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Royal Gold, Inc is a gold business based in the US. Royal Gold shares (RGLD) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Royal Gold employs 27 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$557.1 million.
|52-week range||USD$59.1638 - USD$146.8981|
|50-day moving average||USD$106.6056|
|200-day moving average||USD$116.429|
|Wall St. target price||USD$139.08|
|Dividend yield||USD$0.56 (0.53%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$3.87|
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Valuing Royal Gold stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Royal Gold's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Royal Gold'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, Royal Gold 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).
Royal Gold's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.41. 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 Royal Gold's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Royal Gold's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$435.7 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Royal Gold's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$557.1 million|
|Operating margin TTM||43.71%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$411.1 million|
|Return on assets TTM||5.72%|
|Return on equity TTM||10.9%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$6.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 1.3 million Royal Gold shares held short by investors – that's known as Royal Gold's "short interest". This figure is 7.1% up from 1.2 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Royal Gold shares can be evaluated.
Royal Gold's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Royal Gold shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Royal Gold shares traded daily (recently around 475628.51711027). Royal Gold's SIR currently stands at 2.63. In other words for every 100,000 Royal Gold shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2630 shares are currently held short.
However Royal Gold's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Royal Gold shares, or, against the total number of tradable Royal Gold shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Royal Gold's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Royal Gold shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0287% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Royal Gold shares, roughly 29 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 Royal Gold.
Find out more about how you can short Royal Gold stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 38.64% of net profits
Recently Royal Gold has paid out, on average, around 38.64% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.13% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Royal Gold shareholders could enjoy a 1.13% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Royal Gold's case, that would currently equate to about $0.56 per share.
While Royal Gold's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Royal Gold may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Royal Gold's most recent dividend payout was on 22 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 7 January 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Royal Gold's shares have ranged in value from as little as $59.1638 up to $146.8981. 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 Royal Gold's is 0.6633. This would suggest that Royal Gold's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Royal Gold, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, acquires and manages precious metal streams, royalties, and related interests. It focuses on acquiring stream and royalty interests or to finance projects that are in production or in development stage in exchange for stream or royalty interests, which primarily consists of gold, silver, copper, nickel, zinc, lead, cobalt, and molybdenum. As of June 30, 2020, the company owned interests in 187 properties on 5 continents, including interests on 41 producing mines and 16 development stage projects. Its stream and royalty interests on properties are located in the United States, Canada, Chile, the Dominican Republic, Australia, Mexico, and internationally. Royal Gold, Inc. was founded in 1981 and is based in Denver, Colorado.
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