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How to buy Flex stock
Learn how to easily invest in Flex stock.
Flex Ltd is an electronic components business based in the US. Flex shares (FLEX) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Flex employs 172,648 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $27 billion.
How to buy shares in Flex
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- Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
- Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – FLEX – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- 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.
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What's in this guide?
- FLEX shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is FLEX stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Is FLEX suitable for ethical investing?
- Are FLEX shares over-valued?
- Flex's financials
- How volatile are FLEX shares?
- Does Flex pay a dividend?
- Have FLEX shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Flex stock price (NASDAQ: FLEX)Use our graph to track the performance of FLEX stocks over time.
Flex shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$17.27|
|52-week range||$13.63 - $19.63|
|50-day moving average||$17.66|
|200-day moving average||$16.84|
|Wall St. target price||$24.17|
|Dividend yield||$0 (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$2.00|
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Flex price performance over time
|1 week (2022-09-28)||0.58%|
|1 month (2022-09-01)||N/A|
|3 months (2022-07-05)||21.96%|
|6 months (2022-04-01)||-6.70%|
|1 year (2021-10-05)||-3.30%|
|2 years (2020-10-05)||48.75%|
|3 years (2019-10-04)||73.57%|
|5 years (2017-10-04)||2.19%|
Is Flex stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Flex stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Flex's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Flex's P/E ratio
Flex's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 9x. In other words, Flex shares trade at around 9x 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.
Flex's PEG ratio
Flex's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.97. 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 Flex's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Flex's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.5 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Flex's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$27 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||3.71%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.9 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||3.46%|
|Return on equity TTM||24.18%|
|Market capitalisation||$7.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Flex's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Flex.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Flex's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 6.09
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Flex's overall score of 6.09 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Flex is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Flex's environmental score
Environmental score: 0.74/100
Flex's environmental score of 0.74 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Flex is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Flex's social score
Social score: 2.45/100
Flex's social score of 2.45 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Flex is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Flex's governance score
Governance score: 2.39/100
Flex's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Flex is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Flex's controversy score
Controversy score: 1/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Flex scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Flex has managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||6.09|
|Total ESG percentile||1.52|
|Environmental score percentile||2|
|Social score percentile||2|
|Governance score percentile||2|
|Level of controversy||1|
Flex share dividends
We're not expecting Flex to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Have Flex's shares ever split?
Flex's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 17 October 2000. 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 Flex shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Flex shares which in turn could have impacted Flex's share price.
Flex share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Flex's shares have ranged in value from as little as $13.63 up to $19.625. 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 Flex's is 1.4858. This would suggest that Flex's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Flex Ltd. provides design, engineering, manufacturing, and supply chain services and solutions to original equipment manufacturers in Asia, the Americas, and Europe. It operates through three segments: Flex Agility Solutions (FAS), Flex Reliability Solutions (FRS), and Nextracker. The company provides cross-industry technologies, including human-machine interface, internet of things platforms, power, sensor fusion, and smart audio. It also offers integrated solar tracker and software solutions used in utility-scale and ground-mounted distributed generation solar projects. In addition, the company provides value-added design and engineering services; and systems assembly and manufacturing services that include enclosures, testing services, and materials procurement and inventory management services. Further, it offers chargers for smartphones and tablets; adapters for notebooks and gaming systems; power supplies for the server, storage, and networking markets; and power solutions, such as switchgear, busway, power distribution, modular power systems, and monitoring solutions and services.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Flex is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.577% of Flex shares are held by insiders and 99.464% by institutions. How many people work for Flex?
Latest data suggests 172,648 work at Flex. When does the fiscal year end for Flex?
Flex's fiscal year ends in March. Where is Flex based?
Flex's address is: 2 Changi South Lane, Singapore, Singapore, 486123 What is Flex's ISIN number?
Flex's international securities identification number is: SG9999000020 What is Flex's CUSIP number?
Flex's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: Y2573F102
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