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MGP Ingredients, Inc is a packaged foods business based in the US. MGP Ingredients shares (MGPI) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. MGP Ingredients employs 360 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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MGP Ingredients share price

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MGP Ingredients shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-23.
52-week range$32.42 - $71.82
50-day moving average $63.22
200-day moving average $52.97
Wall St. target price$70.75
PE ratio 25.9823
Dividend yield $0.48 (0.76%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.37

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Is MGP Ingredients under- or over-valued?

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

MGP Ingredients's P/E ratio

MGP Ingredients's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 26x. In other words, MGP Ingredients shares trade at around 26x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).

MGP Ingredients's PEG ratio

MGP Ingredients's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.47. 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 MGP Ingredients's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

MGP Ingredients's EBITDA

MGP Ingredients's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $75.3 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a MGP Ingredients's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

MGP Ingredients financials

Revenue TTM $395.5 million
Operating margin TTM 15.77%
Gross profit TTM $105 million
Return on assets TTM 11.31%
Return on equity TTM 16.35%
Profit margin 10.2%
Book value $15.52
Market capitalisation $1.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting MGP Ingredients shares

There are currently 2.1 million MGP Ingredients shares held short by investors – that's known as MGP Ingredients's "short interest". This figure is 5.2% down from 2.3 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting MGP Ingredients shares can be evaluated.

MGP Ingredients's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

MGP Ingredients's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of MGP Ingredients shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of MGP Ingredients shares traded daily (recently around 104863.43137255). MGP Ingredients's SIR currently stands at 20.4. In other words for every 100,000 MGP Ingredients shares traded daily on the market, roughly 20400 shares are currently held short.

However MGP Ingredients's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of MGP Ingredients shares, or, against the total number of tradable MGP Ingredients shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case MGP Ingredients's short interest could be expressed as 0.13% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 MGP Ingredients shares in existence, roughly 130 shares are currently held short) or 0.1976% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable MGP Ingredients shares, roughly 198 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 20% would generally be considered very high, pointing to a pessimistic outlook for the share price, with a discouraging number of investors currently willing to bet against MGP Ingredients.

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MGP Ingredients share dividends

19%

Dividend payout ratio: 19.12% of net profits

Recently MGP Ingredients has paid out, on average, around 19.12% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.76% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), MGP Ingredients shareholders could enjoy a 0.76% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In MGP Ingredients's case, that would currently equate to about $0.48 per share.

While MGP Ingredients's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that MGP Ingredients is investing more in its future growth.

MGP Ingredients's most recent dividend payout was on 25 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 10 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have MGP Ingredients's shares ever split?

MGP Ingredients's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 15 July 2004. 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 MGP Ingredients shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for MGP Ingredients shares which in turn could have impacted MGP Ingredients's share price.

MGP Ingredients share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, MGP Ingredients's shares have ranged in value from as little as $32.4199 up to $71.8201. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MGPI.US volatility(beta: 1.5)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 MGP Ingredients's is 1.5008. This would suggest that MGP Ingredients's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

MGP Ingredients overview

MGP Ingredients, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, produces and supplies distilled spirits, and specialty wheat proteins and starch food ingredients. It operates through two segments, Distillery Products and Ingredient Solutions. The Distillery Products segment provides food grade alcohol for beverage applications that include bourbon and rye whiskeys, as well as grain neutral spirits, including vodka and gin; and food grade industrial alcohol, which is used as an ingredient in foods, personal care products, cleaning solutions, pharmaceuticals, and various other products. This segment also provides fuel grade alcohol for blending with gasoline; distillers feed and related co-products, such as distillers feed and corn oil; and warehouse services, including barrel put away, storage, and retrieval services, as well as blending services. The Ingredient Solutions segment provides specialty wheat starches for food applications under the Fibersym Resistant Starch, FiberRite RW Resistant Starch, Pregel Instant Starch, and Midsol Cook-up Starch names; specialty wheat proteins for food applications under the Arise and Proterra names; gluten free textured pea proteins; commodity wheat starch for food and non-food applications; and commodity wheat proteins. The company sells its products directly or through distributors to manufacturers and processors of finished packaged goods or to bakeries primarily in the United States, Japan, Thailand, Mexico, and Canada.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of MGP Ingredients is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 52.407% of MGP Ingredients shares are held by insiders and 96.819% by institutions.
How many people work for MGP Ingredients?
Latest data suggests 360 work at MGP Ingredients.
When does the fiscal year end for MGP Ingredients?
MGP Ingredients's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is MGP Ingredients based?
MGP Ingredients's address is: Cray Business Plaza, Atchison, KS, United States, 66002-0130
What is MGP Ingredients's ISIN number?
MGP Ingredients's international securities identification number is: US55303J1060
What is MGP Ingredients's CUSIP number?
MGP Ingredients's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 55302G103

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