Phibro Animal Health (NASDAQ:PAHC) announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The company reported $0.39 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.42 by ($0.03), Briefing.com reports. Phibro Animal Health had a net margin of 7.90% and a return on equity of 39.81%. The firm had revenue of $200.20 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $203.99 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.38 EPS. Phibro Animal Health’s quarterly revenue was up 3.5% on a year-over-year basis. Phibro Animal Health updated its FY 2019 guidance to $1.68-1.72 EPS and its FY19 guidance to $1.68-1.72 EPS.
Shares of PAHC stock traded down $3.48 on Wednesday, hitting $38.70. The stock had a trading volume of 360,200 shares, compared to its average volume of 112,970. Phibro Animal Health has a twelve month low of $32.05 and a twelve month high of $54.62. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.71 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.24, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.55 and a beta of 0.82. The company has a quick ratio of 1.66, a current ratio of 2.90 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.62.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 19th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 28th will be issued a $0.12 dividend. This is a positive change from Phibro Animal Health’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.10. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 27th. This represents a $0.48 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.24%. Phibro Animal Health’s payout ratio is 22.99%.
In related news, CEO Jack Bendheim sold 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.03, for a total value of $500,300.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 60,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,001,800. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, VP Daniel M. Bendheim sold 2,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $44.30, for a total transaction of $110,750.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 2,500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $110,750. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 143,020 shares of company stock valued at $6,967,571 in the last three months. 50.29% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in PAHC. Royal Bank of Canada boosted its stake in Phibro Animal Health by 2,104.6% in the 1st quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 3,814 shares of the company’s stock worth $151,000 after purchasing an additional 3,641 shares during the period. Meeder Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in Phibro Animal Health by 149.2% in the 2nd quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc. now owns 4,470 shares of the company’s stock worth $206,000 after purchasing an additional 2,676 shares during the period. Piedmont Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Phibro Animal Health in the 2nd quarter worth $213,000. Janus Henderson Group PLC acquired a new position in Phibro Animal Health in the 2nd quarter worth $222,000. Finally, Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC acquired a new position in Phibro Animal Health in the 2nd quarter worth $255,000. 47.95% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
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About Phibro Animal Health
Phibro Animal Health Corporation operates as a diversified animal health and mineral nutrition company primarily in the United States. It operates through three segments: Animal Health, Mineral Nutrition, and Performance Products. The company develops, manufactures, and markets products for a range of food animals, including poultry, swine, beef and dairy cattle, and aquaculture.
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