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How to buy FirstService Corporation stock | $132.82

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FirstService Corporation is a real estate services business based in the US. FirstService Corporation shares (FSV) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. FirstService Corporation employs 24,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.7 billion.

How to buy shares in FirstService Corporation

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for FirstService Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: FSV. 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 FirstService Corporation 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$132.82, 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 FirstService Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of FirstService Corporation. 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.

FirstService Corporation share price

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FirstService Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-26.
Latest market closeUSD$132.82
52-week rangeUSD$57.0895 - USD$145.84
50-day moving average USD$134.6827
200-day moving average USD$123.0763
Wall St. target priceUSD$69.67
PE ratio 81.8434
Dividend yield USD$0.66 (0.49%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.66

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Is it a good time to buy FirstService Corporation stock?

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FirstService Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $132.82 from 2020-12-18

1 week (2021-01-07) -1.71%
1 month (2020-12-17) 0.55%
3 months (2020-10-15) -2.26%
6 months (2020-07-15) 26.48%
1 year (2020-01-15) 33.69%
2 years (2019-01-15) 80.00%
3 years (2018-01-13) N/A
5 years (2016-01-15) 283.21%

Is FirstService Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

FirstService Corporation's P/E ratio

FirstService Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 82x. In other words, FirstService Corporation shares trade at around 82x 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.

FirstService Corporation's PEG ratio

FirstService Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.17. 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 FirstService Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

FirstService Corporation's EBITDA

FirstService Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$257.1 million.

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

FirstService Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$2.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 5.81%
Gross profit TTM USD$773.3 million
Return on assets TTM 4.84%
Return on equity TTM 14.99%
Profit margin 2.64%
Book value $14.64
Market capitalisation USD$5.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting FirstService Corporation shares

There are currently 296,310 FirstService Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as FirstService Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 4.9% up from 282,521 last month.

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

FirstService Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

FirstService Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of FirstService Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of FirstService Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 74077.5). FirstService Corporation's SIR currently stands at 4. In other words for every 100,000 FirstService Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4000 shares are currently held short.

However FirstService Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of FirstService Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable FirstService Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case FirstService Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 FirstService Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable FirstService Corporation 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 FirstService Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short FirstService Corporation stock.

FirstService Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 21.43% of net profits

Recently FirstService Corporation has paid out, on average, around 21.43% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.49% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), FirstService Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 0.49% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In FirstService Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.66 per share.

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

FirstService Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 7 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

FirstService Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, FirstService Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $57.0895 up to $145.84. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FSV.US volatility(beta: 0.92)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 FirstService Corporation's is 0.9168. This would suggest that FirstService Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

FirstService Corporation overview

FirstService Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides residential property services to residential and commercial customers in the United States and Canada. The company operates through two segments, FirstService Residential and FirstService Brands. The FirstService Residential segment provides property management services for private residential communities, such as condominiums, co-operatives, homeowner associations, master-planned communities, active adult and lifestyle communities, and various other residential developments. This segment also offers a range of ancillary services, including on-site staffing for building engineering and maintenance, full-service swimming pool and amenity management, and security and concierge/front desk; and financial services comprising cash management, other banking transaction-related services, and specialized property insurance brokerage. In addition, this segment provides energy management solutions and advisory services, and resale processing services. The FirstService Brands segment offers property services through 5 franchise networks; and company-owned locations, including 19 California Closets locations and 11 Paul Davis Restoration locations. It offers residential and commercial restoration, painting, and floor coverings design and installation services; custom-designed and installed closet, and home storage solutions; home inspection services; and fire protection services, as well as related services. This segment provides its services primarily under the Paul Davis Restoration, Interstate Restoration, FirstOnSite Restoration, Century Fire Protection, CertaPro Painters, California Closets, Pillar to Post Home Inspectors, and Floor Coverings International brand names. FirstService Corporation was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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