H&R Block Inc is a personal services business based in the US. H-and-R Block shares (HRB) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. H-and-R Block employs 3,600 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.8 billion.
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Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, H-and-R Block's stock price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $24.75, which is 5.17% up on its pre-crash value of $23.47 and 119.22% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $11.2901.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of H-and-R Block stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $549.55 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 $1,098.65.
|Latest market close||$24.75|
|52-week range||$14.41 - $26.24|
|50-day moving average||$25.32|
|200-day moving average||$24.33|
|Wall St. target price||$26.00|
|Dividend yield||$1.08 (4.36%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$2.89|
Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
|1 week (2021-10-08)||-2.52%|
|1 month (2021-09-17)||-1.20%|
|3 months (2021-07-16)||4.83%|
|6 months (2021-04-16)||12.04%|
|1 year (2020-10-16)||41.92%|
|2 years (2019-10-17)||4.34%|
|3 years (2018-10-17)||26.52|
|5 years (2016-10-17)||7.05%|
Valuing H-and-R Block stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of H-and-R Block's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
H-and-R Block's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 9x. In other words, H-and-R Block shares trade at around 9x 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.
H-and-R Block's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.7131. 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 H-and-R Block's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
H-and-R Block's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $953.6 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a H-and-R Block's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$2.8 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||28.83%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.4 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||10.98%|
|Return on equity TTM||22361.78%|
|Market capitalisation||$4.4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 12.2 million H-and-R Block shares held short by investors – that's known as H-and-R Block's "short interest". This figure is 0.1% up from 12.2 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting H-and-R Block shares can be evaluated.
H-and-R Block's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of H-and-R Block shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of H-and-R Block shares traded daily (recently around 1.5 million). H-and-R Block's SIR currently stands at 8.21. In other words for every 100,000 H-and-R Block shares traded daily on the market, roughly 8210 shares are currently held short.
However H-and-R Block's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of H-and-R Block shares, or, against the total number of tradable H-and-R Block shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case H-and-R Block's short interest could be expressed as 0.07% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 H-and-R Block shares in existence, roughly 70 shares are currently held short) or 0.0689% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable H-and-R Block shares, roughly 69 shares are currently held short).
A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against H-and-R Block.
Dividend payout ratio: 36.55% of net profits
Recently H-and-R Block has paid out, on average, around 36.55% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.36% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), H-and-R Block shareholders could enjoy a 4.36% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In H-and-R Block's case, that would currently equate to about $1.08 per share.
While H-and-R Block's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that H-and-R Block may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
H-and-R Block's most recent dividend payout was on 1 October 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 9 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
H-and-R Block's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 23 August 2005. 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 H-and-R Block shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for H-and-R Block shares which in turn could have impacted H-and-R Block's share price.
Over the last 12 months, H-and-R Block's shares have ranged in value from as little as $14.4144 up to $26.2407. 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 H-and-R Block's is 0.8561. This would suggest that H-and-R Block's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
H&R Block, Inc. , through its subsidiaries, provides assisted income tax return preparation and do-it-yourself (DIY) tax return preparation services and products to the general public primarily in the United States, Canada, and Australia. The company offers assisted income tax return preparation and related services through a system of retail offices operated directly by the company or its franchisees. It also provides DIY tax services and products, including federal and state income tax returns, access to tax tips, advice and tax-related news, use of calculators for tax planning, and error checking and electronic filing; and software online, as well as through third-party retail stores. In addition, the company offers Refund Transfers and H&R Block Emerald Prepaid Mastercard, which enables clients to receive their tax refunds; Peace of Mind extended service plans; H&R Block Emerald Advance lines of credit; Tax Identity Shield that provides clients assistance in helping protect their tax identity and access to services to help restore their tax identity; refund advance loans; H&R Block Instant Refund; and H&R Block Pay With Refund services. Further, it offers small business financial solutions through its company-owned or franchise offices, and online. The company was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.
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