Acme United Corporation (ACU) is a leading household & personal products business based in the US. Acme United is listed on the NYSE MKT and employs 441 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
|52-week range||$16.7494 - $35.3376|
|50-day moving average||$30.8736|
|200-day moving average||$26.4069|
|Wall St. target price||$31.25|
|Dividend yield||$0.52 (1.66%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$2.03|
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Valuing Acme United stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Acme United's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Acme United's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 15x. In other words, Acme United shares trade at around 15x recent earnings.
Acme United's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.43. 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 Acme United's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Acme United's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $13.6 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Acme United's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$157 million|
|Operating margin TTM||6.32%|
|Gross profit TTM||$52 million|
|Return on assets TTM||5.22%|
|Return on equity TTM||12.16%|
|Market capitalisation||$104.5 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 7,995 Acme United shares held short by investors – that's known as Acme United's "short interest". This figure is 8.7% up from 7,358 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Acme United shares can be evaluated.
Acme United's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Acme United shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Acme United shares traded daily (recently around 21039.473684211). Acme United's SIR currently stands at 0.38. In other words for every 100,000 Acme United shares traded daily on the market, roughly 380 shares are currently held short.
However Acme United's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of tradable Acme United shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Acme United's short interest could be expressed as 0.0034% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Acme United shares, roughly 3 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 Acme United.
Find out more about how you can short Acme United stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 22.27% of net profits
Recently Acme United has paid out, on average, around 22.27% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.66% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Acme United shareholders could enjoy a 1.66% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Acme United's case, that would currently equate to about $0.52 per share.
While Acme United's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Acme United is investing more in its future growth.
Acme United's most recent dividend payout was on 29 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 7 January 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Acme United's shares were split on a 4:3 basis on 26 July 1983. So if you had owned 3 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 4 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Acme United shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 25% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Acme United shares which in turn could have impacted Acme United's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Acme United's shares have ranged in value from as little as $16.7494 up to $35.3376. 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 (NYSE MKT average) beta is 1, while Acme United's is 1.0509. This would suggest that Acme United'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).
Acme United Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, supplies cutting, measuring, first aid, sharpening, and safety products to the school, home, office, hardware, sporting good, and industrial markets in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. It offers scissors, rulers, pencil sharpeners, paper trimmers, safety cutters, lettering products, glue guns, and other craft products under the Westcott brand name; and cutting tools for hardware and industrial, lawn and garden, food processing, sewing, and housewares channels under the Clauss brand. The company also provides fixed blade, folding knives, line of sight cutting tools, and tactical tools under the Camillus brand name; fishing tools and knives, as well as cut and puncture resistant gloves, telescopic landing nets, net containment systems, and fishing gaffs under the Cuda brand name; and sharpening tools for knives, scissors, chisels, skis, skates, and other edges under the DMT brand name. In addition, it offers first aid kits, refills, and safety products under the First Aid Only brand; portable eyewash solutions and over-the-counter medications, including active ingredients aspirin, acetaminophen, and ibuprofen under the PhysiciansCare brand; and bodily fluid and spill clean-up solutions under the Spill Magic brand, as well as through Pac-Kit brand. The company sells its products directly and through its independent manufacturer representatives to wholesale, contract, and retail stationery distributors; office supply super stores; school supply distributors; industrial distributors; wholesale florists; mass market and ecommerce retailers; and hardware chains, as well as sells a selection of products through its websites. The company was formerly known as Acme Shear Company and changed its name to Acme United Corporation in 1971. The company was founded in 1867 and is based in Fairfield, Connecticut.
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