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Powell Industries Inc is an electrical equipment & parts business based in the US. Powell Industries shares (POWL) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Powell Industries employs 1,997 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Powell Industries stock price (NASDAQ: POWL)

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Powell Industries shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-17.
Latest market close$26.76
52-week range$22.50 - $36.65
50-day moving average $25.20
200-day moving average $30.34
Wall St. target price$27.00
PE ratio 892
Dividend yield $1.04 (3.93%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.03

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Is it a good time to buy Powell Industries stock?

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Powell Industries price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $26.76 from 2021-10-15

1 week (2021-10-08) 3.08%
1 month (2021-09-17) 15.10%
3 months (2021-07-16) -8.32%
6 months (2021-04-16) -24.21%
1 year (2020-10-16) 3.48%
2 years (2019-10-17) -30.37%
3 years (2018-10-17) 32.14
5 years (2016-10-17) 37.38

Is Powell Industries under- or over-valued?

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

Powell Industries's P/E ratio

Powell Industries's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 892x. In other words, Powell Industries shares trade at around 892x 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.

Powell Industries's EBITDA

Powell Industries's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $11.7 million.

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

Powell Industries financials

Revenue TTM $455.8 million
Operating margin TTM 0.25%
Gross profit TTM $94.6 million
Return on assets TTM 0.16%
Return on equity TTM 0.12%
Profit margin 0.08%
Book value $25.91
Market capitalisation $312.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Powell Industries shares

There are currently 269,399 Powell Industries shares held short by investors – that's known as Powell Industries's "short interest". This figure is 22.6% up from 219,715 last month.

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

Powell Industries's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Powell Industries's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Powell Industries shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Powell Industries shares traded daily (recently around 71081.530343008). Powell Industries's SIR currently stands at 3.79. In other words for every 100,000 Powell Industries shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3790 shares are currently held short.

However Powell Industries's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Powell Industries shares, or, against the total number of tradable Powell Industries shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Powell Industries's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Powell Industries shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0299% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Powell Industries shares, roughly 30 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 Powell Industries.

Find out more about how you can short Powell Industries stock.

Powell Industries share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 34.67% of net profits

Recently Powell Industries has paid out, on average, around 34.67% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.89% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Powell Industries shareholders could enjoy a 3.89% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Powell Industries's case, that would currently equate to about $1.04 per share.

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

Powell Industries's most recent dividend payout was on 14 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 16 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Powell Industries share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Powell Industries's shares have ranged in value from as little as $22.5049 up to $36.6542. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

POWL.US volatility(beta: 1.25)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 Powell Industries's is 1.2534. This would suggest that Powell Industries's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Powell Industries overview

Powell Industries, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, sells, and services custom-engineered equipment and systems for the distribution, control, and monitoring of electrical energy. The company's principal products include integrated power control room substations, custom-engineered modules, electrical houses, medium-voltage circuit breakers, monitoring and control communications systems, motor control centers, and bus duct systems, as well as traditional and arc-resistant distribution switchgears and control gears. Its products have application in voltages ranging from 480 volts to 38,000 volts; and are used in oil and gas refining, offshore oil and gas production, petrochemical, liquid natural gas terminals, pipeline, terminal, mining and metals, light rail traction power, electric utility, pulp and paper, and other heavy industrial markets. It also provides value-added services, such as spare parts, field service inspection, installation, commissioning, modification and repair, retrofit and retrofill components for existing systems, and replacement circuit breakers for switchgear. The company has operations in the United States, Canada, the Middle East, Africa, the Far East, Europe, Mexico, and Central and South America. Powell Industries, Inc.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Powell Industries is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 23.41% of Powell Industries shares are held by insiders and 92.391% by institutions.
How many people work for Powell Industries?
Latest data suggests 1,997 work at Powell Industries.
When does the fiscal year end for Powell Industries?
Powell Industries's fiscal year ends in September.
Where is Powell Industries based?
Powell Industries's address is: 8550 Mosley Road, Houston, TX, United States, 77075-1180
What is Powell Industries's ISIN number?
Powell Industries's international securities identification number is: US7391281067
What is Powell Industries's CUSIP number?
Powell Industries's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 739128106

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