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EXFO Inc is a communication equipment business based in the US. EXFO shares (EXFO) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. EXFO employs 1,900 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$265.6 million.
|52-week range||USD$2 - USD$4.95|
|50-day moving average||USD$3.2951|
|200-day moving average||USD$3.142|
|Wall St. target price||USD$3.79|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$0.089|
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Valuing EXFO stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of EXFO's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
EXFO'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, EXFO 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.
EXFO's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.08. 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 EXFO's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
EXFO's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$12.8 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a EXFO's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$265.6 million|
|Operating margin TTM||0.28%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$151.9 million|
|Return on assets TTM||0.16%|
|Return on equity TTM||-5.53%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$150.5 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 6,053 EXFO shares held short by investors – that's known as EXFO's "short interest". This figure is 16.7% up from 5,189 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting EXFO shares can be evaluated.
EXFO's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of EXFO shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of EXFO shares traded daily (recently around 19525.806451613). EXFO's SIR currently stands at 0.31. In other words for every 100,000 EXFO shares traded daily on the market, roughly 310 shares are currently held short.
However EXFO's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of EXFO shares, or, against the total number of tradable EXFO shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case EXFO's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 EXFO shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0003% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable EXFO 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 EXFO.
Find out more about how you can short EXFO stock.
We're not expecting EXFO to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Over the last 12 months, EXFO's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2 up to $4.95. 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 EXFO's is 1.4289. This would suggest that EXFO's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
EXFO Inc. provides test, monitoring and analytics solutions for fixed and mobile communications service providers, web-scale operators, and network equipment. It offers field network testing products, such as copper/DSL testing, dispersion analysis, fiber inspection, light sources, live fiber detection, network protocol testing, optical fiber multimeter, optical loss testing, optical time domain reflectometry and iOLM, power meters, spectral testing, test function virtualization, and test reporting and automation products, as well as modular test platforms. The company also provides lab and manufacturing testing network protocol testing products, network simulation and load testing products, optical benchtop kits, optical communication analyzers, optical light sources, optical power meters, optical spectrum analyzers, switch and utility modules, test platforms, variable attenuators, tunable filters, optical component testers, and tunable sources; and service assurance products, such as fiber monitoring, network probe, network topology management, monitoring and troubleshooting, RAN optimization, and real-time analytics. In addition, it offers mobile portfolio that consists of network simulators and optical radio frequency test solutions for turning up and troubleshooting fiber-based mobile networks; PC-centric and open-ended platforms with cloud-based software applications; and Internet protocol assurance services, as well as monitoring services for 2G, 3G, 4G/LTE, and 5G mobile networks. The company sells products through its direct sales force, sales representatives, and distributors in the Americas, Europe, the Middle-East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific. EXFO Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Québec City, Canada.
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