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Matthews International Corporation is a conglomerates business based in the US. Matthews International Corporation shares (MATW) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Matthews International Corporation employs 11,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.5 billion.

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  3. Search for Matthews International Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: MATW. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Matthews International Corporation reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$28.97, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Matthews International Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Matthews International Corporation. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Matthews International Corporation share price

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Matthews International Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-10.
Latest market closeUSD$28.97
52-week rangeUSD$16.7172 - USD$39.0997
50-day moving average USD$25.7086
200-day moving average USD$22.481
Wall St. target priceUSD$45
PE ratio 18.5938
Dividend yield USD$0.86 (2.97%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.984

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Is it a good time to buy Matthews International Corporation stock?

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Matthews International Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $28.97 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-07) -8.03%
1 month (2020-12-17) 1.26%
3 months (2020-10-15) 23.12%
6 months (2020-07-15) 45.07%
1 year (2020-01-15) -24.34%
2 years (2019-01-15) -33.83%
3 years (2018-01-13) N/A
5 years (2016-01-15) 48.41

Is Matthews International Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Matthews International Corporation's P/E ratio

Matthews International 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 19x. In other words, Matthews International Corporation shares trade at around 19x 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.

Matthews International Corporation's PEG ratio

Matthews International Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.9187. 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 Matthews International 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.

Matthews International Corporation's EBITDA

Matthews International Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$149.9 million.

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

Matthews International Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 3.69%
Gross profit TTM USD$510.2 million
Return on assets TTM 1.62%
Return on equity TTM -13.17%
Profit margin -5.82%
Book value $19.189
Market capitalisation USD$922.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Matthews International Corporation shares

There are currently 870,142 Matthews International Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Matthews International Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 0.8% up from 863,623 last month.

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

Matthews International Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Matthews International Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Matthews International Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Matthews International Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 130651.95195195). Matthews International Corporation's SIR currently stands at 6.66. In other words for every 100,000 Matthews International Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6660 shares are currently held short.

However Matthews International Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Matthews International Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Matthews International Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Matthews International Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Matthews International Corporation shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0386% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Matthews International Corporation shares, roughly 39 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Matthews International Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Matthews International Corporation stock.

Matthews International Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 28.07% of net profits

Recently Matthews International Corporation has paid out, on average, around 28.07% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.97% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Matthews International Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 2.97% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Matthews International Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.86 per share.

While Matthews International Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Matthews International Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Matthews International Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 14 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 27 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Matthews International Corporation's shares ever split?

Matthews International Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 4 September 2001. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Matthews International Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Matthews International Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Matthews International Corporation's share price.

Matthews International Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Matthews International Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $16.7172 up to $39.0997. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MATW.US volatility(beta: 1.17)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Matthews International Corporation's is 1.1722. This would suggest that Matthews International Corporation'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).

Matthews International Corporation overview

Matthews International Corporation provides brand solutions, memorialization products, and industrial technologies worldwide. The company's SGK Brand Solutions segment offers brand management and pre-media services, printing plates and cylinders, engineered products, imaging services, digital asset management, merchandising display systems, and marketing and design services primarily for the consumer goods and retail industries. Its Memorialization segment manufactures and markets a range of memorialization products for use in cemeteries, funeral homes, and crematories. This segment offers cast bronze memorials, flush bronze and granite memorials, upright granite memorials and monuments, cremation memorialization products, granite benches, flower vases, crypt plates and letters, cremation urns, niche units, cemetery features and statues, caskets, community and family mausoleums, bronze plaques, letters, emblems, vases, lights, and photo ceramics, as well as architectural products to identify or commemorate people, places, events, and accomplishments. The company's Industrial Technologies segment designs, manufactures, and distributes marking and coding equipment and consumables, industrial automation products, warehouse automation systems, and order fulfillment systems for identifying, tracking, picking, and conveying consumer and industrial products. This segment serves manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors of durable goods and building products; consumer goods manufacturers; and pharmaceutical producers. Matthews International Corporation was founded in 1850 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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