Balchem Story

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BCPC -- USA Stock  

USD 121.32  2.35  1.98%

Given the investment horizon of 60 days Balchem Cp is expected to generate 2.82 times more return on investment than the market. However, the company is 2.82 times more volatile than its market benchmark. It trades about 0.1 of its potential returns per unit of risk. The DOW is currently generating roughly 0.15 per unit of risk. While some of us are excited about basic materials space, it makes sense to go over Balchem Cp in greater detail to make a better estimate of its risk and reward. We will evaluate if Balchem Cp's current volatility will continue into March.
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Is Balchem Cp (NASDAQ:BCPC) low volatility a good sign for investors?
Balchem Cp currently holds roughly 78.97 M in cash with 135.51 M of positive cash flow from operations. This results in cash-per-share (CPS) ratio of 2.44.
Volatility is a rate at which the price of Balchem Cp or any other equity instrument increases or decreases for a given set of returns. It is measured by calculating the standard deviation of the annualized returns over a given period of time and shows the range to which the price of Balchem Cp may increase or decrease. In other words, similar to Balchem's beta indicator, it measures the risk of Balchem Cp and helps estimate the fluctuations that may happen in a short period of time. So if prices of Balchem Cp fluctuate rapidly in a short time span, it is termed to have high volatility, and if it swings slowly in a more extended period, it is understood to have low volatility.
Please read more on our technical analysis page.

How important is Balchem Cp's Liquidity

Balchem Cp financial leverage refers to using borrowed capital as a funding source to finance Balchem Cp ongoing operations. It is usually used to expand the firm's asset base and generate returns on borrowed capital. Balchem Cp financial leverage is typically calculated by taking the company's all interest-bearing debt and dividing it by total capital. So the higher the debt-to-capital ratio (i.e., financial leverage), the riskier the company. Please check the breakdown between Balchem Cp's total debt and its cash.

How Balchem utilizes its cash?

To perform a cash flow analysis of Balchem Cp, investors first need to understand how to read the cash flow statement. A cash flow statement shows the amount of cash Balchem Cp is receiving and how much cash it distributes out in a given period. The Balchem Cp cash flow statement breaks down these inflows and outflows into different buckets, including operating activities, investing activities, and financing activities.
Balchem Cp Net Cash Flow from Operations is projected to increase significantly based on the last few years of reporting. The past year's Net Cash Flow from Operations was at 150.49 Million

Balchem Cp Volatility Drivers

Balchem Cp unsystematic risk is unique to Balchem Cp and usually not directly affected by the market or economic environment. An example of unsystematic risk is the possibility of poor earnings or a layoff due to coronavirus. One may mitigate nonsystematic risk by buying different securities in the same industry or by buying in different sectors. For example, if you have a position in Balchem Cp you can also buy Cabot Corp. You can also mitigate this risk by investing in the specialty chemicals sector as well as in companies having nothing to do with it. This type of risk is also called diversifiable risk and can be understood from analyzing Balchem Cp important indicators over time. Here we run a correlation analysis between relevant fundamental ratios over at least ten year period to find a relationship in the way they react to changes in Balchem Cp income statement and balance sheet. Here are more details about Balchem volatility.
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