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How to buy FormFactor stock

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FormFactor, Inc is a semiconductors business based in the US. FormFactor shares (FORM) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. FormFactor employs 2,166 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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FormFactor share price

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FormFactor shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$22.03 - $52.39
50-day moving average $46.82
200-day moving average $42.57
Wall St. target price$53.57
PE ratio 38.2404
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.04

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Is FormFactor under- or over-valued?

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

FormFactor's P/E ratio

FormFactor's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 38x. In other words, FormFactor shares trade at around 38x 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.

FormFactor's PEG ratio

FormFactor's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.71. 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 FormFactor's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

FormFactor's EBITDA

FormFactor's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $135.8 million.

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

FormFactor financials

Revenue TTM $719.5 million
Operating margin TTM 11.95%
Gross profit TTM $288.8 million
Return on assets TTM 5.87%
Return on equity TTM 11.48%
Profit margin 11.43%
Book value $9.88
Market capitalisation $3.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting FormFactor shares

There are currently 1.3 million FormFactor shares held short by investors – that's known as FormFactor's "short interest". This figure is 3.7% up from 1.2 million last month.

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

FormFactor's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

FormFactor's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of FormFactor shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of FormFactor shares traded daily (recently around 438710.06944444). FormFactor's SIR currently stands at 2.88. In other words for every 100,000 FormFactor shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2880 shares are currently held short.

However FormFactor's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of FormFactor shares, or, against the total number of tradable FormFactor shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case FormFactor's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 FormFactor shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0221% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable FormFactor shares, roughly 22 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 FormFactor.

Find out more about how you can short FormFactor stock.

FormFactor share dividends

We're not expecting FormFactor to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

FormFactor share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, FormFactor's shares have ranged in value from as little as $22.03 up to $52.388. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FORM.US volatility(beta: 1.45)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 FormFactor's is 1.4539. This would suggest that FormFactor's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

FormFactor overview

FormFactor, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells probe cards, analytical probes, probe stations, metrology systems, thermal systems, and cryogenic systems to semiconductor companies and scientific institutions. It operates in two segments, Probe Cards and Systems. The company offers probe cards to test various semiconductor device types, including systems on a chip products, mobile application processors, microprocessors, microcontrollers, and graphic processors, as well as radio frequency, analog, mixed signal, image sensor, electro-optical, dynamic random access memory, NAND flash memory, and NOR flash memory devices; and analytical probes, which are used for a range of applications, including device characterization, electrical simulation model development, failure analysis, and prototype design debugging for universities, research institutions, semiconductor integrated device manufacturers, semiconductor foundries, and fabless semiconductor companies. It also provides probing systems for semiconductor design engineers to capture and analyse accurate data; surface metrology systems for the development, production, and quality control of semiconductor products; thermal subsystems consisting of thermal chucks and other test systems used in probe stations; and precision cryogenic instruments. In addition, the company offers on-site probe card maintenance and service training, seminars, and telephone support services. The company markets and sells its products through direct sales force, manufacturers' representatives, and distributors in the United States, Taiwan, South Korea, China, Japan, Europe, the Asia-Pacific, and internationally.

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