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How to buy Ameresco stock

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Ameresco, Inc is an engineering & construction business based in the US. Ameresco shares (AMRC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Ameresco employs 1,141 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1 billion.

How to buy shares in Ameresco

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  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 Ameresco. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: AMRC. 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 Ameresco 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. 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 Ameresco, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Ameresco. 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.

Ameresco share price

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Ameresco shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-08.
52-week rangeUSD$16.01 - USD$70.26
50-day moving average USD$50.0759
200-day moving average USD$47.9313
Wall St. target priceUSD$68.5
PE ratio 42.8636
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.1

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Is it a good time to buy Ameresco stock?

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Is Ameresco under- or over-valued?

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

Ameresco's P/E ratio

Ameresco's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 43x. In other words, Ameresco shares trade at around 43x 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.

Ameresco's PEG ratio

Ameresco's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.06. 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 Ameresco's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Ameresco's EBITDA

Ameresco's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$114.7 million.

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

Ameresco financials

Revenue TTM USD$1 billion
Operating margin TTM 7.03%
Gross profit TTM USD$187.5 million
Return on assets TTM 2.9%
Return on equity TTM 11.48%
Profit margin 5.24%
Book value $10.219
Market capitalisation USD$2.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Ameresco shares

There are currently 1.3 million Ameresco shares held short by investors – that's known as Ameresco's "short interest". This figure is 6.3% down from 1.4 million last month.

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

Ameresco's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Ameresco's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Ameresco shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Ameresco shares traded daily (recently around 796987.65432099). Ameresco's SIR currently stands at 1.62. In other words for every 100,000 Ameresco shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1620 shares are currently held short.

However Ameresco's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Ameresco shares, or, against the total number of tradable Ameresco shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Ameresco's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Ameresco shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0514% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Ameresco shares, roughly 51 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 Ameresco.

Find out more about how you can short Ameresco stock.

Ameresco share dividends

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

Have Ameresco's shares ever split?

Ameresco's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 19 July 2010. 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 Ameresco shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Ameresco shares which in turn could have impacted Ameresco's share price.

Ameresco share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Ameresco's shares have ranged in value from as little as $16.01 up to $70.26. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Ameresco's is 0.4534. This would suggest that Ameresco's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Ameresco overview

Ameresco, Inc. provides comprehensive energy services for businesses and organizations in the United States, Canada, and internationally. It offers energy efficiency, infrastructure upgrades, energy security and resilience, asset sustainability, and renewable energy solutions. The company operates through U.S. Regions, U.S. Federal, Canada, and Non-Solar Distributed Generation segments. It designs, develops, engineers, and installs projects that reduce the energy, as well as operations and maintenance costs of customers' facilities. The company's projects primarily include various measures customized for the facility and designed to enhance the efficiency of building systems, such as heating, ventilation, cooling, and lighting systems. It also offers renewable energy products and services, such as the construction of small-scale plants for customers that produce electricity, gas, heat, or cooling from renewable sources of energy; and sells electricity and processed renewable gas fuel, heat, or cooling. In addition, the company provides integrated- photovoltaic (PV) and consulting, and enterprise energy management services; sells solar PV energy products and systems; and owns and operates a wind power project located in Ireland. It serves federal, state, and local governments, as well as healthcare and educational institutions, airports, public housing authorities and public universities, and commercial and industrial customers. As of December 31, 2020, the company owned and operated 130 small-scale renewable energy plants and solar PV installations. Ameresco, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts.

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