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How to buy Hollysys Automation Technologies stock

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Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd is an electrical equipment & parts business based in the US. Hollysys Automation Technologies shares (HOLI) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Hollysys Automation Technologies employs 3,598 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$509.6 million.

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  3. Search for Hollysys Automation Technologies. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: HOLI. 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 Hollysys Automation Technologies 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 Hollysys Automation Technologies, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Hollysys Automation Technologies. 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.

Hollysys Automation Technologies share price

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Hollysys Automation Technologies shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-23.
52-week rangeUSD$9.3638 - USD$16.31
50-day moving average USD$14.8665
200-day moving average USD$12.7696
Wall St. target priceUSD$18.88
PE ratio 13.0948
Dividend yield USD$0.2 (1.3%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.16

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Is Hollysys Automation Technologies under- or over-valued?

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

Hollysys Automation Technologies's P/E ratio

Hollysys Automation 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 13x. In other words, Hollysys Automation Technologies shares trade at around 13x 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.

Hollysys Automation Technologies's PEG ratio

Hollysys Automation Technologies's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.38. 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 Hollysys Automation 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.

Hollysys Automation Technologies's EBITDA

Hollysys Automation Technologies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$111.8 million.

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

Hollysys Automation Technologies financials

Revenue TTM USD$509.6 million
Operating margin TTM 20.19%
Gross profit TTM USD$190.6 million
Return on assets TTM 4.7%
Return on equity TTM 7.13%
Profit margin 13.79%
Book value $17.052
Market capitalisation USD$919.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Hollysys Automation Technologies shares

There are currently 578,499 Hollysys Automation Technologies shares held short by investors – that's known as Hollysys Automation Technologies's "short interest". This figure is 5.3% up from 549,563 last month.

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

Hollysys Automation Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Hollysys Automation Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Hollysys Automation Technologies shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Hollysys Automation Technologies shares traded daily (recently around 220801.14503817). Hollysys Automation Technologies's SIR currently stands at 2.62. In other words for every 100,000 Hollysys Automation Technologies shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2620 shares are currently held short.

However Hollysys Automation Technologies's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Hollysys Automation Technologies shares, or, against the total number of tradable Hollysys Automation Technologies shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Hollysys Automation Technologies's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Hollysys Automation Technologies shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.011% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Hollysys Automation Technologies shares, roughly 11 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 Hollysys Automation Technologies.

Find out more about how you can short Hollysys Automation Technologies stock.

Hollysys Automation Technologies share dividends

33%

Dividend payout ratio: 32.79% of net profits

Recently Hollysys Automation Technologies has paid out, on average, around 32.79% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.26% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Hollysys Automation Technologies shareholders could enjoy a 1.26% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Hollysys Automation Technologies's case, that would currently equate to about $0.2 per share.

While Hollysys Automation Technologies's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Hollysys Automation Technologies may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Hollysys Automation Technologies's most recent dividend payout was on 20 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 21 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Hollysys Automation Technologies share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Hollysys Automation Technologies's shares have ranged in value from as little as $9.3638 up to $16.31. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HOLI.US volatility(beta: 1)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 Hollysys Automation Technologies's is 1.0032. This would suggest that Hollysys Automation Technologies's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Hollysys Automation Technologies overview

Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. provides automation solutions in the People's Republic of China, Southeast Asia, India, and the Middle East. The company offers a suite of industrial automation systems, including third-party hardware-centric products, such as instrumentation and actuators; proprietary software-centric distributed control systems/programmable logic controllers; and valued-added software packages comprising real-time management information system, HolliAS asset management system, operator training system, HolliAS batch application package, HolliAS advanced process control package, and safety instrumentation system, as well as HOLLiAS MACS-N DCS, a proprietary nuclear power non-safety automation and control system. It also provides train control center that monitors route condition, track status, train schedules, distance between trains, and the working status of other function devices, as well as generates control instructions and commands. In addition, the company offers automation train protection that operates as a train over-speed protection mechanism; and supervisory control and data acquisition system, an open software platform. Further, it offers research and development services; and provides integrated automation systems and services, mechanical and electrical solution services, and installation services. The company serves customers in the industrial, railway, subway, nuclear power, and mechanical and electronic industries. The company was formerly known as HLS Systems International Ltd. and changed its name to Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. in July 2009. Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic China.

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