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Woodward, Inc is an aerospace & defense business based in the US. Woodward shares (WWD) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Woodward employs 7,248 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.3 billion.
|52-week range||USD$46.3541 - USD$127.68|
|50-day moving average||USD$119.0361|
|200-day moving average||USD$100.7598|
|Wall St. target price||USD$127.14|
|Dividend yield||USD$0.524 (0.44%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$3.548|
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Valuing Woodward stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Woodward's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Woodward's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 34x. In other words, Woodward shares trade at around 34x 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.
Woodward's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.271. 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 Woodward's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Woodward's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$403.8 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Woodward's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$2.3 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||11.76%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$640.2 million|
|Return on assets TTM||4.27%|
|Return on equity TTM||11.84%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$7.5 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 1.8 million Woodward shares held short by investors – that's known as Woodward's "short interest". This figure is 3.4% down from 1.9 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Woodward shares can be evaluated.
Woodward's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Woodward shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Woodward shares traded daily (recently around 276820.05988024). Woodward's SIR currently stands at 6.68. In other words for every 100,000 Woodward shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6680 shares are currently held short.
However Woodward's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Woodward shares, or, against the total number of tradable Woodward shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Woodward's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Woodward shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0333% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Woodward shares, roughly 33 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 Woodward.
Find out more about how you can short Woodward stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 11.67% of net profits
Recently Woodward has paid out, on average, around 11.67% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.55% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Woodward shareholders could enjoy a 0.55% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Woodward's case, that would currently equate to about $0.524 per share.
While Woodward's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Woodward is investing more in its future growth.
Woodward's most recent dividend payout was on 8 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 19 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Woodward's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 15 February 2008. 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 Woodward shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Woodward shares which in turn could have impacted Woodward's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Woodward's shares have ranged in value from as little as $46.3541 up to $127.68. 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 Woodward's is 1.7465. This would suggest that Woodward's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Woodward, Inc. designs, manufactures, and services control solutions for the aerospace and industrial markets worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Aerospace and Industrial. The Aerospace segment offers fuel pumps, metering units, actuators, air valves, specialty valves, fuel nozzles, and thrust reverser actuation systems for turbine engines and nacelles; and flight deck controls, actuators, servo controls, and motors and sensors for aircraft that are used on commercial and private aircraft and rotorcraft, as well as on military fixed-wing aircraft and rotorcraft, guided weapons, and other defense systems. It also provides aftermarket maintenance, repair and overhaul, and other services to commercial airlines, repair facilities, military depots, third party repair shops, and other end users. This segment sells its products to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), tier-one suppliers, and various contractors, as well as through aftermarket sales of components, such as provisioning spares or replacements, and spare parts. The Industrial segment designs, produces, and services systems and products for the management of fuel, air, fluids, gases, motion, combustion, and electricity. Its products include actuators, valves, pumps, fuel injection systems, solenoids, ignition systems, speed controls, electronics and software, power converters, sensors, and other devices that measure, communicate, and protect electrical distribution systems for use in industrial gas turbines, steam turbines, reciprocating engines, electric power generation and power distribution systems, wind turbines, and compressors. This segment sells its aftermarket products, and other related services to OEMs through an independent network of distributors, as well as directly to end users. The company was founded in 1870 and is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado.
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