How to buy Celestica stock - 15 April

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How to buy Celestica stock

Own Celestica stock in just a few minutes.

Celestica Inc is an electronic components business based in the US. Celestica shares (CLS) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Celestica employs 18,226 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$5.7 billion.

How to buy shares in Celestica

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  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 Celestica. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CLS. 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 Celestica 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 Celestica, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Celestica. 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.

Celestica share price

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Celestica shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-24.
52-week rangeUSD$3.11 - USD$9.38
50-day moving average USD$8.6403
200-day moving average USD$7.7963
Wall St. target priceUSD$9.06
PE ratio 17.3561
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.469

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Is it a good time to buy Celestica stock?

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Is Celestica under- or over-valued?

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

Celestica's P/E ratio

Celestica's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 17x. In other words, Celestica shares trade at around 17x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Celestica's PEG ratio

Celestica's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 19.42. 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 Celestica's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Celestica's EBITDA

Celestica's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$211 million.

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

Celestica financials

Revenue TTM USD$5.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 2.1%
Gross profit TTM USD$413.6 million
Return on assets TTM 2.08%
Return on equity TTM 4.38%
Profit margin 1.05%
Book value $10.918
Market capitalisation USD$1.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Celestica shares

There are currently 912,777 Celestica shares held short by investors – that's known as Celestica's "short interest". This figure is 15.7% up from 788,960 last month.

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

Celestica's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Celestica's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Celestica shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Celestica shares traded daily (recently around 374088.93442623). Celestica's SIR currently stands at 2.44. In other words for every 100,000 Celestica shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2440 shares are currently held short.

However Celestica's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Celestica shares, or, against the total number of tradable Celestica shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Celestica's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Celestica shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0104% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Celestica shares, roughly 10 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 Celestica.

Find out more about how you can short Celestica stock.

Celestica share dividends

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

Have Celestica's shares ever split?

Celestica's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 21 December 1999. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Celestica shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Celestica shares which in turn could have impacted Celestica's share price.

Celestica share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Celestica's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.11 up to $9.38. 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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Celestica's is 2.6427. This would suggest that Celestica's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Celestica overview

Celestica Inc. provides hardware platform and supply chain solutions in North America, Europe, and Asia. It operates through two segments, Advanced Technology Solutions, and Connectivity & Cloud Solutions. The company offers a range of product manufacturing and related supply chain services, including design and development, engineering, supply chain management, new product introduction, component sourcing, electronics manufacturing and assembly, testing, complex mechanical assembly, systems integration, precision machining, order fulfillment, logistics, asset management, product licensing, and after-market repair and return services. It also provides enterprise-level data communications and information processing infrastructure products, such as routers, switches, data center interconnects, servers, and storage-related products; capacitors, microprocessors, resistors, and memory modules; and power inverters, energy storage products, smart meters, and other electronic componentry. The company serves aerospace and defense, industrial, energy, healthtech, capital equipment, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), cloud-based, and other service providers, including hyperscalers, and other companies in a range of industries. Celestica Inc. was incorporated in 1994 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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