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How to buy Collectors Universe stock

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Collectors Universe, Inc is a specialty business services business based in the US. Collectors Universe shares (CLCT) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Collectors Universe employs 446 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$78.9 million.

How to buy shares in Collectors Universe

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

Collectors Universe share price

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Collectors Universe shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
52-week range USD$13.26 - USD$64.04
50-day moving average USD$52.6423
200-day moving average USD$35.6289
Wall St. target price USD$13.5
PE ratio 52.2773
Dividend yield USD$0.7 (1.16%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.19

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Is it a good time to buy Collectors Universe stock?

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Is Collectors Universe under- or over-valued?

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

Collectors Universe's P/E ratio

Collectors Universe's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 52x. In other words, Collectors Universe shares trade at around 52x 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.

Collectors Universe's EBITDA

Collectors Universe's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$17.6 million.

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

Collectors Universe financials

Revenue TTM USD$78.9 million
Operating margin TTM 19.72%
Gross profit TTM USD$45.2 million
Return on assets TTM 20.87%
Return on equity TTM 49.07%
Profit margin 13.67%
Book value $2.707
Market capitalisation USD$576.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Collectors Universe shares

There are currently 495,812 Collectors Universe shares held short by investors – that's known as Collectors Universe's "short interest". This figure is 4.8% down from 520,625 last month.

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

Collectors Universe's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Collectors Universe's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Collectors Universe shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Collectors Universe shares traded daily (recently around 130821.10817942). Collectors Universe's SIR currently stands at 3.79. In other words for every 100,000 Collectors Universe shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3790 shares are currently held short.

However Collectors Universe's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Collectors Universe shares, or, against the total number of tradable Collectors Universe shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Collectors Universe's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Collectors Universe shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0551% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Collectors Universe shares, roughly 55 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 Collectors Universe.

Find out more about how you can short Collectors Universe stock.

Collectors Universe share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 58.84% of net profits

Recently Collectors Universe has paid out, on average, around 58.84% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.16% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Collectors Universe shareholders could enjoy a 1.16% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Collectors Universe's case, that would currently equate to about $0.7 per share.

Collectors Universe'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.

Collectors Universe's most recent dividend payout was on 28 August 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Collectors Universe's shares ever split?

Collectors Universe's shares were split on a 11:10 basis on 16 October 2008. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 11 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Collectors Universe shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 9.1% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Collectors Universe shares which in turn could have impacted Collectors Universe's share price.

Collectors Universe share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Collectors Universe's shares have ranged in value from as little as $13.26 up to $64.04. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CLCT.US volatility(beta: 1.55)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 Collectors Universe's is 1.5543. This would suggest that Collectors Universe's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Collectors Universe overview

Collectors Universe, Inc. provides authentication, grading, and related services to dealers, collectors, and retail buyers and sellers of coins, trading cards, event tickets, autographs, and historical and sports memorabilia in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Coins, Trading Cards and Autographs, and Other Collectibles. It also publishes magazines that provide market prices and information for various collectibles and high-value assets that are accessible on its websites. In addition, the company offers web-based advertising services; operates an online market for graded collectible coins for dealers on a subscription basis; and promotes, manages, and operates the Long Beach Coin shows. Collectors Universe, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Santa Ana, California.

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