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How to buy Orion Engineered Carbons S-A stock

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Orion Engineered Carbons S.A is a specialty chemicals business based in the US. Orion Engineered Carbons S-A shares (OEC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Orion Engineered Carbons S-A employs 1,425 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.1 billion.

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  3. Search for Orion Engineered Carbons S-A. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: OEC. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
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  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Orion Engineered Carbons S-A. 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.

Orion Engineered Carbons S-A share price

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Orion Engineered Carbons S-A shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-24.
52-week rangeUSD$5.93 - USD$19.2
50-day moving average USD$17.0039
200-day moving average USD$15.0513
Wall St. target priceUSD$22
PE ratio 58.3833
Dividend yield USD$0.2 (1.16%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.3

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Is Orion Engineered Carbons S-A under- or over-valued?

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

Orion Engineered Carbons S-A's P/E ratio

Orion Engineered Carbons S-A's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 58x. In other words, Orion Engineered Carbons S-A shares trade at around 58x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Orion Engineered Carbons S-A's PEG ratio

Orion Engineered Carbons S-A's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.25. 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 Orion Engineered Carbons S-A's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Orion Engineered Carbons S-A's EBITDA

Orion Engineered Carbons S-A's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$161.3 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Orion Engineered Carbons S-A's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Orion Engineered Carbons S-A financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 6.34%
Gross profit TTM USD$292.3 million
Return on assets TTM 3.4%
Return on equity TTM 9.89%
Profit margin 1.6%
Book value $2.993
Market capitalisation USD$1.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Orion Engineered Carbons S-A shares

There are currently 850,369 Orion Engineered Carbons S-A shares held short by investors – that's known as Orion Engineered Carbons S-A's "short interest". This figure is 22% up from 697,078 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Orion Engineered Carbons S-A shares can be evaluated.

Orion Engineered Carbons S-A's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Orion Engineered Carbons S-A's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Orion Engineered Carbons S-A shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Orion Engineered Carbons S-A shares traded daily (recently around 351392.14876033). Orion Engineered Carbons S-A's SIR currently stands at 2.42. In other words for every 100,000 Orion Engineered Carbons S-A shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2420 shares are currently held short.

However Orion Engineered Carbons S-A's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Orion Engineered Carbons S-A shares, or, against the total number of tradable Orion Engineered Carbons S-A shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Orion Engineered Carbons S-A's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Orion Engineered Carbons S-A shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0164% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Orion Engineered Carbons S-A shares, roughly 16 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 Orion Engineered Carbons S-A.

Find out more about how you can short Orion Engineered Carbons S-A stock.

Orion Engineered Carbons S-A share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 19.23% of net profits

Recently Orion Engineered Carbons S-A has paid out, on average, around 19.23% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 11.85% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Orion Engineered Carbons S-A shareholders could enjoy a 11.85% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Orion Engineered Carbons S-A's case, that would currently equate to about $0.2 per share.

While Orion Engineered Carbons S-A's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Orion Engineered Carbons S-A is investing more in its future growth.

Orion Engineered Carbons S-A's most recent dividend payout was on 31 March 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 9 March 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Orion Engineered Carbons S-A share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Orion Engineered Carbons S-A's shares have ranged in value from as little as $5.93 up to $19.2. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

OEC.US volatility(beta: 1.84)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 Orion Engineered Carbons S-A's is 1.8372. This would suggest that Orion Engineered Carbons S-A's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Orion Engineered Carbons S-A overview

Orion Engineered Carbons S.A., together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells carbon black products in Germany, the United States, South Korea, Brazil, China, South Africa, the rest of Europe, and internationally. It operates through two segments, Specialty Carbon Black and Rubber Carbon Black. The company offers post-treated specialty carbon black grades for coatings and printing applications; high purity carbon black grades for the fiber industry; and various conductive carbon black grades for use in polymer and printing applications, as well as in silicon, non-woven textile, building material, battery electrodes metallurgical, agrochemical, and carbon brush applications. It also provides rubber carbon black products for applications in mechanical rubber goods under the PUREX brand, as well as in tires under the ECORAX brand name. The company was formerly known as Orion Engineered Carbons S.à r.l. and changed its name to Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. in July 2014. Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. was incorporated in 2011 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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