Noah Holdings Stock Price and Research (NYSE: NOAH)

by Rob Otman
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Noah Holdings (NYSE: NOAH) is a $4 billion company today. Investors that bought shares one year ago are sitting on a 148.16% total return. That's above the S&P 500's return of 16.43%.

Noah Holdings stock is beating the market, and it reports earnings soon. But does that make it a good buy today? To answer this question we've turned to the Investment U Stock Grader. Our research team built this system to diagnose the financial health of a company.

Our system looks at six key metrics...

Earnings-per-Share (EPS) Growth: Noah Holdings reported a recent EPS growth rate of 77.77%. That's above the capital markets industry average of 61.68%. That's a great sign. Noah Holdings’ earnings growth is outpacing competitors.

Price-to-Earnings (P/E): The average price-to-earnings ratio of the capital markets industry is 28.28. And Noah Holdings’ ratio comes in at 33.61. Its valuation looks expensive compared to many of its competitors.

Debt-to-Equity The debt-to-equity ratio for Noah Holdings stock is 10.83%. That's below the capital markets industry average of 185.60%. That's a good sign. Noah Holdings’ debt levels are not out of control.

Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Noah Holdings has decreased its FCF per share over the last year relative to its competitors. That's not good for investors. In general, if a company is growing its FCF, it will be able to pay down debt, buy back stock, pay out more in dividends and/or invest money back into the business to help boost growth.

Profit Margins The profit margin of Noah Holdings comes in at 22.04% today. And generally, the higher, the better. We also like to see this ratio above competitors. Noah Holdings’ profit margin is below the capital markets average of 28.22%. So that's a negative indicator for investors.

Return on Equity Return on equity tells us how much profit a company produces with the money shareholders invest. The ROE for Noah Holdings is 20.21% and that's above its industry average ROE of 13.56%.

Noah Holdings stock passes three of our six key metrics today. That's why our Investment U Stock Grader gives it a Hold.

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