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Wabtec Corporation is a railroads business based in the US. Wabtec Corporation shares (WAB) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Wabtec Corporation employs 27,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$8 billion.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Wabtec Corporation's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was USD$63.33, which is 19.32% down on its pre-crash value of USD$78.5 and 80.58% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$35.07.
If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Wabtec Corporation shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$540.86 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$832.79.
|Latest market close||USD$63.33|
|52-week range||USD$35.07 - USD$81.75|
|50-day moving average||USD$64.9003|
|200-day moving average||USD$60.9419|
|Wall St. target price||USD$72.45|
|Dividend yield||USD$0.48 (0.77%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$2.217|
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|1 month (2020-10-26)||5.08%|
|3 months (2020-08-26)||-5.14%|
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Valuing Wabtec Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Wabtec Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Wabtec 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 28x. In other words, Wabtec Corporation shares trade at around 28x recent earnings.
That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).
Wabtec Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.92. 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 Wabtec Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Wabtec Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1.2 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Wabtec Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$8 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||10.92%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$2.5 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||2.93%|
|Return on equity TTM||4.31%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$12 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 6.0 million Wabtec Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Wabtec Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 3.1% up from 5.8 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Wabtec Corporation shares can be evaluated.
Wabtec Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Wabtec Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Wabtec Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 1.1 million). Wabtec Corporation's SIR currently stands at 5.28. In other words for every 100,000 Wabtec Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5280 shares are currently held short.
However Wabtec Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Wabtec Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Wabtec Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Wabtec Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Wabtec Corporation shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0372% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Wabtec Corporation shares, roughly 37 shares are currently held short).
A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Wabtec Corporation.
Find out more about how you can short Wabtec Corporation stock.
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Wabtec Corporation.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 34.16
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Wabtec Corporation's overall score of 34.16 (as at 10/01/2020) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 61st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Wabtec Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Environmental score: 10.89/100
Wabtec Corporation's environmental score of 10.89 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Wabtec Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 18.27/100
Wabtec Corporation's social score of 18.27 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Wabtec Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 12/100
Wabtec Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Wabtec Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 1/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Wabtec Corporation scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Wabtec Corporation has managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||34.16|
|Total ESG percentile||60.7|
|Environmental score percentile||8|
|Social score percentile||8|
|Governance score percentile||8|
|Level of controversy||1|
Dividend payout ratio: 12.28% of net profits
Recently Wabtec Corporation has paid out, on average, around 12.28% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.77% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Wabtec Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 0.77% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Wabtec Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.48 per share.
While Wabtec Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Wabtec Corporation is investing more in its future growth.
Wabtec Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 28 August 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Wabtec Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 12 June 2013. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Wabtec Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Wabtec Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Wabtec Corporation's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Wabtec Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $35.07 up to $81.75. 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 Wabtec Corporation's is 1.5251. This would suggest that Wabtec Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Wabtec Corporation provides technology-based equipment, systems, and services for the freight rail and passenger transit vehicle industries worldwide. It operates through two segments, Freight and Transit. The Freight segment manufactures and services components for new and existing freight cars and locomotives; builds new commuter locomotives; rebuilds freight locomotives; supplies railway electronics, positive train control equipment, signal design, and engineering services; and provides related heat exchange and cooling systems. It serves publicly traded railroads; leasing companies; manufacturers of original equipment, including locomotives and freight cars; and utilities. The Transit segment manufactures and services components for new and existing passenger transit vehicles, such as regional trains, high speed trains, subway cars, light-rail vehicles, and buses; refurbishes subway cars; and provides heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment, as well as doors for buses and subways. It serves public transit authorities and municipalities, leasing companies, and manufacturers of subway cars and buses. The company also provides electronically controlled pneumatic braking products; railway electronics; freight car trucks and couplers; draft gears, couplers, and slack adjusters; air compressors and dryers; heat exchangers and cooling products; and track and switch products. In addition, it offers railway braking equipment and related components; friction products; and new commuter and switcher locomotives, and transit car and locomotive overhaul and refurbishment. Further, the company provides doors for buses and subway cars; platform screen doors; pantographs; window assemblies; couplers; accessibility lifts and ramps for buses and subway cars; and traction motors. Wabtec Corporation was founded in 1869 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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