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Kraton Corporation is a specialty chemicals business based in the US. Kraton Corporation shares (KRA) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Kraton Corporation employs 1,808 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.6 billion.
|52-week range||USD$8.16 - USD$45.89|
|50-day moving average||USD$38.4214|
|200-day moving average||USD$30.5995|
|Wall St. target price||USD$36|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$6.158|
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Valuing Kraton Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Kraton Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Kraton Corporation'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, Kraton Corporation 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.
Kraton Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.25. 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 Kraton Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Kraton Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$195.9 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Kraton Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$1.6 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||4.47%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$397.9 million|
|Return on assets TTM||1.65%|
|Return on equity TTM||-30.82%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$1.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 1.1 million Kraton Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Kraton Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 4.6% up from 1.1 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Kraton Corporation shares can be evaluated.
Kraton Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Kraton Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Kraton Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 330189.22155689). Kraton Corporation's SIR currently stands at 3.34. In other words for every 100,000 Kraton Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3340 shares are currently held short.
However Kraton Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Kraton Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Kraton Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Kraton Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Kraton Corporation shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0485% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Kraton Corporation shares, roughly 49 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 Kraton Corporation.
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We're not expecting Kraton Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Over the last 12 months, Kraton Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.16 up to $45.89. 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 Kraton Corporation's is 2.4374. This would suggest that Kraton Corporation's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.
Kraton Corporation manufactures and sells styrenic block copolymers, specialty polymers, and other products in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. It operates in two segments, Polymer and Chemical. The Polymer segment offers performance products, including styrene-butadiene-styrene for paving and roofing application; styrene-isoprene-styrene for personal care application; ethylene-vinyl acetate, polyolefins, and metallocene polyolefins for adhesives application; and specialty polymers, such as hydrogenated styrenic block copolymer, isoprene rubber, and isoprene rubber latex for use in medical and personal care products, adhesives, tackifiers, paints, and coatings. The Chemical segment provides pine-based specialty products that include rosin-based tackifiers for packaging and pressure-sensitive adhesive applications; terpene-based tackifiers for bookbinding, hygiene, and pressure-sensitive adhesive applications; alpha-methyl-styrene (AMS) resins for bookbinding and pressure-sensitive adhesive applications; and hot melt polyamides for flexible packaging, industrial, and road making applications. This segment also provides tall oil fatty acids; tall oil rosin; distilled tall oil; tall oil pitch; and rosin-based binders for the thermoplastic pavement marking submarket, as well as produces insoluble maleic-based tackifiers. In addition, this segment offers terpene-based tread enhancement resins and AMS-based tread enhancement additives; and dimer acids and terpene fractions for fuel additives, oilfield chemicals, mining fluids, coatings, metalworking fluids, and lubricants. It sells its products through various channels, including direct sales force, marketing representatives, and distributors under the Kraton brand. The company was formerly known as Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. and changed its name to Kraton Corporation in September 2016. Kraton Corporation was incorporated in 2009 and is based in Houston, Texas.
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