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Miller Industries, Inc is an auto parts business based in the US. Miller Industries shares (MLR) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Miller Industries employs 1,310 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$676.1 million.

How to buy shares in Miller Industries

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Miller Industries. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: MLR. 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 Miller Industries 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$33.33, 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 Miller Industries, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Miller Industries. 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.

How has coronavirus impacted Miller Industries's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Miller Industries's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was USD$33.33, which is 0.87% up on its pre-crash value of USD$33.04 and 32.00% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$25.25.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Miller Industries shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$758.20 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$961.24.

Miller Industries share price

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Miller Industries shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-24.
Latest market close USD$33.33
52-week range USD$24.9605 - USD$37.4911
50-day moving average USD$31.5314
200-day moving average USD$30.1669
Wall St. target price USD$21
PE ratio 12.9496
Dividend yield USD$0.72 (2.12%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.586

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Is it a good time to buy Miller Industries stock?

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Miller Industries price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $33.33 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-19) 0.12%
1 month (2020-10-27) 8.50%
3 months (2020-08-26) 7.45%
6 months (2020-05-26) 12.41%
1 year (2019-11-26) -9.48%
2 years (2018-11-26) 18.82%
3 years (2017-11-24) 20.54%
5 years (2015-11-25) 54.88%

Is Miller Industries under- or over-valued?

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

Miller Industries's P/E ratio

Miller Industries's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 13x. In other words, Miller Industries shares trade at around 13x 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.

Miller Industries's EBITDA

Miller Industries's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$48.4 million.

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

Miller Industries financials

Revenue TTM USD$676.1 million
Operating margin TTM 5.77%
Gross profit TTM USD$96.5 million
Return on assets TTM 6.09%
Return on equity TTM 11.35%
Profit margin 4.36%
Book value $23.87
Market capitalisation USD$396.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Miller Industries shares

There are currently 165,644 Miller Industries shares held short by investors – that's known as Miller Industries's "short interest". This figure is 16.1% down from 197,472 last month.

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

Miller Industries's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Miller Industries's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Miller Industries shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Miller Industries shares traded daily (recently around 53606.472491909). Miller Industries's SIR currently stands at 3.09. In other words for every 100,000 Miller Industries shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3090 shares are currently held short.

However Miller Industries's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Miller Industries shares, or, against the total number of tradable Miller Industries shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Miller Industries's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Miller Industries shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0172% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Miller Industries shares, roughly 17 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 Miller Industries.

Find out more about how you can short Miller Industries stock.

Miller Industries share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 27.83% of net profits

Recently Miller Industries has paid out, on average, around 27.83% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.12% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Miller Industries shareholders could enjoy a 2.12% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Miller Industries's case, that would currently equate to about $0.72 per share.

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

Miller Industries's most recent dividend payout was on 14 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 4 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Miller Industries's shares ever split?

Miller Industries's shares were split on a 1:5 basis on 1 October 2001. So if you had owned 5 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 Miller Industries shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 400% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Miller Industries shares which in turn could have impacted Miller Industries's share price.

Miller Industries share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Miller Industries's shares have ranged in value from as little as $24.9605 up to $37.4911. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MLR.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 Miller Industries's is 0.9899. This would suggest that Miller Industries's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Miller Industries overview

Miller Industries, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of towing and recovery equipment. The company offers wreckers that are used to recover and tow disabled vehicles and other equipment; and car carriers, which are specialized flat-bed vehicles with hydraulic tilt mechanisms that are used to transport new or disabled vehicles and other equipment. It also provides transport trailers for moving various vehicles for auto auctions, car dealerships, leasing companies, and other related applications. The company markets its products under the Century, Vulcan, Challenger, Holmes, Champion, Chevron, Eagle, Titan, Jige, and Boniface brands. It sells its products through independent distributors in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Pacific Rim, the Middle East, South America, and Africa; and through prime contractors to governmental entities. The company was founded in 1990 and is based in Ooltewah, Tennessee.

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