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How to buy Nordson Corporation stock

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Nordson Corporation is a specialty industrial machinery business based in the US. Nordson Corporation shares (NDSN) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Nordson Corporation employs 7,200 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $2.5 billion.

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Nordson Corporation stock price (NASDAQ: NDSN)

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Nordson Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-10-02.
Latest market close$224.29
52-week range$194.37 - $269.72
50-day moving average $228.58
200-day moving average $224.30
Wall St. target price$275.86
PE ratio 25.7297
Dividend yield $2.04 (1.22%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $8.25

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Nordson Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $224.29 from 2022-10-04

1 week (2022-09-27) 6.82%
1 month (2022-09-02) N/A
3 months (2022-07-02) N/A
6 months (2022-04-06) 0.26%
1 year (2021-10-06) -5.97%
2 years (2020-10-06) 13.43%
3 years (2019-10-04) 59.24%
5 years (2017-10-06) 84.09%

Is Nordson Corporation stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Nordson Corporation's P/E ratio

Nordson Corporation'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, Nordson Corporation shares trade at around 26x 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.

Nordson Corporation's PEG ratio

Nordson Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.6775. 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 Nordson Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Nordson Corporation's EBITDA

Nordson Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $737 million.

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

Nordson Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $2.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 25.39%
Gross profit TTM $1.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 10.61%
Return on equity TTM 22.63%
Profit margin 19.25%
Book value $38.44
Market capitalisation $12.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Nordson Corporation'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 Nordson Corporation.

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

Nordson Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 32.6

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Nordson Corporation's overall score of 32.6 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 57th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Nordson Corporation 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.).

Nordson Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 14.05/100

Nordson Corporation's environmental score of 14.05 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Nordson Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Nordson Corporation's social score

Social score: 18.34/100

Nordson Corporation's social score of 18.34 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Nordson Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Nordson Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 11.72/100

Nordson Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Nordson Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Nordson Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Nordson Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 32.6
Total ESG percentile 57.28
Environmental score 14.05
Environmental score percentile 7
Social score 18.34
Social score percentile 7
Governance score 11.72
Governance score percentile 7
Level of controversy 1

Nordson Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 24.58% of net profits

Recently Nordson Corporation has paid out, on average, around 24.58% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.22% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Nordson Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.22% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Nordson Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $2.04 per share.

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

Nordson Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 6 September 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 22 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Nordson Corporation's shares ever split?

Nordson Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 13 April 2011. 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 Nordson Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Nordson Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Nordson Corporation's share price.

Nordson Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Nordson Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $194.3714 up to $269.7229. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NDSN.US volatility(beta: 0.95)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 Nordson Corporation's is 0.9525. This would suggest that Nordson Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Nordson Corporation overview

Nordson Corporation engineers, manufactures, and markets products and systems to dispense, apply, and control adhesives, coatings, polymers, sealants, biomaterials, and other fluids worldwide. It operates through two segments, Industrial Precision Solutions (IPS) and Advanced Technology Solutions (ATS). The IPS segment provides dispensing, coating, and laminating systems for adhesives, lotions, liquids, and fibers to disposable products and roll goods; automated adhesive dispensing systems used in packaged goods industries; components and systems used in the thermoplastic melt stream; and product assembly systems for use in paper and paperboard converting applications, and manufacturing roll goods, as well as for the assembly of plastic, metal, and wood products. It also offers automated and manual dispensing products and systems to apply adhesive and sealant materials; dispensing and curing systems to coat and cure containers; systems to apply liquid paints and coatings to consumer and industrial products; and systems to apply powder paints and coatings to metal, plastic, and wood products, as well as ultraviolet equipment for use in curing and drying operations for specialty coatings, semiconductor materials, and paints. The ATS segment provides automated dispensing systems for the attachment, protection, and coating of fluids, as well as related gas plasma treatment systems for cleaning and conditioning surfaces; precision manual and semi-automated dispensers, minimally invasive interventional delivery devices, plastic molded syringes, cartridges, tips, fluid connection components, tubing, balloons, and catheters; and bond testing and automated optical, acoustic microscopy, and x-ray inspection systems for use in semiconductor and printed circuit board industries. The company markets its products through direct sales force, as well as distributors and sales representatives. Nordson Corporation was founded in 1935 and is headquartered in Westlake, Ohio.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Nordson Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 10.75% of Nordson Corporation shares are held by insiders and 76.114% by institutions.
How many people work for Nordson Corporation?
Latest data suggests 7,200 work at Nordson Corporation.
When does the fiscal year end for Nordson Corporation?
Nordson Corporation's fiscal year ends in October.
Where is Nordson Corporation based?
Nordson Corporation's address is: 28601 Clemens Road, Westlake, OH, United States, 44145
What is Nordson Corporation's ISIN number?
Nordson Corporation's international securities identification number is: US6556631025
What is Nordson Corporation's CUSIP number?
Nordson Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 655663102

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