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AudioCodes Ltd is a communication equipment business based in the US. AudioCodes shares (AUDC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. AudioCodes employs 728 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$214.9 million.

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  3. Search for AudioCodes. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: AUDC. 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 AudioCodes 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$29.19, 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 AudioCodes, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of AudioCodes. 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.

AudioCodes share price

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AudioCodes shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$29.19
52-week rangeUSD$8.9305 - USD$44.5931
50-day moving average USD$27.6638
200-day moving average USD$31.7651
Wall St. target priceUSD$40.5
PE ratio 86.9301
Dividend yield USD$0.28 (0.98%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.329

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AudioCodes price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $29.19 from 2021-01-11

1 week (2021-01-13) -0.95%
1 month (2020-12-18) 4.92%
3 months (2020-10-20) -12.87%
6 months (2020-07-20) -25.42%
1 year (2020-01-17) 6.30%
2 years (2019-01-18) 131.67%
3 years (2018-01-19) 294.46%
5 years (2016-01-20) 674.27%

Is AudioCodes under- or over-valued?

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

AudioCodes's P/E ratio

AudioCodes's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 87x. In other words, AudioCodes shares trade at around 87x 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.

AudioCodes's PEG ratio

AudioCodes's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.83. 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 AudioCodes's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

AudioCodes's EBITDA

AudioCodes's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$34.7 million.

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

AudioCodes financials

Revenue TTM USD$214.9 million
Operating margin TTM 15.1%
Gross profit TTM USD$127.1 million
Return on assets TTM 7.13%
Return on equity TTM 7.23%
Profit margin 4.95%
Book value $6.013
Market capitalisation USD$936.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting AudioCodes shares

There are currently 398,493 AudioCodes shares held short by investors – that's known as AudioCodes's "short interest". This figure is 1.7% down from 405,586 last month.

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

AudioCodes's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

AudioCodes's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of AudioCodes shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of AudioCodes shares traded daily (recently around 311322.65625). AudioCodes's SIR currently stands at 1.28. In other words for every 100,000 AudioCodes shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1280 shares are currently held short.

However AudioCodes's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of AudioCodes shares, or, against the total number of tradable AudioCodes shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case AudioCodes's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 AudioCodes shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.015% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable AudioCodes shares, roughly 15 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 AudioCodes.

Find out more about how you can short AudioCodes stock.

AudioCodes share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 22.31% of net profits

Recently AudioCodes has paid out, on average, around 22.31% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.98% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), AudioCodes shareholders could enjoy a 0.98% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In AudioCodes's case, that would currently equate to about $0.28 per share.

While AudioCodes's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that AudioCodes is investing more in its future growth.

AudioCodes's most recent dividend payout was on 1 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have AudioCodes's shares ever split?

AudioCodes's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 10 October 2000. 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 AudioCodes shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for AudioCodes shares which in turn could have impacted AudioCodes's share price.

AudioCodes share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, AudioCodes's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.9305 up to $44.5931. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AUDC.US volatility(beta: 0.58)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 AudioCodes's is 0.5827. This would suggest that AudioCodes's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

AudioCodes overview

AudioCodes Ltd. designs, develops, and sells voice over IP (VoIP), converged VoIP, and data networking solutions, products, and applications for enterprise unified communications, contact centers, service provider business services, mobile VoIP, and cloud virtualized data centers. The company's products include IP phones, session border controllers (SBC), media gateways, multi-service business routers, managed IP phones, residential gateways, media servers, mobile communications solutions, value added applications, life cycle management solutions, professional services, and survivable branch appliances; device manager; CloudBond 365, an adaptable solution for the data center, customer premises or the branch; CloudBond 365 CCE appliances; User Management Pack 365, a software management application; and VoIP management and routing, a suite of lifecycle applications for large scale cloud or premises-based unified communications deployments. It also provides VocaNOM call routing products; SmartTAP call recording products; Auto Attendant, a tool for managing inbound calls and delivery services; signal processor chips; communications boards; and voice and data logging hardware integration board products. In addition, the company offers planning, implementation, operations, and support services, as well as consulting and training services. It primarily markets and sells its products through a direct sales force and sales representatives to original equipment manufacturers, system integrators and distributors, and network equipment providers in the telecommunication and networking industries. The company operates in the Americas, Europe, the Far East, and Israel. AudioCodes Ltd. was incorporated in 1992 and is headquartered in Lod, Israel.

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