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How to buy Acme United Corporation (ACU) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Acme United Corporation shares.

Acme United Corporation is a household & personal products business based in the US. Acme United Corporation stocks (ACU.US) are listed on the NYSE MKT and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $42 – an increase of 3.23% over the previous week. Acme United Corporation employs 552 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $177.2 million.

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Acme United Corporation stock price (NYSE MKT:ACU)

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Acme United Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-25.
Latest market close$32.47
52-week range$29.64 - $47.79
50-day moving average $33.78
200-day moving average $38.68
Wall St. target price$51.75
PE ratio 13.8668
Dividend yield $0.52 (1.65%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.41

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Is it a good time to buy Acme United Corporation stock?

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Acme United Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $32.465 from 2022-01-27

1 week (2022-01-21) 3.23%
1 month (2021-12-29) -3.91%
3 months (2021-10-29) -12.26%
6 months (2021-07-29) -23.97%
1 year (2021-01-29) 3.52%
2 years (2020-01-29) 34.93%
3 years (2019-01-29) 97.48%
5 years (2017-01-27) 35.10%

Is Acme United Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Acme United Corporation's P/E ratio

Acme United 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 14x. In other words, Acme United Corporation shares trade at around 14x recent earnings.

Acme United Corporation's PEG ratio

Acme United Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.43. 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 Acme United 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.

Acme United Corporation's EBITDA

Acme United Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $16.5 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Acme United Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Acme United Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $177.2 million
Operating margin TTM 7.12%
Gross profit TTM $59.6 million
Return on assets TTM 5.96%
Return on equity TTM 1949.16%
Profit margin 7.54%
Book value $21.50
Market capitalisation $113.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Acme United Corporation share dividends

16%

Dividend payout ratio: 15.57% of net profits

Recently Acme United Corporation has paid out, on average, around 15.57% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.65% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Acme United Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.65% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Acme United Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.52 per share.

While Acme United Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Acme United Corporation is investing more in its future growth.

Acme United Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 27 January 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 January 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Acme United Corporation's shares ever split?

Acme United Corporation's shares were split on a 4:3 basis on 25 July 1983. So if you had owned 3 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 4 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Acme United Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 25% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Acme United Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Acme United Corporation's share price.

Acme United Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Acme United Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $29.6362 up to $47.7854. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ACU.US volatility(beta: 1.1)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE MKT average) beta is 1, while Acme United Corporation's is 1.0993. This would suggest that Acme United Corporation's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Acme United Corporation overview

Acme United Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, supplies cutting, measuring, first aid, sharpening, and safety products to the school, home, office, hardware, sporting good, and industrial markets in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. It offers scissors, shears, rulers, pencil sharpeners, paper trimmers, safety cutters, lettering products, glue guns, and other craft products under the Westcott brand name; and cutting tools under the Clauss brand. It also provides fixed blades, folding knives, sight cutting tools, and tactical tools under the Camillus brand name; fishing tools and knives, as well as cut and puncture resistant gloves, telescopic landing nets, net containment systems, and fishing gaffs under the Cuda brand name; and sharpening tools under the DMT brand name. It offers first aid kit and safety solution under the First Aid Only brand; portable eyewash solution and over-the-counter medication, including active ingredients aspirin, acetaminophen, and ibuprofen under the PhysiciansCare brand; bodily fluid and spill clean-up solution under the Spill Magic brand; various first aid kit, refill, and safety supplies, including CPR kits, burn kits, and automotive and emergency survival kits under the First Aid Central; and alcohol prep pads, alcohol wipes, benzalkonium chloride wipes, various antiseptic wipes, castile soaps, and lens cleaning wipes under the Med-Nap brand. It sells its products directly and through its independent manufacturer representatives to wholesale, contract, and retail stationery distributors; office supply superstores; school supply distributors; industrial distributors; wholesale florists; mass market and e-commerce retailers; and hardware chains, as well as sells a selection of products through its websites. The company was formerly known as Acme Shear Company and changed its name to Acme United Corporation in 1971. The company was founded in 1867 and is based in Shelton, Connecticut.

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