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How to buy Genasys stock | $6.52

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Genasys Inc is a scientific & technical instruments business based in the US. Genasys shares (GNSS) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Genasys employs 99 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$43 million.

How to buy shares in Genasys

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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 Genasys. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: GNSS. 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 Genasys 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$6.52, 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 Genasys, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Genasys. 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.

Genasys share price

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Genasys shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$6.52
52-week rangeUSD$2.01 - USD$7.32
50-day moving average USD$6.5797
200-day moving average USD$5.5591
Wall St. target priceUSD$8
PE ratio 107.5
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.0708

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Is it a good time to buy Genasys stock?

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Genasys price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $6.52 from 2020-12-31

1 week (2021-01-12) -1.95%
1 month (2020-12-22) 2.03%
3 months (2020-10-20) 6.54%
6 months (2020-07-20) 34.16%
1 year (2020-01-18) N/A
2 years (2019-01-18) 159.76%
3 years (2018-01-19) 185.96%
5 years (2016-01-20) 288.10%

Is Genasys under- or over-valued?

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

Genasys's P/E ratio

Genasys's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 108x. In other words, Genasys shares trade at around 108x 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.

Genasys's EBITDA

Genasys's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$6.8 million.

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

Genasys financials

Revenue TTM USD$43 million
Operating margin TTM 14.05%
Gross profit TTM USD$22.6 million
Return on assets TTM 6.37%
Return on equity TTM 28.1%
Profit margin 27.61%
Book value N/A
Market capitalisation USD$237.3 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Genasys shares

There are currently 569,827 Genasys shares held short by investors – that's known as Genasys's "short interest". This figure is 22% down from 730,809 last month.

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

Genasys's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Genasys's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Genasys shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Genasys shares traded daily (recently around 165647.38372093). Genasys's SIR currently stands at 3.44. In other words for every 100,000 Genasys shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3440 shares are currently held short.

However Genasys's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Genasys shares, or, against the total number of tradable Genasys shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Genasys's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Genasys shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0231% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Genasys shares, roughly 23 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 Genasys.

Find out more about how you can short Genasys stock.

Genasys share dividends

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

Genasys share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Genasys's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.01 up to $7.32. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GNSS.US volatility(beta: 0.64)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 Genasys's is 0.6383. This would suggest that Genasys's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Genasys overview

Genasys Inc., a communication company, designs, develops, and commercializes directed and multidirectional sound technologies, voice broadcast products, and location-based mass messaging solutions for emergency warning and workforce management worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Hardware and Software. It provides long range acoustic devices, such as acoustic hailing devices which are used to project sirens and audible voice messages; and Genasys Emergency Management, a unified software platform for cloud, on-premise or hybrid operations. The company also offers Integrated Mass Notification Solutions, including Genasys voice arrays, which project sirens and audible voice messages 60° - 360° with vocal clarity from close range to approximately 14 square kilometers; and GEM software to deliver SMS, text, email, and social media alerts to people at risk in defined geographic areas. It sells its products directly to governments, militaries, end-users, and commercial companies. The company was formerly known as LRAD Corporation. Genasys Inc. is based in San Diego, California.

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