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How to buy Oil-Dri Corporation of America stock

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Oil-Dri Corporation of America is a specialty chemicals business based in the US. Oil-Dri Corporation of America shares (ODC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Oil-Dri Corporation of America employs 803 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Oil-Dri Corporation of America share price

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Oil-Dri Corporation of America shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-23.
52-week range$31.18 - $38.45
50-day moving average $35.79
200-day moving average $35.35
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 13.9943
Dividend yield $1.03 (2.95%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.47

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Is it a good time to buy Oil-Dri Corporation of America stock?

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Is Oil-Dri Corporation of America under- or over-valued?

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

Oil-Dri Corporation of America's P/E ratio

Oil-Dri Corporation of America's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 14x. In other words, Oil-Dri Corporation of America shares trade at around 14x 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.

Oil-Dri Corporation of America's EBITDA

Oil-Dri Corporation of America's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $23.8 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Oil-Dri Corporation of America's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Oil-Dri Corporation of America financials

Revenue TTM $291.7 million
Operating margin TTM 3.35%
Gross profit TTM $75.8 million
Return on assets TTM 2.79%
Return on equity TTM 12.54%
Profit margin 6.45%
Book value $20.55
Market capitalisation $259 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Oil-Dri Corporation of America shares

There are currently 39,017 Oil-Dri Corporation of America shares held short by investors – that's known as Oil-Dri Corporation of America's "short interest". This figure is 28.2% down from 54,362 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Oil-Dri Corporation of America shares can be evaluated.

Oil-Dri Corporation of America's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Oil-Dri Corporation of America's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Oil-Dri Corporation of America shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Oil-Dri Corporation of America shares traded daily (recently around 22168.75). Oil-Dri Corporation of America's SIR currently stands at 1.76. In other words for every 100,000 Oil-Dri Corporation of America shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1760 shares are currently held short.

However Oil-Dri Corporation of America's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Oil-Dri Corporation of America shares, or, against the total number of tradable Oil-Dri Corporation of America shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Oil-Dri Corporation of America's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Oil-Dri Corporation of America shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0103% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Oil-Dri Corporation of America shares, roughly 10 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 Oil-Dri Corporation of America.

Find out more about how you can short Oil-Dri Corporation of America stock.

Oil-Dri Corporation of America share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 42.06% of net profits

Recently Oil-Dri Corporation of America has paid out, on average, around 42.06% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.01% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Oil-Dri Corporation of America shareholders could enjoy a 3.01% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Oil-Dri Corporation of America's case, that would currently equate to about $1.03 per share.

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

Oil-Dri Corporation of America's most recent dividend payout was on 27 May 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Oil-Dri Corporation of America's shares ever split?

Oil-Dri Corporation of America's shares were split on a 5:4 basis on 10 September 2006. So if you had owned 4 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Oil-Dri Corporation of America shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 20% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Oil-Dri Corporation of America shares which in turn could have impacted Oil-Dri Corporation of America's share price.

Oil-Dri Corporation of America share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Oil-Dri Corporation of America's shares have ranged in value from as little as $31.1814 up to $38.45. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ODC.US volatility(beta: 0.61)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 Oil-Dri Corporation of America's is 0.6122. This would suggest that Oil-Dri Corporation of America's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Oil-Dri Corporation of America overview

Oil-Dri Corporation of America, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and markets sorbent products in the United States and internationally. It operates in two segments, Retail and Wholesale Products Group; and Business to Business Products Group. The company provides agricultural and horticultural products, including mineral-based absorbent products that serve as chemical carriers, drying agents, and growing media under the Agsorb, Verge, and Flo-Fre brand names. It also offers animal health and nutrition products for the livestock industry under the Amlan, Calibrin, Varium, Neoprime, MD-09, and Pel-Unite and Pel-Unite Plus brand names; and bleaching clay and purification aid products for bleaching, purification, and filtration applications under the Pure-Flo, Perform, Select, and Ultra-Clear brand names. In addition, the company provides cat litter products, such as scoopable and non-clumping litters under the Cat's Pride and Jonny Cat brand names; industrial and automotive sorbent products from clay, polypropylene, and recycled materials to absorb oil, acid, paint, ink, water, and other liquids under the Oil-Dri brand name; and sports products for use on baseball, softball, football, and soccer fields under the Pro's Choice brand name. Its customers include mass merchandisers, wholesale clubs, drugstore chains, pet specialty retail outlets, dollar stores, retail grocery stores, distributors of industrial cleanup and automotive products, environmental service companies, and sports field product users; processors and refiners of edible oils, petroleum-based oils, and biodiesel fuel; manufacturers of animal feed and agricultural chemicals; distributors of animal health and nutrition products; and marketers of consumer products. Oil-Dri Corporation of America was founded in 1941 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.

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