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Volt Information Sciences, Inc is a staffing & employment services business based in the US. Volt Information Sciences shares (VOLT) are listed on the NYSE MKT and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Volt Information Sciences employs 1,100 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Volt Information Sciences share price

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Volt Information Sciences shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-23.
52-week range$0.65 - $4.51
50-day moving average $3.65
200-day moving average $2.50
Wall St. target price$6.00
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-0.82

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Is Volt Information Sciences under- or over-valued?

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

Volt Information Sciences's PEG ratio

Volt Information Sciences's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.4296. 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 Volt Information Sciences's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Volt Information Sciences's EBITDA

Volt Information Sciences's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $4.9 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Volt Information Sciences's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Volt Information Sciences financials

Revenue TTM $822.2 million
Gross profit TTM $127.9 million
Return on assets TTM -0.72%
Return on equity TTM -67.23%
Profit margin -3.07%
Book value $1.22
Market capitalisation $84.3 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Volt Information Sciences shares

There are currently 20,481 Volt Information Sciences shares held short by investors – that's known as Volt Information Sciences's "short interest". This figure is 38.1% up from 14,829 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Volt Information Sciences shares can be evaluated.

Volt Information Sciences's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Volt Information Sciences's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Volt Information Sciences shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Volt Information Sciences shares traded daily (recently around 170675). Volt Information Sciences's SIR currently stands at 0.12. In other words for every 100,000 Volt Information Sciences shares traded daily on the market, roughly 120 shares are currently held short.

However Volt Information Sciences's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Volt Information Sciences shares, or, against the total number of tradable Volt Information Sciences shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Volt Information Sciences's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Volt Information Sciences shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0014% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Volt Information Sciences 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 Volt Information Sciences.

Find out more about how you can short Volt Information Sciences stock.

Volt Information Sciences share dividends

We're not expecting Volt Information Sciences to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Volt Information Sciences's shares ever split?

Volt Information Sciences's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 28 January 2007. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Volt Information Sciences shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Volt Information Sciences shares which in turn could have impacted Volt Information Sciences's share price.

Volt Information Sciences share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Volt Information Sciences's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.65 up to $4.51. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

VOLT.US volatility(beta: 2.49)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE MKT average) beta is 1, while Volt Information Sciences's is 2.4942. This would suggest that Volt Information Sciences's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Volt Information Sciences overview

Volt Information Sciences, Inc. provides traditional time, materials-based, and project-based staffing services in the United States, Europe, Canada, and the Asia Pacific. The company operates through North American Staffing, International Staffing, and North American MSP segments. It provides contingent staffing, direct placement, personnel recruitment, staffing management, and other employment services; and managed service programs consisting of managing the procurement, on-boarding of contingent workers, and specialized solutions, such as managing suppliers, sourcing and recruiting support, statement of work management, supplier performance measurement, optimization and analysis, benchmarking of spend demographics and market rate analysis, consolidated customer billing, and supplier payment management solutions. The company also offers call center and payroll services; recruitment process outsourcing; and customized talent and supplier management solutions, as well as act as a subcontractor or associate vendor to other national providers in their MSPs. It serves multinational, national, and local customers in various industries, including aerospace, automotive, banking and finance, consumer electronics, information technology, insurance, life science, manufacturing, media and entertainment, pharmaceutical, software, telecommunication, transportation, and utilities. The company was founded in 1950 and is headquartered in Orange, California.

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