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How to buy Cardtronics stock

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Cardtronics plc is a business equipment & supplies business based in the US. Cardtronics shares (CATM) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Cardtronics employs 1,987 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.2 billion.

How to buy shares in Cardtronics

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

Cardtronics share price

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Cardtronics shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
52-week rangeUSD$15.71 - USD$47.41
50-day moving average USD$27.6538
200-day moving average USD$23.1776
Wall St. target priceUSD$35.9
PE ratio 72.1312
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.488

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Is it a good time to buy Cardtronics stock?

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Is Cardtronics under- or over-valued?

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

Cardtronics's P/E ratio

Cardtronics's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 72x. In other words, Cardtronics shares trade at around 72x 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.

Cardtronics's PEG ratio

Cardtronics's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.6. 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 Cardtronics's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Cardtronics's EBITDA

Cardtronics's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$238.6 million.

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

Cardtronics financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 6.32%
Gross profit TTM USD$491.5 million
Return on assets TTM 2.47%
Return on equity TTM 6.5%
Profit margin 1.92%
Book value $7.518
Market capitalisation USD$1.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Cardtronics shares

There are currently 7.2 million Cardtronics shares held short by investors – that's known as Cardtronics's "short interest". This figure is 8.1% up from 6.7 million last month.

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

Cardtronics's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Cardtronics's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Cardtronics shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Cardtronics shares traded daily (recently around 1.1 million). Cardtronics's SIR currently stands at 6.69. In other words for every 100,000 Cardtronics shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6690 shares are currently held short.

However Cardtronics's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Cardtronics shares, or, against the total number of tradable Cardtronics shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Cardtronics's short interest could be expressed as 0.12% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Cardtronics shares in existence, roughly 120 shares are currently held short) or 0.2071% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Cardtronics shares, roughly 207 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 Cardtronics.

Find out more about how you can short Cardtronics stock.

Cardtronics share dividends

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

Cardtronics share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Cardtronics's shares have ranged in value from as little as $15.71 up to $47.41. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CATM.US volatility(beta: 1.81)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 Cardtronics's is 1.8136. This would suggest that Cardtronics's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Cardtronics overview

Cardtronics plc provides automated consumer financial services through its network of automated teller machines (ATMs) and multi-function financial services kiosks. The company offers cash dispensing and balance inquiries; and financial related services to cardholders, as well as ATM management and ATM equipment-related services to large retail merchants, smaller retailers, financial institutions, and operators of facilities, such as shopping malls, airports, train stations, and casinos. It also provides transaction processing, cash and cash delivery management, supply, and telecommunications, as well as routine and technical maintenance services for ATMs; and owns and operates electronic funds transfer transaction processing platforms that offer transaction processing services to its network of ATMS, as well as other ATMs under managed services arrangements. In addition, the company provides processing services for issuers of debit cards; and owns and operates Allpoint network, a surcharge-free ATM network, which offers surcharge-free ATM access to participating banks, credit unions, digital banks, financial technology companies, and stored-value debit card issuers. As of April 1, 2020, it provided services to approximately 285,000 ATMs in North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific, and Africa. The company was founded in 1989 and is based in Houston, Texas.

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