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Verso Corporation is a paper & paper products business based in the US. Verso Corporation shares (VRS) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Verso Corporation employs 3,700 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.6 billion.
|Latest market close||USD$11.82|
|52-week range||USD$7.36 - USD$15.056|
|50-day moving average||USD$9.304|
|200-day moving average||USD$11.4522|
|Wall St. target price||USD$20.75|
|Dividend yield||USD$0.4 (3.55%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$3.739|
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|1 week (2021-01-05)||-2.96%|
|1 month (2020-12-12)||N/A|
|3 months (2020-10-12)||46.83%|
|6 months (2020-07-12)||N/A|
|1 year (2020-01-12)||N/A|
|2 years (2019-01-12)||N/A|
|3 years (2018-01-12)||16.94|
|5 years (2016-01-12)||60,827.84%|
Valuing Verso Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Verso Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Verso 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 3x. In other words, Verso Corporation shares trade at around 3x 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.
Verso Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$57 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Verso Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$1.6 billion|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$328 million|
|Return on assets TTM||-1.45%|
|Return on equity TTM||16.44%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$391.4 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 1.3 million Verso Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Verso Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 38.5% up from 912,911 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Verso Corporation shares can be evaluated.
Verso Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Verso Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Verso Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 359271.02272727). Verso Corporation's SIR currently stands at 3.52. In other words for every 100,000 Verso Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3520 shares are currently held short.
However Verso Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Verso Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Verso Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Verso Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Verso Corporation shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0377% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Verso Corporation shares, roughly 38 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 Verso Corporation.
Find out more about how you can short Verso Corporation stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 94.23% of net profits
Recently Verso Corporation has paid out, on average, around 94.23% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.55% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Verso Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 3.55% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Verso Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.4 per share.
Verso Corporation's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
Verso Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 29 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 17 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Verso Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.36 up to $15.056. 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 Verso Corporation's is 2.1639. This would suggest that Verso Corporation's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.
Verso Corporation produces and sells coated papers in North America. It operates through two segments, Paper and Pulp. The company offers coated freesheet and coated groundwood, specialty, packaging, inkjet and digital, supercalendered, and uncoated freesheet papers; and bleached and unbleached market kraft pulp to manufacture printing, writing, and tissue products. Its paper products are used primarily in media and marketing applications, including catalogs, magazines, and commercial printing applications, such as high-end advertising brochures, annual reports, and direct-mail advertising; and specialty applications comprising flexible packaging, and label and converting. The company was formerly known as Verso Paper Corp. and changed its name to Verso Corporation in January 2015. Verso Corporation was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Miamisburg, Ohio.
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