Ratios in Focus: Analyzing Hayward Holdings Inc (HAYW)’s Price-to-Cash and Price-to-Free Cash Flow

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In the latest session, Hayward Holdings Inc (NYSE: HAYW) closed at $14.54 down -1.09% from its previous closing price of $14.70. In other words, the price has decreased by -$1.09 from its previous closing price. On the day, 0.85 million shares were traded. HAYW stock price reached its highest trading level at $14.64 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $14.44.

Ratios:

For a deeper understanding of Hayward Holdings Inc’s stock, let’s take a closer look at its various ratios. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 26.96 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 18.65. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 2.34 and its Current Ratio is at 3.37. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 0.88 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 0.86.

Upgrades & Downgrades

In addition, analysts’ ratings and any changes thereto give investors an idea of the stock’s future direction. In the most recent recommendation for the company, Jefferies on January 11, 2024, Downgraded its rating to Hold and sets its target price to $14 from $15 previously.

On December 20, 2023, Stifel Downgraded its rating to Hold which previously was Buy and also upped its target price recommendation from $13 to $13.50.

Stifel Upgraded its Hold to Buy on August 03, 2023, whereas the target price for the stock was revised from $14 to $16.50.

Insider Transactions:

Additionally, insider trades can be beneficial to investors who want to learn what the management thinks about stock prices in the future. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on May 06 ’24 when HOLLERAN KEVIN sold 42,857 shares for $14.36 per share. The transaction valued at 615,482 led to the insider holds 522,799 shares of the business.

HOLLERAN KEVIN sold 42,857 shares of HAYW for $571,897 on Apr 17 ’24. The President and CEO now owns 522,799 shares after completing the transaction at $13.34 per share. On Apr 01 ’24, another insider, HOLLERAN KEVIN, who serves as the President and CEO of the company, sold 61,429 shares for $15.14 each. As a result, the insider received 929,961 and left with 522,799 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, HAYW now has a Market Capitalization of 3124035328 and an Enterprise Value of 4167970304. As of this moment, Hayward’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 39.09, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 19.11. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 3.14 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 2.36. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 4.189 whereas that against EBITDA is 17.174.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, HAYW has reached a high of $16.04, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $9.80. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 2.15%, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 9.40%.

Shares Statistics:

For the past three months, HAYW has traded an average of 1.35M shares per day and 1495020 over the past ten days. A total of 214.17M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 213.47M. Insiders hold about 0.65% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 110.94% stake in the company. Shares short for HAYW as of 1714435200 were 18966791 with a Short Ratio of 14.00, compared to 1711584000 on 18108922. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 18966791 and a Short% of Float of 17.66.

Earnings Estimates

The market rating of Hayward Holdings Inc (HAYW) is currently shaped by the ongoing analysis conducted by 8.0 analysts closely monitoring its performance.On average, analysts expect EPS of $0.22 for the current quarter, with a high estimate of $0.23 and a low estimate of $0.21, while EPS last year was $0.19. The consensus estimate for the next quarter is $0.11, with high estimates of $0.13 and low estimates of $0.09.

Analysts are recommending an EPS of between $0.64 and $0.59 for the fiscal current year, implying an average EPS of $0.61. EPS for the following year is $0.76, with 8.0 analysts recommending between $0.83 and $0.71.

Revenue Estimates

For the next quarter, 8 analysts are estimating revenue of $233.86M. There is a high estimate of $240.1M for the next quarter, whereas the lowest estimate is $228.47M.

A total of 8 analysts have provided revenue estimates for HAYW’s current fiscal year. The highest revenue estimate was $1.05B, while the lowest revenue estimate was $1.03B, resulting in an average revenue estimate of $1.04B. In the same quarter a year ago, actual revenue was $992.45MBased on 8 analysts’ estimates, the company’s revenue will be $1.13B in the next fiscal year. The high estimate is $1.21B and the low estimate is $1.09B.

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