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How to buy Daktronics stock | $5.54

Learn how to easily invest in Daktronics stock.

Daktronics Inc is a computer hardware business based in the US. Daktronics shares (DAKT) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Daktronics employs 1,981 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Daktronics stock price (NASDAQ: DAKT)

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Daktronics shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-23.
Latest market close$5.54
52-week range$3.88 - $7.23
50-day moving average $5.52
200-day moving average $6.15
Wall St. target price$7.00
PE ratio 36.4474
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.15

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Is it a good time to buy Daktronics stock?

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Daktronics price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $5.54 from 2021-10-22

1 week (2021-10-13) 1.28%
1 month (2021-09-24) -0.89%
3 months (2021-07-23) -8.58%
6 months (2021-04-23) -9.03%
1 year (2020-10-23) 37.81%
2 years (2019-10-24) -22.08%
3 years (2018-10-24) 7.32
5 years (2016-10-24) 8.78

Is Daktronics under- or over-valued?

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

Daktronics's P/E ratio

Daktronics's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 36x. In other words, Daktronics shares trade at around 36x 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.

Daktronics's PEG ratio

Daktronics's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.33. 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 Daktronics's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Daktronics's EBITDA

Daktronics's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $28.9 million.

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

Daktronics financials

Revenue TTM $483.1 million
Operating margin TTM 2.51%
Gross profit TTM $119.5 million
Return on assets TTM 1.96%
Return on equity TTM 3.72%
Profit margin 1.48%
Book value $4.39
Market capitalisation $251.3 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Daktronics shares

There are currently 970,981 Daktronics shares held short by investors – that's known as Daktronics's "short interest". This figure is 11.5% down from 1.1 million last month.

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

Daktronics's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Daktronics's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Daktronics shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Daktronics shares traded daily (recently around 157883.08943089). Daktronics's SIR currently stands at 6.15. In other words for every 100,000 Daktronics shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6150 shares are currently held short.

However Daktronics's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Daktronics shares, or, against the total number of tradable Daktronics shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Daktronics's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Daktronics shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0307% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Daktronics shares, roughly 31 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 Daktronics.

Find out more about how you can short Daktronics stock.

Daktronics share dividends

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

Have Daktronics's shares ever split?

Daktronics's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 22 June 2006. 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 Daktronics shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Daktronics shares which in turn could have impacted Daktronics's share price.

Daktronics share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Daktronics's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.88 up to $7.23. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

DAKT.US volatility(beta: 0.7)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 Daktronics's is 0.7048. This would suggest that Daktronics's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Daktronics overview

Daktronics, Inc. designs, manufactures, markets, and sells electronic display systems and related products worldwide. It operates through five segments: Commercial, Live Events, High School Park and Recreation, Transportation, and International. The company offers video display systems, such as displays to show various levels of video, graphics, and animation; indoor and outdoor LED video displays, including centerhung, landmark, ribbon board, and corporate office entrance displays, as well as video walls and hanging banners; mobile and modular display systems; architectural lighting and display products; indoor and outdoor scoreboards for various sports, digit displays, scoring and timing controllers, statistics software, and other related products; and timing systems for sports events primarily aquatics and track competitions, as well as swimming touchpads, race start systems, and relay take-off platforms. It also provides control components for video displays in live event applications; message displays; ITS dynamic message signs, including LED displays for road management, mass transit, and aviation applications; digit and directional displays for use in parking facilities; and sound systems for outdoor sports venues. In addition, the company offers out-of-home advertising displays comprising billboards and street furniture displays; DataTime product line that consists of outdoor time and temperature displays; and Fuelight digit displays designed for the petroleum industry. Further, it provides ADFLOW DMS systems that include indoor networked solutions for retailers, convenience stores, and other businesses; and Venus Control Suite, Show Control, Vanguard, and others, as well as maintenance and professional services related to its products.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Daktronics is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 17.528% of Daktronics shares are held by insiders and 59.123% by institutions.
How many people work for Daktronics?
Latest data suggests 1,981 work at Daktronics.
When does the fiscal year end for Daktronics?
Daktronics's fiscal year ends in May.
Where is Daktronics based?
Daktronics's address is: 201 Daktronics Drive, Brookings, SD, United States, 57006-5128
What is Daktronics's ISIN number?
Daktronics's international securities identification number is: US2342641097
What is Daktronics's CUSIP number?
Daktronics's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 234264109

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