GATX Story

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GATX -- USA Stock  

USD 84.83  3.10  3.79%

13% of stocks are less volatile than GATX, and 98% of all traded equity instruments are projected to make higher returns than the company over the 60 days investment horizon. As many old-fashioned traders are trying to avoid industrials space, it makes sense to break down GATX Corporation a little further and try to understand its current volatility patterns. We will go over a few points GATX investors should remember regarding its volatility.
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What to know before acquiring GATX (NYSE:GATX) based on its volatility?
GATX Corporation currently holds roughly 501.1 M in cash with 477.6 M of positive cash flow from operations. This results in cash-per-share (CPS) ratio of 14.33.
Volatility is a rate at which the price of GATX 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 GATX may increase or decrease. In other words, similar to GATX's beta indicator, it measures the risk of GATX and helps estimate the fluctuations that may happen in a short period of time. So if prices of GATX 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 GATX's Liquidity

GATX financial leverage refers to using borrowed capital as a funding source to finance GATX Corporation ongoing operations. It is usually used to expand the firm's asset base and generate returns on borrowed capital. GATX 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 GATX's total debt and its cash.

How GATX utilizes its cash?

To perform a cash flow analysis of GATX, investors first need to understand how to read the cash flow statement. A cash flow statement shows the amount of cash GATX is receiving and how much cash it distributes out in a given period. The GATX cash flow statement breaks down these inflows and outflows into different buckets, including operating activities, investing activities, and financing activities. GATX Net Cash Flow from Operations is fairly stable at the moment as compared to the past year. GATX reported Net Cash Flow from Operations of 462.6 Million in 2019

GATX Volatility Drivers

GATX unsystematic risk is unique to GATX 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 GATX you can also buy Air Lease. You can also mitigate this risk by investing in the rental & leasing services 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 GATX 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 GATX income statement and balance sheet. Here are more details about GATX volatility.
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