How to buy Park Aerospace stock - 21 April

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How to buy Park Aerospace stock

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Park Aerospace Corp is an aerospace & defense business based in the US. Park Aerospace shares (PKE) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Park Aerospace employs 136 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Park Aerospace share price

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Park Aerospace shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-16.
52-week range$10.20 - $15.45
50-day moving average $14.07
200-day moving average $13.17
Wall St. target price$26.00
PE ratio 45.9603
Dividend yield $0.4 (2.92%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.30

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Is it a good time to buy Park Aerospace stock?

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Is Park Aerospace under- or over-valued?

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

Park Aerospace's P/E ratio

Park Aerospace's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 46x. In other words, Park Aerospace shares trade at around 46x 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.

Park Aerospace's PEG ratio

Park Aerospace's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.36. 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 Park Aerospace's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Park Aerospace's EBITDA

Park Aerospace's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $8.3 million.

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

Park Aerospace financials

Revenue TTM $47.3 million
Operating margin TTM 14.86%
Gross profit TTM $18.7 million
Return on assets TTM 2.52%
Return on equity TTM 4.55%
Profit margin 13.13%
Book value $6.75
Market capitalisation $282.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Park Aerospace shares

There are currently 389,014 Park Aerospace shares held short by investors – that's known as Park Aerospace's "short interest". This figure is 4.1% down from 405,576 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Park Aerospace shares can be evaluated.

Park Aerospace's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Park Aerospace's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Park Aerospace shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Park Aerospace shares traded daily (recently around 88211.79138322). Park Aerospace's SIR currently stands at 4.41. In other words for every 100,000 Park Aerospace shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4410 shares are currently held short.

However Park Aerospace's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Park Aerospace shares, or, against the total number of tradable Park Aerospace shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Park Aerospace's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Park Aerospace shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0239% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Park Aerospace shares, roughly 24 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 Park Aerospace.

Find out more about how you can short Park Aerospace stock.

Park Aerospace share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 1.61% of net profits

Recently Park Aerospace has paid out, on average, around 1.61% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.92% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Park Aerospace shareholders could enjoy a 2.92% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Park Aerospace's case, that would currently equate to about $0.4 per share.

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

Park Aerospace's most recent dividend payout was on 5 May 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Park Aerospace's shares ever split?

Park Aerospace's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 8 November 2000. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Park Aerospace shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Park Aerospace shares which in turn could have impacted Park Aerospace's share price.

Park Aerospace share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Park Aerospace's shares have ranged in value from as little as $10.1982 up to $15.4549. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PKE.US volatility(beta: 0.89)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 Park Aerospace's is 0.8946. This would suggest that Park Aerospace's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Park Aerospace overview

Park Aerospace Corp. develops and manufactures solution and hot-melt advanced composite materials used to produce composite structures for the aerospace market. It offers advanced composite materials, including film adhesives and lightning strike materials that are used to produce primary and secondary structures for jet engines, large and regional transport aircrafts, military aircrafts, unmanned aerial vehicles, business jets, general aviation aircrafts, and rotary wing aircrafts. The company also offers specialty ablative materials for rocket motors and nozzles; and specially designed materials for radome applications. In addition, it designs and fabricates composite parts, structures and assemblies, and low volume tooling for the aerospace industry. The company was formerly known as Park Electrochemical Corp. and changed its name to Park Aerospace Corp.

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