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How to buy PDC Energy stock

Learn how to easily invest in PDC Energy stock.

PDC Energy Inc is an oil & gas e&p business based in the US. PDC Energy shares (PDCE) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. PDC Energy employs 535 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $3.2 billion.

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PDC Energy stock price (NASDAQ: PDCE)

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PDC Energy shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-09-18.
Latest market close$53.94
52-week range$40.21 - $88.74
50-day moving average $62.37
200-day moving average $63.80
Wall St. target price$97.36
PE ratio 4.9485
Dividend yield $0.84 (2.24%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $12.61

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PDC Energy price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $53.94 from 2022-09-23

1 week (2022-09-14) -20.98%
1 month (2022-08-21) N/A
3 months (2022-06-24) -9.89%
6 months (2022-03-25) -30.68%
1 year (2021-09-24) 14.79%
2 years (2020-09-25) 359.06%
3 years (2019-09-25) 78.85%
5 years (2017-09-25) 10.06%

Is PDC Energy stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

PDC Energy's P/E ratio

PDC Energy's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 5x. In other words, PDC Energy shares trade at around 5x 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.

PDC Energy's PEG ratio

PDC Energy's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 6.02. 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 PDC Energy's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

PDC Energy's EBITDA

PDC Energy's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $2.1 billion.

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

PDC Energy financials

Revenue TTM $3.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 43.03%
Gross profit TTM $2.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 13.08%
Return on equity TTM 42.08%
Profit margin 38.58%
Book value $35.81
Market capitalisation $6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

PDC Energy share dividends

11%

Dividend payout ratio: 11.25% of net profits

Recently PDC Energy has paid out, on average, around 11.25% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.24% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), PDC Energy shareholders could enjoy a 2.24% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In PDC Energy's case, that would currently equate to about $0.84 per share.

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

PDC Energy's most recent dividend payout was on 21 September 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 6 September 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

PDC Energy share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, PDC Energy's shares have ranged in value from as little as $40.2055 up to $88.7409. 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 PDC Energy's is 2.5745. This would suggest that PDC Energy's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

PDC Energy overview

PDC Energy, Inc. , an independent exploration and production company, acquires, explores for, develops, and produces crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids in the United States. The company's operations are primarily located in the Wattenberg Field in Colorado and the Delaware Basin in Texas. As of December 31, 2021, it owned interests in approximately 3,500 productive gross wells. The company was formerly known as Petroleum Development Corporation and changed its name to PDC Energy, Inc. in June 2012. PDC Energy, Inc.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of PDC Energy is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.271% of PDC Energy shares are held by insiders and 98.646% by institutions.
How many people work for PDC Energy?
Latest data suggests 535 work at PDC Energy.
When does the fiscal year end for PDC Energy?
PDC Energy's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is PDC Energy based?
PDC Energy's address is: 1775 Sherman Street, Denver, CO, United States, 80203
What is PDC Energy's ISIN number?
PDC Energy's international securities identification number is: US69327R1014
What is PDC Energy's CUSIP number?
PDC Energy's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 69327R101

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