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Papa John's International, Inc is a restaurants business based in the US. Papa Johns International shares (PZZA) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Papa Johns International employs 16,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.8 billion.

How to buy shares in Papa Johns International

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Papa Johns International. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: PZZA. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Papa Johns International reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$79.32, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Papa Johns International, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Papa Johns International. 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.

How has coronavirus impacted Papa Johns International's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Papa Johns International's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was USD$79.32, which is 12.86% up on its pre-crash value of USD$69.12 and 177.83% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$28.55.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Papa Johns International shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$840.78 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,235.01.

Papa Johns International share price

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Papa Johns International shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-20.
Latest market close USD$79.32
52-week range USD$28.3287 - USD$101.9746
50-day moving average USD$79.7436
200-day moving average USD$85.2028
Wall St. target price USD$102.29
PE ratio 97.7407
Dividend yield USD$0.9 (1.14%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.821

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Is it a good time to buy Papa Johns International stock?

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Papa Johns International price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $79.32 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-17) 1.19%
1 month (2020-10-27) 0.97%
3 months (2020-08-24) -20.19%
6 months (2020-05-23) N/A
1 year (2019-11-23) N/A
2 years (2018-11-23) 38.45%
3 years (2017-11-24) 40.96%
5 years (2015-11-24) 38.89%

Is Papa Johns International under- or over-valued?

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

Papa Johns International's P/E ratio

Papa Johns International's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 98x. In other words, Papa Johns International shares trade at around 98x 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.

Papa Johns International's PEG ratio

Papa Johns International's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.6879. 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 Papa Johns International's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Papa Johns International's EBITDA

Papa Johns International's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$144.3 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Papa Johns International's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Papa Johns International financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 5.38%
Gross profit TTM USD$466.1 million
Return on assets TTM 7.65%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 2.42%
Book value $-10.617
Market capitalisation USD$2.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Papa Johns International shares

There are currently 3.6 million Papa Johns International shares held short by investors – that's known as Papa Johns International's "short interest". This figure is 6.4% down from 3.9 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Papa Johns International shares can be evaluated.

Papa Johns International's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Papa Johns International's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Papa Johns International shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Papa Johns International shares traded daily (recently around 671888.33333333). Papa Johns International's SIR currently stands at 5.4. In other words for every 100,000 Papa Johns International shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5400 shares are currently held short.

However Papa Johns International's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Papa Johns International shares, or, against the total number of tradable Papa Johns International shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Papa Johns International's short interest could be expressed as 0.11% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Papa Johns International shares in existence, roughly 110 shares are currently held short) or 0.1397% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Papa Johns International shares, roughly 140 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Papa Johns International.

Find out more about how you can short Papa Johns International stock.

Papa Johns International share dividends

67%

Dividend payout ratio: 66.67% of net profits

Recently Papa Johns International has paid out, on average, around 66.67% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.14% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Papa Johns International shareholders could enjoy a 1.14% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Papa Johns International's case, that would currently equate to about $0.9 per share.

Papa Johns International'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.

Papa Johns International's most recent dividend payout was on 20 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 9 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Papa Johns International's shares ever split?

Papa Johns International's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 30 December 2013. 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 Papa Johns International shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Papa Johns International shares which in turn could have impacted Papa Johns International's share price.

Papa Johns International share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Papa Johns International's shares have ranged in value from as little as $28.3287 up to $101.9746. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PZZA.US volatility(beta: 1.08)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 Papa Johns International's is 1.0823. This would suggest that Papa Johns International'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).

Papa Johns International overview

Papa John's International, Inc. operates and franchises pizza delivery and carryout restaurants under the Papa John's trademark in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: Domestic Company-Owned Restaurants, North America Commissaries, North America Franchising, and International Operations. The company also operates dine-in and delivery restaurants. As of December 29, 2019, it operated 5,395 Papa John's restaurants, which included 598 company-owned and 4,797 franchised restaurants. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.

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