Algonquin Power-and-Utilities is an utilities-renewable business based in the US. Algonquin Power-and-Utilities stocks (AQN.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $15.31 – a decrease of 1.43% over the previous week. Algonquin Power-and-Utilities employs 3,441 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $2 billion.
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Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Algonquin Power-and-Utilities's stock price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was $15.19, which is 9.48% down on its pre-crash value of $16.78 and 59.39% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $9.53.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Algonquin Power-and-Utilities stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $622.77 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 $986.44.
|Latest market close||$15.19|
|52-week range||$13.1664 - $17.4898|
|50-day moving average||$15.6691|
|200-day moving average||$15.6431|
|Dividend yield||$0.636 (4.11%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.1|
Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
|1 week (2021-09-15)||-2.32%|
|1 month (2021-08-20)||-2.88%|
|3 months (2021-06-22)||-0.85%|
|6 months (2021-03-22)||-3.68%|
|1 year (2020-09-22)||6.37%|
|2 years (2019-09-20)||11.69%|
|3 years (2018-09-21)||42.90%|
|5 years (2016-09-22)||65.57%|
Valuing Algonquin Power-and-Utilities stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Algonquin Power-and-Utilities's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Algonquin Power-and-Utilities'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, Algonquin Power-and-Utilities stocks trade at around 14x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the stocks or simply that they're under-valued.
Algonquin Power-and-Utilities's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$716.1 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Algonquin Power-and-Utilities's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||17.77%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$755.6 million|
|Return on assets TTM||1.63%|
|Return on equity TTM||10.41%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$9.5 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 16.6 million Algonquin Power-and-Utilities stocks held short by investors – that's known as Algonquin Power-and-Utilities's "short interest". This figure is 3.6% up from 16.0 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Algonquin Power-and-Utilities stocks can be evaluated.
Algonquin Power-and-Utilities's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Algonquin Power-and-Utilities stocks currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Algonquin Power-and-Utilities stocks traded daily (recently around 1.8 million). Algonquin Power-and-Utilities's SIR currently stands at 9.35. In other words for every 100,000 Algonquin Power-and-Utilities stocks traded daily on the market, roughly 9350 stocks are currently held short.
However Algonquin Power-and-Utilities's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Algonquin Power-and-Utilities stocks, or, against the total number of tradable Algonquin Power-and-Utilities stocks (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Algonquin Power-and-Utilities's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding stocks (for every 100,000 Algonquin Power-and-Utilities stocks in existence, roughly 30 stocks are currently held short) or 0.0268% of the tradable stocks (for every 100,000 tradable Algonquin Power-and-Utilities stocks, roughly 27 stocks are currently held short).
A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the stock price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Algonquin Power-and-Utilities.
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Dividend payout ratio: 91.75% of net profits
Recently Algonquin Power-and-Utilities has paid out, on average, around 91.75% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.39% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Algonquin Power-and-Utilities shareholders could enjoy a 4.39% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Algonquin Power-and-Utilities's case, that would currently equate to about $0.636 per share.
Algonquin Power-and-Utilities'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.
Algonquin Power-and-Utilities's most recent dividend payout was on 15 October 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their stocks by 29 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Algonquin Power-and-Utilities's stocks have ranged in value from as little as $13.1664 up to $17.4898. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a stocks volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Algonquin Power-and-Utilities's is 0.1793. This would suggest that Algonquin Power-and-Utilities's stocks are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates a portfolio of regulated and non-regulated generation, distribution, and transmission utility assets in Canada, the United States, Chile, and Bermuda. It generates and sells electrical energy through non-regulated renewable and clean energy power generation facilities. The company also owns and operates hydroelectric, wind, solar, and thermal facilities with generating capacity of approximately 2.1 gigawatt; and regulated electric, natural gas, water distribution, and wastewater collection utility systems. It serves approximately 306,000 electric connections; 371,000 natural gas connections; and 409,000 regulated water distribution and wastewater collection utility systems in the states of California, New Hampshire, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, New York, Arizona, Texas, and the Province of New Brunswick. The company was incorporated in 1988 and is headquartered in Oakville, Canada.
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