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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 2,395 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$491.3 million.
|52-week range||USD$3.69 - USD$7.23|
|50-day moving average||USD$6.16|
|200-day moving average||USD$4.9844|
|Wall St. target price||USD$7|
|Dividend yield||USD$0 (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$0.214|
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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 current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 30x. In other words, Daktronics shares trade at around 30x 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 "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 (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$32.7 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Daktronics's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$491.3 million|
|Operating margin TTM||3.12%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$138.7 million|
|Return on assets TTM||2.63%|
|Return on equity TTM||5.11%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$287.6 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 1.2 million Daktronics shares held short by investors – that's known as Daktronics's "short interest". This figure is 2.2% up from 1.2 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) is the quantity of Daktronics shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Daktronics shares traded daily (recently around 320698.96907216). Daktronics's SIR currently stands at 3.88. In other words for every 100,000 Daktronics shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3880 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 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Daktronics shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0405% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Daktronics shares, roughly 41 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 Daktronics.
Find out more about how you can short Daktronics stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 22.73% of net profits
Recently Daktronics has paid out, on average, around 22.73% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.48% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Daktronics shareholders could enjoy a 4.48% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Daktronics's case, that would currently equate to about $0 per share.
While Daktronics's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Daktronics is investing more in its future growth.
Daktronics's most recent dividend payout was on 18 March 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 March 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
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.
Over the last 12 months, Daktronics's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.69 up to $7.23. 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 Daktronics's is 0.6569. This would suggest that Daktronics's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Daktronics, Inc. designs, manufactures, markets, and sells electronic display systems and related products worldwide. It operates in 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. The company sells its products through direct sales and resellers. Daktronics, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Brookings, South Dakota.
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