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PICO Holdings, Inc is an utilities-regulated water business based in the US. PICO shares (PICO) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. PICO employs 14 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$16.5 million.
|Latest market close||USD$8.93|
|52-week range||USD$6.405 - USD$11.41|
|50-day moving average||USD$8.8086|
|200-day moving average||USD$8.6644|
|Wall St. target price||USD$31|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$0.231|
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|1 week (2021-01-11)||N/A|
|1 month (2020-12-22)||1.48%|
|3 months (2020-10-18)||N/A|
|6 months (2020-07-18)||N/A|
|1 year (2020-01-18)||N/A|
|2 years (2019-01-18)||N/A|
|3 years (2018-01-18)||N/A|
|5 years (2016-01-18)||N/A|
Valuing PICO stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of PICO's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
PICO's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 38x. In other words, PICO shares trade at around 38x 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.
PICO's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$5.5 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a PICO's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$16.5 million|
|Operating margin TTM||33.42%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$20.9 million|
|Return on assets TTM||1.97%|
|Return on equity TTM||2.6%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$165.6 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 301,814 PICO shares held short by investors – that's known as PICO's "short interest". This figure is 0.9% down from 304,520 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting PICO shares can be evaluated.
PICO's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of PICO shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of PICO shares traded daily (recently around 44779.525222552). PICO's SIR currently stands at 6.74. In other words for every 100,000 PICO shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6740 shares are currently held short.
However PICO's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of PICO shares, or, against the total number of tradable PICO shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case PICO's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 PICO shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0216% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable PICO shares, roughly 22 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 PICO.
Find out more about how you can short PICO stock.
We're not expecting PICO to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
PICO's shares were split on a 1:5 basis on 17 December 1998. 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 PICO shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 400% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for PICO shares which in turn could have impacted PICO's share price.
Over the last 12 months, PICO's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.405 up to $11.41. 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 PICO's is 0.9958. This would suggest that PICO's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
PICO Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the water resource and water storage activities in the southwestern United States. It engages in selling its water rights and storage credits in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, and New Mexico. The Company sells its water rights to real estate developers, power generating facilities, or other commercial and industrial users, as well as to water utilities, municipalities, and other government agencies; and sells its stored water to state agencies, commercial developers, or municipalities for their commercial projects or communities. It also leases and sells water assets and land. PICO Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1981 and is based in Carson City, Nevada.
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