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How to buy ARC Document Solutions (ARC) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in ARC Document Solutions stocks.

ARC Document Solutions (ARC) is a leading specialty business services business based in the US. It opened the day at $2.13 after a previous close of $2.16. During the day the price has varied from a low of $2.073 to a high of $2.13. The latest price was $2.11 (25 minute delay). ARC Document Solutions is listed on the NYSE and employs 1,750 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

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ARC Document Solutions stock price (NYSE:ARC)

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ARC Document Solutions shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-28.
Previous close$2.16
Change $-0.05
Change % -2.3148%
Volume 204,834
Information last updated 2022-01-16.
52-week range$1.78 - $3.94
50-day moving average $3.22
200-day moving average $2.65
Wall St. target price$3.50
PE ratio 20.2222
Dividend yield $0.07 (5.41%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.18

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Is it a good time to buy ARC Document Solutions stock?

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ARC Document Solutions price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $2.11 from 2022-01-19

1 week (2022-01-13) -42.97%
1 month (2021-12-20) -34.67%
3 months (2021-10-20) -23.55%
6 months (2021-07-20) 3.94%
1 year (2021-01-20) 2.43%
2 years (2020-01-17) 61.07%
3 years (2019-01-18) 2.73
5 years (2017-01-20) 5

Is ARC Document Solutions under- or over-valued?

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

ARC Document Solutions's P/E ratio

ARC Document Solutions's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 20x. In other words, ARC Document Solutions shares trade at around 20x 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 shares or simply that they're under-valued.

ARC Document Solutions's PEG ratio

ARC Document Solutions's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.84. 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 ARC Document Solutions's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

ARC Document Solutions's EBITDA

ARC Document Solutions's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $38.8 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a ARC Document Solutions's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

ARC Document Solutions financials

Revenue TTM $267.3 million
Operating margin TTM 4.92%
Gross profit TTM $92.9 million
Return on assets TTM 2.41%
Return on equity TTM 4.82%
Profit margin 2.92%
Book value $3.51
Market capitalisation $157 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

ARC Document Solutions share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 49.31% of net profits

Recently ARC Document Solutions has paid out, on average, around 49.31% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.41% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), ARC Document Solutions shareholders could enjoy a 5.41% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In ARC Document Solutions's case, that would currently equate to about $0.07 per share.

While ARC Document Solutions's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that ARC Document Solutions may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

ARC Document Solutions's most recent dividend payout was on 28 February 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 January 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have ARC Document Solutions's shares ever split?

ARC Document Solutions's shares were split on a 10:1 basis on 29 July 2014. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 10 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your ARC Document Solutions shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 90% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for ARC Document Solutions shares which in turn could have impacted ARC Document Solutions's share price.

ARC Document Solutions share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, ARC Document Solutions's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.7842 up to $3.94. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ARC.US volatility(beta: 1.33)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 ARC Document Solutions's is 1.3325. This would suggest that ARC Document Solutions's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

ARC Document Solutions overview

ARC Document Solutions, Inc. , a reprographics company, provides document solutions. It offers managed print services, an onsite service that places, manages, and optimizes print and imaging equipment in customers' offices, job sites, and other facilities; construction document and information management services, which consists of professional services to manage and distribute documents and information primarily related to construction projects and related project-based businesses; and archive and information management services, such as software and professional services to facilitate the capture, management, access, and retrieval of documents and information. The company also resells printing, imaging, and related equipment primarily to architectural, engineering, and construction firms, as well as provides ancillary services, such as equipment service and maintenance; and offers specialized color printing comprising color printing, finishing and assembly of graphic materials for regional and national retailers, franchises, marketing departments, theme parks, and cultural institutions. In addition, it develops and offers Web-based document management applications, such as SKYSITE, Abacus, and ARC Print that facilitates project collaboration, manage print networks, track equipment fleets, create and maintain project document archives, and other document and content management tasks. Further, the company operates 148 offsite service centers that provides its customers with project-related printing of construction documents. It serves senior management teams, IT and procurement departments, project architects, engineers, general contractors, facilities managers, and marketing managers, as well as retail, technology, educational, hospitality, and public utilities.

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