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How to buy Otter Tail Corporation stock | $47.97

Learn how to easily invest in Otter Tail Corporation stock.

Otter Tail Corporation is an utilities-diversified business based in the US. Otter Tail Corporation shares (OTTR) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Otter Tail Corporation employs 2,074 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Otter Tail Corporation stock price (NASDAQ: OTTR)

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Otter Tail Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-31.
Latest market close$47.97
52-week range$34.69 - $51.25
50-day moving average $49.12
200-day moving average $46.06
Wall St. target price$56.67
PE ratio 20.5461
Dividend yield $1.5 (2.94%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.47

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Otter Tail Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $47.97 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-22) N/A
1 month (2021-07-02) -0.87%
3 months (2021-04-30) 1.57%
6 months (2021-01-29) N/A
1 year (2020-07-29) N/A
2 years (2019-07-29) N/A
3 years (2018-07-29) N/A
5 years (2016-07-29) N/A

Is Otter Tail Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Otter Tail Corporation's P/E ratio

Otter Tail 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 21x. In other words, Otter Tail Corporation shares trade at around 21x 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.

Otter Tail Corporation's PEG ratio

Otter Tail Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.99. 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 Otter Tail 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.

Otter Tail Corporation's EBITDA

Otter Tail Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $234.5 million.

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

Otter Tail Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $917.1 million
Operating margin TTM 16.44%
Gross profit TTM $302.9 million
Return on assets TTM 3.83%
Return on equity TTM 12.08%
Profit margin 11.11%
Book value $21.39
Market capitalisation $2.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Otter Tail Corporation shares

There are currently 293,651 Otter Tail Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Otter Tail Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 7.1% up from 274,096 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Otter Tail Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Otter Tail Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Otter Tail Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Otter Tail Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Otter Tail Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 133477.72727273). Otter Tail Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.2. In other words for every 100,000 Otter Tail Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2200 shares are currently held short.

However Otter Tail Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Otter Tail Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Otter Tail Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Otter Tail Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Otter Tail Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0079% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Otter Tail Corporation shares, roughly 8 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 Otter Tail Corporation.

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Otter Tail Corporation share dividends

74%

Dividend payout ratio: 74.15% of net profits

Recently Otter Tail Corporation has paid out, on average, around 74.15% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.06% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Otter Tail Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 3.06% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Otter Tail Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.5 per share.

Otter Tail Corporation's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Otter Tail Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 9 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Otter Tail Corporation's shares ever split?

Otter Tail Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 15 March 2000. 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 Otter Tail Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Otter Tail Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Otter Tail Corporation's share price.

Otter Tail Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Otter Tail Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $34.6929 up to $51.25. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Otter Tail Corporation's is 0.3847. This would suggest that Otter Tail Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Otter Tail Corporation overview

Otter Tail Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in electric utility, manufacturing, and plastic pipe businesses in the United States. The company's Electric segment produces, transmits, distributes, and sells electric energy in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota; and operates as a participant in the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. markets. This segment generates electricity through coal, wind and hydro, and natural gas. It serves approximately 133,000 residential, commercial, industrial, and other customers. Its Manufacturing segment engages in the contract machining, metal parts stamping, fabrication and painting, and production of plastic thermoformed horticultural containers, life science and industrial packaging, and material handling components, and extruded raw material stock for recreational vehicle, agricultural, oil and gas, lawn and garden, and industrial and energy equipment industries. It also manufactures clamshell packing, blister packs, returnable pallets, and handling trays for shipping and storing odd-shaped or difficult-to-handle parts for customers in the medical and life sciences, industrial, recreation, and electronics industries.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Otter Tail Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.883% of Otter Tail Corporation shares are held by insiders and 55.783% by institutions.
How many people work for Otter Tail Corporation?
Latest data suggests 2,074 work at Otter Tail Corporation.
When does the fiscal year end for Otter Tail Corporation?
Otter Tail Corporation's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Otter Tail Corporation based?
Otter Tail Corporation's address is: 215 South Cascade Street, Fergus Falls, MN, United States, 56538-0496
What is Otter Tail Corporation's ISIN number?
Otter Tail Corporation's international securities identification number is: US6896481032
What is Otter Tail Corporation's CUSIP number?
Otter Tail Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 689648103

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