How to buy Mesa Laboratories stock
Learn how to easily invest in Mesa Laboratories stock.
Mesa Laboratories is a scientific & technical instruments business based in the US. Mesa Laboratories shares (MLAB) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Mesa Laboratories employs 698 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $219.3 million.
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Mesa Laboratories stock price (NASDAQ: MLAB)Use our graph to track the performance of MLAB stocks over time.
Mesa Laboratories shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$112.94|
|52-week range||$113.72 - $205.68|
|50-day moving average||$131.42|
|200-day moving average||$156.77|
|Wall St. target price||$152.50|
|Dividend yield||$0.64 (0.54%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.34|
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Mesa Laboratories price performance over time
|1 week (2023-09-15)||-8.11%|
|1 month (2023-08-24)||-18.40%|
|3 months (2023-06-23)||-11.14%|
|6 months (2023-03-24)||-33.90%|
|1 year (2022-09-23)||-19.84%|
|2 years (2021-09-24)||-64.61%|
|3 years (2020-09-24)||240.1225|
|5 years (2018-09-24)||181.9727|
Is Mesa Laboratories stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Mesa Laboratories stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Mesa Laboratories's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Mesa Laboratories's P/E ratio
Mesa Laboratories's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 350x. In other words, Mesa Laboratories shares trade at around 350x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Mesa Laboratories's EBITDA
Mesa Laboratories's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $41.1 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Mesa Laboratories's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Mesa Laboratories financials
|Revenue TTM||$219.3 million|
|Operating margin TTM||3.31%|
|Gross profit TTM||$116.6 million|
|Return on assets TTM||0.68%|
|Return on equity TTM||0.47%|
|Market Capitalization||$640 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Mesa Laboratories share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 1.94% of net profits
Recently Mesa Laboratories has paid out, on average, around 1.94% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.54% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Mesa Laboratories shareholders could enjoy a 0.54% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Mesa Laboratories's case, that would currently equate to about $0.64 per share.
While Mesa Laboratories's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Mesa Laboratories is investing more in its future growth.
Mesa Laboratories's most recent dividend payout was on 14 September 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 August 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
Mesa Laboratories share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Mesa Laboratories's shares have ranged in value from as little as $113.7227 up to $205.6825. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Mesa Laboratories's is 0.7192. This would suggest that Mesa Laboratories's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Mesa Laboratories overview
Mesa Laboratories, Inc. develops, manufactures, and sells life sciences tools and quality control products and services in North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. It operates in four segments: Clinical Genomics, Sterilization and Disinfection Control, Biopharmaceutical Development, and Calibration Solutions. The Clinical Genomics segment develops, manufactures, and sells genetic analysis tools that include MassARRAY system and consumables, including chips, panels, and chemical reagent solutions used by clinical labs to perform genomic clinical testing in various therapeutic areas, such as screenings for hereditary diseases, pharmacogenetics, and oncology related applications. The Sterilization and Disinfection Control segment manufactures and sells biological, cleaning, and chemical indicators that are used to assess the effectiveness of sterilization and disinfection processes in the hospital, dental, medical device, and pharmaceutical industries. This segment also provides testing and laboratory services primarily to the dental industry. The Biopharmaceutical Development segment develops, manufactures, and sells automated systems for protein analysis and peptide synthesis solutions.
Mesa Laboratories in the news
Mesa Laboratories, Inc. to Announce Second Quarter Results on November 6, 2023
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Mesa Laboratories is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 5.896% of Mesa Laboratories shares are held by insiders and 95.968% by institutions. How many people work for Mesa Laboratories?
Latest data suggests 698 work at Mesa Laboratories. When does the fiscal year end for Mesa Laboratories?
Mesa Laboratories's fiscal year ends in March. Where is Mesa Laboratories based?
Mesa Laboratories's address is: 12100 West Sixth Avenue, Lakewood, CO, United States, 80228 What is Mesa Laboratories's ISIN number?
Mesa Laboratories's international securities identification number is: US59064R1095 What is Mesa Laboratories's CUSIP number?
Mesa Laboratories's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 59064R109
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