AMERCO is a rental & leasing services business based in the US. AMERCO shares (UHAL.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. AMERCO employs 14,400 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $4.1 billion.
|Latest market close||$N/A|
|52-week range||$221.054 - $487.32|
|50-day moving average||$453.0027|
|200-day moving average||$381.1944|
|Wall St. target price||$455|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0.38%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$25.877|
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Valuing AMERCO stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of AMERCO's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
AMERCO'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, AMERCO 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.
AMERCO's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $1.3 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a AMERCO's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$4.1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||15.53%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.2 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||2.92%|
|Return on equity TTM||11.71%|
|Market capitalisation||$9.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 137,624 AMERCO shares held short by investors – that's known as AMERCO's "short interest". This figure is 6.1% down from 146,592 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting AMERCO shares can be evaluated.
AMERCO's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of AMERCO shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of AMERCO shares traded daily (recently around 38876.836158192). AMERCO's SIR currently stands at 3.54. In other words for every 100,000 AMERCO shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3540 shares are currently held short.
However AMERCO's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of AMERCO shares, or, against the total number of tradable AMERCO shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case AMERCO's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 AMERCO shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0135% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable AMERCO shares, roughly 14 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 AMERCO.
Find out more about how you can short AMERCO stock.
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like AMERCO.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 17.39
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and AMERCO's overall score of 17.39 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 25th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like AMERCO is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Environmental score: 4.04/100
Social score: 8.01/100
Governance score: 5.34/100
Controversy score: 1/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, AMERCO scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that AMERCO has managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||17.39|
|Total ESG percentile||24.78|
|Level of controversy||1|
Dividend payout ratio: 13.57% of net profits
Recently AMERCO has paid out, on average, around 13.57% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.38% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), AMERCO shareholders could enjoy a 0.38% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In AMERCO's case, that would currently equate to about $N/A per share.
While AMERCO's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that AMERCO is investing more in its future growth.
AMERCO's most recent dividend payout was on 30 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 18 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, AMERCO's shares have ranged in value from as little as $221.054 up to $487.32. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while AMERCO's is 0.875. This would suggest that AMERCO's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
AMERCO operates as a do-it-yourself moving and storage operator for household and commercial goods in the United States and Canada. The company's Moving and Storage segment rents trucks, trailers, portable moving and storage units, specialty rental items, and self-storage spaces primarily to the household movers; and sells moving supplies, towing accessories, and propane. It also provides uhaul.com, an online marketplace that connects consumers to independent Moving Help service providers and independent self-storage affiliates; auto transport and tow dolly options to transport vehicles; and specialty boxes for dishes, computers, and sensitive electronic equipment, as well as tapes, security locks, and packing supplies. This segment rents its products and services through a network of approximately 2,065 company operated retail moving stores and 20,100 independent U-Haul dealers. As of March 31, 2020, it had a rental fleet of approximately 176,000 trucks, 127,000 trailers, and 41,000 towing devices; and 1,745 self-storage locations with approximately 774,000 rentable storage units. The company's Property and Casualty Insurance segment offers loss adjusting and claims handling services. It also provides moving and storage protection packages, such as Safemove and Safetow packages, which offer moving and towing customers with a damage waiver, cargo protection, and medical and life insurance coverage; Safestor that protects storage customers from loss on their goods in storage; Safestor Mobile, which protects customers stored belongings; and Safemove Plus, which provides rental customers with a layer of primary liability protection. The company's Life Insurance segment provides life and health insurance products primarily to the senior market through the direct writing and reinsuring of life insurance, medicare supplement, and annuity policies. AMERCO was founded in 1945 and is based in Reno, Nevada.
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