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The Middleby Corporation is a specialty industrial machinery business based in the US. The Middleby Corporation shares (MIDD) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. The Middleby Corporation employs 9,778 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.6 billion.

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The Middleby Corporation share price

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The Middleby Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-31.
Latest market closeUSD$131.86
52-week rangeUSD$41.73 - USD$149.39
50-day moving average USD$134.0403
200-day moving average USD$103.1522
Wall St. target priceUSD$138
PE ratio 27.0691
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$4.787

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Is it a good time to buy The Middleby Corporation stock?

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The Middleby Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $131.86 from 2020-12-18

1 week (2021-01-07) -3.11%
1 month (2020-12-17) -0.54%
3 months (2020-10-15) 28.26%
6 months (2020-07-15) 58.66%
1 year (2020-01-15) 21.14%
2 years (2019-01-15) 18.49%
3 years (2018-01-13) N/A
5 years (2016-01-15) 44.35%

Is The Middleby Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

The Middleby Corporation's P/E ratio

The Middleby 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 27x. In other words, The Middleby Corporation shares trade at around 27x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).

The Middleby Corporation's PEG ratio

The Middleby Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.1643. 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 Middleby 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.

The Middleby Corporation's EBITDA

The Middleby Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$516.6 million.

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

The Middleby Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$2.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 15.9%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.14%
Return on equity TTM 13.61%
Profit margin 10.28%
Book value $36.526
Market capitalisation USD$7.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting The Middleby Corporation shares

There are currently 9.0 million The Middleby Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as The Middleby Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 12.7% down from 10.4 million last month.

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

The Middleby Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

The Middleby Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of The Middleby Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of The Middleby Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 702021.44522145). The Middleby Corporation's SIR currently stands at 12.87. In other words for every 100,000 The Middleby Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 12870 shares are currently held short.

However The Middleby Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of The Middleby Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable The Middleby Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case The Middleby Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.16% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 The Middleby Corporation shares in existence, roughly 160 shares are currently held short) or 0.1835% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable The Middleby Corporation shares, roughly 184 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 Middleby Corporation.

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The Middleby Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like The Middleby Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

The Middleby Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 35.51

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and The Middleby Corporation's overall score of 35.51 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 69th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like The Middleby Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

The Middleby Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 11.61/100

The Middleby Corporation's environmental score of 11.61 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that The Middleby Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

The Middleby Corporation's social score

Social score: 16.25/100

The Middleby Corporation's social score of 16.25 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that The Middleby Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

The Middleby Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 8.65/100

The Middleby Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that The Middleby Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

The Middleby Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. The Middleby Corporation scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that The Middleby Corporation has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

The Middleby Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 35.51
Total ESG percentile 69.22
Environmental score 11.61
Environmental score percentile 3
Social score 16.25
Social score percentile 3
Governance score 8.65
Governance score percentile 3
Level of controversy 2

The Middleby Corporation share dividends

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

Have The Middleby Corporation's shares ever split?

The Middleby Corporation's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 27 June 2014. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your The Middleby Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for The Middleby Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted The Middleby Corporation's share price.

The Middleby Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, The Middleby Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $41.73 up to $149.39. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MIDD.US volatility(beta: 1.79)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 The Middleby Corporation's is 1.789. This would suggest that The Middleby 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).

The Middleby Corporation overview

The Middleby Corporation designs, manufactures, markets, distributes, and services a range of foodservice, food processing, and residential kitchen equipment in the United States, Canada, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. Its Commercial Foodservice Equipment Group segment offers conveyor, combi, convection, baking, proofing, deck, speed cooking, and hydrovection ovens; ranges, fryers, rethermalizers; steam cooking, food warming, catering, induction cooking, countertop cooking, and kitchen ventilation equipment; heated cabinets, charbroilers, ventless cooking systems, toasters, griddles, charcoal grills, professional mixers, stainless steel fabrication, custom millwork, professional refrigerators, blast chillers, cold rooms, ice machines, freezers; and soft serve ice cream, coffee and beverage dispensing, and home and professional craft brewing equipment for quick and full-service restaurants, convenience stores, retail outlets, hotels, and other institutions. The company's Food Processing Equipment Group segment provides batch, baking, proofing, conveyor belt, and continuous processing ovens; frying and automated thermal processing systems; grinders, slicers, reduction and emulsion systems, mixers, blenders; battering, breading, and seeding equipment; water cutting systems, food presses, food suspension equipment, filling and depositing solutions, and forming equipment; and food safety, food handling, freezing, and defrosting and packaging equipment for customers producing hot dog, dinner sausage, poultry, and lunchmeat, as well as muffin, cookie, and bread products. Its Residential Kitchen Equipment Group segment offers kitchen equipment comprising cookers, stoves, dishwashers, microwaves, cooktops, wine coolers, ice machines, and ventilation and outdoor equipment. The company was formerly known as Middleby Marshall Oven Company and changed its name to The Middleby Corporation in 1985. The company was founded in 1888 and is based in Elgin, Illinois.

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