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AXT, Inc is a semiconductor equipment & materials business based in the US. AXT shares (AXTI) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. AXT employs 1,074 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
|52-week range||$4.30 - $14.13|
|50-day moving average||$11.83|
|200-day moving average||$10.36|
|Wall St. target price||$15.88|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.16|
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Valuing AXT stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of AXT's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
AXT's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 66x. In other words, AXT shares trade at around 66x 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.
AXT's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.77. 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 AXT's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
AXT's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $12.6 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a AXT's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$106 million|
|Operating margin TTM||7.68%|
|Gross profit TTM||$30.3 million|
|Return on assets TTM||1.94%|
|Return on equity TTM||3.81%|
|Market capitalisation||$445.1 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 1.4 million AXT shares held short by investors – that's known as AXT's "short interest". This figure is 5.4% down from 1.5 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting AXT shares can be evaluated.
AXT's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of AXT shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of AXT shares traded daily (recently around 474219.58762887). AXT's SIR currently stands at 2.91. In other words for every 100,000 AXT shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2910 shares are currently held short.
However AXT's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of AXT shares, or, against the total number of tradable AXT shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case AXT's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 AXT shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0349% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable AXT shares, roughly 35 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 AXT.
Find out more about how you can short AXT stock.
We're not expecting AXT to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Over the last 12 months, AXT's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.3 up to $14.13. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while AXT's is 2.3988. This would suggest that AXT's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.
AXT, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes compound and single element semiconductor substrates. It produces semiconductor substrates using its proprietary vertical gradient freeze technology. The company offers indium phosphide for use in data center connectivity using light/lasers, 5G communications, fiber optic lasers and detectors, passive optical networks, silicon photonics, photonic integrated circuits, terrestrial solar cells, RF amplifier and switching, infrared light-emitting diode (LEDS) motion control, lidar for robotics and autonomous vehicles, and infrared thermal imaging. It also provides semi-insulating gallium arsenide (GaAs) substrates for use in Wi-Fi and IoT devices, transistors, direct broadcast television, power amplifiers, satellite communications, and solar cells; and semi-conducting GaAs substrates that are used in LED, screen displays, printer head lasers and LEDs, 3-D sensing using VCSELs, data center communication using VCSELs, sensors for industrial robotics/near-infrared sensors, optical couplers, solar cells, night vision goggles, lidar for robotics and autonomous vehicles, and other lasers, as well as laser machining, cutting, and drilling. In addition, the company offers germanium substrates for use in multi-junction solar cells for satellites, optical sensors and detectors, terrestrial concentrated photo voltaic cells, infrared detectors, and carrier wafer for LED. Further, it provides 6N+ and 7N+ purified gallium, boron trioxide, gallium-magnesium alloy, pyrolytic boron nitride (pBN) crucibles, and pBN insulating parts.
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