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How to buy ADTRAN stock | $18.19

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ADTRAN Inc is a communication equipment business based in the US. ADTRAN shares (ADTN) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. ADTRAN employs 1,405 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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ADTRAN stock price (NASDAQ: ADTN)

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ADTRAN shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-16.
Latest market close$18.19
52-week range$10.44 - $24.76
50-day moving average $19.49
200-day moving average $20.02
Wall St. target price$25.42
PE ratio 51.0955
Dividend yield $0.36 (1.88%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.36

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ADTRAN price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $18.19 from 2021-10-15

1 week (2021-10-12) -3.40%
1 month (2021-09-17) -4.51%
3 months (2021-07-19) -5.21%
6 months (2021-04-19) 1.85%
1 year (2020-10-19) 59.42%
2 years (2019-10-18) 88.89%
3 years (2018-10-19) 32.00%
5 years (2016-10-19) 19.95

Is ADTRAN under- or over-valued?

Valuing ADTRAN stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of ADTRAN's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

ADTRAN's P/E ratio

ADTRAN's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 51x. In other words, ADTRAN shares trade at around 51x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

ADTRAN's PEG ratio

ADTRAN's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 11.04. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into ADTRAN's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


ADTRAN's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $25.3 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a ADTRAN's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

ADTRAN financials

Revenue TTM $534 million
Operating margin TTM 1.66%
Gross profit TTM $218 million
Return on assets TTM 1.04%
Return on equity TTM 4.75%
Profit margin 3.29%
Book value $7.74
Market capitalisation $883.3 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting ADTRAN shares

There are currently 1.5 million ADTRAN shares held short by investors – that's known as ADTRAN's "short interest". This figure is 0.1% down from 1.5 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting ADTRAN shares can be evaluated.

ADTRAN's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

ADTRAN's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of ADTRAN shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of ADTRAN shares traded daily (recently around 528704.92957746). ADTRAN's SIR currently stands at 2.84. In other words for every 100,000 ADTRAN shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2840 shares are currently held short.

However ADTRAN's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of ADTRAN shares, or, against the total number of tradable ADTRAN shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case ADTRAN's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 ADTRAN shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0312% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable ADTRAN shares, roughly 31 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against ADTRAN.

Find out more about how you can short ADTRAN stock.

ADTRAN share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 64.29% of net profits

Recently ADTRAN has paid out, on average, around 64.29% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.98% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), ADTRAN shareholders could enjoy a 1.98% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In ADTRAN's case, that would currently equate to about $0.36 per share.

ADTRAN's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

ADTRAN's most recent dividend payout was on 1 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 17 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have ADTRAN's shares ever split?

ADTRAN's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 15 December 2003. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your ADTRAN shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for ADTRAN shares which in turn could have impacted ADTRAN's share price.

ADTRAN share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, ADTRAN's shares have ranged in value from as little as $10.4363 up to $24.76. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ADTN.US volatility(beta: 1.41)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while ADTRAN's is 1.4079. This would suggest that ADTRAN's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

ADTRAN overview

ADTRAN, Inc. provides networking and communications platforms and services for service providers, cable/multiple system operators, small- to medium-sized business, and distributed enterprises in the United States, Germany, Mexico, and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Network Solutions, and Services & Support. It offers fiber to the premises and fiber to the node (FTTN) multi-service access nodes (MSAN); fiber aggregation and FTTN MSAN; network management and subscriber services control and orchestration software; software defined networking -controlled programmable network elements; fiber to the distribution point units; optical line terminals and transport solutions; IP-based digital subscriber line access multiplexers; cabinet and outside plant enclosures and services; transceivers, cables, and other miscellaneous materials; and other products, software, and services. The company also provides broadband customer premise solutions and point-to-point Ethernet optical network terminals; radio frequency over glass micro nodes; ethernet switches for multi-gigabit local area networking; SmartOS software licensing for residential gateway and Wi-Fi devices; cloud-based SaaS management platforms; Wi-Fi-enabled residential gateway products and accessories; managed mesh Wi-Fi solutions for cloud-managed connectivity; virtual wireless local area networks for business-class Wi-Fi and management; and pre-sale and post-sale technical support. In addition, it offers planning, engineering, program management, maintenance, installation, and commissioning services. Further, the company offers time division multiplexed and asynchronous transfer mode-based aggregation systems and customer devices; and high-bit-rate digital subscriber line, asymmetric digital subscriber line, and other technologies to deliver business and residential services.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of ADTRAN is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.064% of ADTRAN shares are held by insiders and 94.223% by institutions.
How many people work for ADTRAN?
Latest data suggests 1,405 work at ADTRAN.
When does the fiscal year end for ADTRAN?
ADTRAN's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is ADTRAN based?
ADTRAN's address is: 901 Explorer Boulevard, Huntsville, AL, United States, 35806-2807
What is ADTRAN's ISIN number?
ADTRAN's international securities identification number is: US00738A1060
What is ADTRAN's CUSIP number?
ADTRAN's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 00738A106

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