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TravelCenters of America Inc is a specialty retail business based in the US. TravelCenters of America shares (TA) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. TravelCenters of America employs 15,279 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$5.1 billion.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, TravelCenters of America's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was USD$31.58, which is 47.72% up on its pre-crash value of USD$16.51 and 473.14% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$5.51.
If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of TravelCenters of America shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$420.20 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$1,840.48.
|Latest market close||USD$31.58|
|52-week range||USD$5.51 - USD$35.08|
|50-day moving average||USD$27.6794|
|200-day moving average||USD$19.5569|
|Wall St. target price||USD$37|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$3.611|
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|1 week (2020-11-20)||N/A|
|1 month (2020-10-30)||32.69%|
|3 months (2020-08-28)||N/A|
|6 months (2020-05-28)||N/A|
|1 year (2019-11-27)||N/A|
|2 years (2018-11-27)||N/A|
|3 years (2017-11-27)||N/A|
|5 years (2015-11-27)||N/A|
Valuing TravelCenters of America stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of TravelCenters of America's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
TravelCenters of America'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, TravelCenters of America 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.
TravelCenters of America's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$194.7 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a TravelCenters of America's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$5.1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||1.94%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$511.4 million|
|Return on assets TTM||1.89%|
|Return on equity TTM||6.02%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$475.1 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 457,801 TravelCenters of America shares held short by investors – that's known as TravelCenters of America's "short interest". This figure is 19.6% down from 569,350 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting TravelCenters of America shares can be evaluated.
TravelCenters of America's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of TravelCenters of America shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of TravelCenters of America shares traded daily (recently around 184597.17741935). TravelCenters of America's SIR currently stands at 2.48. In other words for every 100,000 TravelCenters of America shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2480 shares are currently held short.
However TravelCenters of America's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of TravelCenters of America shares, or, against the total number of tradable TravelCenters of America shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case TravelCenters of America's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 TravelCenters of America shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0336% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable TravelCenters of America shares, roughly 34 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 TravelCenters of America.
Find out more about how you can short TravelCenters of America stock.
We're not expecting TravelCenters of America to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
TravelCenters of America's shares were split on a 1:5 basis on 1 August 2019. So if you had owned 5 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 TravelCenters of America shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 400% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for TravelCenters of America shares which in turn could have impacted TravelCenters of America's share price.
Over the last 12 months, TravelCenters of America's shares have ranged in value from as little as $5.51 up to $35.08. 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 TravelCenters of America's is 1.9216. This would suggest that TravelCenters of America's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
TravelCenters of America Inc. operates travel centers and standalone restaurants in the United States and Canada. Its travel centers offer a range of products and services, including diesel fuel and gasoline, as well as nonfuel products and services, such as truck repair and maintenance services, full service restaurants, quick service restaurants, and various customer amenities. As of October 28, 2020, it operated 270 locations in 44 states and Canada primarily under the TA, Petro Stopping Centers, and TA Express brands; and 650 full-service and quick-service restaurants and 10 proprietary brands, including Quaker Steak and Lube, Iron Skillet, and Country Pride. The company serves trucking fleets and their drivers, independent truck drivers, highway and local motorists, and casual diners. TravelCenters of America Inc. was founded in 1972 and is based in Westlake, Ohio.
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