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How to buy Warner Music Group stock
Learn how to easily invest in Warner Music Group stock.
Warner Music Group Corp is an entertainment business based in the US. Warner Music Group shares (WMG) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Warner Music Group employs 5,900 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
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Warner Music Group shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$40.27|
|52-week range||$31.15 - $50.06|
|50-day moving average||$43.03|
|200-day moving average||$39.70|
|Wall St. target price||$48.67|
|Dividend yield||$0.51 (1.46%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.58|
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Warner Music Group price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-12)||-1.27%|
|1 month (2021-12-17)||-0.15%|
|3 months (2021-10-19)||-16.12%|
|6 months (2021-07-19)||14.08%|
|1 year (2021-01-19)||11.40%|
|2 years (2020-01-15)||N/A|
|3 years (2019-01-15)||N/A|
|5 years (2017-01-15)||N/A|
Is Warner Music Group stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Warner Music Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Warner Music Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Warner Music Group's P/E ratio
Warner Music Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 69x. In other words, Warner Music Group shares trade at around 69x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Warner Music Group's PEG ratio
Warner Music Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.5816. 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 Warner Music Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Warner Music Group's EBITDA
Warner Music Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $912 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Warner Music Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Warner Music Group financials
|Revenue TTM||$5.3 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||11.43%|
|Gross profit TTM||$2.6 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||5.56%|
|Return on equity TTM||61.4%|
|Market capitalisation||$20.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Warner Music Group share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 63.97% of net profits
Recently Warner Music Group has paid out, on average, around 63.97% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.46% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Warner Music Group shareholders could enjoy a 1.46% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Warner Music Group's case, that would currently equate to about $0.51 per share.
Warner Music Group'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.
Warner Music Group's most recent dividend payout was on 30 November 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 21 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Warner Music Group overview
Warner Music Group Corp. operates as a music entertainment company in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, and internationally. The company operates through Recorded Music and Music Publishing segments. The Recorded Music segment is involved in the discovery and development of recording artists, as well as related marketing, promotion, distribution, sale, and licensing of music created by such recording artists; markets its music catalog through compilations and reissuances of previously released music and video titles, as well as previously unreleased materials; and conducts its operation primarily through a collection of record labels, such as Warner Records and Atlantic Records, as well as Asylum, Big Beat, Canvasback, East West, Erato, FFRR, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Reprise, Roadrunner, Sire, Spinnin' Records, Warner Classics, and Warner Music Nashville. This segment markets, distributes, and sells music and video products to retailers and wholesale distributors; independent labels to retail and wholesale distributors; and various distribution centers and ventures, as well as retail outlets, online physical retailers, streaming services, and download services. The Music Publishing segment owns and acquires rights to approximately one million musical compositions comprising pop hits, American standards, folk songs, and motion picture and theatrical compositions. Its catalog includes approximately 100,000 songwriters and composers; and various genres, including pop, rock, jazz, classical, country, R&B, hip-hop, rap, reggae, Latin, folk, blues, symphonic, soul, Broadway, electronic, alternative, and gospel.
Warner Music Group in the news
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Warner Music Group is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 18.073% of Warner Music Group shares are held by insiders and 78.285% by institutions. How many people work for Warner Music Group?
Latest data suggests 5,900 work at Warner Music Group. When does the fiscal year end for Warner Music Group?
Warner Music Group's fiscal year ends in September. Where is Warner Music Group based?
Warner Music Group's address is: 1633 Broadway, New York, NY, United States, 10019 What is Warner Music Group's ISIN number?
Warner Music Group's international securities identification number is: US9345502036 What is Warner Music Group's CUSIP number?
Warner Music Group's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 934550104
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