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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Vail Resorts Inc. (NYSE:MTN)?

The company in question is, Vail Resorts Inc. (NYSE:MTN) currently with a stock price of 153.07 (-0.18% today). The market cap for Vail Resorts Inc. is 5537.11, and is in the sector Services, and Resorts & Casinos industry. The target price for Vail Resorts Inc. is 173. Currently Vail Resorts Inc. is trading with a P/E of 39.01, and a forward P/E of 27.48. Average volume for Vail Resorts Inc. is 335.23 and so far today it is 143854.

Performance in the last year for Vail Resorts Inc. has been 45.26%. For EPS growth, Vail Resorts Inc. has seen a growth of 30.80%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 9.76%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 33.70% over the last five years and could be 23.95% for the next five years. Vail Resorts Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 11.00%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 6.20%. The 20-day simple moving average is -2.33%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 12.46%.

Since the IPO date for Vail Resorts Inc. on the 02/04/1997, Vail Resorts Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 21.91%. With Vail Resorts Inc. trading at 153.07, the dividend yield is 2.11%, and the EPS is 3.93.

So could Vail Resorts Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 39.01. The PEG is 1.63, P/S is 3.46 and the P/B is at 6.34. The P/cash is 81.55, with P/free cash flow at 25.9.

Vail Resorts Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.6, and the quick ratio is 0.5. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.79, and total debt/equity at 0.8.

In terms of margins, Vail Resorts Inc. has a gross margin of 28.00%, an operating margin of 17.70% and a profit margin of 9.40%.Payout ratio for Vail Resorts Inc. is 69.20%. Return on assets come to 6.00% with return on investment coming to 12.10%.

Insider ownership for Vail Resorts Inc., is at 1.30% and institutional ownership comes to 94.40%. Outstanding shares are at 36.11. While shares float is 35.6. The float short is currently 3.50%, and short ratio is 3.72.

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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