PriceSmart, Inc is a discount stores business based in the US. PriceSmart shares (PSMT) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. PriceSmart employs 9,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
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PriceSmart shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$88.30|
|52-week range||$62.68 - $104.90|
|50-day moving average||$89.86|
|200-day moving average||$92.65|
|Wall St. target price||$103.00|
|Dividend yield||$0.7 (0.82%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$3.20|
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PriceSmart price performance over time
|1 week (2021-07-17)||N/A|
|1 month (2021-06-28)||-1.85%|
|3 months (2021-04-28)||4.61%|
|6 months (2021-01-24)||N/A|
|1 year (2020-07-24)||N/A|
|2 years (2019-07-24)||N/A|
|3 years (2018-07-24)||N/A|
|5 years (2016-07-24)||N/A|
Is PriceSmart under- or over-valued?
Valuing PriceSmart stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of PriceSmart's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
PriceSmart's P/E ratio
PriceSmart's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 27x. In other words, PriceSmart shares trade at around 27x recent earnings.
That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).
PriceSmart's PEG ratio
PriceSmart's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.94. 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 PriceSmart's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
PriceSmart's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $219.8 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a PriceSmart's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$3.5 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||4.41%|
|Gross profit TTM||$554.4 million|
|Return on assets TTM||6.05%|
|Return on equity TTM||11.5%|
|Market capitalisation||$2.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting PriceSmart shares
There are currently 439,352 PriceSmart shares held short by investors – that's known as PriceSmart's "short interest". This figure is 12.7% down from 503,374 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting PriceSmart shares can be evaluated.
PriceSmart's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
PriceSmart's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of PriceSmart shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of PriceSmart shares traded daily (recently around 84006.118546845). PriceSmart's SIR currently stands at 5.23. In other words for every 100,000 PriceSmart shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5230 shares are currently held short.
However PriceSmart's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of PriceSmart shares, or, against the total number of tradable PriceSmart shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case PriceSmart's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 PriceSmart shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0161% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable PriceSmart shares, roughly 16 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 PriceSmart.
Find out more about how you can short PriceSmart stock.
PriceSmart share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 32.81% of net profits
Recently PriceSmart has paid out, on average, around 32.81% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.8% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), PriceSmart shareholders could enjoy a 0.8% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In PriceSmart's case, that would currently equate to about $0.7 per share.
While PriceSmart's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that PriceSmart may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
PriceSmart's most recent dividend payout was on 30 August 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
PriceSmart share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, PriceSmart's shares have ranged in value from as little as $62.6753 up to $104.9. 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 PriceSmart's is 0.8297. This would suggest that PriceSmart's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
PriceSmart, Inc. owns and operates U. S. style membership shopping warehouse clubs in Central America, the Caribbean, and Colombia. Its warehouse clubs sell brand name and private label consumer products and provide services, such as optical and tires to individuals and businesses. As of February 03, 2021, the company operated 47 warehouse clubs in 12 countries and one U. S.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of PriceSmart is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 10.547% of PriceSmart shares are held by insiders and 90.702% by institutions. How many people work for PriceSmart?
Latest data suggests 9,500 work at PriceSmart. When does the fiscal year end for PriceSmart?
PriceSmart's fiscal year ends in August. Where is PriceSmart based?
PriceSmart's address is: 9740 Scranton Road, San Diego, CA, United States, 92121 What is PriceSmart's ISIN number?
PriceSmart's international securities identification number is: US7415111092 What is PriceSmart's CUSIP number?
PriceSmart's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 741511109
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