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Papa John’s International, Inc. [NASDAQ: PZZA] opened at $53.44 and closed at $53.43 a share within trading session on 09/12/19. That means that the stock dropped by -2.60% compared to the closing price from a day before, when the stock touched $52.04.

Between the start and the closing of the latest trading session, Papa John’s International, Inc. [NASDAQ: PZZA] had 1.69 million shares being bought and sold. In the last three months, average trading volumes hovered around 988.75K shares. During the last week, volatility in the share price was set at 3.67%, which placed the metric for the last 30 days at 4.08%. The price of the stock additionally went down to $38.29 during that period and PZZA managed to take a rebound to $60.56 in the last 52 weeks.

Papa John’s International, Inc. [NASDAQ:PZZA]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Its stock price has been found in the range of 38.29 to 60.56. This is compared to its latest closing price of $53.43.

Pay attention for this company’s financial results, of which the next release is scheduled to happen on Tue 5 Nov (In 54 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of Papa John’s International, Inc. [PZZA]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Papa John’s International, Inc. [PZZA] sitting at +2.09 and its Gross Margin at +14.19, this company’s Net Margin is now -1.70%. These metrics indicate that this company is not generating as much profit, after accounting for expenses, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 9.51, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 9.00%. Its Return on Assets is 0.29.

Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 204.47, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 108.79.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 27.40 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 7.83. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 1.41, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.32. companyname [PZZA] has a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 17.94.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, Papa John’s International, Inc. [PZZA] earns $87,406 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 19.39 and its Total Asset Turnover is 2.79. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 0.88 and its Current Ratio is 1.04. This company is not investing its short-term assets in an optimally efficient way, making it a riskier investment.

Papa John’s International, Inc. [PZZA] has 31.66M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $1.65B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 38.29 to 60.56. At its current price, it has moved down by -14.07% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 35.91% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 0.42, which indicates that it is 3.67% more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 63.82. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is Papa John’s International, Inc. [PZZA] a Reliable Buy?

Papa John’s International, Inc. [PZZA] stock is presenting a less attractive investment opportunity when compared to similarly-sized corporations in the same industry. The price performance of these shares has not shown much promise, and the financial results that this company has recently delivered present a highly risky investment.