Finder may earn compensation from partners, but editorial opinions are our own. Advertiser Disclosure

How to buy Deswell Industries stock | $3.975

Learn how to easily invest in Deswell Industries stock.

Deswell Industries Inc is an electronic components business based in the US. Deswell Industries shares (DSWL) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Deswell Industries employs 1,130 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

How to buy shares in Deswell Industries

  1. Compare share trading platforms.Use our comparison table to help you find a platform that fits you.
  2. Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
  3. Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – DSWL – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

Deswell Industries stock price (NASDAQ: DSWL)

Use our graph to track the performance of DSWL stocks over time.

Deswell Industries shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-17.
Latest market close$3.98
52-week range$2.43 - $5.55
50-day moving average $4.02
200-day moving average $4.21
Wall St. target price$7.75
PE ratio 7.7843
Dividend yield $0.19 (4.8%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.51

Buy Deswell Industries shares from these brokerages

Compare special offers, low fees and a wide range of types of investments among top trading platforms.
Name Product Asset types Option trade fee Annual fee Signup bonus
Stocks, Options, ETFs, Cryptocurrency
Free stock (chosen randomly with a value anywhere between $2.50 and $200)
Sign up using the "go to site" link
Make unlimited commission-free trades in stocks, funds, and options with Robinhood Financial.
J.P. Morgan Self-Directed Investing
Stocks, Bonds, Options, Mutual funds, ETFs
$0 + $0.65/contract
Vanguard Personal Advisor
Stocks, Options, Mutual funds, ETFs
$20 per year
Financial advice powered by relationships, not commissions.
Stocks, Bonds, Options, Mutual funds, ETFs, Cryptocurrency
$0 + $0.50/contract
$0 per month
Deposit qualifying assets of $5,000+
A platform built for all kinds of traders and all styles of trading
Sofi Invest
Stocks, ETFs, Cryptocurrency
Get one free stock worth up to $1,000
Open an account
A free way to invest in stocks, ETFs and crypto.
$0 per year
Get a free stock valued up to $350
Open your Futu brokerage account via Moomoo
Trade stocks on the US, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Shenzhen markets.

Compare up to 4 providers

*Signup bonus information updated weekly.

The value of any investment can go up or down depending on news, trends and market conditions. We are not investment advisers, so do your own due diligence to understand the risks before you invest.

Is it a good time to buy Deswell Industries stock?

The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.

This chart is not advice or a guarantee of success. Rather, it gauges the real-time recommendations of three popular technical indicators: moving averages, oscillators and pivots. Finder is not responsible for how your stock performs.

Deswell Industries price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $3.975 from 2021-10-20

1 week (2021-10-14) 0.38%
1 month (2021-09-21) 7.43%
3 months (2021-07-21) -12.25%
6 months (2021-04-21) 4.61%
1 year (2020-10-21) 52.30%
2 years (2019-10-21) 52.01%
3 years (2018-10-19) 20.45%
5 years (2016-10-21) 127.14%

Is Deswell Industries under- or over-valued?

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

Deswell Industries's P/E ratio

Deswell Industries's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 8x. In other words, Deswell Industries shares trade at around 8x 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.

Deswell Industries's EBITDA

Deswell Industries's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $4.4 million.

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

Deswell Industries financials

Revenue TTM $64.9 million
Operating margin TTM 4.12%
Gross profit TTM $13.2 million
Return on assets TTM 1.64%
Return on equity TTM 9.92%
Profit margin 12.69%
Book value $5.38
Market capitalisation $63.3 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Deswell Industries shares

There are currently 1,027 Deswell Industries shares held short by investors – that's known as Deswell Industries's "short interest". This figure is 410.9% up from 201 last month.

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

Deswell Industries's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Deswell Industries's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Deswell Industries shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Deswell Industries shares traded daily (recently around 12837.5). Deswell Industries's SIR currently stands at 0.08. In other words for every 100,000 Deswell Industries shares traded daily on the market, roughly 80 shares are currently held short.

However Deswell Industries's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Deswell Industries shares, or, against the total number of tradable Deswell Industries shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Deswell Industries's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Deswell Industries shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0002% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Deswell Industries shares, roughly 0 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 Deswell Industries.

Find out more about how you can short Deswell Industries stock.

Deswell Industries share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 46.52% of net profits

Recently Deswell Industries has paid out, on average, around 46.52% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.05% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Deswell Industries shareholders could enjoy a 5.05% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Deswell Industries's case, that would currently equate to about $0.19 per share.

While Deswell Industries's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Deswell Industries may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Deswell Industries's most recent dividend payout was on 8 July 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 23 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Deswell Industries's shares ever split?

Deswell Industries's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 29 March 2005. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Deswell Industries shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Deswell Industries shares which in turn could have impacted Deswell Industries's share price.

Deswell Industries share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Deswell Industries's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.4298 up to $5.55. 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 Deswell Industries's is 0.4513. This would suggest that Deswell Industries's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Deswell Industries overview

Deswell Industries, Inc. manufactures and sells injection-molded plastic parts and components, electronic products and subassemblies, and metallic molds and accessory parts for original equipment manufacturers and contract manufacturers. It operates in two segments, Plastic Injection Molding and Electronic Products Assembling. The company produces a range of plastic parts and components that are used in the manufacture of consumer and industrial products, which include plastic components for electronic entertainment products, power tools, accessories, and outdoor equipment; cases for flashlights, telephones, paging machines, projectors, and alarm clocks; parts for electrical products, such as air-conditioning and ventilators, as well as parts for audio equipment, and cases and key tops for personal organizers and remote controls; double injection caps; parts for medical products comprising apparatus for blood tests; laser key caps; automobile components; and plastic components of automatic robot. It also provides electronic products that consist of audio equipment, including digital and analogue mixing consoles, amplifiers, signal processors, audio interfaces, network audio equipment, and speaker enclosures; consumer audio products, such as multi-channel receivers-amplifiers, and wired and wireless audio streaming products; printed circuit board assemblies; and IoT products. The company sells its products primarily in China, the United States, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, Norway, Holland, and Canada. Deswell Industries, Inc.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Deswell Industries is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 66.823% of Deswell Industries shares are held by insiders and 3.265% by institutions.
How many people work for Deswell Industries?
Latest data suggests 1,130 work at Deswell Industries.
When does the fiscal year end for Deswell Industries?
Deswell Industries's fiscal year ends in March.
Where is Deswell Industries based?
Deswell Industries's address is: 10B Edif. Associacao Industrial De Macau, Macau, Macau
What is Deswell Industries's ISIN number?
Deswell Industries's international securities identification number is: VG2506391011
What is Deswell Industries's CUSIP number?
Deswell Industries's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 250639101

More guides on Finder

Ask an Expert

You are about to post a question on

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked provides guides and information on a range of products and services. Because our content is not financial advice, we suggest talking with a professional before you make any decision.

By submitting your comment or question, you agree to our Privacy and Cookies Policy and Terms of Use.

Questions and responses on are not provided, paid for or otherwise endorsed by any bank or brand. These banks and brands are not responsible for ensuring that comments are answered or accurate.
Go to site