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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Papa John’s International Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA)?

The company in question is,¬†Papa John’s International Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA)¬†currently with a stock price of 77.99 (0.42% today). The market cap for Papa John’s International Inc. is 2855.56, and is in the sector Services, and Specialty Eateries industry. The target price for Papa John’s International Inc. is 78.83. Currently Papa John’s International Inc. is trading with a P/E of 32.85, and a forward P/E of 28.27. Average volume for Papa John’s International Inc. is 305.61 and so far today it is 162585.

Performance in the last year for Papa John’s International Inc. has been 17.34%. For EPS growth, Papa John’s International Inc. has seen a growth of 7.90%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 12.03%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 13.70% over the last five years and could be 18.00% for the next five years. Papa John’s International Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 6.00%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 125.60%. The 20-day simple moving average is 1.70%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 23.31%.

Since the IPO date for Papa John’s International Inc. on the 06/08/1993, Papa John’s International Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 40.31%. With Papa John’s International Inc. trading at 77.99, the dividend yield is 1.03%, and the EPS is 2.36.

So could Papa John’s International Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 32.85. The PEG is 1.83, P/S is 1.72 and the P/B is at *TBA. The P/cash is 186.64, with P/free cash flow at 33.95.

Papa John’s International Inc.¬†ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.2, and the quick ratio is 1. This is with long term debt/equity at *TBA, and total debt/equity at *TBA.

In terms of margins, Papa John’s International Inc. has a gross margin of 27.50%, an operating margin of 8.90% and a profit margin of 5.50%.Payout ratio for Papa John’s International Inc. is 29.30%. Return on assets come to 18.60% with return on investment coming to 29.70%.

Insider ownership for Papa John’s International Inc., is at 27.30% and institutional ownership comes to 76.60%. Outstanding shares are at 36.77. While shares float is 26.71. The float short is currently 11.00%, and short ratio is 9.61.

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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