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How to buy Jacobs Engineering Group (J) stocks in Canada
Learn how to easily invest in Jacobs Engineering Group stocks.
Jacobs Engineering Group is an engineering & construction business based in the US. Jacobs Engineering Group stocks (J.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $132.3 – a decrease of 3.11% over the previous week. Jacobs Engineering Group employs 52,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $14.1 billion.
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Is it a good time to buy Jacobs Engineering Group stock?
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in Jacobs Engineering Group?
- Has coronavirus impacted Jacobs Engineering Group shares?
- Jacobs Engineering Group shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is Jacobs Engineering Group stock a buy or sell?
- Jacobs Engineering Group performance over time
- Is Jacobs Engineering Group suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Jacobs Engineering Group shares over-valued?
- Jacobs Engineering Group's financials
- How volatile are Jacobs Engineering Group shares?
- Does Jacobs Engineering Group pay a dividend?
- Have Jacobs Engineering Group shares ever split?
- Other common questions
How has Coronavirus impacted Jacobs Engineering Group's stock price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Jacobs Engineering Group's stock price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $132.92, which is 21.86% up on its pre-crash value of $103.86 and 124.19% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $59.29.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Jacobs Engineering Group stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $677.36 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 $1,428.89.
Jacobs Engineering Group stock price (NYSE:J)Use our graph to track the performance of J stocks over time.
Jacobs Engineering Group shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$132.92|
|52-week range||$99.41 - $149.55|
|50-day moving average||$140.92|
|200-day moving average||$136.71|
|Wall St. target price||$161.69|
|Dividend yield||$0.82 (0.63%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$3.20|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Jacobs Engineering Group price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-07)||-3.11%|
|1 month (2021-12-16)||-3.80%|
|3 months (2021-10-15)||-0.78%|
|6 months (2021-07-16)||0.67%|
|1 year (2021-01-15)||20.63%|
|2 years (2020-01-16)||42.21%|
|3 years (2019-01-16)||122.72%|
|5 years (2017-01-13)||128.54%|
Is Jacobs Engineering Group under- or over-valued?
Valuing Jacobs Engineering Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Jacobs Engineering Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Jacobs Engineering Group's P/E ratio
Jacobs Engineering Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 42x. In other words, Jacobs Engineering Group shares trade at around 42x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Jacobs Engineering Group's PEG ratio
Jacobs Engineering Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.538. 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 Jacobs Engineering Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Jacobs Engineering Group's EBITDA
Jacobs Engineering Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.3 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Jacobs Engineering Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Jacobs Engineering Group financials
|Revenue TTM||$14.1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||7.79%|
|Gross profit TTM||$3.1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||5.09%|
|Return on equity TTM||6.74%|
|Market capitalisation||$17.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Jacobs Engineering Group's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Jacobs Engineering Group.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Jacobs Engineering Group's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 36.47
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Jacobs Engineering Group's overall score of 36.47 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 75th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Jacobs Engineering Group is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Jacobs Engineering Group's environmental score
Environmental score: 9.75/100
Jacobs Engineering Group's environmental score of 9.75 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Jacobs Engineering Group is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Jacobs Engineering Group's social score
Social score: 23.42/100
Jacobs Engineering Group's social score of 23.42 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Jacobs Engineering Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Jacobs Engineering Group's governance score
Governance score: 13.8/100
Jacobs Engineering Group's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Jacobs Engineering Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Jacobs Engineering Group's controversy score
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Jacobs Engineering Group scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Jacobs Engineering Group hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
Jacobs Engineering Group share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 13.35% of net profits
Recently Jacobs Engineering Group has paid out, on average, around 13.35% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.63% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Jacobs Engineering Group shareholders could enjoy a 0.63% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Jacobs Engineering Group's case, that would currently equate to about $0.82 per share.
While Jacobs Engineering Group's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Jacobs Engineering Group is investing more in its future growth.
Jacobs Engineering Group's most recent dividend payout was on 29 October 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 October 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Jacobs Engineering Group's shares ever split?
Jacobs Engineering Group's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 16 March 2007. 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 Jacobs Engineering Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Jacobs Engineering Group shares which in turn could have impacted Jacobs Engineering Group's share price.
Jacobs Engineering Group share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Jacobs Engineering Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $99.4133 up to $149.55. 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 Jacobs Engineering Group's is 0.8018. This would suggest that Jacobs Engineering Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Jacobs Engineering Group overview
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. provides consulting, technical, scientific, and project delivery services for the government and private sectors in the United States, Europe, Canada, India, rest of Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Mexico, the Middle East, and Africa. The company operates in two segments, Critical Mission Solutions and People & Places Solutions. The Critical Mission Solutions segment provides cybersecurity, data analytics, systems and software application integration and consulting, enterprise and mission IT, engineering and design, nuclear, enterprise level operations and maintenance, and other technical consulting solutions. The People & Places Solutions segment offers data analytics, artificial intelligence and automation, software development, digitally driven consulting, planning and architecture, program management, and other technical consulting solutions. The company is also involved in the management and execution of wind-tunnel design-build projects; and design-build for water and construction management. Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
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