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How to buy Autohome stock

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Autohome Inc is an internet content & information business based in the US. Autohome shares (ATHM) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Autohome employs 4,006 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$11.9 billion.

How to buy shares in Autohome

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

Autohome share price

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Autohome shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
52-week range USD$59.54 - USD$102.2
50-day moving average USD$93.23
200-day moving average USD$84.3648
Wall St. target price USD$93.84
PE ratio 25.5613
Dividend yield USD$0.77 (0.79%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$3.298

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Is it a good time to buy Autohome stock?

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Is Autohome under- or over-valued?

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

Autohome's P/E ratio

Autohome's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 26x. In other words, Autohome shares trade at around 26x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Autohome's PEG ratio

Autohome's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 43.93. 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 Autohome's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Autohome financials

Gross profit TTM USD$7.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 10.93%
Return on equity TTM 22.4%
Profit margin 37.84%
Book value $12.96
Market capitalisation USD$11.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Autohome shares

There are currently 4.1 million Autohome shares held short by investors – that's known as Autohome's "short interest". This figure is 5% down from 4.3 million last month.

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

Autohome's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Autohome's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Autohome shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Autohome shares traded daily (recently around 430780.16967126). Autohome's SIR currently stands at 9.43. In other words for every 100,000 Autohome shares traded daily on the market, roughly 9430 shares are currently held short.

However Autohome's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Autohome shares, or, against the total number of tradable Autohome shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Autohome's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Autohome shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Autohome shares, roughly 0 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 Autohome.

Find out more about how you can short Autohome stock.

Autohome share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 2.72% of net profits

Recently Autohome has paid out, on average, around 2.72% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.79% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Autohome shareholders could enjoy a 0.79% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Autohome's case, that would currently equate to about $0.77 per share.

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

Autohome's most recent dividend payout was on 22 April 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 April 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Autohome share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Autohome's shares have ranged in value from as little as $59.54 up to $102.2. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ATHM.US volatility(beta: 0.9)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Autohome's is 0.904. This would suggest that Autohome's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Autohome overview

Autohome Inc. operates as an online destination for automobile consumers in the People's Republic of China. The company, through its Websites, and, and its mobile applications and mini apps, delivers comprehensive, independent, and interactive content to automobile consumers. It provides media services, including automaker advertising services and regional marketing campaigns; and leads generation services comprising dealer subscription services, advertising services for individual dealers, and used automobile listing and other platform-based services. The company also offers Autohome Mall, an online transaction platform for users to review automotive-related information, purchase coupons offered by automakers for discounts, and make purchases to complete the transaction; data products; and online bidding platform for used automobiles, as well as facilitating transactions of auto-financing and insurance products on its platform. The company was formerly known as Sequel Limited and changed its name to Autohome Inc. in October 2011. Autohome Inc. was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China. Autohome Inc. is a subsidiary of Yun Chen Capital Cayman.

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