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How to buy Gerdau S-A (GGB) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Gerdau S-A shares.

Gerdau S-A is a steel business based in the US. Gerdau S-A stocks (GGB.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $5.5 – a decrease of 2.68% over the previous week. Gerdau S-A employs 30,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $70.4 billion.

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Is it a good time to buy Gerdau S-A stock?

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How has Coronavirus impacted Gerdau S-A's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Gerdau S-A's stock price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $5.09, which is 13.95% up on its pre-crash value of $4.38 and 208.48% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $1.65.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Gerdau S-A stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $359.08 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 $1,062.64.

Gerdau S-A stock price (NYSE:GGB)

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Gerdau S-A shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-18.
Latest market close$5.09
52-week range$3.70 - $6.49
50-day moving average $4.78
200-day moving average $5.45
Wall St. target price$7.89
PE ratio 17.8176
Dividend yield $3.24 (10.6%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.38

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Gerdau S-A price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $5.09 from 2022-01-18

1 week (2022-01-12) -2.68%
1 month (2021-12-17) 0.59%
3 months (2021-10-19) 3.25%
6 months (2021-07-19) -8.62%
1 year (2021-01-19) 6.49%
2 years (2020-01-17) -0.97%
3 years (2019-01-18) 24.45%
5 years (2017-01-19) 34.66%

Is Gerdau S-A under- or over-valued?

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

Gerdau S-A's P/E ratio

Gerdau S-A's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 18x. In other words, Gerdau S-A shares trade at around 18x 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.

Gerdau S-A's EBITDA

Gerdau S-A's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $21.7 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Gerdau S-A's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Gerdau S-A financials

Revenue TTM $70.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 27.75%
Gross profit TTM $5.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 17.6%
Return on equity TTM 3591.81%
Profit margin 18.46%
Book value $24.09
Market capitalisation $8.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Gerdau S-A share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 19.48% of net profits

Recently Gerdau S-A has paid out, on average, around 19.48% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 10.6% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Gerdau S-A shareholders could enjoy a 10.6% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Gerdau S-A's case, that would currently equate to about $3.24 per share.

While Gerdau S-A's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Gerdau S-A is investing more in its future growth.

Gerdau S-A's most recent dividend payout was on 22 November 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 7 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Gerdau S-A's shares ever split?

Gerdau S-A's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 19 June 2008. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Gerdau S-A shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Gerdau S-A shares which in turn could have impacted Gerdau S-A's share price.

Gerdau S-A share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Gerdau S-A's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.6991 up to $6.4916. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GGB.US volatility(beta: 1.24)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 Gerdau S-A's is 1.2363. This would suggest that Gerdau S-A's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Gerdau S-A overview

Gerdau S. A. provides steel products and services. It operates through four segments: Brazil Business, North America Business, South America Business, and Special Steel Business. The company offers semi-finished products, including billets, blooms, and slabs; common long rolled products, such as rebars, wire rods, merchant bars, light shapes, and profiles to the construction and manufacturing industries; finished industrial products, including commercial rolled-steel bars, and light profiles and wires; agricultural products that include stakes and smooth wire products; and drawn products comprises barbed and barbless fence wires, galvanized wires, fences, concrete reinforcing wire meshes, nails, and clamps. It also produces special steel products used in auto parts, light and heavy vehicles, and agricultural machinery, as well as the oil and gas, wind energy, machinery and equipment, mining and rail, and other markets. In addition, the company offers flat products, including hot rolled coils and heavy plates; and resells flat steel products, as well as mines and produces iron ore.

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