Monster Beverage Corporation is a beverages-non-alcoholic business based in the US. Monster Beverage Corporation shares (MNST) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Monster Beverage Corporation employs 3,013 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$5.1 billion.
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- Can I buy shares in Monster Beverage Corporation?
- Has coronavirus impacted Monster Beverage Corporation shares?
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- Is Monster Beverage Corporation stock a buy or sell?
- Monster Beverage Corporation performance over time
- Can I short Monster Beverage Corporation shares?
- Is Monster Beverage Corporation suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Monster Beverage Corporation shares over-valued?
- Monster Beverage Corporation's financials
- How volatile are Monster Beverage Corporation shares?
- Does Monster Beverage Corporation pay a dividend?
- Have Monster Beverage Corporation shares ever split?
- Other common questions
How has Coronavirus impacted Monster Beverage Corporation's stock price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Monster Beverage Corporation's stock price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $84.93, which is 17.89% up on its pre-crash value of $69.74 and 69.66% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $50.06.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Monster Beverage Corporation stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $755.89 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 $1,259.51.
Monster Beverage Corporation stock priceUse our graph to track the performance of MNST stocks over time.
Monster Beverage Corporation shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$84.93|
|52-week range||$75.45 - $99.89|
|50-day moving average||$92.52|
|200-day moving average||$93.67|
|Wall St. target price||$105.24|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$2.88|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Monster Beverage Corporation price performance over time
|1 week (2021-10-14)||-0.78%|
|1 month (2021-09-21)||-7.48%|
|3 months (2021-07-21)||-9.02%|
|6 months (2021-04-21)||-13.33%|
|1 year (2020-10-21)||6.04%|
|2 years (2019-10-21)||50.88%|
|3 years (2018-10-19)||62.98%|
|5 years (2016-10-21)||147.26|
Is Monster Beverage Corporation under- or over-valued?
Valuing Monster Beverage Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Monster Beverage Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Monster Beverage Corporation's P/E ratio
Monster Beverage Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 30x. In other words, Monster Beverage Corporation shares trade at around 30x 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.
Monster Beverage Corporation's PEG ratio
Monster Beverage Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.9686. 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 Monster Beverage Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Monster Beverage Corporation's EBITDA
Monster Beverage Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.9 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Monster Beverage Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Monster Beverage Corporation financials
|Revenue TTM||$5.1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||34.99%|
|Gross profit TTM||$2.7 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||18.36%|
|Return on equity TTM||30.38%|
|Market capitalisation||$45.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Monster Beverage Corporation shares
There are currently 4.9 million Monster Beverage Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Monster Beverage Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 18% up from 4.1 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Monster Beverage Corporation shares can be evaluated.
Monster Beverage Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Monster Beverage Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Monster Beverage Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Monster Beverage Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 1.5 million). Monster Beverage Corporation's SIR currently stands at 3.27. In other words for every 100,000 Monster Beverage Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3270 shares are currently held short.
However Monster Beverage Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Monster Beverage Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Monster Beverage Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Monster Beverage Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Monster Beverage Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0129% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Monster Beverage Corporation shares, roughly 13 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Monster Beverage Corporation.
Monster Beverage Corporation'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 Monster Beverage Corporation.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Monster Beverage Corporation's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 31.24
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Monster Beverage Corporation's overall score of 31.24 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 67th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Monster Beverage Corporation 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.).
Monster Beverage Corporation's environmental score
Environmental score: 10.18/100
Monster Beverage Corporation's social score
Social score: 10.8/100
Monster Beverage Corporation's governance score
Governance score: 3.76/100
Monster Beverage Corporation's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Monster Beverage Corporation scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Monster Beverage Corporation has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Monster Beverage Corporation share dividends
We're not expecting Monster Beverage Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Have Monster Beverage Corporation's shares ever split?
Monster Beverage Corporation's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 10 November 2016. So if you had owned 1 share 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 Monster Beverage Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Monster Beverage Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Monster Beverage Corporation's share price.
Monster Beverage Corporation share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Monster Beverage Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $75.45 up to $99.89. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Monster Beverage Corporation's is 1.1222. This would suggest that Monster Beverage Corporation'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).
Monster Beverage Corporation overview
Monster Beverage Corporation, through its subsidiaries, develops, markets, sells, and distributes energy drink beverages and concentrates in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Monster Energy Drinks, Strategic Brands, and Other. The company offers carbonated energy drinks, non-carbonated dairy based coffee and energy drinks, non-carbonated energy teas and shakes, non-carbonated energy drinks, and ready-to-drink packaged energy drinks primarily to bottlers and beverage distributors, as well as sells directly to retail grocery and specialty chains, wholesalers, club stores, mass merchandisers, convenience chains, drug stores, foodservice customers, value stores, e-commerce retailers, and the military; and concentrates and/or beverage bases to bottling and canning operations. Monster Beverage Corporation sells its products under the Monster Energy, Monster Energy Ultra, Monster Rehab, Monster MAXX, Java Monster, Muscle Monster, Espresso Monster, Punch Monster, Juice Monster, Monster Hydro, Caffé Monster, Reign Total Body Fuel, Reign Inferno Thermogenic Fuel, NOS, Full Throttle, Burn, Mother, Nalu, Ultra Energy, Play and Power Play, Relentless, BPM, BU, Gladiator, Samurai, Live+, Predator, and Fury brands. The company was formerly known as Hansen Natural Corporation and changed its name to Monster Beverage Corporation in January 2012. Monster Beverage Corporation was incorporated in 1990 and is headquartered in Corona, California. .
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