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How to buy Matson stock
Learn how to easily invest in Matson stock.
Matson 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 4,259 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $4.8 billion.
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Matson stock price (NYSE: MATX)Use our graph to track the performance of MATX stocks over time.
Matson shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$63.97|
|52-week range||$58.06 - $123.90|
|50-day moving average||$63.31|
|200-day moving average||$74.78|
|Wall St. target price||$74.00|
|Dividend yield||$1.21 (1.94%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$33.93|
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Matson price performance over time
|1 week (2023-01-19)||N/A|
|1 month (2022-12-30)||2.34%|
|3 months (2022-10-28)||-11.94%|
|6 months (2022-07-29)||-30.22%|
|1 year (2022-01-28)||-34.78%|
|2 years (2021-01-29)||6.97%|
|3 years (2020-01-30)||72.89%|
|5 years (2018-01-30)||82.10%|
Is Matson stock undervalued or overvalued?
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 2x. In other words, Matson shares trade at around 2x 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 (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.8 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Matson's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$4.8 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||34.12%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.4 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||26.7%|
|Return on equity TTM||75.78%|
|Market capitalisation||$2.4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Matson share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 3.59% of net profits
Recently Matson has paid out, on average, around 3.59% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.94% 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 1.94% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Matson's case, that would currently equate to about $1.21 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 30 November 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 8 November 2022 (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 $58.06 up to $123.8965. 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 Matson's is 1.2271. This would suggest that Matson's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
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 freight forwarding services.
Matson in the news
MATSON ANNOUNCES QUARTERLY DIVIDEND OF $0.31 PER SHARE
Weaker shipping demand hits ocean-freight shipper Matson’s fourth-quarter profit expectations
MATSON ANNOUNCES PRELIMINARY 4Q22 RESULTS, PROVIDES BUSINESS UPDATE AND ANNOUNCES 4Q22 EARNINGS CALL DATE
Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Matson is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.898% of Matson shares are held by insiders and 85.595% by institutions. How many people work for Matson?
Latest data suggests 4,259 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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