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How to buy Matson stock | $64.65

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Matson, Inc
+$0.77 (+1.15%)

Matson, Inc is a marine shipping business based in the US. Matson shares (MATX) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Matson employs 4,149 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Matson stock price (NYSE: MATX)

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Matson shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-30.
Latest market close$64.65
52-week range$34.91 - $78.77
50-day moving average $64.46
200-day moving average $66.87
Wall St. target price$75.00
PE ratio 10.5129
Dividend yield $0.91 (1.39%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $6.34

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Matson price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $64.65 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-23) N/A
1 month (2021-07-02) 1.03%
3 months (2021-05-03) -4.31%
6 months (2021-01-30) N/A
1 year (2020-07-30) N/A
2 years (2019-07-30) N/A
3 years (2018-07-30) N/A
5 years (2016-07-30) N/A

Is Matson under- or over-valued?

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

Matson's P/E ratio

Matson's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, Matson shares trade at around 11x 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.

Matson's PEG ratio

Matson's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.31. 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 Matson's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Matson's EBITDA

Matson's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $485.6 million.

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

Matson financials

Revenue TTM $2.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 14.07%
Gross profit TTM $479 million
Return on assets TTM 7.87%
Return on equity TTM 30.23%
Profit margin 10.71%
Book value $23.69
Market capitalisation $2.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Matson shares

There are currently 1.5 million Matson shares held short by investors – that's known as Matson's "short interest". This figure is 0.3% up from 1.5 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Matson shares can be evaluated.

Matson's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Matson's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Matson shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Matson shares traded daily (recently around 363159.19811321). Matson's SIR currently stands at 4.24. In other words for every 100,000 Matson shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4240 shares are currently held short.

However Matson's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Matson shares, or, against the total number of tradable Matson shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Matson's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Matson shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0402% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Matson shares, roughly 40 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 Matson.

Find out more about how you can short Matson stock.

Matson share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 17.74% of net profits

Recently Matson has paid out, on average, around 17.74% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.83% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Matson shareholders could enjoy a 1.83% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Matson's case, that would currently equate to about $0.91 per share.

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

Matson's most recent dividend payout was on 1 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 3 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Matson's shares ever split?

Matson's shares were split on a 10000:4795 basis on 1 July 2012. So if you had owned 4795 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 10000 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Matson shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 52.1% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Matson shares which in turn could have impacted Matson's share price.

Matson share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Matson's shares have ranged in value from as little as $34.911 up to $78.7723. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MATX.US volatility(beta: 0.98)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 Matson's is 0.9755. This would suggest that Matson's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Matson overview

Matson, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, provides ocean transportation and logistics services. The company's Ocean Transportation segment offers ocean freight transportation services to the domestic non-contiguous economies of Hawaii, Alaska, and Guam, as well as to other island economies in Micronesia. It primarily transports dry containers of mixed commodities, refrigerated commodities, packaged foods and beverages, building materials, automobiles, and household goods; livestock; seafood; general sustenance cargo; and garments, footwear, e-commerce, and other retail merchandise. This segment also operates an expedited service from China to Long Beach, California, and various islands in the South Pacific, as well as Okinawa, Japan; and provides container stevedoring, refrigerated cargo services, inland transportation, container equipment maintenance, and other terminal services to ocean carriers on the Hawaiian islands of Oahu, Hawaii, Maui, and Kauai, as well as in the Alaska locations of Anchorage, Kodiak, and Dutch Harbor. In addition, the company offers vessel management and container transshipment services. Its Logistics segment provides multimodal transportation brokerage services, including domestic and international rail intermodal, long-haul and regional highway trucking, specialized hauling, flat-bed and project, less-than-truckload, and expedited freight services; less-than-container load consolidation and freight forwarding services; warehousing and distribution services; supply chain management services, and non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC) freight forwarding services.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Matson is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.72% of Matson shares are held by insiders and 89.156% by institutions.
How many people work for Matson?
Latest data suggests 4,149 work at Matson.
When does the fiscal year end for Matson?
Matson's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Matson based?
Matson's address is: 1411 Sand Island Parkway, Honolulu, HI, United States, 96819
What is Matson's ISIN number?
Matson's international securities identification number is: US57686G1058
What is Matson's CUSIP number?
Matson's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 57686G105

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