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How to buy Perma-Fix Environmental Services stock

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Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc is a waste management business based in the US. Perma-Fix Environmental Services shares (PESI) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Perma-Fix Environmental Services employs 308 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$99.2 million.

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Perma-Fix Environmental Services share price

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Perma-Fix Environmental Services shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-23.
52-week rangeUSD$3.82 - USD$7.41
50-day moving average USD$6.4165
200-day moving average USD$6.6556
Wall St. target priceUSD$5
PE ratio 21.8447
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.309

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Is Perma-Fix Environmental Services under- or over-valued?

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

Perma-Fix Environmental Services's P/E ratio

Perma-Fix Environmental Services's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 22x. In other words, Perma-Fix Environmental Services shares trade at around 22x 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.

Perma-Fix Environmental Services's EBITDA

Perma-Fix Environmental Services's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$5.9 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Perma-Fix Environmental Services's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Perma-Fix Environmental Services financials

Revenue TTM USD$99.2 million
Operating margin TTM 4.41%
Gross profit TTM USD$15.9 million
Return on assets TTM 3.73%
Return on equity TTM 13.45%
Profit margin 3.83%
Book value $2.801
Market capitalisation USD$82 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Perma-Fix Environmental Services shares

There are currently 10,020 Perma-Fix Environmental Services shares held short by investors – that's known as Perma-Fix Environmental Services's "short interest". This figure is 48.2% down from 19,342 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Perma-Fix Environmental Services shares can be evaluated.

Perma-Fix Environmental Services's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Perma-Fix Environmental Services's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Perma-Fix Environmental Services shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Perma-Fix Environmental Services shares traded daily (recently around 27081.081081081). Perma-Fix Environmental Services's SIR currently stands at 0.37. In other words for every 100,000 Perma-Fix Environmental Services shares traded daily on the market, roughly 370 shares are currently held short.

However Perma-Fix Environmental Services's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Perma-Fix Environmental Services shares, or, against the total number of tradable Perma-Fix Environmental Services shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Perma-Fix Environmental Services's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Perma-Fix Environmental Services shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0013% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Perma-Fix Environmental Services shares, roughly 1 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 Perma-Fix Environmental Services.

Find out more about how you can short Perma-Fix Environmental Services stock.

Perma-Fix Environmental Services share dividends

We're not expecting Perma-Fix Environmental Services to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Perma-Fix Environmental Services's shares ever split?

Perma-Fix Environmental Services's shares were split on a 1:5 basis on 15 October 2013. So if you had owned 5 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Perma-Fix Environmental Services shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 400% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Perma-Fix Environmental Services shares which in turn could have impacted Perma-Fix Environmental Services's share price.

Perma-Fix Environmental Services share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Perma-Fix Environmental Services's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.82 up to $7.41. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PESI.US volatility(beta: 1.16)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 Perma-Fix Environmental Services's is 1.1649. This would suggest that Perma-Fix Environmental Services'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).

Perma-Fix Environmental Services overview

Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an environmental and technology know-how company in the United States. It operates in three segments: Treatment, Services, and Medical. The Treatment segment offers nuclear, low-level radioactive, mixed waste, hazardous and non-hazardous waste treatment, and processing and disposal services through treatment and storage facilities. This segment is also involved in the research and development activities to identify, develop, and implement waste processing techniques for problematic waste streams. The Services segment provides technical services, including professional radiological measurement and site survey of large government and commercial installations; integrated occupational safety and health services; and consulting, engineering, project and waste management, environmental, decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) field, technical, on-site waste management services, and management personnel and services. This segment also offers nuclear services, including technology-based services comprising engineering, D&D, specialty, construction, logistics, transportation, processing, and disposal; offers remediation of nuclear licensed and federal facilities, as well as cleanup of nuclear legacy sites; and owns an equipment calibration and maintenance laboratory that services, maintains, calibrates, and sources health physics, industrial hygiene, and customized nuclear, environmental, and occupational safety and health instrumentation, as well as laboratory for analysis of oil and gas industry solids and liquids. The Medical segment is involved in the research and development of medical isotope production technology. The company provides its services to research institutions, commercial companies, public utilities, and governmental agencies through direct sales to customers or through intermediaries. Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc. was founded in 1990 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

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