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How to buy The Container Store Group stock

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The Container Store Group, Inc is a specialty retail business based in the US. The Container Store Group shares (TCS) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. The Container Store Group employs 4,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$916.7 million.

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  3. Search for The Container Store Group. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: TCS. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
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  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of The Container Store Group, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of The Container Store Group. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

The Container Store Group share price

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The Container Store Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-23.
52-week rangeUSD$1.6826 - USD$18.48
50-day moving average USD$13.6394
200-day moving average USD$9.2806
Wall St. target priceUSD$13
PE ratio 21.0383
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.732

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Is it a good time to buy The Container Store Group stock?

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Is The Container Store Group under- or over-valued?

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

The Container Store Group's P/E ratio

The Container Store Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 21x. In other words, The Container Store Group shares trade at around 21x 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 Container Store Group's PEG ratio

The Container Store Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.71. 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 Container Store Group'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 Container Store Group's EBITDA

The Container Store Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$106 million.

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

The Container Store Group financials

Revenue TTM USD$916.7 million
Operating margin TTM 8.1%
Gross profit TTM USD$533.5 million
Return on assets TTM 4.12%
Return on equity TTM 12.1%
Profit margin 3.9%
Book value $6.64
Market capitalisation USD$777.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting The Container Store Group shares

There are currently 4.0 million The Container Store Group shares held short by investors – that's known as The Container Store Group's "short interest". This figure is 13.3% down from 4.6 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting The Container Store Group shares can be evaluated.

The Container Store Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

The Container Store Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of The Container Store Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of The Container Store Group shares traded daily (recently around 970867.14975845). The Container Store Group's SIR currently stands at 4.14. In other words for every 100,000 The Container Store Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4140 shares are currently held short.

However The Container Store Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of The Container Store Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable The Container Store Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case The Container Store Group's short interest could be expressed as 0.08% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 The Container Store Group shares in existence, roughly 80 shares are currently held short) or 0.1937% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable The Container Store Group shares, roughly 194 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 Container Store Group.

Find out more about how you can short The Container Store Group stock.

The Container Store Group share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 26.92% of net profits

Recently The Container Store Group has paid out, on average, around 26.92% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), The Container Store Group shareholders could enjoy a 0% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In The Container Store Group's case, that would currently equate to about $N/A per share.

While The Container Store Group's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that The Container Store Group may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Have The Container Store Group's shares ever split?

The Container Store Group's shares were split on a 1:2 basis on 30 November 2004. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your The Container Store Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 100% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for The Container Store Group shares which in turn could have impacted The Container Store Group's share price.

The Container Store Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, The Container Store Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.6826 up to $18.48. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

TCS.US volatility(beta: 1.3)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 The Container Store Group's is 1.2951. This would suggest that The Container Store Group'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 Container Store Group overview

The Container Store Group, Inc. operates as a retailer of storage and organization products and solutions in the United States. It operates through two segments, The Container Store and Elfa. The company provides approximately 11,000 products designed to help customers. Its merchandise category includes Custom Closets, including elfa, Laren, and Avera branded products and installation services, as well as closet lifestyle department products; storage, long-term storage, and shelving; kitchen and trash; office, collections, and hooks; bath, travel, and laundry; gift packaging, seasonal, and impulse; and others. The company also designs, manufactures, and sells component-based shelving and drawer systems that are customizable for any area of the home, such as closets, kitchens, offices, and garages, as well as made-to-measure sliding doors. As of March 28, 2020, it operated 93 stores with an average size of approximately 25,000 square feet in 33 states and the District of Columbia. The company offers its products directly to customers through its website, responsive mobile site, and call center, as well as sells to various retailers and distributors, and on a wholesale basis. The Container Store Group, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Coppell, Texas.

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