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How to buy Afya stock | $19.03

Learn how to easily invest in Afya stock.

Afya Limited is an education & training services business based in the US. Afya shares (AFYA) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Afya employs 5,260 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Afya stock price (NASDAQ: AFYA)

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Afya shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-18.
Latest market close$19.03
52-week range$18.44 - $28.94
50-day moving average $20.66
200-day moving average $22.79
Wall St. target price$25.09
PE ratio 40.4049
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.49

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Is it a good time to buy Afya stock?

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Afya price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $19.03 from 2021-10-19

1 week (2021-10-12) -0.89%
1 month (2021-09-20) -9.90%
3 months (2021-07-20) -24.48%
6 months (2021-04-20) -17.65%
1 year (2020-10-19) -23.51%
2 years (2019-10-18) -25.37%
3 years (2018-10-16) N/A
5 years (2016-10-16) N/A

Is Afya under- or over-valued?

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

Afya's P/E ratio

Afya's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 40x. In other words, Afya shares trade at around 40x 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.


Afya's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $509 million.

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

Afya financials

Revenue TTM $1.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 30.26%
Gross profit TTM $766.5 million
Return on assets TTM 5.47%
Return on equity TTM 9.72%
Profit margin 18.07%
Book value $31.80
Market capitalisation $1.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Afya shares

There are currently 629,068 Afya shares held short by investors – that's known as Afya's "short interest". This figure is 26.8% up from 496,111 last month.

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

Afya's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Afya's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Afya shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Afya shares traded daily (recently around 110946.7372134). Afya's SIR currently stands at 5.67. In other words for every 100,000 Afya shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5670 shares are currently held short.

However Afya's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Afya shares, or, against the total number of tradable Afya shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Afya's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Afya shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.02% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Afya shares, roughly 20 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Afya.

Find out more about how you can short Afya stock.

Afya share dividends

We're not expecting Afya to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Afya share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Afya's shares have ranged in value from as little as $18.44 up to $28.94. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AFYA.US volatility(beta: 1.31)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 Afya's is 1.3132. This would suggest that Afya's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Afya overview

Afya Limited, through its subsidiaries, operates as a medical education group in Brazil. The company provides educational products and services, including medical schools, medical residency preparatory courses, graduate courses, and other programs to lifelong medical learners enrolled across its distribution network, as well as to third-party medical schools. It offers health sciences courses, which comprise medicine, dentistry, nursing, radiology, psychology, pharmacy, physical education, physiotherapy, nutrition, and biomedicine; and degree programs and courses in other subjects and disciplines, including undergraduate and post graduate courses in business administration, accounting, law, civil engineering, industrial engineering, and pedagogy. In addition, the company provides distance learning residency preparatory courses; and develops and sells digital and printed medical content. As of December 31, 2020, it operated a network of 24 undergraduate and graduate medical school campuses consisted of 19 operating units and five approved units. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Nova Lima, Brazil. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Afya is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 18.859% of Afya shares are held by insiders and 66.235% by institutions.
How many people work for Afya?
Latest data suggests 5,260 work at Afya.
When does the fiscal year end for Afya?
Afya's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Afya based?
Afya's address is: Alameda Oscar Niemeyer, No. 119, Nova Lima, MG, Brazil
What is Afya's ISIN number?
Afya's international securities identification number is: KYG011251066
What is Afya's CUSIP number?
Afya's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: G01125106

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