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How to buy Peabody Energy stock (BTU)

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Peabody Energy is a thermal coal business based in the US. Peabody Energy shares (BTU) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Peabody Energy employs 5,400 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $4.6 billion.

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Peabody Energy stock price (NYSE: BTU)

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Peabody Energy shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-07-14.
Latest market close$23.48
52-week range$20.63 - $27.15
50-day moving average $22.87
200-day moving average $24.08
Wall St. target price$27.80
PE ratio 6.3684
Dividend yield $0.3 (1.3%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.61

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Peabody Energy price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $23.48 from 2024-07-15

1 week (2024-07-10) 5.10%
1 month (2024-06-17) 4.03%
3 months (2024-04-17) -2.29%
6 months (2024-01-17) 0.90%
1 year (2023-07-17) 12.72%
2 years (2022-07-15) 11.86%
3 years (2021-07-16) 169.58%
5 years (2019-07-17) 4.47%

Is Peabody Energy stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Peabody Energy's P/E ratio

Peabody Energy's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 6x. In other words, Peabody Energy shares trade at around 6x 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.

Peabody Energy's EBITDA

Peabody Energy's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.1 billion.

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

Peabody Energy financials

Revenue TTM $4.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 6.41%
Gross profit TTM $1.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 8.13%
Return on equity TTM 16.37%
Profit margin 11.62%
Book value $27.66
Market Capitalization $2.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Peabody Energy share dividends

8%

Dividend payout ratio: 8.36% of net profits

Recently Peabody Energy has paid out, on average, around 8.36% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.3% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Peabody Energy shareholders could enjoy a 1.3% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Peabody Energy's case, that would currently equate to about $0.3 per share.

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

Peabody Energy's most recent dividend payout was on 4 June 2024. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 May 2024 (the "ex-dividend date").

Peabody Energy share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Peabody Energy's shares have ranged in value from as little as $20.6267 up to $27.1511. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BTU.US volatility(beta: 0.97)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Peabody Energy's is 0.97. This would suggest that Peabody Energy's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Peabody Energy overview

Peabody Energy Corporation engages in coal mining business in the United States, Japan, Taiwan, Australia, India, Brazil, Belgium, Chile, France, Indonesia, China, Vietnam, South Korea, Germany, and internationally. The company operates through Seaborne Thermal, Seaborne Metallurgical, Powder River Basin, Other U. S. Thermal, and Corporate and Other segments. It is involved in the mining, preparation, and sale of thermal coal primarily to electric utilities; mining bituminous and sub-bituminous coal deposits; low sulfur and high British thermal unit thermal coal; and mining metallurgical coal, such as hard coking coal, semi-hard coking coal, semi-soft coking coal, and pulverized coal injection coal. The company supplies coal primarily to electricity generators, industrial facilities, and steel manufacturers. It also engages in marketing and brokering of coal from other coal producers; trading of coal and freight-related contracts, as well as provides transportation-related services.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Peabody Energy is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.49% of Peabody Energy shares are held by insiders and 92.225% by institutions.
How many people work for Peabody Energy?
Latest data suggests 5,400 work at Peabody Energy.
When does the fiscal year end for Peabody Energy?
Peabody Energy's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Peabody Energy based?
Peabody Energy's address is: Peabody Plaza, Saint Louis, MO, United States, 63101-1826
What is Peabody Energy's ISIN number?
Peabody Energy's international securities identification number is: US7045511000
What is Peabody Energy's CUSIP number?
Peabody Energy's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 704551100

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