How to buy Calavo Growers shares

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Calavo Growers, Inc is a packaged foods business based in the US. Calavo Growers shares (CVGW.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Calavo Growers employs 3,971 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.1 billion.

How to buy shares in Calavo Growers

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: CVGW in this case.
  5. Research Calavo Growers shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Calavo Growers shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

Calavo Growers share price

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Calavo Growers shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-24.
Latest market close$N/A
52-week range$47.5646 - $80.1834
50-day moving average $72.21
200-day moving average $67.3541
Wall St. target price$77.4
PE ratio 98.0606
Dividend yield $1.15 (1.55%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.661
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Is it a good time to buy Calavo Growers stock?

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Is Calavo Growers under- or over-valued?

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

Calavo Growers's P/E ratio

Calavo Growers's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 98x. In other words, Calavo Growers shares trade at around 98x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Calavo Growers's PEG ratio

Calavo Growers's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.66. 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 Calavo Growers's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Calavo Growers's EBITDA

Calavo Growers's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $49.5 million.

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

Calavo Growers financials

Revenue TTM $1.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 3.15%
Gross profit TTM $89.9 million
Return on assets TTM 5.09%
Return on equity TTM -5.11%
Profit margin -1.29%
Book value $14.412
Market capitalisation $1.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Calavo Growers shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "CVGW.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 1.6 million Calavo Growers shares held short by investors – that's known as Calavo Growers's "short interest". This figure is 7% up from 1.5 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Calavo Growers shares can be evaluated.

Calavo Growers's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Calavo Growers's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Calavo Growers shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Calavo Growers shares traded daily (recently around 105120.80408424). Calavo Growers's SIR currently stands at 15.67. In other words for every 100,000 Calavo Growers shares traded daily on the market, roughly 15670 shares are currently held short.

However Calavo Growers's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Calavo Growers shares, or, against the total number of tradable Calavo Growers shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Calavo Growers's short interest could be expressed as 0.09% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Calavo Growers shares in existence, roughly 90 shares are currently held short) or 0.1196% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Calavo Growers shares, roughly 120 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against Calavo Growers.

Find out more about how you can short Calavo Growers stock.

Calavo Growers share dividends

75%

Dividend payout ratio: 74.68% of net profits

Recently Calavo Growers has paid out, on average, around 74.68% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.55% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Calavo Growers shareholders could enjoy a 1.55% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Calavo Growers's case, that would currently equate to about $1.15 per share.

Calavo Growers'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.

Calavo Growers's most recent dividend payout was on 4 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Calavo Growers share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Calavo Growers's shares have ranged in value from as little as $47.5646 up to $80.1834. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CVGW.US volatility(beta: 0.83)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 Calavo Growers's is 0.8262. This would suggest that Calavo Growers's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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Calavo Growers overview

Calavo Growers, Inc. markets and distributes avocados, prepared avocados, and other perishable foods to retail grocery and foodservice customers, club stores, mass merchandisers, food distributors, and wholesale customers worldwide. It operates in three segments: Fresh Products, Calavo Foods, and Renaissance Food Group (RFG). The Fresh products segment distributes avocados and other fresh produce products; and procures avocados grown in California, Mexico, and Peru, as well as various other commodities, including tomatoes and papayas. The Calavo Foods segment is involved in purchasing, manufacturing, and distributing prepared avocado products, including guacamole and salsa. The RFG segment manufactures and distributes fresh-cut fruits and vegetables, fresh prepared entrée salads, wraps, sandwiches, and fresh snacking products, as well as ready-to-heat entrees, other hot bar and various deli items, meals kits and related components, and salad kits. The company offers its products under the Calavo and RFG brands, and related logos; and Avo Fresco, Bueno, Calavo Gold, Calavo Salsa Lisa, Salsa Lisa, Celebrate the Taste, El Dorado, Fresh Ripe, Select, Taste of Paradise, The First Name in Avocados, Tico, Mfresh, Maui Fresh International, Triggered Avocados, ProRipeVIP, RIPE NOW!, Garden Highway Fresh Cut, Garden Highway, and Garden Highway Chef Essentials trademarks. Calavo Growers, Inc. was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Santa Paula, California.

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