PICO Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the water resource and water storage activities in the southwestern United States.
No risks detected for PICO from our risk checks.
Flawless balance sheet and fair value.
Share Price & News
How has PICO Holdings's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: PICO has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Commercial Services
1 Year Return
US Commercial Services
Return vs Industry: PICO underperformed the US Commercial Services industry which returned 19.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: PICO underperformed the US Market which returned 17.8% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is PICO Holdings's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
6 days ago | Simply Wall StInvestors Who Bought PICO Holdings (NASDAQ:PICO) Shares Five Years Ago Are Now Down 37%
3 weeks ago | Simply Wall StA Closer Look At PICO Holdings, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:PICO) Uninspiring ROE
1 month ago | Simply Wall StDo Directors Own PICO Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PICO) Shares?
Is PICO Holdings undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: PICO ($10.31) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($16.77)
Significantly Below Fair Value: PICO is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: PICO is poor value based on its PE Ratio (30.8x) compared to the Commercial Services industry average (27.1x).
PE vs Market: PICO is poor value based on its PE Ratio (30.8x) compared to the US market (18.2x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate PICO's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: PICO is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.2x) compared to the US Commercial Services industry average (1.9x).
How is PICO Holdings forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Forecasted Commercial Services industry annual growth in earnings
In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as PICO Holdings has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.
This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.
- Examine whether PICO Holdings is trading at an attractive price based on how much it is expected to earn in the future, and relative to its industry peers and the wider market.
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How has PICO Holdings performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: PICO has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: PICO became profitable in the past.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: PICO has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 52.8% per year.
Accelerating Growth: PICO has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: PICO has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Commercial Services industry (-7.9%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: PICO's Return on Equity (3.9%) is considered low.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is PICO Holdings's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: PICO's short term assets ($11.5M) exceed its short term liabilities ($385.0K).
Long Term Liabilities: PICO's short term assets ($11.5M) exceed its long term liabilities ($1.9M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: PICO is debt free.
Reducing Debt: PICO has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 27.1%.
Inventory Level: PICO has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: Insufficient data to determine if PICO's debt is covered by short term assets.
Cash Runway Analysis
For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.
Stable Cash Runway: PICO is profitable, therefore cash runway is not a concern.
Forecast Cash Runway: PICO is profitable, therefore cash runway is not a concern.
What is PICO Holdings's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate PICO's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate PICO's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if PICO's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if PICO's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of PICO's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average board tenure
Dorothy Timian-Palmer (61yo)
Ms. Dorothy Ann Timian-Palmer, P.E. serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Vidler Water Company, PICO Holdings, Inc. wholly-owned subsidiary which owns water resources and water storage operati ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Dorothy's total compensation ($USD406.61K) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.11M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Dorothy's compensation with company performance.
|Executive Chairman of the Board||3.3yrs||US$386.48k||0.43% $872.5k|
|Independent Director||2.8yrs||US$43.75k||5.37% $11.0m|
|Lead Independent Director||1.8yrs||US$35.00k||0.33% $675.3k|
|Independent Director||1.9yrs||US$35.60k||0.038% $78.7k|
Experienced Board: PICO's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.9 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
PICO Holdings, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: PICO Holdings, Inc.
- Ticker: PICO
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1981
- Industry: Environmental and Facilities Services
- Sector: Commercial Services
- Market Cap: US$205.096m
- Shares outstanding: 19.89m
- Website: https://www.picoholdings.com
Number of Employees
- PICO Holdings, Inc.
- 3480 GS Richards Boulevard
- Suite 101
- Carson City
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|PICO||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Nov 1996|
|PID||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Nov 1996|
PICO Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the water resource and water storage activities in the southwestern United States. It engages in selling its water rights and storage credits in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, and New Mexico. The Company sells its water rights to real estate developers, power generating facilities, or other commercial and industrial users, as well as to water utilities, municipalities, and other government agencies; and sells its stored water to state agencies, commercial developers, or municipalities for their commercial projects or communities. It also leases and sells water assets and land. PICO Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1981 and is based in Carson City, Nevada.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/02/24 01:15|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/21 00:00|
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