Avery Dennison Corporation (AVY) is a leading business equipment & supplies business based in the US. Avery Dennison Corporation is listed on the NYSE and employs 27,950 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
|52-week range||$75.8638 - $164.11|
|50-day moving average||$155.32|
|200-day moving average||$134.4726|
|Wall St. target price||$165.18|
|Dividend yield||$2.48 (1.58%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$6.258|
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Valuing Avery Dennison Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Avery Dennison Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Avery Dennison 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 25x. In other words, Avery Dennison Corporation shares trade at around 25x 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, Avery Dennison Corporation's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the business equipment & supplies industry or those of similar companies.
Avery Dennison Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 5.3084. 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 Avery Dennison Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
However, it's sensible to consider Avery Dennison Corporation's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.
Avery Dennison Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $973.1 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Avery Dennison Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
To put Avery Dennison Corporation's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.
|Revenue TTM||$6.8 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||11.82%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.9 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||9.02%|
|Return on equity TTM||44.06%|
|Market capitalisation||$13.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 551,579 Avery Dennison Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Avery Dennison Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 38.2% down from 892,027 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Avery Dennison Corporation shares can be evaluated.
Avery Dennison Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Avery Dennison Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Avery Dennison Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 380399.31034483). Avery Dennison Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.45. In other words for every 100,000 Avery Dennison Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1450 shares are currently held short.
To gain some more context, you can compare Avery Dennison Corporation's short interest ratio against those of similar companies.
However Avery Dennison Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Avery Dennison Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Avery Dennison Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Avery Dennison Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Avery Dennison Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0075% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Avery Dennison Corporation shares, roughly 8 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 Avery Dennison Corporation.
Find out more about how you can short Avery Dennison Corporation 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 Avery Dennison Corporation.
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: 22.28
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Avery Dennison Corporation's overall score of 22.28 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 23rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Avery Dennison Corporation 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.).
To gain some more context, you can compare Avery Dennison Corporation's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.
Environmental score: 17.26/100
Avery Dennison Corporation's environmental score of 17.26 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Avery Dennison Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 8.43/100
Avery Dennison Corporation's social score of 8.43 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Avery Dennison Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 11.6/100
Avery Dennison Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Avery Dennison Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 1/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Avery Dennison Corporation scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Avery Dennison Corporation has managed to keep its nose clean.
Wondering how that compares? Below are the controversy scores of similar companies.
|Total ESG score||22.28|
|Total ESG percentile||22.72|
|Environmental score percentile||8|
|Social score percentile||8|
|Governance score percentile||8|
|Level of controversy||1|
Dividend payout ratio: 35.92% of net profits
Recently Avery Dennison Corporation has paid out, on average, around 35.92% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.58% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Avery Dennison Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.58% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Avery Dennison Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $2.48 per share.
While Avery Dennison Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Avery Dennison Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Avery Dennison Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 16 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 1 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Avery Dennison Corporation's dividend payout ratio is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.
Avery Dennison Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 23 December 1996. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Avery Dennison Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Avery Dennison Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Avery Dennison Corporation's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Avery Dennison Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $75.8638 up to $164.11. 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 average) beta is 1, while Avery Dennison Corporation's is 0.9564. This would suggest that Avery Dennison Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
To put Avery Dennison Corporation's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.
Avery Dennison Corporation produces and sells pressure-sensitive materials worldwide. The company's Label and Graphic Materials segment offers pressure-sensitive label and packaging materials; and graphics and reflective products under the Fasson, JAC, Avery Dennison, and Mactac brands, as well as durable cast and reflective films. It provides its products to the home and personal care, beer and beverage, durables, pharmaceutical, wine and spirits, and food market segments; architectural, commercial sign, digital printing, and other related market segments; construction, automotive, and fleet transportation market segments, as well as traffic and safety applications; and sign shops, commercial printers, and designers. The company's Retail Branding and Information Solutions segment designs, manufactures, and sells brand embellishments, graphic tickets, tags and labels, and sustainable packaging solutions, as well as offers creative services; item-level radio-frequency identification solutions; visibility and loss prevention solutions; price ticketing and marking solutions; care, content, and country of origin compliance solutions; and brand protection and security solutions. It serves retailers, brand owners, apparel manufacturers, distributors, and industrial customers. The company's Industrial and Healthcare Materials segment offers tapes; pressure-sensitive adhesive based materials and converted products; medical fasteners; and performance polymers under the Fasson, Avery Dennison, and Yongle brands. It serves automotive, electronics, building and construction, general industrial, personal care, and medical markets. The company was formerly known as Avery International Corporation and changed its name to Avery Dennison Corporation in 1990. Avery Dennison Corporation was founded in 1935 and is headquartered in Glendale, California.
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