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How to buy Gilat Satellite Networks stock

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Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd is a communication equipment business based in the US. Gilat Satellite Networks shares (GILT) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Gilat Satellite Networks

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  3. Search for Gilat Satellite Networks. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: GILT. 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 Gilat Satellite Networks 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. 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 Gilat Satellite Networks, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Gilat Satellite Networks. 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.

Gilat Satellite Networks share price

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Gilat Satellite Networks shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$4.0564 - USD$22.69
50-day moving average USD$13.4938
200-day moving average USD$7.7124
Wall St. target priceUSD$5.5
PE ratio 21.3037
Dividend yield USD$0.36 (2.56%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.629

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Is Gilat Satellite Networks under- or over-valued?

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

Gilat Satellite Networks's P/E ratio

Gilat Satellite Networks's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 21x. In other words, Gilat Satellite Networks shares trade at around 21x 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.

Gilat Satellite Networks's EBITDA

Gilat Satellite Networks's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$5.7 million.

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

Gilat Satellite Networks financials

Revenue TTM USD$165.9 million
Gross profit TTM USD$41.2 million
Return on assets TTM -2.55%
Return on equity TTM 14.33%
Profit margin 21.05%
Book value $4.209
Market capitalisation USD$744.3 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Gilat Satellite Networks shares

There are currently 1.3 million Gilat Satellite Networks shares held short by investors – that's known as Gilat Satellite Networks's "short interest". This figure is 63.4% up from 793,069 last month.

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

Gilat Satellite Networks's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Gilat Satellite Networks's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Gilat Satellite Networks shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Gilat Satellite Networks shares traded daily (recently around 3.4 million). Gilat Satellite Networks's SIR currently stands at 0.38. In other words for every 100,000 Gilat Satellite Networks shares traded daily on the market, roughly 380 shares are currently held short.

However Gilat Satellite Networks's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Gilat Satellite Networks shares, or, against the total number of tradable Gilat Satellite Networks shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Gilat Satellite Networks's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Gilat Satellite Networks shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0363% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Gilat Satellite Networks shares, roughly 36 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 Gilat Satellite Networks.

Find out more about how you can short Gilat Satellite Networks stock.

Gilat Satellite Networks share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 119.28% of net profits

Recently Gilat Satellite Networks has paid out, on average, around 119.28% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 6.71% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Gilat Satellite Networks shareholders could enjoy a 6.71% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Gilat Satellite Networks's case, that would currently equate to about $0.36 per share.

Gilat Satellite Networks's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Gilat Satellite Networks's most recent dividend payout was on 20 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 8 January 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Gilat Satellite Networks's shares ever split?

Gilat Satellite Networks's shares were split on a 1:20 basis on 16 April 2003. So if you had owned 20 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Gilat Satellite Networks shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 1900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Gilat Satellite Networks shares which in turn could have impacted Gilat Satellite Networks's share price.

Gilat Satellite Networks share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Gilat Satellite Networks's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.0564 up to $22.69. 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 Gilat Satellite Networks's is 0.4797. This would suggest that Gilat Satellite Networks's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Gilat Satellite Networks overview

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, provides satellite-based broadband communication solutions and services in Latin America, the Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. It operates through three segments: Fixed Networks, Mobility Solutions, and Terrestrial Infrastructure Projects. The company designs and manufactures ground-based satellite communications equipment; and provides solutions and end-to-end services. Its portfolio consists of a cloud-based satellite network platform, very small aperture terminals, amplifiers, modems, on-the-move antennas, solid state amplifiers, block upconverters, transceivers, low-profile antennas, and on-the-move/on-the-pause terminals. In addition, the company offers various solutions, including managed satellite network services, network planning and optimization, satellite capacity, remote network operation, call center support, hub and field operations, and communication networks construction and installation services. Further, it provides connectivity services, internet access, and telephony services to enterprise, government, and residential customers; and builds telecommunication infrastructure using fiber-optic and wireless technologies for broadband connectivity. Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. sells its products and solutions to communication service providers and operators, mobile network operators, telecommunication companies, and system integrators, as well as to defense and homeland security organizations, and directly to end-users. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Petah Tikva, Israel.

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