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How to buy FormFactor stock | $40.455

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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 1,836 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$637.8 million.

How to buy shares in FormFactor

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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 FormFactor. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: FORM. 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 FormFactor 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$40.455, 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 FormFactor, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of FormFactor. 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.

FormFactor share price

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FormFactor shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$40.455
52-week range USD$16.3501 - USD$33.07
50-day moving average USD$25.5582
200-day moving average USD$26.466
Wall St. target price USD$35.29
PE ratio 36.3086
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.807

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FormFactor price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $40.455 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-25) -1.26%
1 month (2020-11-06) 19.69%
3 months (2020-09-04) 67.79%
6 months (2020-06-05) 48.13%
1 year (2019-12-05) 77.51%
2 years (2018-12-04) 159.66%
3 years (2017-12-05) 168.80%
5 years (2015-12-04) 349.50%

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 36x. In other words, FormFactor 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.

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 USD$120.3 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 USD$637.8 million
Operating margin TTM 11.75%
Gross profit TTM USD$238 million
Return on assets TTM 5.71%
Return on equity TTM 9.77%
Profit margin 9.92%
Book value $9.029
Market capitalisation USD$2.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting FormFactor shares

There are currently 1.4 million FormFactor shares held short by investors – that's known as FormFactor's "short interest". This figure is 5.8% up from 1.3 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 568467.91666667). FormFactor's SIR currently stands at 2.4. In other words for every 100,000 FormFactor shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2400 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 0.024% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable FormFactor shares, roughly 24 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 $16.3501 up to $33.07. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FORM.US volatility(beta: 1.26)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 1.2648. 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, and thermal sub-systems. 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, mobile application processors, microprocessors, microcontrollers, graphic processors, radio frequency, analog, mixed signal, image sensors, electro-optical, DRAM 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 stations for semiconductor design engineers to capture and analyze data and integrated measurement systems that include test instrumentation, probe, cabling configurations, and software to enable fast, accurate, and on-wafer data collection for complex application and measurement needs; metrology systems for various applications including the development, production, and quality control of semiconductor products; and thermal subsystems that produce thermal chucks and other test systems used in probe stations. In addition, the company offers on-site probe card maintenance and service training, seminars, and telephone support services. FormFactor, Inc. 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. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Livermore, California.

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