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Pitney Bowes Inc is a business equipment & supplies business based in the US. Pitney Bowes shares (PBI) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Pitney Bowes employs 11,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$3.3 billion.

How to buy shares in Pitney Bowes

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Pitney Bowes. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: PBI. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Pitney Bowes reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$6.1, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Pitney Bowes, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Pitney Bowes. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Pitney Bowes share price

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Pitney Bowes shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market closeUSD$6.1
52-week rangeUSD$1.67 - USD$7.16
50-day moving average USD$5.5477
200-day moving average USD$3.815
Wall St. target priceUSD$5.83
PE ratio 9.6087
Dividend yield USD$0.2 (3.28%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.274

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Is it a good time to buy Pitney Bowes stock?

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Pitney Bowes price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $6.1 from 2020-10-16

1 week (2021-01-09) N/A
1 month (2020-12-17) 10.51%
3 months (2020-10-20) -16.78%
6 months (2020-07-20) 130.19%
1 year (2020-01-17) 42.86%
2 years (2019-01-17) -16.32%
3 years (2018-01-17) 12.95
5 years (2016-01-16) N/A

Is Pitney Bowes under- or over-valued?

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

Pitney Bowes's P/E ratio

Pitney Bowes's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 10x. In other words, Pitney Bowes shares trade at around 10x 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.

Pitney Bowes's PEG ratio

Pitney Bowes's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.06. 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 Pitney Bowes's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Pitney Bowes's EBITDA

Pitney Bowes's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$337.2 million.

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

Pitney Bowes financials

Revenue TTM USD$3.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 5.35%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 2%
Return on equity TTM -421.24%
Profit margin -1.18%
Book value $0.26
Market capitalisation USD$1.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Pitney Bowes shares

There are currently 18.9 million Pitney Bowes shares held short by investors – that's known as Pitney Bowes's "short interest". This figure is 19.5% down from 23.4 million last month.

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

Pitney Bowes's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Pitney Bowes's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Pitney Bowes shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Pitney Bowes shares traded daily (recently around 2.4 million). Pitney Bowes's SIR currently stands at 8.01. In other words for every 100,000 Pitney Bowes shares traded daily on the market, roughly 8010 shares are currently held short.

However Pitney Bowes's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Pitney Bowes shares, or, against the total number of tradable Pitney Bowes shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Pitney Bowes's short interest could be expressed as 0.11% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Pitney Bowes shares in existence, roughly 110 shares are currently held short) or 0.1463% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Pitney Bowes shares, roughly 146 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 Pitney Bowes.

Find out more about how you can short Pitney Bowes stock.

Pitney Bowes share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 42.55% of net profits

Recently Pitney Bowes has paid out, on average, around 42.55% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.28% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Pitney Bowes shareholders could enjoy a 3.28% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Pitney Bowes's case, that would currently equate to about $0.2 per share.

While Pitney Bowes's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Pitney Bowes may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Pitney Bowes's most recent dividend payout was on 9 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 20 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Pitney Bowes's shares ever split?

Pitney Bowes's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 20 January 1998. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Pitney Bowes shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Pitney Bowes shares which in turn could have impacted Pitney Bowes's share price.

Pitney Bowes share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Pitney Bowes's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.67 up to $7.16. 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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Pitney Bowes's is 3.0127. This would suggest that Pitney Bowes's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Pitney Bowes overview

Pitney Bowes Inc., a technology company, provides commerce solutions in the United States and internationally. The company operates through Global Ecommerce, Presort Services and SendTech Solutions segments. The Global Ecommerce segment provides products and services for domestic retail and e-commerce shipping solutions, including fulfillment and returns, and cross-border e-commerce transactions. The Presort Services segment offers mail sortation services, which allow clients to qualify volumes of first class mail, marketing mail, and bound and packet mail for postal work sharing discounts. The SendTech Solutions segment provides sending technology solutions for physical and digital mailing, shipping, supplies, and other applications for sending, tracking, and receiving of letters and packages. Pitney Bowes Inc. markets its products, solutions, and services direct and inside salesforce, global and regional partner channels, direct mailings, and Web-based offerings. The company was formerly known as Pitney Bowes Postage Meter Company. Pitney Bowes Inc. was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.

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