Copa (NYSE:CPA – Get Free Report) issued its earnings results on Thursday. The transportation company reported $4.39 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $3.62 by $0.77, Briefing.com reports. Copa had a net margin of 12.07% and a return on equity of 42.85%. The firm had revenue of $867.71 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $870.57 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $2.91 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 7.2% on a year-over-year basis.
Copa Stock Up 0.2 %
NYSE:CPA opened at $95.15 on Friday. Copa has a twelve month low of $78.12 and a twelve month high of $121.20. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.75 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.09, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.33 and a beta of 1.37. The company has a quick ratio of 0.68, a current ratio of 0.74 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.71. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $87.39 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $99.94.
Copa Announces Dividend
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 30th will be given a dividend of $0.82 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 29th. This represents a $3.28 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.45%. Copa’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 31.36%.
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Wall Street Analysts Forecast Growth
Several equities research analysts have commented on CPA shares. Raymond James upped their target price on shares of Copa from $152.00 to $155.00 and gave the company a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Friday. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted their price objective on shares of Copa from $160.00 to $170.00 in a research report on Monday, September 18th. TD Cowen lowered their target price on Copa from $130.00 to $125.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a report on Friday, August 11th. StockNews.com assumed coverage on Copa in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. They set a “hold” rating for the company. Finally, TheStreet lowered Copa from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. According to data from MarketBeat.com, the stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $135.89.
Copa Company Profile
Copa Holdings, SA, through its subsidiaries, provides airline passenger and cargo services. The company offers approximately 327 daily scheduled flights to 78 destinations in 32 countries in North, Central, and South America, as well as the Caribbean from its Panama City hub. As of December 31, 2022, it operated a fleet of 97 aircraft comprising 67 Boeing 737-800 Next Generation aircraft, 9 Boeing 737-700 Next Generation aircraft, 1 Boeing 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter, and 20 737-MAX aircraft.
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