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How to buy The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in The Kraft Heinz Company stocks.

The Kraft Heinz Company is a packaged foods business based in the US. The Kraft Heinz Company stocks (KHC.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $37.65 – an increase of 0.35% over the previous week. The Kraft Heinz Company employs 38,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $26.3 billion.

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Is it a good time to buy The Kraft Heinz Company stock?

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How has Coronavirus impacted The Kraft Heinz Company's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, The Kraft Heinz Company's stock price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $37.43, which is 27.17% up on its pre-crash value of $27.26 and 87.24% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $19.99.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of The Kraft Heinz Company stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $712.62 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 $1,284.22.

The Kraft Heinz Company stock price (NASDAQ:KHC)

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The Kraft Heinz Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-17.
Latest market close$37.43
52-week range$30.56 - $43.56
50-day moving average $35.79
200-day moving average $38.47
Wall St. target price$39.98
PE ratio 20.4629
Dividend yield $1.6 (4.21%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.86

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The Kraft Heinz Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $37.43 from 2022-01-18

1 week (2022-01-12) 0.35%
1 month (2021-12-17) 5.41%
3 months (2021-10-19) 1.68%
6 months (2021-07-19) -4.86%
1 year (2021-01-19) 15.67%
2 years (2020-01-17) 20.63%
3 years (2019-01-18) 47.53
5 years (2017-01-19) 87.85

Is The Kraft Heinz Company under- or over-valued?

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

The Kraft Heinz Company's P/E ratio

The Kraft Heinz Company'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, The Kraft Heinz Company 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.

The Kraft Heinz Company's PEG ratio

The Kraft Heinz Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.8382. 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 The Kraft Heinz Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

The Kraft Heinz Company's EBITDA

The Kraft Heinz Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $6.7 billion.

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

The Kraft Heinz Company financials

Revenue TTM $26.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 21.99%
Gross profit TTM $9.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.74%
Return on equity TTM 4.65%
Profit margin 8.76%
Book value $40.82
Market capitalisation $46.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

The Kraft Heinz Company'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 The Kraft Heinz Company.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

The Kraft Heinz Company's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 37.95

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and The Kraft Heinz Company's overall score of 37.95 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 74th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like The Kraft Heinz Company 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.).

The Kraft Heinz Company's environmental score

Environmental score: 17.8/100

The Kraft Heinz Company's environmental score of 17.8 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that The Kraft Heinz Company is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

The Kraft Heinz Company's social score

Social score: 20.22/100

The Kraft Heinz Company's social score of 20.22 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that The Kraft Heinz Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

The Kraft Heinz Company's governance score

Governance score: 12.43/100

The Kraft Heinz Company's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that The Kraft Heinz Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

The Kraft Heinz Company's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. The Kraft Heinz Company scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that The Kraft Heinz Company hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

The Kraft Heinz Company share dividends

54%

Dividend payout ratio: 54.24% of net profits

Recently The Kraft Heinz Company has paid out, on average, around 54.24% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.21% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), The Kraft Heinz Company shareholders could enjoy a 4.21% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In The Kraft Heinz Company's case, that would currently equate to about $1.6 per share.

The Kraft Heinz Company'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.

The Kraft Heinz Company's most recent dividend payout was on 16 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 23 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

The Kraft Heinz Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, The Kraft Heinz Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $30.5559 up to $43.5579. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

KHC.US volatility(beta: 1.09)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while The Kraft Heinz Company's is 1.0862. This would suggest that The Kraft Heinz Company'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).

The Kraft Heinz Company overview

The Kraft Heinz Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets food and beverage products in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and internationally. Its products include condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, meals, meats and seafood, frozen and chilled foods, packaged drinking pouches, appetizers, nuts and salted snacks, refreshment beverages, coffee, infant and nutrition products, and other grocery products, as well as desserts, dressings, toppings, and baking. The company offers its products under the Kraft, Oscar Mayer, Heinz, Philadelphia, Velveeta, Lunchables, Planters, Maxwell House, Capri Sun, Ore-Ida, Kool-Aid, Jell-O, ABC, Master, Golden Circle, Quero, Plasmon, Wattie's, Pudliszki, Classico, TGI Fridays, and Taco Bell Home Originals brand names. It sells its products through its own sales organizations, as well as through independent brokers, agents, and distributors to chain, wholesale, cooperative and independent grocery accounts, convenience stores, drug stores, value stores, bakeries, pharmacies, mass merchants, club stores, foodservice distributors and institutions, including hotels, restaurants, hospitals, health care facilities, and government agencies; and online through e-commerce platforms and retailers. The company was formerly known as H. J. Heinz Holding Corporation and changed its name to The Kraft Heinz Company in July 2015.

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