HP Inc (HPQ) is a leading computer hardware business based in the US. HP is listed on the NYSE and employs 53,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
|52-week range||$12.2052 - $26.15|
|50-day moving average||$24.4806|
|200-day moving average||$20.2417|
|Wall St. target price||$24.06|
|Dividend yield||$0.78 (3.07%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$2|
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Valuing HP stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of HP's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
HP's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 13x. In other words, HP shares trade at around 13x 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.
HP's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.1884. 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 HP's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
HP's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $4.7 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a HP's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$56.6 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||6.92%|
|Gross profit TTM||$10.4 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||7.19%|
|Return on equity TTM||0%|
|Market capitalisation||$32.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 18.1 million HP shares held short by investors – that's known as HP's "short interest". This figure is 53.8% up from 11.8 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting HP shares can be evaluated.
HP's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of HP shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of HP shares traded daily (recently around 8.7 million). HP's SIR currently stands at 2.07. In other words for every 100,000 HP shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2070 shares are currently held short.
However HP's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of HP shares, or, against the total number of tradable HP shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case HP's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 HP shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0158% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable HP shares, roughly 16 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 HP.
Find out more about how you can short HP 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 HP.
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: 13.92
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and HP's overall score of 13.92 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like HP 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: 0.82/100
HP's environmental score of 0.82 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that HP is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 6.15/100
HP's social score of 6.15 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that HP is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 4.59/100
HP's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that HP is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, HP scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that HP has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||13.92|
|Total ESG percentile||4.74|
|Environmental score percentile||3|
|Social score percentile||3|
|Governance score percentile||3|
|Level of controversy||2|
Dividend payout ratio: 31.82% of net profits
Recently HP has paid out, on average, around 31.82% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.07% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), HP shareholders could enjoy a 3.07% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In HP's case, that would currently equate to about $0.78 per share.
While HP's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that HP may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
HP's most recent dividend payout was on 7 April 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 9 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
HP's shares were split on a 2202:1000 basis on 2 November 2015. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2202 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your HP shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 54.6% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for HP shares which in turn could have impacted HP's share price.
Over the last 12 months, HP's shares have ranged in value from as little as $12.2052 up to $26.15. 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 HP's is 1.0914. This would suggest that HP'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).
HP Inc. provides personal computing and other access devices, imaging and printing products, and related technologies, solutions, and services in the United States and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Personal Systems, Printing, and Corporate Investments. The Personal Systems segment offers commercial and consumer desktop and notebook personal computers, workstations, thin clients, commercial mobility devices, retail point-of-sale systems, displays and other related accessories, software, support, and services. The Printing segment provides consumer and commercial printer hardware, supplies, solutions, and services, as well as scanning devices. The Corporate Investments segment includes HP Labs and business incubation projects. HP Inc. serves individual consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses, and large enterprises, including customers in the government, health, and education sectors. The company was formerly known as Hewlett-Packard Company and changed its name to HP Inc. in October 2015. HP Inc. was founded in 1939 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.
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