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Cohu, Inc is a semiconductor equipment & materials business based in the US. Cohu shares (COHU) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.
|52-week range||USD$8.8901 - USD$51.86|
|50-day moving average||USD$45.3724|
|200-day moving average||USD$29.0535|
|Wall St. target price||USD$62.29|
|Dividend yield||USD$0.06 (0.13%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$-2.484|
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Valuing Cohu stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Cohu's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Cohu's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.6. 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 Cohu's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Cohu's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$75.4 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Cohu's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$636 million|
|Operating margin TTM||3.62%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$275.5 million|
|Return on assets TTM||1.33%|
|Return on equity TTM||-2.78%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$1.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 1.2 million Cohu shares held short by investors – that's known as Cohu's "short interest". This figure is 2.8% down from 1.2 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Cohu shares can be evaluated.
Cohu's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Cohu shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Cohu shares traded daily (recently around 587402.04081633). Cohu's SIR currently stands at 1.96. In other words for every 100,000 Cohu shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1960 shares are currently held short.
However Cohu's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Cohu shares, or, against the total number of tradable Cohu shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Cohu's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Cohu shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0332% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Cohu shares, roughly 33 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 Cohu.
Find out more about how you can short Cohu stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 7.96% of net profits
Recently Cohu has paid out, on average, around 7.96% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.56% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Cohu shareholders could enjoy a 1.56% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Cohu's case, that would currently equate to about $0.06 per share.
While Cohu's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Cohu is investing more in its future growth.
Cohu's most recent dividend payout was on 9 April 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 24 February 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Cohu's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 27 September 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 Cohu shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Cohu shares which in turn could have impacted Cohu's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Cohu's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.8901 up to $51.86. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Cohu's is 1.8212. This would suggest that Cohu's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Cohu, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides semiconductor test and inspection handlers, micro-electro mechanical system (MEMS) test modules, test contactors, thermal sub-systems, semiconductor automated test equipment (ATE), and bare board printed circuit board (PCB) test systems for semiconductor and electronics manufacturers, and test subcontractors in Germany, the United States, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, and internationally. It operates through two segments, Semiconductor Test and Inspection Equipment; and PCB Test Equipment. The company provides semiconductor ATE for wafer level and device package testing; various test handlers, including pick-and-place, turret, gravity, strip, and MEMS for testing and thermal sub-systems that include temperature control of the integrated circuit during the testing process. It also offers bare board PCB test systems to test pre-assembly PCBs; flying probe and grid testers; interface products comprising test contactors and probe pins; spares and kits; and a range of device dedication kits that enable handlers to process various semiconductor packages. In addition, the company provides various parts and labor warranties on test and handling systems, and instruments; and training on the maintenance and operation of its systems. It markets its products through direct sales force and independent sales representatives. The company was formerly known as Cohu Electronics, Inc. and changed its name to Cohu, Inc. in 1972. Cohu, Inc. was incorporated in 1947 and is headquartered in Poway, California.
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