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The Children's Place, Inc is an apparel retail business based in the US. The Childrens Place shares (PLCE) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. The Childrens Place employs 3,900 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.7 billion.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, The Childrens Place's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was USD$24.92, which is 63.98% down on its pre-crash value of USD$69.18 and 169.41% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$9.25.
If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of The Childrens Place shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$272.96 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$395.48.
|Latest market close||USD$24.92|
|52-week range||USD$9.25 - USD$88.47|
|50-day moving average||USD$26.8437|
|200-day moving average||USD$30.6719|
|Wall St. target price||USD$26.89|
|Dividend yield||USD$2.24 (7.99%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$4.68|
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|1 week (2020-10-21)||-3.07%|
|1 month (2020-10-01)||-16.09%|
|3 months (2020-07-29)||-6.91%|
|6 months (2020-04-29)||-20.61%|
|1 year (2019-10-29)||-69.37%|
|2 years (2018-10-29)||-83.56%|
|3 years (2017-10-27)||-77.34%|
|5 years (2015-10-29)||-53.19%|
Valuing The Childrens Place stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of The Childrens Place's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
The Childrens Place's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 7x. In other words, The Childrens Place shares trade at around 7x 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 Childrens Place's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.79. 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 Childrens Place'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 Childrens Place's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$98.5 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a The Childrens Place's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$1.7 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||1.57%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$655.3 million|
|Return on assets TTM||1.32%|
|Return on equity TTM||-60.6%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$360.8 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 6.2 million The Childrens Place shares held short by investors – that's known as The Childrens Place's "short interest". This figure is 5% down from 6.5 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting The Childrens Place shares can be evaluated.
The Childrens Place's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of The Childrens Place shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of The Childrens Place shares traded daily (recently around 1.5 million). The Childrens Place's SIR currently stands at 4.22. In other words for every 100,000 The Childrens Place shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4220 shares are currently held short.
However The Childrens Place's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of The Childrens Place shares, or, against the total number of tradable The Childrens Place shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case The Childrens Place's short interest could be expressed as 0.42% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 The Childrens Place shares in existence, roughly 420 shares are currently held short) or 0.7757% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable The Childrens Place shares, roughly 776 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 The Childrens Place.
Find out more about how you can short The Childrens Place stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 9.59% of net profits
Recently The Childrens Place has paid out, on average, around 9.59% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 7.99% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), The Childrens Place shareholders could enjoy a 7.99% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In The Childrens Place's case, that would currently equate to about $2.24 per share.
While The Childrens Place's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that The Childrens Place is investing more in its future growth.
The Childrens Place's most recent dividend payout was on 27 December 2019. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 December 2019 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, The Childrens Place's shares have ranged in value from as little as $9.25 up to $88.47. 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 The Childrens Place's is 1.6128. This would suggest that The Childrens Place's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
The Children's Place, Inc. operates as a children's specialty apparel retailer. The company operates through two segments, The Children's Place U.S. and The Children's Place International. It sells apparel, footwear, accessories, and other items for children; and designs, contracts to manufacture, and sells merchandise under the proprietary The Children's Place, Place, Baby Place, Gymboree brand names. As of February 1, 2020, the company operated 795 stores in the United States, 121 stores in Canada, and 8 stores in Puerto Rico; and 266 international points of distribution operated by its eight international partners in 19 countries. It also sells its products through childrensplace.com, an online store. The company was formerly known as The Children's Place Retail Stores, Inc. and changed its name to The Children's Place, Inc. in June 2014. The Children's Place, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Secaucus, New Jersey.
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