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The Buckle, Inc is an apparel retail business based in the US. The Buckle shares (BKE) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. The Buckle employs 2,800 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$853.4 million.
|52-week range||USD$10.7883 - USD$42.36|
|50-day moving average||USD$36.3258|
|200-day moving average||USD$27.2624|
|Wall St. target price||USD$14|
|Dividend yield||USD$0.6 (1.53%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$2.278|
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Valuing The Buckle stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of The Buckle's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
The Buckle'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, The Buckle 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.
The Buckle's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 48.3. 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 The Buckle's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
The Buckle's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$164.8 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a The Buckle's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$853.4 million|
|Operating margin TTM||16.79%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$499.5 million|
|Return on assets TTM||9.98%|
|Return on equity TTM||25.94%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$1.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 6.1 million The Buckle shares held short by investors – that's known as The Buckle's "short interest". This figure is 9% down from 6.7 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting The Buckle shares can be evaluated.
The Buckle's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of The Buckle shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of The Buckle shares traded daily (recently around 552404.64058235). The Buckle's SIR currently stands at 10.99. In other words for every 100,000 The Buckle shares traded daily on the market, roughly 10990 shares are currently held short.
However The Buckle's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of The Buckle shares, or, against the total number of tradable The Buckle shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case The Buckle's short interest could be expressed as 0.12% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 The Buckle shares in existence, roughly 120 shares are currently held short) or 0.2778% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable The Buckle shares, roughly 278 shares are currently held short).
A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against The Buckle.
Find out more about how you can short The Buckle stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 77.15% of net profits
Recently The Buckle has paid out, on average, around 77.15% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.08% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), The Buckle shareholders could enjoy a 3.08% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In The Buckle's case, that would currently equate to about $0.6 per share.
The Buckle'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.
The Buckle's most recent dividend payout was on 29 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 18 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
The Buckle's shares were split on a 10241:1000 basis on 13 January 2014. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 10241 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your The Buckle shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 90.2% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for The Buckle shares which in turn could have impacted The Buckle's share price.
Over the last 12 months, The Buckle's shares have ranged in value from as little as $10.7883 up to $42.36. 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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while The Buckle's is 1.1078. This would suggest that The Buckle's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
The Buckle, Inc. operates as a retailer of casual apparel, footwear, and accessories for young men and women in the United States. It markets a selection of brand name casual apparel, including denims, other casual bottoms, tops, sportswear, outerwear, accessories, and footwear, as well as private label merchandise primarily comprising BKE, Buckle Black, BKE Boutique, Red by BKE, Daytrip denim, Gimmicks, Gilded Intent, FITZ + EDDI, Outpost Makers, Departwest, and Veece. The company also provides services, such as hemming, gift-wrapping, layaways, guest loyalty program, the Buckle private label credit card, and personalized stylist services, as well as special order system that allows stores to obtain requested merchandise from other company stores or its online order fulfillment center. As of February 02-2019, it operated 450 retail stores in 42 states under the Buckle and The Buckle names. The Buckle, Inc. also sells its products through its Website, buckle.com. The company was formerly known as Mills Clothing, Inc. and changed its name to The Buckle, Inc. in April 1991. The Buckle, Inc. was founded in 1948 and is headquartered in Kearney, Nebraska.
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