How to buy Polaris stock - 06 March

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How to buy Polaris stock

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Polaris Inc is a recreational vehicles business based in the US. Polaris shares (PII) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Polaris employs 15,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$7.1 billion.

How to buy shares in Polaris

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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 Polaris. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: PII. 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 Polaris 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. 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 Polaris, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Polaris. 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.

Polaris share price

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Polaris shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-02.
52-week rangeUSD$39.6795 - USD$128.3304
50-day moving average USD$117.9665
200-day moving average USD$101.8562
Wall St. target priceUSD$135.93
PE ratio 61.7538
Dividend yield USD$2.48 (1.99%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.99

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Is it a good time to buy Polaris stock?

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Is Polaris under- or over-valued?

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

Polaris's P/E ratio

Polaris's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 62x. In other words, Polaris shares trade at around 62x 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.

Polaris's PEG ratio

Polaris's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.1549. 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 Polaris's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Polaris's EBITDA

Polaris's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$852.2 million.

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

Polaris financials

Revenue TTM USD$7.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 8.32%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 8.16%
Return on equity TTM 11.09%
Profit margin 1.76%
Book value $18.489
Market capitalisation USD$7.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Polaris shares

There are currently 1.8 million Polaris shares held short by investors – that's known as Polaris's "short interest". This figure is 16% up from 1.6 million last month.

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

Polaris's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Polaris's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Polaris shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Polaris shares traded daily (recently around 924536.5). Polaris's SIR currently stands at 2. In other words for every 100,000 Polaris shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2000 shares are currently held short.

However Polaris's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Polaris shares, or, against the total number of tradable Polaris shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Polaris's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Polaris shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0353% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Polaris shares, roughly 35 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 Polaris.

Find out more about how you can short Polaris stock.

Polaris's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Polaris.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Polaris's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 11.44

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Polaris's overall score of 11.44 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Polaris is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Polaris's environmental score

Environmental score: 4.21/100

Polaris's social score

Social score: 5.82/100

Polaris's governance score

Governance score: 4.83/100

Polaris's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Polaris scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Polaris has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Polaris Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 11.44
Total ESG percentile 3.3
Environmental score 4.21
Social score 5.82
Governance score 4.83
Level of controversy 2

Polaris share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 32.3% of net profits

Recently Polaris has paid out, on average, around 32.3% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.03% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Polaris shareholders could enjoy a 2.03% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Polaris's case, that would currently equate to about $2.48 per share.

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

Polaris's most recent dividend payout was on 15 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 26 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Polaris's shares ever split?

Polaris's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 13 September 2011. 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 Polaris shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Polaris shares which in turn could have impacted Polaris's share price.

Polaris share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Polaris's shares have ranged in value from as little as $39.6795 up to $128.3304. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PII.US volatility(beta: 2.02)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 Polaris's is 2.016. This would suggest that Polaris's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Polaris overview

Polaris Inc. designs, engineers, manufactures, and markets power sports vehicles worldwide. It operates in five segments: ORV/Snowmobiles, Motorcycles, Global Adjacent Markets, Aftermarket, and Boats. The company offers off-road vehicles (ORVs), including all-terrain vehicles and side-by-side vehicles; snowmobiles and snow bikes conversion kit systems; motorcycles; and low emission, light duty hauling, passenger, and industrial vehicles. It also produces replacement parts and accessories comprising winches, bumper/brushguards, plows, racks, wheels and tires, pull-behinds, cab systems, lighting and audio systems, cargo box accessories, tracks, and oil for ORVs; snowmobile accessories, which comprise covers, traction products, electric starters, reverse kits, tracks, bags, windshields, oil, and lubricants; and motorcycle accessories, including e saddle bags, handlebars, backrests, exhausts, windshields, seats, oil, and various chrome accessories. In addition, the company offers gear and apparel, such as helmets, jackets, gloves, pants, hats, goggles, boots, bibs, and leathers; off-road Jeep and truck accessories; and pontoon and deck boats. The company provides its products through dealers and distributors, and online; and aftermarket parts and accessories through 95 brick-and-mortar retail centers, call centers, and e-commerce sites. The company was formerly known as Polaris Industries Inc. Polaris Inc. was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in Medina, Minnesota.

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