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How to buy CMC Materials stock | $151.3

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CMC Materials, Inc is a semiconductor equipment & materials business based in the US. CMC Materials shares (CCMP) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. CMC Materials employs 2,082 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.1 billion.

How to buy shares in CMC Materials

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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 CMC Materials. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CCMP. 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 CMC Materials 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$151.3, 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 CMC Materials, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of CMC Materials. 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.

CMC Materials share price

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CMC Materials shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$151.3
52-week rangeUSD$84.0742 - USD$173.8433
50-day moving average USD$148.8418
200-day moving average USD$148.3849
Wall St. target priceUSD$156.2
PE ratio 29.7785
Dividend yield USD$1.76 (1.22%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$4.83

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Is it a good time to buy CMC Materials stock?

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CMC Materials price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $151.3 from 2020-12-31

1 week (2021-01-14) -9.74%
1 month (2020-12-24) 5.19%
3 months (2020-10-23) -0.53%
6 months (2020-07-23) 0.29%
1 year (2020-01-23) -4.99%
2 years (2019-01-23) 60.31%
3 years (2018-01-23) 47.04%
5 years (2016-01-22) 276.09%

Is CMC Materials under- or over-valued?

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

CMC Materials's P/E ratio

CMC Materials's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 30x. In other words, CMC Materials shares trade at around 30x 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.

CMC Materials's PEG ratio

CMC Materials's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.78. 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 CMC Materials's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

CMC Materials's EBITDA

CMC Materials's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$359.5 million.

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

CMC Materials financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 20.71%
Gross profit TTM USD$489.7 million
Return on assets TTM 6.23%
Return on equity TTM 13.9%
Profit margin 12.8%
Book value $36.943
Market capitalisation USD$4.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting CMC Materials shares

There are currently 470,639 CMC Materials shares held short by investors – that's known as CMC Materials's "short interest". This figure is 22.8% up from 383,185 last month.

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

CMC Materials's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

CMC Materials's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of CMC Materials shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of CMC Materials shares traded daily (recently around 192097.55102041). CMC Materials's SIR currently stands at 2.45. In other words for every 100,000 CMC Materials shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2450 shares are currently held short.

However CMC Materials's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of CMC Materials shares, or, against the total number of tradable CMC Materials shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case CMC Materials's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 CMC Materials shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.022% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable CMC Materials shares, roughly 22 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 CMC Materials.

Find out more about how you can short CMC Materials stock.

CMC Materials share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 23.69% of net profits

Recently CMC Materials has paid out, on average, around 23.69% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.22% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), CMC Materials shareholders could enjoy a 1.22% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In CMC Materials's case, that would currently equate to about $1.76 per share.

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

CMC Materials's most recent dividend payout was on 29 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 21 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

CMC Materials share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, CMC Materials's shares have ranged in value from as little as $84.0742 up to $173.8433. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CCMP.US volatility(beta: 1.19)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 CMC Materials's is 1.1858. This would suggest that CMC Materials's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

CMC Materials overview

CMC Materials, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides consumable materials to semiconductor manufacturers, and pipeline and adjacent industry customers in North America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and South America. The company operates through two segments, Electronic Materials and Performance Materials. The Electronic Materials segment provides chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) are used for polishing various materials used in IC devices, including tungsten, dielectric materials, copper, tantalum, and aluminum; and various materials that are used in the production of disk substrates and magnetic heads for hard disk drives; and CMP pads which are used in conjunction with slurries in the CMP process. This segment also offers sulfuric, phosphoric, nitric, and hydrofluoric acids, as well as ammonium hydroxide, hydrogen peroxide, isopropyl alcohol, other specialty organic solvents, and various blends of chemicals. The Performance Materials segment engages in pipeline and industrial materials business; provides routine and emergency maintenance services; polymer-based drag-reducing agents for crude oil transmission; and valve greases, cleaners and sealants, and related services and equipment. This segment also offers precision polishing and metrology systems for advanced optics applications; and magneto-rheological polishing fluids, consumables, and spare and replacement parts, as well as optical polishing services and other customer support services. It also engages in the wood treatment business. The company was formerly known as Cabot Microelectronics Corporation and changed its name to CMC Materials, Inc. in October 2020. CMC Materials, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Aurora, Illinois.

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