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Comfort Systems USA, Inc is an engineering & construction business based in the US. Comfort Systems USA shares (FIX) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Comfort Systems USA employs 12,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.9 billion.

How to buy shares in Comfort Systems USA

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  3. Search for Comfort Systems USA. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: FIX. 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 Comfort Systems USA 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$51.05, 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 Comfort Systems USA, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Comfort Systems USA. 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.

How has coronavirus impacted Comfort Systems USA's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Comfort Systems USA's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was USD$51.05, which is 4.31% up on its pre-crash value of USD$48.85 and 73.46% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$29.43.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Comfort Systems USA shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$637.64 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,086.85.

Comfort Systems USA share price

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Comfort Systems USA shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$51.05
52-week range USD$28.74 - USD$58.14
50-day moving average USD$52.8379
200-day moving average USD$43.3138
Wall St. target price USD$51
PE ratio 16.2522
Dividend yield USD$0.42 (0.75%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$3.453

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Is it a good time to buy Comfort Systems USA stock?

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Comfort Systems USA price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $51.05 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-23) 0.08%
1 month (2020-10-30) 11.46%
3 months (2020-08-28) -0.29%
6 months (2020-05-29) 37.97%
1 year (2019-11-29) -0.10%
2 years (2018-11-30) -3.06%
3 years (2017-11-30) 18.86%
5 years (2015-11-30) 60.84%

Is Comfort Systems USA under- or over-valued?

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

Comfort Systems USA's P/E ratio

Comfort Systems USA's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 16x. In other words, Comfort Systems USA shares trade at around 16x 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.

Comfort Systems USA's PEG ratio

Comfort Systems USA's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.06. 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 Comfort Systems USA's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Comfort Systems USA's EBITDA

Comfort Systems USA's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$239.2 million.

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

Comfort Systems USA financials

Revenue TTM USD$2.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 6.34%
Gross profit TTM USD$501.9 million
Return on assets TTM 7.29%
Return on equity TTM 21.97%
Profit margin 4.44%
Book value $17.253
Market capitalisation USD$2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Comfort Systems USA shares

There are currently 712,700 Comfort Systems USA shares held short by investors – that's known as Comfort Systems USA's "short interest". This figure is 9.5% down from 787,501 last month.

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

Comfort Systems USA's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Comfort Systems USA's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Comfort Systems USA shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Comfort Systems USA shares traded daily (recently around 266928.83895131). Comfort Systems USA's SIR currently stands at 2.67. In other words for every 100,000 Comfort Systems USA shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2670 shares are currently held short.

However Comfort Systems USA's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Comfort Systems USA shares, or, against the total number of tradable Comfort Systems USA shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Comfort Systems USA's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Comfort Systems USA shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0281% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Comfort Systems USA shares, roughly 28 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 Comfort Systems USA.

Find out more about how you can short Comfort Systems USA stock.

Comfort Systems USA share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 12.28% of net profits

Recently Comfort Systems USA has paid out, on average, around 12.28% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.75% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Comfort Systems USA shareholders could enjoy a 0.75% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Comfort Systems USA's case, that would currently equate to about $0.42 per share.

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

Comfort Systems USA's most recent dividend payout was on 25 August 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Comfort Systems USA share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Comfort Systems USA's shares have ranged in value from as little as $28.74 up to $58.14. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FIX.US volatility(beta: 1.11)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Comfort Systems USA's is 1.1109. This would suggest that Comfort Systems USA'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).

Comfort Systems USA overview

Comfort Systems USA, Inc. provides mechanical and electrical installation, renovation, maintenance, repair, and replacement services for the mechanical and electrical services industry in the United States. It is involved in the design, engineering, integration, installation, and start-up of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) systems; and maintenance, repair, replacement, renovation, expansion, reconfiguration, and monitoring of mechanical systems, including heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, as well as plumbing, piping and controls, off-site construction, electrical, monitoring, and fire protection. The company provides its services for office buildings, retail centers, apartment complexes, and manufacturing plants; and healthcare, education, and government facilities. It serves building owners and developers, general contractors, architects, consulting engineers, and property managers in the commercial, industrial, and institutional MEP markets. Comfort Systems USA, Inc. was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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