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How to buy Broadcom stock

Learn how to easily invest in Broadcom stock.

Broadcom Inc is a semiconductors business based in the US. Broadcom shares (AVGO) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Broadcom employs 20,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Broadcom stock price (NASDAQ: AVGO)

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Broadcom shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-23.
Latest market close$541.58
52-week range$407.17 - $677.76
50-day moving average $601.52
200-day moving average $511.94
Wall St. target price$676.33
PE ratio 35.5487
Dividend yield $14.9 (3.08%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $15.00

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Broadcom price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $541.58 from 2022-01-24

1 week (2022-01-18) -6.27%
1 month (2021-12-21) N/A
3 months (2021-10-25) 3.74%
6 months (2021-07-23) 12.09%
1 year (2021-01-25) 16.52%
2 years (2020-01-24) 67.15%
3 years (2019-01-25) 102.13%
5 years (2017-01-25) 167.47%

Is Broadcom stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Broadcom's P/E ratio

Broadcom's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 36x. In other words, Broadcom shares trade at around 36x 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.

Broadcom's PEG ratio

Broadcom's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.4425. 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 Broadcom's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Broadcom's EBITDA

Broadcom's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $14.7 billion.

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

Broadcom financials

Revenue TTM $27.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 31.63%
Gross profit TTM $20.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 7.16%
Return on equity TTM 27.56%
Profit margin 24.54%
Book value $60.44
Market capitalisation $220.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Broadcom's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Broadcom.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Broadcom's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 23.54

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Broadcom's overall score of 23.54 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 38th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Broadcom is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Broadcom's environmental score

Environmental score: 5.96/100

Broadcom's social score

Social score: 5.66/100

Broadcom's governance score

Governance score: 6.43/100

Broadcom's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Broadcom scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Broadcom hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Broadcom Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 23.54
Total ESG percentile 38.46
Environmental score 5.96
Social score 5.66
Governance score 6.43
Level of controversy 3

Broadcom share dividends

53%

Dividend payout ratio: 53.21% of net profits

Recently Broadcom has paid out, on average, around 53.21% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.08% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Broadcom shareholders could enjoy a 3.08% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Broadcom's case, that would currently equate to about $14.9 per share.

Broadcom's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Broadcom's most recent dividend payout was on 30 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 20 December 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Broadcom share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Broadcom's shares have ranged in value from as little as $407.1693 up to $677.76. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AVGO.US volatility(beta: 0.99)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 Broadcom's is 0.9894. This would suggest that Broadcom's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Broadcom overview

Broadcom Inc. designs, develops, and supplies various semiconductor devices with a focus on complex digital and mixed signal complementary metal oxide semiconductor based devices and analog III-V based products worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Semiconductor Solutions and Infrastructure Software. It provides set-top box system-on-chips (SoCs); cable, digital subscriber line, and passive optical networking central office/consumer premise equipment SoCs; wireless local area network access point SoCs; Ethernet switching and routing merchant silicon products; embedded processors and controllers; serializer/deserializer application specific integrated circuits; optical and copper, and physical layers; and fiber optic transmitter and receiver components. The company also offers RF front end modules, filters, and power amplifiers; Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and global positioning system/global navigation satellite system SoCs; custom touch controllers; serial attached small computer system interface, and redundant array of independent disks controllers and adapters; peripheral component interconnect express switches; fiber channel host bus adapters; read channel based SoCs; custom flash controllers; preamplifiers; and optocouplers, industrial fiber optics, and motion control encoders and subsystems. Its products are used in various applications, including enterprise and data center networking, home connectivity, set-top boxes, broadband access, telecommunication equipment, smartphones and base stations, data center servers and storage systems, factory automation, power generation and alternative energy systems, and electronic displays. Broadcom Inc.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Broadcom is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 2.389% of Broadcom shares are held by insiders and 81.968% by institutions.
How many people work for Broadcom?
Latest data suggests 20,000 work at Broadcom.
When does the fiscal year end for Broadcom?
Broadcom's fiscal year ends in October.
Where is Broadcom based?
Broadcom's address is: 1320 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA, United States, 95131-2313
What is Broadcom's ISIN number?
Broadcom's international securities identification number is: US11135F1012
What is Broadcom's CUSIP number?
Broadcom's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 11135F101

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