Is This Why Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) Share Has Been Rising?

Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) is owned by a number of high-value investors. Its largest direct holder is Andre Calantzopoulos Director and Chief Executive Officer with 794,901 shares. The second-largest direct holder is Louis C. Camilleri Chairman of the Board, with 435,334 shares of the company’s stock. In third place with 252,504 shares of PM is Jacek Olczak Chief Operating Officer.

Now turning to institutional ownership of Philip Morris International Inc. (PM), The Vanguard Group, Inc. is the top holder with 122.92 million shares. The next largest fund holder of this company’s stock is BlackRock Fund Advisors with 69.42 million shares. In the third-place spot with 61.35 million shares is SSgA Funds Management, Inc..

This company’s stock price was $82.97 at the previous market close, with its latest volume reaching 4748092. Compare that to its average daily volume of 5.82M. Given the fact that this stock has 1.56B shares outstanding, its current market value is sitting at $129.10B. This publicly-traded stock’s 60-month Beta is 1.03. Its Price to Sales ratio is 4.36, its Price to Cash Flow ratio is 19.84.

PM stock has achieved a 5-day range of $81.67 to $83.18, with a total performance of +0.85% during that period. Meanwhile, in the past month of trading, this stock has traded in the range of $81.55 to $85.60. In the past three months, this stock’s price has changed by +14.19%, trading in the range of $70.57 to $85.60.

In the past 5 days, shares of PM have made a new high 1 time. In the last month, it has made a new high 5 times, and in the past 3 months, it has made a new high 25 times.

Now let’s turn to this public company’s earnings. For the quarter ending 9/29/2019, the earnings per share (EPS) was reported at 1.43. This is a 0.08 difference compared to the consensus estimate of 1.35, amounting to an earnings surprise of 5.90%. In the previous quarter, which ended in 9/29/2019, the consensus estimate was 1.32, making for an earnings surprise of 10.60%. For the quarter ending 3/30/2019, EPS was reported at 1.09, generating a 12.40% earnings surprise.

The Net Income for the most recent full fiscal year, which ended in 12-2018, was $8.29 billion. This is compared to the prior year, where Net Income was $6.34 billion. Meanwhile, this company’s Operating Cash Flow was $9.48 billion for the year, compared to $8.91 billion in 2017. Capital Expenditures for the year were reportedly -$1.44 billion, compared to -$1.55 billion, and Free Cash flow was $8.04 billion compared to the prior year’s $7.36 billion.

Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) stock currently has a Financial Strength score of 4/10. This is due to a combination of factors, including a Cash to Debt ratio of 0.21, an Equity to Asset ratio of -0.27, a Debt to Equity ratio of -2.89 and a Debt to EBITDA of 2.69. The Interest Coverage of this stock is 19.19, its Piotroski F-Score is 7, its Altman Z-Score is 4.19 and its Beneish M-Score is -2.62.

This publicly-traded company’s Profitability and Growth score is 8/10, thanks to a combination of things: an Operating Margin of 36.25, a Net Margin of 25.27 and a ROC of 152.86.

Shifting focus now to Valuation and Return for PM, this company’s Price to Median PS Value is 0.98. Price to Peter Lynch Fair Value for PM is now 0.00. Meanwhile, its Forward Rate of Return (Yactman) is 6.07.

Certain ratios provide helpful insights into how a stock is performing. The Quick Ratio for PM is sitting at 0.61, while its Current Ratio is 1.08. This stock’s PS Ratio is 4.36, its Forward PE Ratio is 14.9, and its PE Ratio without NRI is 17.26. Similarly, its Shiller PE Ratio is 16.55, its Price to Owner Earnings is 18.07, its Price to Free Cash Flow is 15.81 and its Price to Operating Cash Flow is 14.04.