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How to buy Karat Packaging Inc stock (Karat Packaging Inc)

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Karat Packaging Inc is a packaging & containers business based in the US. Karat Packaging Inc shares (KRT) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Karat Packaging Inc employs 778 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $405.5 million.

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Karat Packaging Inc stock price (NASDAQ: KRT)

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Karat Packaging Inc shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-07-08.
Latest market close$29.00
52-week range$16.53 - $30.57
50-day moving average $28.21
200-day moving average $25.39
Wall St. target price$33.67
PE ratio 18.2752
Dividend yield $0.6 (5.14%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.49

Is it a good time to buy Karat Packaging Inc stock?

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Karat Packaging Inc price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $29 from 2024-07-12

1 week (2024-07-05) 6.50%
1 month (2024-06-14) 2.11%
3 months (2024-04-12) 4.58%
6 months (2024-01-12) 22.88%
1 year (2023-07-14) 51.75%
2 years (2022-07-14) 50.65%
3 years (2021-07-14) 35.93%
5 years (2019-07-10) N/A

Is Karat Packaging Inc stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Karat Packaging Inc's P/E ratio

Karat Packaging Inc's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 18x. In other words, Karat Packaging Inc shares trade at around 18x 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.

However, Karat Packaging Inc's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the packaging & containers industry or those of similar companies.

Karat Packaging Inc's EBITDA

Karat Packaging Inc's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $52.6 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Karat Packaging Inc's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

To put Karat Packaging Inc's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.

Karat Packaging Inc financials

Revenue TTM $405.5 million
Operating margin TTM 10.53%
Gross profit TTM $132.1 million
Return on assets TTM 9.47%
Return on equity TTM 18.94%
Profit margin 7.31%
Book value $7.73
Market Capitalization $543.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Karat Packaging Inc share dividends

76%

Dividend payout ratio: 75.84% of net profits

Recently Karat Packaging Inc has paid out, on average, around 75.84% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.14% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Karat Packaging Inc shareholders could enjoy a 5.14% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Karat Packaging Inc's case, that would currently equate to about $0.6 per share.

Karat Packaging Inc'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.

Karat Packaging Inc's most recent dividend payout was on 23 May 2024. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 15 May 2024 (the "ex-dividend date").

Karat Packaging Inc's dividend payout ratio is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.

Karat Packaging Inc share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Karat Packaging Inc's shares have ranged in value from as little as $16.5265 up to $30.57. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

KRT.US volatility(beta: 1.04)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 Karat Packaging Inc's is 1.039. This would suggest that Karat Packaging Inc'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 Karat Packaging Inc's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.

Karat Packaging Inc overview

Karat Packaging Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and distribution of single-use disposable products in plastic, paper, biopolymer-based, and other compostable forms used in various restaurant and foodservice settings. It provides food and take-out containers, bags, tableware, cups, lids, cutlery, straws, specialty beverage ingredients, equipment, gloves, and other products under the Karat Earth brand. The company also provides new product development, design, printing, and logistics services. It offers its products to national and regional distributors, restaurant chains, retail establishments, and online customers. The company was founded in 2000 and is based in Chino, California. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Karat Packaging Inc is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 66.367% of Karat Packaging Inc shares are held by insiders and 26.979% by institutions.
How many people work for Karat Packaging Inc?
Latest data suggests 778 work at Karat Packaging Inc.
When does the fiscal year end for Karat Packaging Inc?
Karat Packaging Inc's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Karat Packaging Inc based?
Karat Packaging Inc's address is: 6185 Kimball Avenue, Chino, CA, United States, 91708
What is Karat Packaging Inc's ISIN number?
Karat Packaging Inc's international securities identification number is: US48563L1017
What is Karat Packaging Inc's CUSIP number?
Karat Packaging Inc's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 50075Q206

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