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How to buy Advanced Drainage Systems (WMS) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Advanced Drainage Systems shares.

Advanced Drainage Systems is a building products & equipment business based in the US. Advanced Drainage Systems stocks (WMS.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $113.1 – a decrease of 4.47% over the previous week. Advanced Drainage Systems employs 5,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $2.3 billion.

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

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How has Coronavirus impacted Advanced Drainage Systems's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Advanced Drainage Systems's stock price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $119.41, which is 58.21% up on its pre-crash value of $49.9 and 439.58% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $22.13.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Advanced Drainage Systems stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $563.57 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $2,852.70.

Advanced Drainage Systems stock price (NYSE:WMS)

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Advanced Drainage Systems shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-10.
Latest market close$119.41
52-week range$80.18 - $138.02
50-day moving average $128.58
200-day moving average $116.44
Wall St. target price$151.25
PE ratio 46.8266
Dividend yield $0.4 (0.35%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.61

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Advanced Drainage Systems price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $119.41 from 2022-01-14

1 week (2022-01-10) -4.47%
1 month (2021-12-17) -6.81%
3 months (2021-10-15) 5.73%
6 months (2021-07-16) 5.43%
1 year (2021-01-15) 33.40%
2 years (2020-01-17) 185.81%
3 years (2019-01-17) 375.74%
5 years (2017-01-17) 421.44%

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 47x. In other words, Advanced Drainage Systems shares trade at around 47x 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 $459.7 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 $2.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 14.65%
Gross profit TTM $690.3 million
Return on assets TTM 8.65%
Return on equity TTM 2747.54%
Profit margin 9.75%
Book value $9.91
Market capitalisation $9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Advanced Drainage Systems share dividends

11%

Dividend payout ratio: 11.3% of net profits

Recently Advanced Drainage Systems has paid out, on average, around 11.3% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.35% 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 0.35% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Advanced Drainage Systems's case, that would currently equate to about $0.4 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 15 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 November 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 $80.1802 up to $138.02. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WMS.US volatility(beta: 1.29)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 1.294. 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, Mexico, and internationally. It operates through Pipe, International and Infiltrator, and Allied Products & Other segments. The company offers single, double, and triple wall corrugated polypropylene and polyethylene pipes; plastic leachfield chambers and systems, EZflow synthetic aggregate bundles, mechanical aerated wastewater solutions, septic tanks and accessories, and combined treatment dispersal systems; 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 geosynthetic 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 38 distribution centers. Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.

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