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Vertex Energy, Inc is an oil & gas refining & marketing business based in the US. Vertex Energy shares (VTNR) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Vertex Energy employs 215 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$137.5 million.
|52-week range||USD$0.4005 - USD$2.76|
|50-day moving average||USD$1.7736|
|200-day moving average||USD$0.8743|
|Wall St. target price||USD$2.5|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$-0.344|
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Valuing Vertex Energy stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Vertex Energy's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Vertex Energy's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$657,849.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Vertex Energy's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$137.5 million|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$28.6 million|
|Return on assets TTM||-3.22%|
|Return on equity TTM||-12.31%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$77.1 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 2.8 million Vertex Energy shares held short by investors – that's known as Vertex Energy's "short interest". This figure is 9.1% up from 2.5 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Vertex Energy shares can be evaluated.
Vertex Energy's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Vertex Energy shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Vertex Energy shares traded daily (recently around 7.9 million). Vertex Energy's SIR currently stands at 0.35. In other words for every 100,000 Vertex Energy shares traded daily on the market, roughly 350 shares are currently held short.
However Vertex Energy's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Vertex Energy shares, or, against the total number of tradable Vertex Energy shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Vertex Energy's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Vertex Energy shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.0684% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Vertex Energy shares, roughly 68 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 Vertex Energy.
Find out more about how you can short Vertex Energy stock.
We're not expecting Vertex Energy to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Vertex Energy's shares were split on a 1:10 basis on 4 May 2009. So if you had owned 10 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 Vertex Energy shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Vertex Energy shares which in turn could have impacted Vertex Energy's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Vertex Energy's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.4005 up to $2.76. 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 Vertex Energy's is 2.3212. This would suggest that Vertex Energy's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.
Vertex Energy, Inc., an environmental services company, provides a range of services designed to aggregate, process, and recycle industrial and commercial waste systems in the Gulf Coast and Central Midwest regions of the United States. The company operates in three segments: Black Oil, Refining and Marketing, and Recovery. The Black Oil segment collects and purchases used motor oil directly from third-party generators; aggregates used motor oil from a network of local and regional collectors; and sells used motor oil to customers for use as a feedstock or replacement fuel for industrial burners. It also produces and sells a vacuum gas oil product to refineries and marine fuels market; and base oil product to lubricant packagers and distributors. The Refining and Marketing segment gathers hydrocarbon streams in the form of petroleum distillates, transmix, and other chemical products that are purchased from pipeline operators, refineries, chemical processing facilities, and third-party providers; and sells end products, such as gasoline blendstock, pygas, and fuel oil cutter stock to oil companies or to petroleum trading and blending companies. The Recovery segment generates solutions for the recovery and management of hydrocarbon streams; and owns and operates a fleet of trucks and other vehicles used for shipping and handling equipment and scrap materials. Vertex Energy, Inc. is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
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