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How to buy Wheaton Precious Metals stock

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Wheaton Precious Metals Corp is a gold business based in the US. Wheaton Precious Metals shares (WPM) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Wheaton Precious Metals employs 39 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Wheaton Precious Metals share price

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Wheaton Precious Metals shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-10.
52-week range$18.46 - $57.60
50-day moving average $39.14
200-day moving average $44.50
Wall St. target price$60.47
PE ratio 39.6947
Dividend yield $0.39 (1.04%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.95

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Is Wheaton Precious Metals under- or over-valued?

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

Wheaton Precious Metals's P/E ratio

Wheaton Precious Metals's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 40x. In other words, Wheaton Precious Metals shares trade at around 40x 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.

Wheaton Precious Metals's PEG ratio

Wheaton Precious Metals's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.4. 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 Wheaton Precious Metals's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Wheaton Precious Metals's EBITDA

Wheaton Precious Metals's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $702.9 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Wheaton Precious Metals's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Wheaton Precious Metals financials

Revenue TTM $1 billion
Operating margin TTM 43.99%
Gross profit TTM $602.8 million
Return on assets TTM 4.6%
Return on equity TTM 7.96%
Profit margin 41.43%
Book value $12.36
Market capitalisation $16.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Wheaton Precious Metals shares

There are currently 8.2 million Wheaton Precious Metals shares held short by investors – that's known as Wheaton Precious Metals's "short interest". This figure is 0.2% down from 8.2 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Wheaton Precious Metals shares can be evaluated.

Wheaton Precious Metals's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Wheaton Precious Metals's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Wheaton Precious Metals shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Wheaton Precious Metals shares traded daily (recently around 2.9 million). Wheaton Precious Metals's SIR currently stands at 2.86. In other words for every 100,000 Wheaton Precious Metals shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2860 shares are currently held short.

However Wheaton Precious Metals's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Wheaton Precious Metals shares, or, against the total number of tradable Wheaton Precious Metals shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Wheaton Precious Metals's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Wheaton Precious Metals shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Wheaton Precious Metals shares, roughly 0 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 Wheaton Precious Metals.

Find out more about how you can short Wheaton Precious Metals stock.

Wheaton Precious Metals's environmental, social and governance track record

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 Wheaton Precious Metals.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Wheaton Precious Metals's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 14.53

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Wheaton Precious Metals's overall score of 14.53 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Wheaton Precious Metals 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.).

Wheaton Precious Metals's environmental score

Environmental score: 3.64/100

Wheaton Precious Metals's social score

Social score: 2.41/100

Wheaton Precious Metals's governance score

Governance score: 3.48/100

Wheaton Precious Metals's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Wheaton Precious Metals scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Wheaton Precious Metals has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Wheaton Precious Metals Corp was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 14.53
Total ESG percentile 8.48
Environmental score 3.64
Social score 2.41
Governance score 3.48
Level of controversy 2

Wheaton Precious Metals share dividends

55%

Dividend payout ratio: 54.76% of net profits

Recently Wheaton Precious Metals has paid out, on average, around 54.76% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.28% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Wheaton Precious Metals shareholders could enjoy a 1.28% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Wheaton Precious Metals's case, that would currently equate to about $0.39 per share.

Wheaton Precious Metals'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.

Wheaton Precious Metals's most recent dividend payout was on 9 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 23 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Wheaton Precious Metals share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Wheaton Precious Metals's shares have ranged in value from as little as $18.4607 up to $57.6022. 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 Wheaton Precious Metals's is 0.3181. This would suggest that Wheaton Precious Metals's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Wheaton Precious Metals overview

Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. , a mining company, primarily sells precious metals in Canada and internationally. The company sells gold, silver, and palladium ores. It has agreements for 20 operating mines and 9 development stage projects. The company was formerly known as Silver Wheaton Corp. and changed its name to Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. in May 2017.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Wheaton Precious Metals is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.134% of Wheaton Precious Metals shares are held by insiders and 67.134% by institutions.
How many people work for Wheaton Precious Metals?
Latest data suggests 39 work at Wheaton Precious Metals.
When does the fiscal year end for Wheaton Precious Metals?
Wheaton Precious Metals's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Wheaton Precious Metals based?
Wheaton Precious Metals's address is: 1021 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6E 0C3
What is Wheaton Precious Metals's ISIN number?
Wheaton Precious Metals's international securities identification number is: CA9628791027
What is Wheaton Precious Metals's CUSIP number?
Wheaton Precious Metals's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 828336107

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