Watford Holdings Ltd is an insurance-diversified business based in the US. Watford shares (WTRE) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Watford employs 11 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
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Watford shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$34.89|
|52-week range||$15.41 - $36.28|
|50-day moving average||$34.89|
|200-day moving average||$34.79|
|Wall St. target price||$35.00|
|Dividend yield||$1.91 (5.49%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$18.53|
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Watford price performance over time
|1 week (2021-07-16)||N/A|
|1 month (2021-06-25)||0.11%|
|3 months (2021-04-27)||0.09%|
|6 months (2021-01-23)||N/A|
|1 year (2020-07-23)||N/A|
|2 years (2019-07-23)||N/A|
|3 years (2018-07-23)||N/A|
|5 years (2016-07-23)||N/A|
Is Watford under- or over-valued?
Valuing Watford stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Watford's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Watford's P/E ratio
Watford's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 2x. In other words, Watford shares trade at around 2x 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.
Watford's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $411.8 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Watford's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||40.32%|
|Gross profit TTM||$125.4 million|
|Return on assets TTM||7.24%|
|Return on equity TTM||45.38%|
|Market capitalisation||$697.1 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Watford shares
There are currently 275,912 Watford shares held short by investors – that's known as Watford's "short interest". This figure is 10.6% up from 249,489 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Watford shares can be evaluated.
Watford's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Watford's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Watford shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Watford shares traded daily (recently around 71479.792746114). Watford's SIR currently stands at 3.86. In other words for every 100,000 Watford shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3860 shares are currently held short.
However Watford's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Watford shares, or, against the total number of tradable Watford shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Watford's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Watford shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0158% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Watford shares, roughly 16 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 Watford.
Find out more about how you can short Watford stock.
Watford share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 2.58% of net profits
Recently Watford has paid out, on average, around 2.58% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.49% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Watford shareholders could enjoy a 5.49% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Watford's case, that would currently equate to about $1.91 per share.
While Watford's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Watford is investing more in its future growth.
The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Watford share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Watford's shares have ranged in value from as little as $15.4054 up to $36.2848. 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 Watford's is -0.2512. This would suggest that Watford's shares have been inversely-correlated to the average (for this exchange) – so when the broader market trended up or down, Watford has bucked the trend.
Watford Holdings Ltd. , together with its subsidiaries, operates as a property and casualty insurance and reinsurance company worldwide. The company offers casualty reinsurance products, such as executive assurance, medical malpractice liability, other professional liability, workers' compensation, excess and umbrella liability, and excess auto liability; other specialty reinsurance, including personal and commercial auto, mortgage, surety, accident and health, workers' compensation catastrophe, agriculture and marine, and aviation; and property catastrophe reinsurance, as well as other insurance programs comprising general liability, umbrella liability, professional liability, personal and commercial automobile, and inland marine and property business with minimal catastrophe exposure. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is headquartered in Pembroke, Bermuda. As of July 1, 2021, Watford Holdings Ltd. was taken private. .
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Watford is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 12.175% of Watford shares are held by insiders and 65.905% by institutions. How many people work for Watford?
Latest data suggests 11 work at Watford. When does the fiscal year end for Watford?
Watford's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Watford based?
Watford's address is: Waterloo House, Pembroke, Bermuda, HM 08 What is Watford's ISIN number?
Watford's international securities identification number is: BMG947871015 What is Watford's CUSIP number?
Watford's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: G94787101
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