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Ambarella, Inc is a semiconductor equipment & materials business based in the US. Ambarella shares (AMBA) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Ambarella employs 761 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$229.9 million.

How to buy shares in Ambarella

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Ambarella. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: AMBA. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Ambarella reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$60.73, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Ambarella, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Ambarella. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted Ambarella's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Ambarella's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$60.73, which is 9.96% down on its pre-crash value of USD$67.45 and 68.60% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$36.02.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Ambarella shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$715.87 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,022.69.

Ambarella share price

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Ambarella shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$60.73
52-week range USD$36.02 - USD$73.59
50-day moving average USD$52.805
200-day moving average USD$50.426
Wall St. target price USD$63.46
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-1.267

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Is it a good time to buy Ambarella stock?

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Ambarella price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $60.73 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-17) -2.93%
1 month (2020-10-27) 7.51%
3 months (2020-08-25) 17.42%
6 months (2020-05-23) N/A
1 year (2019-11-25) 4.65%
2 years (2018-11-23) 80.96%
3 years (2017-11-24) 3.92%
5 years (2015-11-25) 4.22%

Is Ambarella under- or over-valued?

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

Ambarella's PEG ratio

Ambarella's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 15.85. 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 Ambarella's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Ambarella financials

Revenue TTM USD$229.9 million
Gross profit TTM USD$132.7 million
Return on assets TTM -6.25%
Return on equity TTM -10.71%
Profit margin -20.67%
Book value $13.252
Market capitalisation USD$2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Ambarella shares

There are currently 2.6 million Ambarella shares held short by investors – that's known as Ambarella's "short interest". This figure is 12.7% down from 3.0 million last month.

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

Ambarella's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Ambarella's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Ambarella shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Ambarella shares traded daily (recently around 795790.43209877). Ambarella's SIR currently stands at 3.24. In other words for every 100,000 Ambarella shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3240 shares are currently held short.

However Ambarella's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Ambarella shares, or, against the total number of tradable Ambarella shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Ambarella's short interest could be expressed as 0.07% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Ambarella shares in existence, roughly 70 shares are currently held short) or 0.078% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Ambarella shares, roughly 78 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 Ambarella.

Find out more about how you can short Ambarella stock.

Ambarella share dividends

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

Ambarella share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Ambarella's shares have ranged in value from as little as $36.02 up to $73.59. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AMBA.US volatility(beta: 1.06)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 Ambarella's is 1.0629. This would suggest that Ambarella'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).

Ambarella overview

Ambarella, Inc. develops semiconductor processing solutions for video that enable high-definition (HD), video capture, analysis, sharing, and display worldwide. The company's system-on-a-chip designs integrated HD video processing, image processing, computer vision functionality, audio processing, and system functions onto a single chip for delivering video and image quality, differentiated functionality, and low power consumption. Its solutions enable the creation of video content for wearable cameras, automotive cameras, drones, and virtual reality cameras, as well as Internet Protocol security cameras for professional use and home security and monitoring. The company sells its solutions to original design manufacturers and original equipment manufacturers through its direct sales force and distributors. Ambarella, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

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