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Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc is an aerospace & defense business based in the US. Smith-and-Wesson Brands shares (SWBI) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Smith-and-Wesson Brands employs 1,964 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
|52-week range||$6.79 - $22.22|
|50-day moving average||$17.97|
|200-day moving average||$17.46|
|Wall St. target price||$23.20|
|Dividend yield||$0.2 (1.12%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.26|
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Valuing Smith-and-Wesson Brands stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Smith-and-Wesson Brands's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Smith-and-Wesson Brands's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 72x. In other words, Smith-and-Wesson Brands shares trade at around 72x 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.
Smith-and-Wesson Brands's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $293.2 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Smith-and-Wesson Brands's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$1.1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||22.26%|
|Gross profit TTM||$234.7 million|
|Return on assets TTM||24.71%|
|Return on equity TTM||25.19%|
|Market capitalisation||$958.5 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 4.1 million Smith-and-Wesson Brands shares held short by investors – that's known as Smith-and-Wesson Brands's "short interest". This figure is 24% down from 5.4 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Smith-and-Wesson Brands shares can be evaluated.
Smith-and-Wesson Brands's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Smith-and-Wesson Brands shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Smith-and-Wesson Brands shares traded daily (recently around 2.1 million). Smith-and-Wesson Brands's SIR currently stands at 1.9. In other words for every 100,000 Smith-and-Wesson Brands shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1900 shares are currently held short.
However Smith-and-Wesson Brands's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Smith-and-Wesson Brands shares, or, against the total number of tradable Smith-and-Wesson Brands shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Smith-and-Wesson Brands's short interest could be expressed as 0.08% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Smith-and-Wesson Brands shares in existence, roughly 80 shares are currently held short) or 0.0775% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Smith-and-Wesson Brands shares, roughly 78 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 Smith-and-Wesson Brands.
Find out more about how you can short Smith-and-Wesson Brands stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 4.18% of net profits
Recently Smith-and-Wesson Brands has paid out, on average, around 4.18% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.12% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Smith-and-Wesson Brands shareholders could enjoy a 1.12% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Smith-and-Wesson Brands's case, that would currently equate to about $0.2 per share.
While Smith-and-Wesson Brands's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Smith-and-Wesson Brands is investing more in its future growth.
Smith-and-Wesson Brands's most recent dividend payout was on 30 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 15 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Smith-and-Wesson Brands's shares were split on a 1301:1000 basis on 24 August 2020. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1301 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Smith-and-Wesson Brands shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 23.1% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Smith-and-Wesson Brands shares which in turn could have impacted Smith-and-Wesson Brands's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Smith-and-Wesson Brands's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.7896 up to $22.2201. 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 Smith-and-Wesson Brands's is 0.7843. This would suggest that Smith-and-Wesson Brands's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells firearms worldwide. The company offers firearms products, such as revolvers and pistols; modern sporting rifles, bolt action rifles, and muzzleloaders; handcuffs; suppressors; and other firearm-related products under the Smith & Wesson, M&P, Performance Center, Thompson/Center Arms, and Gemtech brands. It also provides manufacturing services, which include forging, heat treating, rapid prototyping, tooling, finishing, plating, machining, and custom plastic injection molding to other businesses under the Smith & Wesson and Smith & Wesson Precision Components brands; and sells parts purchased through third parties. The company sells its products to gun enthusiasts, collectors, sportsmen, competitive shooters, hunters, individuals desiring home and personal protection, law enforcement, security agencies, officers, and military agencies. Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc. markets its products through independent dealers, retailers, in-store retails, and direct to consumers; print, broadcast, and digital advertising campaigns; social and electronic media; and in-store retail merchandising strategies.
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