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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 2,312 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$552.3 million.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Powell Industries's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was USD$26.97, which is 25.33% down on its pre-crash value of USD$36.12 and 72.66% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$15.62.
If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Powell Industries shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$474.79 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$651.33.
|Latest market close||USD$26.97|
|52-week range||USD$15.1775 - USD$49.0144|
|50-day moving average||USD$25.5747|
|200-day moving average||USD$26.3754|
|Wall St. target price||USD$27|
|Dividend yield||USD$1.04 (3.74%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$1.726|
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|1 week (2020-11-20)||N/A|
|1 month (2020-10-30)||14.13%|
|3 months (2020-08-28)||N/A|
|6 months (2020-05-28)||N/A|
|1 year (2019-11-27)||N/A|
|2 years (2018-11-27)||N/A|
|3 years (2017-11-27)||N/A|
|5 years (2015-11-27)||N/A|
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 current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 16x. In other words, Powell Industries shares trade at around 16x 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.
Powell Industries's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$34.5 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Powell Industries's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$552.3 million|
|Operating margin TTM||4.34%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$87 million|
|Return on assets TTM||3.24%|
|Return on equity TTM||6.75%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$319.9 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 308,288 Powell Industries shares held short by investors – that's known as Powell Industries's "short interest". This figure is 64.8% up from 187,101 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) is the quantity of Powell Industries shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Powell Industries shares traded daily (recently around 39625.706940874). Powell Industries's SIR currently stands at 7.78. In other words for every 100,000 Powell Industries shares traded daily on the market, roughly 7780 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 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Powell Industries shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0616% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Powell Industries shares, roughly 62 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 Powell Industries.
Find out more about how you can short Powell Industries stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 89.66% of net profits
Recently Powell Industries has paid out, on average, around 89.66% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.74% 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 3.74% 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.
Powell Industries's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
Powell Industries's most recent dividend payout was on 16 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 17 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Powell Industries's shares have ranged in value from as little as $15.1775 up to $49.0144. 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 Powell Industries's is 1.314. 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, 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. 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. was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
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