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Koppers Holdings Inc is a specialty chemicals business based in the US. Koppers shares (KOP) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Koppers employs 2,120 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.8 billion.
|Latest market close||USD$33.16|
|52-week range||USD$8.25 - USD$38.86|
|50-day moving average||USD$27.31|
|200-day moving average||USD$23.534|
|Wall St. target price||USD$35|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$5.823|
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|1 week (2021-01-08)||33.16|
|1 month (2020-12-15)||15.82%|
|3 months (2020-10-15)||33.60%|
|6 months (2020-07-15)||64.08%|
|1 year (2020-01-15)||-4.58%|
|2 years (2019-01-15)||62.39%|
|3 years (2018-01-12)||48.8|
|5 years (2016-01-15)||117.02%|
Valuing Koppers stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Koppers's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Koppers's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 5x. In other words, Koppers shares trade at around 5x 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.
Koppers's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.3544. 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 Koppers's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Koppers's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$212.6 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Koppers's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$1.8 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||8.93%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$342.8 million|
|Return on assets TTM||6.48%|
|Return on equity TTM||48.15%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$620.4 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 447,704 Koppers shares held short by investors – that's known as Koppers's "short interest". This figure is 1.4% down from 454,057 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Koppers shares can be evaluated.
Koppers's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Koppers shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Koppers shares traded daily (recently around 170879.38931298). Koppers's SIR currently stands at 2.62. In other words for every 100,000 Koppers shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2620 shares are currently held short.
However Koppers's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Koppers shares, or, against the total number of tradable Koppers shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Koppers's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Koppers shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0294% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Koppers shares, roughly 29 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 Koppers.
Find out more about how you can short Koppers stock.
We're not expecting Koppers to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Over the last 12 months, Koppers's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.25 up to $38.86. 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 Koppers's is 2.1585. This would suggest that Koppers's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.
Koppers Holdings Inc. provides treated wood products, wood treatment chemicals, and carbon compounds in the United States, Australasia, Europe, and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Railroad and Utility Products and Services (RUPS), Performance Chemicals (PC), and Carbon Materials and Chemicals (CMC). The RUPS segment procures and treats crossties, switch ties, and various types of lumber used for railroad bridges and crossings. It also provides rail joint bars to join rails together for railroads; transmission and distribution poles for electric and telephone utilities; and pilings. This segment also provides railroad services, such as engineering, design, repair, and inspection services for railroad bridges. The PC segment develops, manufactures, and markets copper-based wood preservatives, including micronized copper quaternary and micronized copper azole, micronized pigments, alkaline copper quaternary, amine copper azole, and chromated copper arsenate for decking, fencing, utility poles, construction lumber and timbers, and vineyard stakes; water-based wood preservatives and wood specialty additives; and supplies fire-retardant chemicals for pressure treatment of wood primarily in commercial construction. The CMC segment manufactures creosote for use in the treatment of wood or as a feedstock in the production of carbon black; carbon pitch, a raw material used in the production of aluminum and steel; naphthalene for use as a feedstock in the production of phthalic anhydride and as a surfactant in the production of concrete; phthalic anhydride for the production of plasticizers, polyester resins, and alkyd paints; and carbon black feedstock for use in the production of carbon black. The company serves the railroad, specialty chemical, utility, residential lumber, agriculture, aluminum, steel, rubber, and construction industries. Koppers Holdings Inc. was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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