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Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc is a steel business based in the US. Universal Stainless-and-Alloy Products shares (USAP) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.
|52-week range||USD$5.2 - USD$12.39|
|50-day moving average||USD$8.3303|
|200-day moving average||USD$7.0059|
|Wall St. target price||USD$9|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$0.182|
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Valuing Universal Stainless-and-Alloy Products stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Universal Stainless-and-Alloy Products's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Universal Stainless-and-Alloy Products's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 45x. In other words, Universal Stainless-and-Alloy Products shares trade at around 45x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Universal Stainless-and-Alloy Products's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 19.55. 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 Universal Stainless-and-Alloy Products's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Universal Stainless-and-Alloy Products's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$8.3 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Universal Stainless-and-Alloy Products's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$179.7 million|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$10.5 million|
|Return on assets TTM||-1.71%|
|Return on equity TTM||-8.13%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$92.2 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 10,980 Universal Stainless-and-Alloy Products shares held short by investors – that's known as Universal Stainless-and-Alloy Products's "short interest". This figure is 51.1% up from 7,267 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Universal Stainless-and-Alloy Products shares can be evaluated.
Universal Stainless-and-Alloy Products's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Universal Stainless-and-Alloy Products shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Universal Stainless-and-Alloy Products shares traded daily (recently around 61000). Universal Stainless-and-Alloy Products's SIR currently stands at 0.18. In other words for every 100,000 Universal Stainless-and-Alloy Products shares traded daily on the market, roughly 180 shares are currently held short.
However Universal Stainless-and-Alloy Products's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Universal Stainless-and-Alloy Products shares, or, against the total number of tradable Universal Stainless-and-Alloy Products shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Universal Stainless-and-Alloy Products's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Universal Stainless-and-Alloy Products shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0013% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Universal Stainless-and-Alloy Products shares, roughly 1 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 Universal Stainless-and-Alloy Products.
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We're not expecting Universal Stainless-and-Alloy Products to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Over the last 12 months, Universal Stainless-and-Alloy Products's shares have ranged in value from as little as $5.2 up to $12.39. 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 Universal Stainless-and-Alloy Products's is 1.675. This would suggest that Universal Stainless-and-Alloy Products's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets semi-finished and finished specialty steel products in the United States and internationally. Its products include stainless steel, nickel alloys, tool steel, and various other alloyed steels. The company offers semi-finished and finished long products in the form of ingots, blooms, billets, and bars; flat rolled products, such as slabs and plates; and customized shapes primarily for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), which are cold rolled from purchased coiled strip, flat bar, or extruded bar. Its semi-finished long products are primarily used to produce rods; and finished bar products that are principally used by OEMs and by service center customers for distribution to various end users. The company also offers conversion services on materials supplied by its customers. Its products are used in aerospace, power generation, oil and gas, heavy equipment, general, and automotive industries, as well as in the manufacturing of equipment for food handling, health and medical, chemical processing, and pollution control; and manufacturing of metals, plastics, paper and aluminum extrusions, pharmaceuticals, electronics, and optics. The company sells its products to service centers, forgers, rerollers, and OEMs. Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania.
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