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U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc is an oil & gas equipment & services business based in the US. U-SSilica shares (SLCA) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. U-SSilica employs 1,613 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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U-SSilica share price

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U-SSilica shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-23.
52-week range$1.29 - $15.38
50-day moving average $12.57
200-day moving average $8.07
Wall St. target price$11.60
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield $0.02 (0.18%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-3.57

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Is U-SSilica under- or over-valued?

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

U-SSilica's PEG ratio

U-SSilica's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.21. 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 U-SSilica's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

U-SSilica's EBITDA

U-SSilica's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $160.1 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a U-SSilica's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

U-SSilica financials

Revenue TTM $845.9 million
Operating margin TTM 0.37%
Gross profit TTM $271.1 million
Return on assets TTM 0.08%
Return on equity TTM -17.14%
Profit margin -13.49%
Book value $8.32
Market capitalisation $836.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting U-SSilica shares

There are currently 4.2 million U-SSilica shares held short by investors – that's known as U-SSilica's "short interest". This figure is 28% down from 5.8 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting U-SSilica shares can be evaluated.

U-SSilica's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

U-SSilica's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of U-SSilica shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of U-SSilica shares traded daily (recently around 1.3 million). U-SSilica's SIR currently stands at 3.26. In other words for every 100,000 U-SSilica shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3260 shares are currently held short.

However U-SSilica's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of U-SSilica shares, or, against the total number of tradable U-SSilica shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case U-SSilica's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 U-SSilica shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.0795% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable U-SSilica shares, roughly 80 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 U-SSilica.

Find out more about how you can short U-SSilica stock.

U-SSilica share dividends

We're not expecting U-SSilica to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

U-SSilica share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, U-SSilica's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.29 up to $15.3799. 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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while U-SSilica's is 3.3183. This would suggest that U-SSilica's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

U-SSilica overview

U. S. Silica Holdings, Inc. produces and sells commercial silica in the United States. It operates through two segments, Oil & Gas Proppants and Industrial & Specialty Products. The company offers whole grain commercial silica products to be used as fracturing sand in connection with oil and natural gas recovery, as well as sells its whole grain silica products in various size distributions, grain shapes, and chemical purity levels for manufacturing glass products. It also provides various grades of whole grain round silica to the foundry industry; ground silica and industrial minerals products for various products; and engineered performance materials made from diatomaceous earth (DE), clay, and perlite.

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