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Kforce Inc is a staffing & employment services business based in the US. Kforce shares (KFRC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Kforce employs 2,100 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.4 billion.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Kforce's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was USD$38.01, which is 11.10% up on its pre-crash value of USD$33.79 and 84.51% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$20.6.
If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Kforce shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$644.91 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$1,024.37.
|Latest market close||USD$38.01|
|52-week range||USD$20.6 - USD$42.6399|
|50-day moving average||USD$34.22|
|200-day moving average||USD$30.7949|
|Wall St. target price||USD$36.75|
|Dividend yield||USD$0.8 (2.11%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$2.176|
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|1 week (2020-10-13)||1.44%|
|1 month (2020-09-18)||12.42%|
|3 months (2020-07-20)||37.87%|
|6 months (2020-04-20)||39.13%|
|1 year (2019-10-18)||0.74%|
|2 years (2018-10-19)||10.01%|
|3 years (2017-10-20)||88.64%|
|5 years (2015-10-20)||36.14%|
Valuing Kforce stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Kforce's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Kforce's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 16x. In other words, Kforce shares trade at around 16x 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.
Kforce's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.43. 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 Kforce's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Kforce's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$75.4 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Kforce's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$1.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||5.2%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$395 million|
|Return on assets TTM||10.22%|
|Return on equity TTM||26.96%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$822.4 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 330,888 Kforce shares held short by investors – that's known as Kforce's "short interest". This figure is 4.2% down from 345,364 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Kforce shares can be evaluated.
Kforce's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Kforce shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Kforce shares traded daily (recently around 139615.18987342). Kforce's SIR currently stands at 2.37. In other words for every 100,000 Kforce shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2370 shares are currently held short.
However Kforce's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Kforce shares, or, against the total number of tradable Kforce shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Kforce's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Kforce shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0192% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Kforce shares, roughly 19 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 Kforce.
Find out more about how you can short Kforce stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 34.98% of net profits
Recently Kforce has paid out, on average, around 34.98% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.11% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Kforce shareholders could enjoy a 2.11% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Kforce's case, that would currently equate to about $0.8 per share.
While Kforce's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Kforce may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Kforce's most recent dividend payout was on 25 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 10 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Kforce's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 20 October 1997. 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 Kforce shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Kforce shares which in turn could have impacted Kforce's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Kforce's shares have ranged in value from as little as $20.6 up to $42.6399. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Kforce's is 1.4981. This would suggest that Kforce's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Kforce Inc. provides professional staffing services and solutions in the United States and internationally. It operates through Technology (Tech) and Finance and Accounting (FA) segments. The Tech segment provides temporary staffing and permanent placement services to its clients primarily in the areas of information technology, such as systems/applications architecture and development, business and artificial intelligence, machine learning, network architecture, security, enterprise data, and project management. This segment serves clients in various industries comprising financial and business services, communications, and technology industries. The FA segment offers temporary staffing and permanent placement services to its clients in areas, including general accounting, business and cost analysis, financial analysis and reporting, taxation, budgeting, loan servicing, professional administration, audit services, and systems and controls analysis and documentation. This segment also provides transactional services, which include accounts payable and receivable, billing, payroll, credit and collections, and cash application; decision making services; and operational and technical services. This segment serves clients in various industries, including financial services, healthcare, and manufacturing sectors. Kforce Inc. was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida.
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