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How to buy Alarm-com stock

Own Alarm-com stock in just a few minutes. Holdings, Inc is a software-application business based in the US. Alarm-com shares (ALRM) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Alarm-com employs 1,404 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Alarm-com share price

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Alarm-com shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$40.92 - $108.67
50-day moving average $89.26
200-day moving average $85.58
Wall St. target price$107.50
PE ratio 58.5882
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.53

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Is Alarm-com under- or over-valued?

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

Alarm-com's P/E ratio

Alarm-com's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 59x. In other words, Alarm-com shares trade at around 59x 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.

Alarm-com's PEG ratio

Alarm-com's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.74. 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 Alarm-com's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Alarm-com's EBITDA

Alarm-com's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $91.9 million.

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

Alarm-com financials

Revenue TTM $618 million
Operating margin TTM 11.01%
Gross profit TTM $390.6 million
Return on assets TTM 6.59%
Return on equity TTM 18.14%
Profit margin 12.6%
Book value $9.45
Market capitalisation $4.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Alarm-com shares

There are currently 2.8 million Alarm-com shares held short by investors – that's known as Alarm-com's "short interest". This figure is 1.9% down from 2.9 million last month.

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

Alarm-com's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Alarm-com's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Alarm-com shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Alarm-com shares traded daily (recently around 329586.92579505). Alarm-com's SIR currently stands at 8.49. In other words for every 100,000 Alarm-com shares traded daily on the market, roughly 8490 shares are currently held short.

However Alarm-com's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Alarm-com shares, or, against the total number of tradable Alarm-com shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Alarm-com's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Alarm-com shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.096% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Alarm-com shares, roughly 96 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 Alarm-com.

Find out more about how you can short Alarm-com stock.

Alarm-com share dividends

We're not expecting Alarm-com to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Alarm-com share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Alarm-com's shares have ranged in value from as little as $40.92 up to $108.67. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ALRM.US volatility(beta: 1.12)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 Alarm-com's is 1.1247. This would suggest that Alarm-com's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Alarm-com overview

Alarm. com Holdings, Inc. provides cloud-based solutions for smart residential and commercial properties in the United States and internationally. It operates in two segments, Alarm. com and Other. The company provides interactive security solutions to control and monitor their security systems, as well as connected security devices, including door locks, motion sensors, door locks, garage doors, thermostats, and video cameras; and high definition video monitoring solutions, such as video analytics, live streaming, video doorbell, video clips, video alerts, continuous high definition recording, and commercial video surveillance solutions. It also offers intelligent automation and energy management solutions comprising scenes button; smart thermostat schedules; responsive savings; precision comfort; energy usage monitoring; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning monitoring services; whole home water safety solutions; geo-services; and demand response programs.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Alarm-com is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 8.499% of Alarm-com shares are held by insiders and 99.469% by institutions.
How many people work for Alarm-com?
Latest data suggests 1,404 work at Alarm-com.
When does the fiscal year end for Alarm-com?
Alarm-com's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Alarm-com based?
Alarm-com's address is: 8281 Greensboro Drive, Tysons, VA, United States, 22102
What is Alarm-com's ISIN number?
Alarm-com's international securities identification number is: US0116421050
What is Alarm-com's CUSIP number?
Alarm-com's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 011642105

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