock

Learn how to easily invest in Karat Packaging stock.

Karat Packaging is a packaging & containers business based in the US. Karat Packaging shares (KRT) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Karat Packaging employs 680 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $421.6 million.

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Karat Packaging stock price (NASDAQ: KRT)

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Karat Packaging shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-01-26.
Latest market close$15.03
52-week range$12.50 - $19.50
50-day moving average $14.17
200-day moving average $16.92
Wall St. target price$23.67
PE ratio 12.2623
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.22

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Karat Packaging price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $15.03 from 2023-01-30

1 week (2023-01-25) 0.47%
1 month (2022-12-30) 4.59%
3 months (2022-11-01) -2.47%
6 months (2022-08-01) -17.33%
1 year (2022-02-01) -8.52%
2 years (2021-01-28) N/A
3 years (2020-01-28) N/A
5 years (2018-01-28) N/A

Is Karat Packaging stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Karat Packaging's P/E ratio

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

However, Karat Packaging's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the packaging & containers industry or those of similar companies.

Karat Packaging's EBITDA

Karat Packaging's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $42.7 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Karat Packaging's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

To put Karat Packaging's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.

Karat Packaging financials

Revenue TTM $421.6 million
Operating margin TTM 7.67%
Gross profit TTM $107.8 million
Return on assets TTM 9.13%
Return on equity TTM 19.55%
Profit margin 5.87%
Book value $7.26
Market capitalisation $297.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Karat Packaging share dividends

27%

Dividend payout ratio: 27.13% of net profits

Recently Karat Packaging has paid out, on average, around 27.13% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Karat Packaging shareholders could enjoy a 0% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Karat Packaging's case, that would currently equate to about $0 per share.

While Karat Packaging's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Karat Packaging may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Karat Packaging's most recent dividend payout was on 29 November 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 17 November 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Karat Packaging's dividend payout ratio is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.

Karat Packaging overview

Karat Packaging Inc. manufactures and distributes single-use disposable products in plastic, paper, biopolymer-based, and other compostable forms used in various restaurant and foodservice settings. It provides food and take-out containers, bags, tableware, cups, lids, cutlery, straws, specialty beverage ingredients, equipment, gloves, and other products under the Karat Earth brand. The company offers its products to domestic and regional distributors, restaurant chains, retail establishments, and online customers. It also provides new product development, design, printing, and logistics services. Karat Packaging Inc. was founded in 2000 and is based in Chino, California.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Karat Packaging is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 71.337% of Karat Packaging shares are held by insiders and 24.136% by institutions.
How many people work for Karat Packaging?
Latest data suggests 680 work at Karat Packaging.
When does the fiscal year end for Karat Packaging?
Karat Packaging's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Karat Packaging based?
Karat Packaging's address is: 6185 Kimball Avenue, Chino, CA, United States, 91708
What is Karat Packaging's ISIN number?
Karat Packaging's international securities identification number is: US48563L1017
What is Karat Packaging's CUSIP number?
Karat Packaging's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 50075Q206

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