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SunOpta Inc is a packaged foods business based in the US. SunOpta shares (STKL) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. SunOpta employs 1,451 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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SunOpta stock price (NASDAQ: STKL)

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SunOpta shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-16.
Latest market close$8.01
52-week range$6.65 - $17.07
50-day moving average $9.04
200-day moving average $11.38
Wall St. target price$18.80
PE ratio 12.0354
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.68

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Is it a good time to buy SunOpta stock?

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SunOpta price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $8.01 from 2021-10-20

1 week (2021-10-14) -4.98%
1 month (2021-09-21) -8.67%
3 months (2021-07-21) -27.45%
6 months (2021-04-21) -42.87%
1 year (2020-10-21) 4.16%
2 years (2019-10-21) 437.58%
3 years (2018-10-19) 5.12%
5 years (2016-10-21) 23.42%

Is SunOpta under- or over-valued?

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

SunOpta's P/E ratio

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

SunOpta's PEG ratio

SunOpta's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 31.17. 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 SunOpta's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

SunOpta's EBITDA

SunOpta's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $50.2 million.

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

SunOpta financials

Revenue TTM $807.1 million
Operating margin TTM 2.28%
Gross profit TTM $111 million
Return on assets TTM 1.39%
Return on equity TTM -12.8%
Profit margin 9.16%
Book value $2.91
Market capitalisation $875.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting SunOpta shares

There are currently 1.2 million SunOpta shares held short by investors – that's known as SunOpta's "short interest". This figure is 11.6% up from 1.1 million last month.

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

SunOpta's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

SunOpta's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of SunOpta shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of SunOpta shares traded daily (recently around 578486.85446009). SunOpta's SIR currently stands at 2.13. In other words for every 100,000 SunOpta shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2130 shares are currently held short.

However SunOpta's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of SunOpta shares, or, against the total number of tradable SunOpta shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case SunOpta's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 SunOpta shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0131% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable SunOpta shares, roughly 13 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 SunOpta.

Find out more about how you can short SunOpta stock.

SunOpta share dividends

We're not expecting SunOpta to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

SunOpta share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, SunOpta's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.65 up to $17.065. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

STKL.US volatility(beta: 2.22)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 SunOpta's is 2.2181. This would suggest that SunOpta's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

SunOpta overview

SunOpta Inc. manufactures and sells plant-based and fruit-based food and beverage products to retail customers, foodservice distributors, branded food companies, and food manufacturers worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Plant-Based Foods and Beverages, and Fruit-Based Foods and Beverages. The Plant-Based Foods and Beverages segment provides plant-based beverages, and liquid and dry ingredients that utilizes almond, soy, coconut, oat, hemp, and other bases, as well as broths, teas, and nutritional beverages. This segment also packages dry- and oil-roasted in-shell sunflower and sunflower kernels, as well as corn-, soy-, and legume-based roasted snacks; and processes and sells raw sunflower inshell and kernel for food and feed applications. The Fruit-Based Foods and Beverages segment offers individually quick frozen (IQF) fruits, such as strawberries, blueberries, mangos, pineapples, blends, and other berries for retail; and IQF and bulk frozen fruits, including purées, fruit cups, and smoothies for foodservice, and custom fruit preparations for industrial use. This segment also provides fruit snacks comprising bars, twists, ropes, and bite-sized products.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of SunOpta is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 3.826% of SunOpta shares are held by insiders and 74.912% by institutions.
How many people work for SunOpta?
Latest data suggests 1,451 work at SunOpta.
When does the fiscal year end for SunOpta?
SunOpta's fiscal year ends in January.
Where is SunOpta based?
SunOpta's address is: 7301 Ohms Lane, Edina, MN, United States, 55439
What is SunOpta's ISIN number?
SunOpta's international securities identification number is: CA8676EP1086
What is SunOpta's CUSIP number?
SunOpta's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 852559103

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