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How to buy Koppers stock

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Koppers Holdings Inc
- $0.31 ( - 1.35%)

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 2,088 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Koppers stock price (NYSE: KOP)

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Koppers shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-06-25.
Latest market close$22.98
52-week range$21.76 - $37.30
50-day moving average $25.45
200-day moving average $29.49
Wall St. target price$40.00
PE ratio 6.6201
Dividend yield $0.05 (0.43%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.58

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Koppers price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $22.98 from 2022-06-28

1 week (2022-06-21) -0.17%
1 month (2022-05-26) N/A
3 months (2022-03-30) -17.66%
6 months (2021-12-30) -26.30%
1 year (2021-06-30) -28.96%
2 years (2020-06-30) 21.97%
3 years (2019-06-28) 29.36
5 years (2017-06-29) 36.6

Is Koppers stock undervalued or overvalued?

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 P/E ratio

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 7x. In other words, Koppers shares trade at around 7x 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 PEG ratio

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

Koppers's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $181.4 million.

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

Koppers financials

Revenue TTM $1.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 7.26%
Gross profit TTM $334.1 million
Return on assets TTM 4.64%
Return on equity TTM 19.46%
Profit margin 4.51%
Book value $19.81
Market capitalisation $500.7 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Koppers share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 2.44% of net profits

Recently Koppers has paid out, on average, around 2.44% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.43% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Koppers shareholders could enjoy a 0.43% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Koppers's case, that would currently equate to about $0.05 per share.

While Koppers's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Koppers is investing more in its future growth.

Koppers's most recent dividend payout was on 12 June 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 25 May 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Koppers share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Koppers's shares have ranged in value from as little as $21.76 up to $37.3006. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

KOP.US volatility(beta: 1.87)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 Koppers's is 1.8693. This would suggest that Koppers's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Koppers overview

Koppers Holdings Inc. provides treated wood products, wood preservation 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 azole, micronized pigments, alkaline copper quaternary, amine copper azole, and chromated copper arsenate for decking, fencing, utility poles, construction lumber and timbers, and various agricultural uses; and supplies fire-retardant chemicals for pressure treatment of wood primarily in commercial construction.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Koppers is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 3.947% of Koppers shares are held by insiders and 93.629% by institutions.
How many people work for Koppers?
Latest data suggests 2,088 work at Koppers.
When does the fiscal year end for Koppers?
Koppers's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Koppers based?
Koppers's address is: 436 Seventh Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, United States, 15219-1800
What is Koppers's ISIN number?
Koppers's international securities identification number is: US50060P1066
What is Koppers's CUSIP number?
Koppers's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 50060P106

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