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Is Ryanair Holdings plc(NASDAQ: RYAAY), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Ryanair Holdings plc (NASDAQ: RYAAY) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 6/2/1997. Ryanair Holdings plc is in the Regional Airlines industry and Services sector. Average volume for Ryanair Holdings plc, is 562.78, and so far today it has a volume of 348400. Performance year to date since the 6/2/1997 is -14.12%.

To help you determine whether Ryanair Holdings plc is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 11.09 and forward P/E is 11.47. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Ryanair Holdings plc has a value for PEG of 1.33. P/S ratio is 2.56 and the P/B ratio is 4.5. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 4.11 and 28.71 respectively.

At the current price Ryanair Holdings plc is trading at, 74.25 (2.26% today), Ryanair Holdings plc has a dividend yield of 4.47%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 0.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 6.7, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 8.22% after growing 80.50% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 8.90%, and 2.10% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 255.36, and the number of shares float is 242.75. The senior management bring insider ownership to 9.10%, and institutional ownership is at 40.80%. The float short is 0.16%, with the short ratio at a value of 0.67. Management has seen a return on assets of 13.80%, and also a return on investment of 17.00%.

The ability for Ryanair Holdings plc, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.4, and quick ratio is 1.4. Long term debt/equity is 0.95 and total debt/equity is 1.06. In terms of margins, Ryanair Holdings plc has a gross margin of 43.10%, with its operating margin at 22.50%, and Ryanair Holdings plc has a profit margin of 23.90%.

The 52 week high is -17.20%, with 12.35% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 4.26% and the 200 day simple moving average is -6.59%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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