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How to buy Ennis (EBF) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in Ennis stocks.

Ennis Inc
+ $0.08 ( + 0.46%)

Ennis is a business equipment & supplies business based in the US. Ennis stocks (EBF.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $20.36 – a decrease of 0.85% over the previous week. Ennis employs 0 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $400 million.

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Ennis stock price (NYSE:EBF)

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Ennis shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-05-12.
Latest market close$17.53
52-week range$16.94 - $20.77
50-day moving average $18.18
200-day moving average $18.98
Wall St. target price$24.00
PE ratio 15.7027
Dividend yield $0 (5.71%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.11

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Is it a good time to buy Ennis stock?

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Ennis price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $17.53 from 2022-05-13

1 week (2022-05-09) -0.85%
1 month (2022-04-12) -5.04%
3 months (2022-02-16) -7.35%
6 months (2021-11-16) -11.69%
1 year (2021-05-14) -18.58%
2 years (2020-05-15) 6.18%
3 years (2019-05-16) 19.6
5 years (2017-05-16) 1.04%

Is Ennis under- or over-valued?

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

Ennis's P/E ratio

Ennis's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 16x. In other words, Ennis shares trade at around 16x 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.

Ennis's PEG ratio

Ennis's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.36. 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 Ennis's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Ennis's EBITDA

Ennis's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $62.4 million.

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

Ennis financials

Revenue TTM $400 million
Operating margin TTM 10.9%
Gross profit TTM $114.7 million
Return on assets TTM 7.43%
Return on equity TTM 9.59%
Profit margin 7.25%
Book value $11.71
Market capitalisation $453.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Ennis share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 89.29% of net profits

Recently Ennis has paid out, on average, around 89.29% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.71% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Ennis shareholders could enjoy a 5.71% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Ennis's case, that would currently equate to about $0 per share.

Ennis'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.

Ennis's most recent dividend payout was on 9 May 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 April 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Ennis's shares ever split?

Ennis's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 1 August 1991. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Ennis shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Ennis shares which in turn could have impacted Ennis's share price.

Ennis share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Ennis's shares have ranged in value from as little as $16.94 up to $20.7725. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Ennis's is 0.4794. This would suggest that Ennis's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Ennis overview

Ennis, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells business forms and other business products in the United States. The company offers snap sets, continuous forms, laser cut sheets, tags, labels, envelopes, integrated products, jumbo rolls, and pressure sensitive products under the Ennis, Royal Business Forms, Block Graphics, Specialized Printed Forms, 360º Custom Labels, ColorWorx, Enfusion, Uncompromised Check Solutions, VersaSeal, Ad Concepts, FormSource Limited, Star Award Ribbon Company, Witt Printing, B&D Litho, Genforms, PrintGraphics, Calibrated Forms, PrintXcel, Printegra, Falcon Business Forms, Forms Manufacturers, Mutual Graphics, TRI-C Business Forms, Major Business Systems, Independent Printing, Hoosier Data Forms, Hayes Graphics, Wright Business Graphics, Wright 360, Integrated Print & Graphics, the Flesh Company, Impressions Direct, and Ace Forms brands. It also provides point of purchase advertising for large franchise and fast-food chains, as well as kitting and fulfillment under the Adams McClure brand name; and presentation and document folders under the Admore, Folder Express, and Independent Folders brands. In addition, the company offers custom printed, high performance labels, and custom and stock tags under the Ennis Tag & Label brand name; custom and stock tags and labels under the Allen-Bailey Tag & Label, Atlas Tag & Label, Kay Toledo Tag, and Special Service Partners brands; custom and imprinted envelopes under the Trade Envelopes, Block Graphics, Wisco, and National Imprint Corporation brands; and financial and security documents under the Northstar and General Financial Supply brands. It distributes business products and forms through independent distributors. The company was formerly known as Ennis Business Forms, Inc.

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