Briefing From The Editor -- CARR Stock

Now trading at a price of $44.2, Carrier Global has moved -2.7% so far today on a volume of 1,957,836, compared to its average of 3,776,073. In contrast, the S&P 500 index moved -0.8%.

Carrier Global shares moved -6.9% over the last 52 weeks, with a high of $50.29 and a low of $33.1. During this time, the stock outperformed the S&P 500 index by 5.1%. As of January 2022, the company's 50-day average price is $43.0. Carrier Global Corporation provides heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, fire, security, and building automation technologies worldwide. The large-cap Industrials company has 58,000 full time employees and is based in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Carrier Global has returned a 1.3% dividend yield over the last 12 months.

Snapshot of the Company's Consistent Operating Margins with a Stable Trend:

2019-12-31 2020-12-31 2021-12-31
Revenue (MM) $18,608 $17,456 $20,613
Revenue Growth n/a -6.19% 18.09%
Gross Margins 29.1% 29.3% 29.0%
Gross Margins Growth n/a 0.69% -1.02%
Operating Margins 12.1% 10.7% 11.4%
Operating Margins Growth n/a -11.57% 6.54%
Earnings Per Share $2.03 $2.25 $1.87
EPS Growth n/a 10.84% -16.89%
Free Cash Flow (MM) $1,759 $1,380 $1,893
FCF Growth n/a -21.55% 37.17%
Capital Expenditures (MM) -$243 -$312 -$344
Net Debt / EBITDA -0.3 2.98 2.19

Carrier Global Is Reasonably Priced:

Compared to the Industrials sector's average of 21.46, Carrier Global has a trailing twelve month P/E ratio of 10.7 and, according to its EPS guidance of 2.53, an expected P/E ratio of 17.5. Carrier Global's PEG ratio is 1.1 based on its 9.67% average growth rate of historical and projected earnings per share. This implies that the company's shares are fairly valued.

Carrier Global's P/B ratio is 5.2 compared to its sector average of 3.7. The company is likely overvalued in terms of its equity. The company's shares are currently trading 122.6% above their fair value as expressed by Benjamin Graham's formula:

√(22.5 * 3-year average EPS * book value per share) = √(22.5 * 2.05 * 8.553) = $19.86

Carrier Global Is the Subject of Mixed Market Indicators:

19 analysts are following Carrier Global and have set target prices ranging from $40 to $55 per share. On average, they have given the company a rating of buy. At the current price of $44.2, CARR is trading -5.75% away from its average analyst target price of $46.9 per share, implying an analyst consensus of some upside potential for the stock.

The company has a very low short interest since 1.3% of the company's shares are tied to short positions. Institutions own 87.9% of Carrier Global's shares, while the insider ownership rate stands at 0.09%. The biggest shareholder is the Vanguard Group, Inc. with a 11% stake in the company worth approximately $4,100,252,803.

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