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How to buy Advanced Drainage Systems stock in Canada

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Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc is a building products & equipment business based in the US. Advanced Drainage Systems shares (WMS.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Advanced Drainage Systems employs 4,950 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.9 billion.

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Advanced Drainage Systems share price

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Advanced Drainage Systems shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-16.
Latest market close$N/A
52-week range$33.3985 - $113.78
50-day moving average $105.8723
200-day moving average $85.4209
Wall St. target price$118.2
PE ratio 48.442
Dividend yield $0.36 (0.32%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.407

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Is it a good time to buy Advanced Drainage Systems stock?

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Is Advanced Drainage Systems under- or over-valued?

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

Advanced Drainage Systems's P/E ratio

Advanced Drainage Systems's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 48x. In other words, Advanced Drainage Systems shares trade at around 48x 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.

Advanced Drainage Systems's PEG ratio

Advanced Drainage Systems's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.66. 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 Advanced Drainage Systems's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Advanced Drainage Systems's EBITDA

Advanced Drainage Systems's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$476.6 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Advanced Drainage Systems's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Advanced Drainage Systems financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 17.51%
Gross profit TTM USD$497.5 million
Return on assets TTM 9.1%
Return on equity TTM 22.42%
Profit margin 10.83%
Book value $10.955
Market capitalisation USD$8.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Advanced Drainage Systems shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "WMS.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 914,376 Advanced Drainage Systems shares held short by investors – that's known as Advanced Drainage Systems's "short interest". This figure is 26.9% down from 1.3 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Advanced Drainage Systems shares can be evaluated.

Advanced Drainage Systems's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Advanced Drainage Systems's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Advanced Drainage Systems shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Advanced Drainage Systems shares traded daily (recently around 564429.62962963). Advanced Drainage Systems's SIR currently stands at 1.62. In other words for every 100,000 Advanced Drainage Systems shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1620 shares are currently held short.

However Advanced Drainage Systems's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Advanced Drainage Systems shares, or, against the total number of tradable Advanced Drainage Systems shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Advanced Drainage Systems's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Advanced Drainage Systems shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0161% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Advanced Drainage Systems 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 Advanced Drainage Systems.

Find out more about how you can short Advanced Drainage Systems stock.

Advanced Drainage Systems share dividends

12%

Dividend payout ratio: 11.58% of net profits

Recently Advanced Drainage Systems has paid out, on average, around 11.58% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.32% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Advanced Drainage Systems shareholders could enjoy a 0.32% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Advanced Drainage Systems's case, that would currently equate to about $0.36 per share.

While Advanced Drainage Systems's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Advanced Drainage Systems is investing more in its future growth.

Advanced Drainage Systems's most recent dividend payout was on 14 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 25 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Advanced Drainage Systems share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Advanced Drainage Systems's shares have ranged in value from as little as $33.3985 up to $113.78. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WMS.US volatility(beta: 1.4)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Advanced Drainage Systems's is 1.3982. This would suggest that Advanced Drainage Systems's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Advanced Drainage Systems overview

Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets thermoplastic corrugated pipes and related water management products, and drainage solutions for use in the underground construction and infrastructure marketplace in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company offers single, double, and triple wall corrugated polypropylene and polyethylene pipes; and allied products, including storm retention/detention and septic chambers, polyvinyl chloride drainage structures, fittings, and water quality filters and separators. It also purchases and distributes construction fabrics and other geotextile products for soil stabilization, reinforcement, filtration, separation, erosion control, and sub-surface drainage, as well as drainage grates and other products. The company offers its products for non-residential, residential, agriculture, and infrastructure applications through a network of approximately 32 distribution centers in approximately 80 countries. Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Hilliard, Ohio.

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