Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc (HII) is a leading aerospace & defense business based in the US. Huntington Ingalls Industries is listed on the NYSE and employs 42,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
|52-week range||$135.5297 - $270.6198|
|50-day moving average||$169.794|
|200-day moving average||$160.5455|
|Wall St. target price||$180.42|
|Dividend yield||$4.56 (2.72%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$14.579|
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Valuing Huntington Ingalls Industries stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Huntington Ingalls Industries's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Huntington Ingalls Industries's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, Huntington Ingalls Industries shares trade at around 11x 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.
Huntington Ingalls Industries's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.2259. 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 Huntington Ingalls Industries's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Huntington Ingalls Industries's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $1 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Huntington Ingalls Industries's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$9 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||8.61%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.5 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||6.21%|
|Return on equity TTM||33.25%|
|Market capitalisation||$6.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 784,396 Huntington Ingalls Industries shares held short by investors – that's known as Huntington Ingalls Industries's "short interest". This figure is 2.1% down from 801,025 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Huntington Ingalls Industries shares can be evaluated.
Huntington Ingalls Industries's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Huntington Ingalls Industries shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Huntington Ingalls Industries shares traded daily (recently around 371751.65876777). Huntington Ingalls Industries's SIR currently stands at 2.11. In other words for every 100,000 Huntington Ingalls Industries shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2110 shares are currently held short.
However Huntington Ingalls Industries's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Huntington Ingalls Industries shares, or, against the total number of tradable Huntington Ingalls Industries shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Huntington Ingalls Industries's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Huntington Ingalls Industries shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0226% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Huntington Ingalls Industries shares, roughly 23 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 Huntington Ingalls Industries.
Find out more about how you can short Huntington Ingalls Industries stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 28.99% of net profits
Recently Huntington Ingalls Industries has paid out, on average, around 28.99% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.72% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Huntington Ingalls Industries shareholders could enjoy a 2.72% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Huntington Ingalls Industries's case, that would currently equate to about $4.56 per share.
While Huntington Ingalls Industries's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Huntington Ingalls Industries may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Huntington Ingalls Industries's most recent dividend payout was on 11 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 25 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Huntington Ingalls Industries's shares were split on a 1:2 basis on 5 December 2003. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Huntington Ingalls Industries shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 100% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Huntington Ingalls Industries shares which in turn could have impacted Huntington Ingalls Industries's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Huntington Ingalls Industries's shares have ranged in value from as little as $135.5297 up to $270.6198. 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 Huntington Ingalls Industries's is 0.9018. This would suggest that Huntington Ingalls Industries's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. engages in the designing, building, overhauling, and repairing military ships in the United States. It operates through three segments: Ingalls Shipbuilding, Newport News Shipbuilding, and Technical Solutions. The company is involved in the design and construction of non-nuclear ships comprising amphibious assault ships that include deck amphibious ships and transport dock ships; surface combatants; and national security cutters for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard. It also provides nuclear-powered ships, such as aircraft carriers and submarines, as well as refueling and overhaul, and inactivation services. In addition, the company offers naval nuclear support services, including fleet services comprising design, construction, maintenance, and disposal activities for in service U.S. Navy nuclear ships; and maintenance services on nuclear reactor prototypes. Further, it provides fleet support services comprising technical and waterfront ship services; naval architecture and marine engineering; integrated logistics support; technical documentation development; warehousing, asset management, and material readiness; operational and maintenance training development and delivery; software design and development; IT infrastructure support, and data delivery and management; and cyber security and information assurance services, as well as undersea vehicle and specialized craft development and prototyping services. Additionally, the company offers information technology and integrated missions solutions services; nuclear and environmental services; engineering, procurement, and construction management services to the oil and gas industry; and nuclear management and operations, and environmental management services to the Department of Energy, Department of Defense, state and local governments, and the private sector. Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Newport News, Virginia.
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