Pure Cycle Corporation (PCYO) is a leading utilities-regulated water business based in the US. It opened the day at $13.72 after a previous close of $13.77. During the day the price has varied from a low of $13.355 to a high of $13.73. The latest price was $13.44 (25 minute delay). Pure Cycle is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 31 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Pure Cycle's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $14.14, which is 2.69% up on its pre-crash value of $13.76 and 96.94% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $7.18.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Pure Cycle shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $701.67 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,067.99.
|52-week range||$8.52 - $16.63|
|50-day moving average||$14.4306|
|200-day moving average||$12.6554|
|Wall St. target price||$6.55|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.79|
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|1 month (2021-05-14)||-2.82%|
|3 months (2021-03-16)||-1.47%|
|6 months (2020-12-16)||25.14%|
|1 year (2020-06-16)||37.85%|
|2 years (2019-06-14)||34.94%|
|3 years (2018-06-15)||37.85%|
|5 years (2016-06-16)||176.54%|
Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value.
Pure Cycle's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 18x. In other words, Pure Cycle shares trade at around 18x 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.
Pure Cycle's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $6.8 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Pure Cycle's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$21.5 million|
|Operating margin TTM||23.38%|
|Gross profit TTM||$8.9 million|
|Return on assets TTM||3.14%|
|Return on equity TTM||20.81%|
|Market capitalisation||$334.9 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 407,816 Pure Cycle shares held short by investors – that's known as the "short interest". This figure is 11.3% up from 366,290 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Pure Cycle shares can be evaluated.
Pure Cycle's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Pure Cycle shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Pure Cycle shares traded daily (recently around 77237.878787879). Pure Cycle's SIR currently stands at 5.28. In other words for every 100,000 Pure Cycle shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5280 shares are currently held short.
However Pure Cycle's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Pure Cycle shares, or, against the total number of tradable Pure Cycle shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Pure Cycle's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Pure Cycle shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0245% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Pure Cycle shares, roughly 25 shares are currently held short).
A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Pure Cycle.
Find out more about how you can short Pure Cycle stock.
We're not expecting Pure Cycle to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.
Pure Cycle's shares were split on a 1:10 basis on 26 April 2004. So if you had owned 10 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 Pure Cycle shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Pure Cycle shares which in turn could have impacted Pure Cycle's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Pure Cycle's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.52 up to $16.63. 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 Pure Cycle's is 0.656. This would suggest that Pure Cycle's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
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