PRA Health Sciences, Inc is a diagnostics & research business based in the US. PRA Health Sciences shares (PRAH.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. PRA Health Sciences employs 17,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $3.1 billion.
|Latest market close||$N/A|
|52-week range||$58.67 - $137.88|
|50-day moving average||$123.5818|
|200-day moving average||$109.4601|
|Wall St. target price||$126.75|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$3.417|
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Valuing PRA Health Sciences stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of PRA Health Sciences's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
PRA Health Sciences's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 39x. In other words, PRA Health Sciences shares trade at around 39x 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.
PRA Health Sciences's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.5218. 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 PRA Health Sciences's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
PRA Health Sciences's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $417 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a PRA Health Sciences's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$3.1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||9.31%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.5 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||4.93%|
|Return on equity TTM||19.42%|
|Market capitalisation||$8.5 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 972,689 PRA Health Sciences shares held short by investors – that's known as PRA Health Sciences's "short interest". This figure is 4% down from 1.0 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting PRA Health Sciences shares can be evaluated.
PRA Health Sciences's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of PRA Health Sciences shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of PRA Health Sciences shares traded daily (recently around 276332.10227273). PRA Health Sciences's SIR currently stands at 3.52. In other words for every 100,000 PRA Health Sciences shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3520 shares are currently held short.
However PRA Health Sciences's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of PRA Health Sciences shares, or, against the total number of tradable PRA Health Sciences shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case PRA Health Sciences's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 PRA Health Sciences shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0222% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable PRA Health Sciences shares, roughly 22 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 PRA Health Sciences.
Find out more about how you can short PRA Health Sciences stock.
We're not expecting PRA Health Sciences to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.
Over the last 12 months, PRA Health Sciences's shares have ranged in value from as little as $58.67 up to $137.88. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while PRA Health Sciences's is 1.2437. This would suggest that PRA Health Sciences'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).
PRA Health Sciences, Inc., a contract research organization, provides outsourced clinical development and data solution services to the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Clinical Research and Data Solutions. The Clinical Research segment offers product registration services, including clinical trial management, project management, regulatory affairs, therapeutic expertise, clinical operations, data and programming, safety and risk management, biostatistics and medical writing, quality assurance, and late phase services. It also provides strategic solutions, such as embedded, functional services provider, staff augmentation, and custom-built development solutions, as well as commercialization services; and early development services for Phase I and Phase IIa studies, as well as bioanalytical analysis. The Data Solutions segment offers data, analytics, technology, and consulting solutions to the life sciences market. Its services include market intelligence services, such as targeting and compensation, and pharmaceutical audit suite services; consulting and services comprising brand analytics, managed markets, commercial effectiveness, and scientific studies/clinical hubs; and technology-enabled products and services that clients to access and analyze Symphony Health and integrated third-party data. PRA Health Sciences, Inc. conducts clinical trials in the areas of pharmaceutical development, including oncology, immunology, central nervous system, inflammation, respiratory, cardiometabolic, and infectious diseases. The company has a partnership with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to launch a clinical trial for developing treatments for children with relapsed acute leukemia. The company was formerly known as PRA Global Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to PRA Health Sciences, Inc. in July 2014. PRA Health Sciences, Inc. was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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