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How to buy First Advantage Corporation stock (First Advantage Corporation)

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First Advantage Corporation is a specialty business services business based in the US. First Advantage Corporation shares (FA) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. First Advantage Corporation employs 5,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $757.7 million.

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First Advantage Corporation stock price (NASDAQ: FA)

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First Advantage Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-07-07.
Latest market close$15.93
52-week range$12.46 - $17.49
50-day moving average $16.30
200-day moving average $15.60
Wall St. target price$18.83
PE ratio 69.2174
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.23

Is it a good time to buy First Advantage Corporation stock?

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First Advantage Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $15.93 from 2024-07-12

1 week (2024-07-05) 0.06%
1 month (2024-06-13) -4.09%
3 months (2024-04-12) 2.77%
6 months (2024-01-12) 0.13%
1 year (2023-07-13) 3.44%
2 years (2022-07-13) 30.04%
3 years (2021-07-13) 19.38
5 years (2019-07-12) 3,086.00%

Is First Advantage Corporation stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

First Advantage Corporation's P/E ratio

First Advantage 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 69x. In other words, First Advantage Corporation shares trade at around 69x 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.

However, First Advantage Corporation's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the specialty business services industry or those of similar companies.

First Advantage Corporation's EBITDA

First Advantage Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $195.8 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a First Advantage Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

To put First Advantage Corporation's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.

First Advantage Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $757.7 million
Gross profit TTM $401.1 million
Return on assets TTM 2.46%
Return on equity TTM 3.22%
Profit margin 4.28%
Book value $6.25
Market Capitalization $2.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

First Advantage Corporation share dividends

2%

Dividend payout ratio: 1.53% of net profits

Recently First Advantage Corporation has paid out, on average, around 1.53% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 10.81% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), First Advantage Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 10.81% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In First Advantage Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0 per share.

While First Advantage Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that First Advantage Corporation is investing more in its future growth.

First Advantage Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 30 August 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 17 August 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").

First Advantage Corporation's dividend payout ratio is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.

First Advantage Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, First Advantage Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $12.46 up to $17.49. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FA.US volatility(beta: 1.17)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 First Advantage Corporation's is 1.172. This would suggest that First Advantage 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).

To put First Advantage Corporation's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.

First Advantage Corporation overview

First Advantage Corporation provides employment background screening, identity, and verification solutions worldwide. It offers pre-onboarding products and solutions, such as criminal background checks, drug/health screening, extended workforce screening, FBI channeling, identity checks and biometric fraud mitigation tools, education/work history verification, driver records and compliance, healthcare credentials, executive screening, and other screening products. The company also provides post-onboarding solutions, including criminal records monitoring, healthcare sanctions, motor vehicle records, social media screening, and global sanctions and licenses; and other products comprising fleet/vehicle compliance, hiring tax credits and incentives, resident/tenant screening, and investigative research. Its products and solutions are used by personnel in recruiting, human resources, risk, compliance, vendor management, safety, and/or security in global enterprises, mid-sized, and small companies. The company was formerly known as Fastball Intermediate, Inc. and changed its name to First Advantage Corporation in March 2021. First Advantage Corporation was founded in 2002 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of First Advantage Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 3.739% of First Advantage Corporation shares are held by insiders and 101.323% by institutions.
How many people work for First Advantage Corporation?
Latest data suggests 5,000 work at First Advantage Corporation.
When does the fiscal year end for First Advantage Corporation?
First Advantage Corporation's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is First Advantage Corporation based?
First Advantage Corporation's address is: 1 Concourse Parkway NE, Atlanta, GA, United States, 30328
What is First Advantage Corporation's ISIN number?
First Advantage Corporation's international securities identification number is: US31846B1089

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