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Mettler-Toledo International Inc is a diagnostics & research business based in the US. Mettler-Toledo International shares (MTD) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Mettler-Toledo International employs 14,900 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Mettler-Toledo International shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-23.
52-week range$661.32 - $1,317.60
50-day moving average $1,156.34
200-day moving average $1,140.38
Wall St. target price$1,176.27
PE ratio 52.2505
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $24.91

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Is it a good time to buy Mettler-Toledo International stock?

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Is Mettler-Toledo International under- or over-valued?

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

Mettler-Toledo International's P/E ratio

Mettler-Toledo International's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 52x. In other words, Mettler-Toledo International shares trade at around 52x 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.

Mettler-Toledo International's PEG ratio

Mettler-Toledo International's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.3102. 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 Mettler-Toledo International's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Mettler-Toledo International's EBITDA

Mettler-Toledo International's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $854.3 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Mettler-Toledo International's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Mettler-Toledo International financials

Revenue TTM $3.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 25.81%
Gross profit TTM $1.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 17.76%
Return on equity TTM 171.37%
Profit margin 19.54%
Book value $12.04
Market capitalisation $30.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Mettler-Toledo International shares

There are currently 433,622 Mettler-Toledo International shares held short by investors – that's known as Mettler-Toledo International's "short interest". This figure is 18% up from 367,388 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Mettler-Toledo International shares can be evaluated.

Mettler-Toledo International's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Mettler-Toledo International's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Mettler-Toledo International shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Mettler-Toledo International shares traded daily (recently around 137657.77777778). Mettler-Toledo International's SIR currently stands at 3.15. In other words for every 100,000 Mettler-Toledo International shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3150 shares are currently held short.

However Mettler-Toledo International's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Mettler-Toledo International shares, or, against the total number of tradable Mettler-Toledo International shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Mettler-Toledo International's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Mettler-Toledo International shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0216% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Mettler-Toledo International shares, roughly 22 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 Mettler-Toledo International.

Find out more about how you can short Mettler-Toledo International stock.

Mettler-Toledo International's environmental, social and governance track record

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 Mettler-Toledo International.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Mettler-Toledo International's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 10.8

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Mettler-Toledo International's overall score of 10.8 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Mettler-Toledo International 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.).

Mettler-Toledo International's environmental score

Environmental score: 0.92/100

Mettler-Toledo International's environmental score of 0.92 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Mettler-Toledo International is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Mettler-Toledo International's social score

Social score: 4.23/100

Mettler-Toledo International's social score of 4.23 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Mettler-Toledo International is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Mettler-Toledo International's governance score

Governance score: 4.15/100

Mettler-Toledo International's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Mettler-Toledo International is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Mettler-Toledo International's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Mettler-Toledo International scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Mettler-Toledo International has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Mettler-Toledo International Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 10.8
Total ESG percentile 2
Environmental score 0.92
Environmental score percentile 1
Social score 4.23
Social score percentile 1
Governance score 4.15
Governance score percentile 1
Level of controversy 1

Mettler-Toledo International share dividends

We're not expecting Mettler-Toledo International to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Mettler-Toledo International's shares ever split?

Mettler-Toledo International's shares were split on a 1:2 basis on 24 June 1996. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Mettler-Toledo International shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 100% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Mettler-Toledo International shares which in turn could have impacted Mettler-Toledo International's share price.

Mettler-Toledo International share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Mettler-Toledo International's shares have ranged in value from as little as $661.32 up to $1317.6. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MTD.US volatility(beta: 0.99)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 Mettler-Toledo International's is 0.9879. This would suggest that Mettler-Toledo International's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Mettler-Toledo International overview

Mettler-Toledo International Inc. manufactures and supplies precision instruments and services worldwide. It operates in five segments: U. S. Operations, Swiss Operations, Western European Operations, Chinese Operations, and Other. The company offers weighing instruments for laboratory, industrial, packaging, logistics, and food retailing applications; various related analytical instruments and automated chemistry solutions used in drug and chemical compound discovery and development; metal detection and other end-of-line product inspection systems used in production and packaging for food processing and packaging, pharmaceutical, packaged consumer goods, and other industries; and solutions that are used in various process analytics applications. Its laboratory instruments include laboratory balances, liquid pipetting solutions, automated laboratory reactors, titrators, pH meters, process analytics sensors and analyzer technologies, physical value analyzers, thermal analysis systems, and other analytical instruments; and LabX, a laboratory software platform.

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