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How to buy PriceSmart stock

Learn how to easily invest in PriceSmart stock.

PriceSmart 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 10,600 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $4.1 billion.

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PriceSmart stock price (NASDAQ: PSMT)

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PriceSmart shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-02-02.
Latest market close$74.40
52-week range$56.29 - $87.71
50-day moving average $67.17
200-day moving average $68.47
Wall St. target price$83.50
PE ratio 21.7015
Dividend yield $0.86 (1.2%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.45

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PriceSmart price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $74.4 from 2023-02-07

1 week (2023-02-01) -0.63%
1 month (2023-01-04) N/A
3 months (2022-11-07) 3.98%
6 months (2022-08-04) 16.30%
1 year (2022-02-08) 5.41%
2 years (2021-02-08) -26.38%
3 years (2020-02-07) 22.18%
5 years (2018-02-08) 76.157

Is PriceSmart stock undervalued or overvalued?

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 22x. In other words, PriceSmart shares trade at around 22x 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.

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

PriceSmart's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $247.2 million.

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

PriceSmart financials

Revenue TTM $4.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 4.28%
Gross profit TTM $681.1 million
Return on assets TTM 6.03%
Return on equity TTM 10.86%
Profit margin 2.58%
Book value $33.46
Market capitalisation $2.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

PriceSmart share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 24.93% of net profits

Recently PriceSmart has paid out, on average, around 24.93% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.2% 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 1.2% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In PriceSmart's case, that would currently equate to about $0.86 per share.

While PriceSmart's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that PriceSmart is investing more in its future growth.

PriceSmart's most recent dividend payout was on 30 August 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

PriceSmart share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, PriceSmart's shares have ranged in value from as little as $56.29 up to $87.7075. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PSMT.US volatility(beta: 0.82)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 PriceSmart's is 0.8158. This would suggest that PriceSmart's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

PriceSmart overview

PriceSmart, Inc. owns and operates U. S. style membership shopping warehouse clubs in the United States, Central America, the Caribbean, and Colombia. Its warehouse clubs sell locally and regionally sourced goods, essential goods, direct-from-farm fresh produce, private label consumer products, prepared foods, and fresh-baked goods under the brand name Member's Selection. The company also provides wellness programs, such as optical, pharmacy, and audiology. In addition, the company operates PriceSmart.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of PriceSmart is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 7.507% of PriceSmart shares are held by insiders and 91.287% by institutions.
How many people work for PriceSmart?
Latest data suggests 10,600 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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