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How to buy SP Plus Corporation stock

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SP Plus Corporation is a specialty business services business based in the US. SP Plus Corporation shares (SP) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. SP Plus Corporation employs 8,600 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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SP Plus Corporation share price

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SP Plus Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-23.
52-week range$15.29 - $36.71
50-day moving average $33.37
200-day moving average $28.91
Wall St. target price$40.33
PE ratio 17.1909
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.18

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Is SP Plus Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

SP Plus Corporation's P/E ratio

SP Plus Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 17x. In other words, SP Plus Corporation shares trade at around 17x 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.

SP Plus Corporation's PEG ratio

SP Plus Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.91. 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 SP Plus Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

SP Plus Corporation's EBITDA

SP Plus Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $51.3 million.

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

SP Plus Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $549 million
Operating margin TTM 4.01%
Gross profit TTM $128.6 million
Return on assets TTM 1.05%
Return on equity TTM -62.27%
Profit margin -31.48%
Book value $7.93
Market capitalisation $766.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting SP Plus Corporation shares

There are currently 321,103 SP Plus Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as SP Plus Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 26.9% down from 439,236 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting SP Plus Corporation shares can be evaluated.

SP Plus Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

SP Plus Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of SP Plus Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of SP Plus Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 133792.91666667). SP Plus Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.4. In other words for every 100,000 SP Plus Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2400 shares are currently held short.

However SP Plus Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of SP Plus Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable SP Plus Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case SP Plus Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 SP Plus Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.014% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable SP Plus Corporation shares, roughly 14 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 SP Plus Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short SP Plus Corporation stock.

SP Plus Corporation share dividends

We're not expecting SP Plus Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have SP Plus Corporation's shares ever split?

SP Plus Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 17 January 2008. 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 SP Plus Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for SP Plus Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted SP Plus Corporation's share price.

SP Plus Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, SP Plus Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $15.29 up to $36.71. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SP.US volatility(beta: 1.7)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 SP Plus Corporation's is 1.6999. This would suggest that SP Plus Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

SP Plus Corporation overview

SP Plus Corporation provides parking management, ground transportation, baggage, and other ancillary services in North America. The company operates through Commercial, Aviation, and Other segments. It provides on-site parking management, event logistics, baggage handling, remote airline check-in, security, and municipal meter revenue collection and enforcement services. The company also offers shuttle bus vehicles and drivers; ground transportation services; delivery of delayed luggage and baggage handling services; wheelchair assist services; baggage repair and replacement services; on-street parking meter collection and other forms of parking enforcement services; and valet services. In addition, it provides facility maintenance services, including power sweeping and washing, painting and general repairs, and cleaning and seasonal services; security services comprising training and hiring of security officers and patrol, as well as customized services and technology; and an online and mobile app consumer platform through parking. com website. Further, the company provides multi-platform marketing services, including SP+ branded websites that offer clients a platform for marketing their facilities, mobile apps, search marketing, email marketing, and social media campaigns.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of SP Plus Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.975% of SP Plus Corporation shares are held by insiders and 88.509% by institutions.
How many people work for SP Plus Corporation?
Latest data suggests 8,600 work at SP Plus Corporation.
When does the fiscal year end for SP Plus Corporation?
SP Plus Corporation's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is SP Plus Corporation based?
SP Plus Corporation's address is: 200 East Randolph Street, Chicago, IL, United States, 60601-7702
What is SP Plus Corporation's ISIN number?
SP Plus Corporation's international securities identification number is: US78469C1036
What is SP Plus Corporation's CUSIP number?
SP Plus Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 78469C103

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