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Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc is a grocery stores business based in the US. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage shares (NGVC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage employs 3,393 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage share price

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Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-23.
52-week range$8.15 - $18.66
50-day moving average $16.79
200-day moving average $14.44
Wall St. target price$18.00
PE ratio 16.8046
Dividend yield $0.28 (1.75%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.97

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Is Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage under- or over-valued?

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

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage's P/E ratio

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage'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, Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage 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.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage's PEG ratio

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 6.47. 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 Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage's EBITDA

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $62.6 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage financials

Revenue TTM $1.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 2.87%
Gross profit TTM $331.1 million
Return on assets TTM 2.88%
Return on equity TTM 15.06%
Profit margin 2.03%
Book value $5.77
Market capitalisation $372.4 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage shares

There are currently 354,059 Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage shares held short by investors – that's known as Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage's "short interest". This figure is 23.2% down from 460,885 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage shares can be evaluated.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage shares traded daily (recently around 113480.44871795). Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage's SIR currently stands at 3.12. In other words for every 100,000 Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3120 shares are currently held short.

However Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage shares, or, against the total number of tradable Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0933% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage shares, roughly 93 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 Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage.

Find out more about how you can short Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage stock.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage share dividends

3%

Dividend payout ratio: 3.29% of net profits

Recently Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage has paid out, on average, around 3.29% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.72% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage shareholders could enjoy a 1.72% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage's case, that would currently equate to about $0.28 per share.

While Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage is investing more in its future growth.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage's most recent dividend payout was on 16 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 25 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.1457 up to $18.6568. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NGVC.US volatility(beta: 1.14)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 Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage's is 1.1418. This would suggest that Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage overview

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, retails natural and organic groceries, and dietary supplements in the United States. The company's stores offer natural and organic grocery products, such as organic produce; bulk food products; private label products comprising pasta, pasta sauce, ketchup, canned beans and vegetables, frozen vegetables, frozen fruits, bread, plant based butter, olive and coconut oil, coconut milk, honey, maple syrup, preserves, chocolate, coffee, bacon, beef jerky, canned seafood, popcorn, tortilla chips, taco shells, eggs, cheese, apple sauce, apple cider vinegar, spring water, paper products, cleaning products, and other products; dry, frozen, and canned groceries; meat and seafood products; dairy products, dairy substitutes, and eggs; prepared foods; bread and baked products; beverages; and beer, wine, and hard cider products. Its stores also provide private label dietary supplements; body care products consisting of cosmetics, skin care, hair care, fragrance, and personal care products containing natural and organic ingredients; pet care and food products; books and handouts; and household and general merchandise, including cleaning supplies, paper products, and dish and laundry soaps, as well as other common household products, such as diapers. The company operates its retail stores under the Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage trademark. As of December 03, 2020, it operated 160 stores in 20 states. The company also offers science-based nutrition education programs to help customers make informed health and nutrition choices.

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