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MDU Resources Group, Inc is a building materials business based in the US. MDU Resources Group shares (MDU) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. MDU Resources Group employs 12,994 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
|52-week range||$17.89 - $33.59|
|50-day moving average||$31.56|
|200-day moving average||$27.25|
|Wall St. target price||$34.25|
|Dividend yield||$0.835 (2.51%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.95|
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Valuing MDU Resources Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of MDU Resources Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
MDU Resources Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 17x. In other words, MDU Resources Group shares trade at around 17x 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.
MDU Resources Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.74. 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 MDU Resources Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
MDU Resources Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $835.4 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a MDU Resources Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$5.5 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||9.95%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||4.37%|
|Return on equity TTM||13.18%|
|Market capitalisation||$6.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 2.1 million MDU Resources Group shares held short by investors – that's known as MDU Resources Group's "short interest". This figure is 4.9% up from 2.0 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting MDU Resources Group shares can be evaluated.
MDU Resources Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of MDU Resources Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of MDU Resources Group shares traded daily (recently around 1.4 million). MDU Resources Group's SIR currently stands at 1.51. In other words for every 100,000 MDU Resources Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1510 shares are currently held short.
However MDU Resources Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of MDU Resources Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable MDU Resources Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case MDU Resources Group's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 MDU Resources Group shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0116% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable MDU Resources Group shares, roughly 12 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 MDU Resources Group.
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Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like MDU Resources Group.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 40.36
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and MDU Resources Group's overall score of 40.36 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 81st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like MDU Resources Group is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Environmental score: 27.64/100
MDU Resources Group's environmental score of 27.64 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that MDU Resources Group is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 10.06/100
MDU Resources Group's social score of 10.06 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that MDU Resources Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 13.66/100
MDU Resources Group's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that MDU Resources Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 1/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. MDU Resources Group scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that MDU Resources Group has managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||40.36|
|Total ESG percentile||81.18|
|Environmental score percentile||8|
|Social score percentile||8|
|Governance score percentile||8|
|Level of controversy||1|
Dividend payout ratio: 43.08% of net profits
Recently MDU Resources Group has paid out, on average, around 43.08% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.55% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), MDU Resources Group shareholders could enjoy a 2.55% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In MDU Resources Group's case, that would currently equate to about $0.835 per share.
While MDU Resources Group's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that MDU Resources Group may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
MDU Resources Group's most recent dividend payout was on 31 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 9 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
MDU Resources Group's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 26 July 2006. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your MDU Resources Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for MDU Resources Group shares which in turn could have impacted MDU Resources Group's share price.
Over the last 12 months, MDU Resources Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $17.8946 up to $33.59. 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 MDU Resources Group's is 0.7275. This would suggest that MDU Resources Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
MDU Resources Group, Inc. engages in the regulated energy delivery, and construction materials and services businesses in the United States. The company's Electric segment generates, transmits, and distributes electricity for residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Its Natural Gas Distribution segment distributes natural gas for residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming; and offers supply related value-added services. The company's Pipeline segment provides natural gas transportation and underground storage services through a regulated pipeline system primarily in the Rocky Mountain and northern Great Plains regions; and cathodic protection and other energy-related services. Its Construction Materials and Contracting segment mines, processes, and sells construction aggregates; produces and sells asphalt mix; and supplies ready-mixed concrete. This segment is also involved in the sale of cement, liquid asphalt, finished concrete products, and other building materials and related contracting services.
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