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How to buy South Jersey Industries stock

Learn how to easily invest in South Jersey Industries stock.

South Jersey Industries Inc is an utilities-diversified business based in the US. South Jersey Industries shares (SJI) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. South Jersey Industries employs 1,167 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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South Jersey Industries stock price (NYSE: SJI)

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South Jersey Industries shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-25.
Latest market close$24.37
52-week range$20.39 - $27.91
50-day moving average $24.99
200-day moving average $24.80
Wall St. target price$28.78
PE ratio 34.893
Dividend yield $1.195 (5.09%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.70

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South Jersey Industries price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $24.37 from 2022-01-27

1 week (2022-01-21) -0.04%
1 month (2021-12-29) -5.87%
3 months (2021-10-29) 7.07%
6 months (2021-07-29) -4.13%
1 year (2021-01-29) 5.50%
2 years (2020-01-28) -24.27%
3 years (2019-01-28) 29.6
5 years (2017-01-27) 32.5

Is South Jersey Industries stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing South Jersey Industries stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of South Jersey Industries's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

South Jersey Industries's P/E ratio

South Jersey 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 35x. In other words, South Jersey Industries shares trade at around 35x 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.

South Jersey Industries's PEG ratio

South Jersey Industries's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.64. 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 South Jersey Industries's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

South Jersey Industries's EBITDA

South Jersey Industries's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $514.1 million.

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

South Jersey Industries financials

Revenue TTM $1.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 16.46%
Gross profit TTM $410.3 million
Return on assets TTM 2.84%
Return on equity TTM 4.35%
Profit margin 4.07%
Book value $16.26
Market capitalisation $2.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

South Jersey Industries share dividends

70%

Dividend payout ratio: 70.38% of net profits

Recently South Jersey Industries has paid out, on average, around 70.38% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.09% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), South Jersey Industries shareholders could enjoy a 5.09% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In South Jersey Industries's case, that would currently equate to about $1.195 per share.

South Jersey 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.

South Jersey Industries's most recent dividend payout was on 28 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 8 December 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have South Jersey Industries's shares ever split?

South Jersey Industries's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 7 May 2015. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your South Jersey Industries shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for South Jersey Industries shares which in turn could have impacted South Jersey Industries's share price.

South Jersey Industries share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, South Jersey Industries's shares have ranged in value from as little as $20.3868 up to $27.9137. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SJI.US volatility(beta: 0.92)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while South Jersey Industries's is 0.9245. This would suggest that South Jersey Industries's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

South Jersey Industries overview

South Jersey Industries, Inc. , through its subsidiaries, provides energy-related products and services. The company engages in the purchase, transmission, and sale of natural gas. It also sells natural gas and pipeline transportation capacity on a wholesale basis to residential, commercial, and industrial customers on the interstate pipeline system, as well as transports natural gas purchased directly from producers or suppliers to customers. As of December 31, 2020, the company had approximately 146. 7 miles of mains in the transmission system and 6,771 miles of mains in the distribution system; and served 404,886 residential, commercial, and industrial customers in southern New Jersey. In addition, it markets natural gas storage, commodity, and transportation assets on a wholesale basis for energy marketers, electric and gas utilities, power plants, and natural gas producers in the mid-Atlantic, Appalachian, and southern regions of the United States.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of South Jersey Industries is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.537% of South Jersey Industries shares are held by insiders and 90.265% by institutions.
How many people work for South Jersey Industries?
Latest data suggests 1,167 work at South Jersey Industries.
When does the fiscal year end for South Jersey Industries?
South Jersey Industries's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is South Jersey Industries based?
South Jersey Industries's address is: 1 South Jersey Plaza, Folsom, NJ, United States, 08037
What is South Jersey Industries's ISIN number?
South Jersey Industries's international securities identification number is: US8385181081
What is South Jersey Industries's CUSIP number?
South Jersey Industries's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 838518108

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