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How to buy Himax Technologies stock | $10.61

Learn how to easily invest in Himax Technologies stock.

Himax Technologies Inc is a semiconductors business based in the US. Himax Technologies shares (HIMX) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Himax Technologies employs 2,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Himax Technologies stock price (NASDAQ: HIMX)

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Himax Technologies shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-16.
Latest market close$10.61
52-week range$3.39 - $17.30
50-day moving average $10.95
200-day moving average $12.80
Wall St. target price$16.70
PE ratio 7.7946
Dividend yield $0.27 (2.7%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.26

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Himax Technologies price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $10.61 from 2021-10-21

1 week (2021-10-15) 8.38%
1 month (2021-09-23) -1.76%
3 months (2021-07-23) -19.62%
6 months (2021-04-23) -23.23%
1 year (2020-10-23) 179.21%
2 years (2019-10-23) 353.42%
3 years (2018-10-23) 73.93%
5 years (2016-10-21) 27.52%

Is Himax Technologies under- or over-valued?

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

Himax Technologies's P/E ratio

Himax Technologies's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 8x. In other words, Himax Technologies shares trade at around 8x 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.

Himax Technologies's PEG ratio

Himax Technologies's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.81. 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 Himax Technologies's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Himax Technologies's EBITDA

Himax Technologies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $290.1 million.

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

Himax Technologies financials

Revenue TTM $1.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 22.73%
Gross profit TTM $220.8 million
Return on assets TTM 16.68%
Return on equity TTM 41.18%
Profit margin 18.34%
Book value $3.49
Market capitalisation $1.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Himax Technologies shares

There are currently 23.7 million Himax Technologies shares held short by investors – that's known as Himax Technologies's "short interest". This figure is 1% up from 23.4 million last month.

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

Himax Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Himax Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Himax Technologies shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Himax Technologies shares traded daily (recently around 3.6 million). Himax Technologies's SIR currently stands at 6.54. In other words for every 100,000 Himax Technologies shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6540 shares are currently held short.

However Himax Technologies's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Himax Technologies shares, or, against the total number of tradable Himax Technologies shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Himax Technologies's short interest could be expressed as 0.14% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Himax Technologies shares in existence, roughly 140 shares are currently held short) or 0.2034% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Himax Technologies shares, roughly 203 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Himax Technologies.

Find out more about how you can short Himax Technologies stock.

Himax Technologies share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 21.28% of net profits

Recently Himax Technologies has paid out, on average, around 21.28% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.7% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Himax Technologies shareholders could enjoy a 2.7% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Himax Technologies's case, that would currently equate to about $0.27 per share.

While Himax Technologies's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Himax Technologies is investing more in its future growth.

Himax Technologies's most recent dividend payout was on 11 July 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Himax Technologies share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Himax Technologies's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.3878 up to $17.3. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HIMX.US volatility(beta: 1.84)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 Himax Technologies's is 1.8413. This would suggest that Himax Technologies's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Himax Technologies overview

Himax Technologies, Inc. , a fabless semiconductor company, provides display imaging processing technologies in China, Taiwan, the Philippines, Korea, Japan, Europe, and the United States. The company operates through two segments, Driver IC and Non-Driver Products. It offers display driver integrated circuits (ICs) and timing controllers that are used in televisions, laptops, monitors, mobile phones, tablets, automotive, digital cameras, car navigation, virtual reality devices, and other consumer electronic devices. The company also designs and provides controllers for touch sensor displays; in-cell touch and display driver integration single-chip solutions; light-emitting diode driver and power management ICs; and liquid crystal on silicon micro-displays for augmented reality (AR) devices and head-up displays for automotive industry. In addition, it offers complementary metal oxide semiconductor image sensors and wafer level optics for AR devices, 3D sensing, machine vision, and ultra-low power smart sensing, which are used in various applications, such as mobile phone, tablet, laptop, TV, PC camera, automobile, security, medical devices, home appliance, and Internet of Things. The company markets its display drivers and display-related products to panel manufacturers, agents or distributors, module manufacturers, and assembly houses; and non-driver products to camera module manufacturers, optical engine manufacturers, and television system manufacturers.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Himax Technologies is owned by institutions?
Currently 23.879% of Himax Technologies shares are held by institutions.
How many people work for Himax Technologies?
Latest data suggests 2,000 work at Himax Technologies.
When does the fiscal year end for Himax Technologies?
Himax Technologies's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Himax Technologies based?
Himax Technologies's address is: No.26, Zih Lian Road, Tainan City, Taiwan, 74148
What is Himax Technologies's ISIN number?
Himax Technologies's international securities identification number is: US43289P1066
What is Himax Technologies's CUSIP number?
Himax Technologies's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 43289P106

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