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How to buy Axcelis Technologies stock

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Axcelis Technologies, Inc is a semiconductor equipment & materials business based in the US. Axcelis Technologies shares (ACLS) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Axcelis Technologies employs 1,004 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Axcelis Technologies share price

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Axcelis Technologies shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$20.40 - $49.40
50-day moving average $42.14
200-day moving average $33.74
Wall St. target price$49.67
PE ratio 28.4452
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.46

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Is Axcelis Technologies under- or over-valued?

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

Axcelis Technologies's P/E ratio

Axcelis Technologies's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 28x. In other words, Axcelis Technologies shares trade at around 28x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).

Axcelis Technologies's PEG ratio

Axcelis Technologies's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.23. 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 Axcelis Technologies's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Axcelis Technologies's EBITDA

Axcelis Technologies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $62.8 million.

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

Axcelis Technologies financials

Revenue TTM $474.6 million
Operating margin TTM 12.23%
Gross profit TTM $198.6 million
Return on assets TTM 6.19%
Return on equity TTM 11.09%
Profit margin 10.53%
Book value $14.32
Market capitalisation $1.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Axcelis Technologies shares

There are currently 774,267 Axcelis Technologies shares held short by investors – that's known as Axcelis Technologies's "short interest". This figure is 9.4% up from 707,769 last month.

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

Axcelis Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Axcelis Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Axcelis Technologies shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Axcelis Technologies shares traded daily (recently around 477942.59259259). Axcelis Technologies's SIR currently stands at 1.62. In other words for every 100,000 Axcelis Technologies shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1620 shares are currently held short.

However Axcelis Technologies's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Axcelis Technologies shares, or, against the total number of tradable Axcelis Technologies shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Axcelis Technologies's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Axcelis Technologies shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0276% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Axcelis Technologies shares, roughly 28 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 Axcelis Technologies.

Find out more about how you can short Axcelis Technologies stock.

Axcelis Technologies share dividends

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

Have Axcelis Technologies's shares ever split?

Axcelis Technologies's shares were split on a 1:4 basis on 30 June 2016. So if you had owned 4 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Axcelis Technologies shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 300% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Axcelis Technologies shares which in turn could have impacted Axcelis Technologies's share price.

Axcelis Technologies share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Axcelis Technologies's shares have ranged in value from as little as $20.4 up to $49.4. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ACLS.US volatility(beta: 1.43)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 Axcelis Technologies's is 1.4275. This would suggest that Axcelis Technologies's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Axcelis Technologies overview

Axcelis Technologies, Inc. designs, manufactures, and services ion implantation and other processing equipment used in the fabrication of semiconductor chips in the United States, Europe, and Asia. The company offers high energy, high current, and medium current implanters for various application requirements. It also provides aftermarket lifecycle products and services, including used tools, spare parts, equipment upgrades, maintenance services, and customer training. It sells its equipment and services to semiconductor chip manufacturers through its direct sales force. The company was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Beverly, Massachusetts. .

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