Philip Morris International Inc is a tobacco business based in the US. Philip Morris International shares (PM.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Philip Morris International employs 73,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $29 billion.
|Latest market close||$N/A|
|52-week range||$53.4987 - $86.61|
|50-day moving average||$82.7336|
|200-day moving average||$78.0832|
|Wall St. target price||$92.53|
|Dividend yield||$4.8 (5.95%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$4.935|
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Valuing Philip Morris International stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Philip Morris International's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Philip Morris International's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 16x. In other words, Philip Morris International shares trade at around 16x 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.
Philip Morris International's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.1841. 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 Philip Morris International's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Philip Morris International's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $12.4 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Philip Morris International's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$29 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||39.38%|
|Gross profit TTM||$19.3 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||17.7%|
|Return on equity TTM||0%|
|Market capitalisation||$125.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 8.0 million Philip Morris International shares held short by investors – that's known as Philip Morris International's "short interest". This figure is 8.6% up from 7.4 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Philip Morris International shares can be evaluated.
Philip Morris International's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Philip Morris International shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Philip Morris International shares traded daily (recently around 6.0 million). Philip Morris International's SIR currently stands at 1.34. In other words for every 100,000 Philip Morris International shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1340 shares are currently held short.
However Philip Morris International's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Philip Morris International shares, or, against the total number of tradable Philip Morris International shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Philip Morris International's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Philip Morris International shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0052% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Philip Morris International shares, roughly 5 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 Philip Morris International.
Find out more about how you can short Philip Morris International 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 Philip Morris International.
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: 29.56
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Philip Morris International's overall score of 29.56 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 42nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Philip Morris International 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: 7.29/100
Philip Morris International's environmental score of 7.29 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Philip Morris International is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 15.97/100
Philip Morris International's social score of 15.97 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Philip Morris International is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 16.81/100
Philip Morris International's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Philip Morris International is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Philip Morris International scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Philip Morris International hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||29.56|
|Total ESG percentile||42.14|
|Environmental score percentile||8|
|Social score percentile||8|
|Governance score percentile||8|
|Level of controversy||3|
Dividend payout ratio: 92.22% of net profits
Recently Philip Morris International has paid out, on average, around 92.22% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.95% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Philip Morris International shareholders could enjoy a 5.95% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Philip Morris International's case, that would currently equate to about $4.8 per share.
Philip Morris International'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.
Philip Morris International's most recent dividend payout was on 11 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 22 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Philip Morris International's shares have ranged in value from as little as $53.4987 up to $86.61. 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 Philip Morris International's is 0.792. This would suggest that Philip Morris International's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Philip Morris International Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes, other nicotine-containing products, smoke-free products, and related electronic devices and accessories. The company offers IQOS smoke-free products, including heated tobacco and nicotine-containing vapor products under the HEETS, HEETS Marlboro, and HEETS FROM MARLBORO brands, as well as the Marlboro HeatSticks and Parliament HeatSticks brands. It also sells its products under the Marlboro, Parliament, Bond Street, Chesterfield, L&M, Lark, and Philip Morris brands. In addition, the company owns various cigarette brands, such as Dji Sam Soe, Sampoerna A, and Sampoerna U in Indonesia; and Fortune and Jackpot in the Philippines. It markets and sells its products in the European Union, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South and Southeast Asia, East Asia, Australia, Latin America, and Canada. Philip Morris International Inc. was incorporated in 1987 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
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