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Bandwidth Inc is a software—infrastructure business based in the US. Bandwidth shares (BAND) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Bandwidth employs 772 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$267.8 million.

How to buy shares in Bandwidth

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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 Bandwidth. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: BAND. 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 Bandwidth 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$183.02, 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 Bandwidth, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Bandwidth. 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.

How has coronavirus impacted Bandwidth's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Bandwidth's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was USD$183.02, which is 58.06% up on its pre-crash value of USD$76.75 and 259.64% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$50.89.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Bandwidth shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$888.36 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$2,613.53.

Bandwidth share price

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Bandwidth shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-21.
Latest market closeUSD$183.02
52-week rangeUSD$46.515 - USD$196.99
50-day moving average USD$167.569
200-day moving average USD$131.815
Wall St. target priceUSD$185.14
PE ratio 617.3
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.143

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Is it a good time to buy Bandwidth stock?

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Bandwidth price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $183.02 from 2020-10-19

1 week (2020-10-16) -1.25%
1 month (2020-09-25) 5.05%
3 months (2020-07-24) 33.05%
6 months (2020-04-24) 128.20%
1 year (2019-10-25) 209.68%
2 years (2018-10-25) 264.22%
3 years (2017-10-22) N/A
5 years (2015-10-22) N/A

Is Bandwidth under- or over-valued?

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

Bandwidth's P/E ratio

Bandwidth's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 617x. In other words, Bandwidth shares trade at around 617x 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.

Bandwidth financials

Revenue TTM USD$267.8 million
Gross profit TTM USD$107.9 million
Return on assets TTM -1.41%
Return on equity TTM -8.48%
Profit margin -9.21%
Book value $12.955
Market capitalisation USD$4.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Bandwidth shares

There are currently 3.2 million Bandwidth shares held short by investors – that's known as Bandwidth's "short interest". This figure is 8.3% up from 3.0 million last month.

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

Bandwidth's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Bandwidth's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Bandwidth shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Bandwidth shares traded daily (recently around 638752.46548323). Bandwidth's SIR currently stands at 5.07. In other words for every 100,000 Bandwidth shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5070 shares are currently held short.

However Bandwidth's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Bandwidth shares, or, against the total number of tradable Bandwidth shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Bandwidth's short interest could be expressed as 0.13% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Bandwidth shares in existence, roughly 130 shares are currently held short) or 0.1738% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Bandwidth shares, roughly 174 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 Bandwidth.

Find out more about how you can short Bandwidth stock.

Bandwidth share dividends

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

Bandwidth share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Bandwidth's shares have ranged in value from as little as $46.515 up to $196.99. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BAND.US volatility(beta: 0.75)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 Bandwidth's is 0.7489. This would suggest that Bandwidth's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Bandwidth overview

Bandwidth Inc. operates as a cloud-based software-powered communications platform-as-a-service (CPaaS) provider in the United States. The company operates in two segments, CPaaS and Other. Its platform enables enterprises to create, scale, and operate voice or text communications services across mobile application or connected device. The company also provides SIP trunking, data resale, and hosted voice over Internet protocol services. It serves large enterprises, small and medium-sized businesses, technology companies, and other business. Bandwidth Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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