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Parsons Corp
- $0.45 ( - 1.04%)

Parsons is an information technology services business based in the US. Parsons shares (PSN) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Parsons employs 15,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $4 billion.

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Parsons stock price (NYSE: PSN)

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Parsons shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-01-26.
Latest market close$42.81
52-week range$29.57 - $50.15
50-day moving average $46.48
200-day moving average $42.16
Wall St. target price$49.60
PE ratio 48.0333
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.90

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Parsons price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $42.81 from 2023-01-27

1 week (2023-01-23) -0.09%
1 month (2022-12-30) -7.44%
3 months (2022-10-28) -7.62%
6 months (2022-07-29) -0.97%
1 year (2022-01-28) 43.47%
2 years (2021-01-29) 20.05%
3 years (2020-01-30) 0.78%
5 years (2018-01-26) N/A

Is Parsons stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Parsons's P/E ratio

Parsons's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 48x. In other words, Parsons shares trade at around 48x 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.

Parsons's EBITDA

Parsons's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $295 million.

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

Parsons financials

Revenue TTM $4 billion
Operating margin TTM 4.12%
Gross profit TTM $852.8 million
Return on assets TTM 2.63%
Return on equity TTM 6.55%
Profit margin 2.41%
Book value $18.88
Market capitalisation $4.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Parsons share dividends

We're not expecting Parsons to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Parsons share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Parsons's shares have ranged in value from as little as $29.57 up to $50.15. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PSN.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 Parsons's is 0.8949. This would suggest that Parsons's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Parsons overview

Parsons Corporation provides integrated solutions and services in the defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure markets in North America, the Middle East, and internationally. It operates through two segments, Federal Solutions and Critical Infrastructure. The company offers cyber security and intelligence services, as well as offensive and defensive cybersecurity platforms, tools, and operations to the U. S. Department of Defense and the United States intelligence community; space and geospatial solutions, such as geospatial intelligence, threat analytics, space situational awareness, small satellite launch and integration, satellite ground systems, fight dynamics, and command, and control solutions to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, National Reconnaissance Office, and multiple units within the U. S. Department of Defense.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Parsons is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.741% of Parsons shares are held by insiders and 100.837% by institutions.
How many people work for Parsons?
Latest data suggests 15,500 work at Parsons.
When does the fiscal year end for Parsons?
Parsons's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Parsons based?
Parsons's address is: 5875 Trinity Parkway, Centreville, VA, United States, 21120
What is Parsons's ISIN number?
Parsons's international securities identification number is: US70202L1026
What is Parsons's CUSIP number?
Parsons's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 70202L102

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