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How to buy PetMed Express (PETS) stocks

Learn how to easily invest in PetMed Express stocks.

PetMed Express is a pharmaceutical retailers business based in the US. PetMed Express stocks (PETS.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $34 – an increase of 5.47% over the previous week. PetMed Express employs 212 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $273.4 million.

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PetMed Express stock price (NASDAQ:PETS)

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PetMed Express shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-06-24.
Latest market close$21.78
52-week range$19.09 - $34.16
50-day moving average $22.00
200-day moving average $25.60
Wall St. target price$24.00
PE ratio 20.9423
Dividend yield $1.2 (5.5%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.04

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Is it a good time to buy PetMed Express stock?

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PetMed Express price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $21.78 from 2022-06-24

1 week (2022-06-17) 5.47%
1 month (2022-05-27) -0.18%
3 months (2022-03-23) -19.48%
6 months (2021-12-27) -19.84%
1 year (2021-06-25) -38.25%
2 years (2020-06-26) -40.13%
3 years (2019-06-27) 37.50%
5 years (2017-06-23) 40.47

Is PetMed Express under- or over-valued?

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

PetMed Express's P/E ratio

PetMed Express's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 21x. In other words, PetMed Express shares trade at around 21x 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.

PetMed Express's PEG ratio

PetMed Express's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.58. 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 PetMed Express's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

PetMed Express's EBITDA

PetMed Express's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $28.4 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a PetMed Express's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

PetMed Express financials

Revenue TTM $273.4 million
Operating margin TTM 9.4%
Gross profit TTM $78.1 million
Return on assets TTM 8.83%
Return on equity TTM 14.89%
Profit margin 7.72%
Book value $7.04
Market capitalisation $457.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

PetMed Express share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 114.55% of net profits

Recently PetMed Express has paid out, on average, around 114.55% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.5% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), PetMed Express shareholders could enjoy a 5.5% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In PetMed Express's case, that would currently equate to about $1.2 per share.

PetMed Express'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.

PetMed Express's most recent dividend payout was on 26 May 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 18 May 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have PetMed Express's shares ever split?

PetMed Express's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 3 March 1999. 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 PetMed Express shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for PetMed Express shares which in turn could have impacted PetMed Express's share price.

PetMed Express share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, PetMed Express's shares have ranged in value from as little as $19.09 up to $34.1647. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PETS.US volatility(beta: 0.54)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 PetMed Express's is 0.5399. This would suggest that PetMed Express's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

PetMed Express overview

PetMed Express, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, operates as a pet pharmacy in the United States. The company markets prescription and non-prescription pet medications, health products, and other supplies for dogs, cats, and horses. It offers non-prescription medications and supplies, such as flea and tick control products, bone and joint care products, vitamins, treats, nutritional supplements, hygiene products, and supplies; and prescription medications, including heartworm preventatives, flea and tick preventatives, arthritis, dermatitis, thyroid, diabetes, pain medications, heart/blood pressure, and other specialty medications, as well as generic substitutes. The company also sells food, beds, crates, stairs, and other pet supplies. It sells its products through its Internet website; mobile app; telephone contact center; and direct mail/print, which includes brochures and postcards, as well as television advertising under the 1-800-PetMeds and PetMeds brands. PetMed Express, Inc.

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