Petmed Express Inc Plans Quarterly Dividend of $0.27 (PETS)

Petmed Express Inc (NASDAQ:PETS) declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, May 6th, NASDAQ reports. Investors of record on Friday, May 17th will be given a dividend of 0.27 per share on Friday, May 24th. This represents a $1.08 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.99%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 16th.

Petmed Express has raised its dividend by an average of 13.6% annually over the last three years and has raised its dividend every year for the last 7 years. Petmed Express has a payout ratio of 47.4% indicating that its dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings.

Shares of NASDAQ:PETS traded up $0.04 on Wednesday, hitting $18.02. 690,500 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 670,529. The stock has a market cap of $368.96 million, a P/E ratio of 9.90 and a beta of 0.47. Petmed Express has a 1-year low of $17.68 and a 1-year high of $46.83.

Petmed Express (NASDAQ:PETS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, May 6th. The company reported $0.32 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.46 by ($0.14). The company had revenue of $64.57 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $69.06 million. Petmed Express had a net margin of 13.32% and a return on equity of 28.96%. The firm’s revenue was down 4.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.50 earnings per share.

A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. ValuEngine downgraded Petmed Express from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, February 4th. BidaskClub upgraded Petmed Express from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 3rd. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and two have given a hold rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Sell” and an average target price of $18.00.

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About Petmed Express

PetMed Express, Inc and its subsidiaries, doing business as 1-800-PetMeds, operates as a pet pharmacy in the United States. It markets prescription and non-prescription pet medications, and other health products for dogs and cats directly to the consumers. The company offers non-prescription medications and supplies, including flea and tick control products, bone and joint care products, vitamins, treats, nutritional supplements, hygiene products, and supplies; and prescription medications, such as heartworm preventative, flea and tick preventative, arthritis, thyroid, diabetes, pain, heart/blood pressure, and other specialty medications, as well as generic substitutes.

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