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How to buy IMAX Corporation stock

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IMAX Corporation is an entertainment business based in the US. IMAX Corporation shares (IMAX) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. IMAX Corporation employs 673 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$254.4 million.

How to buy shares in IMAX Corporation

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

IMAX Corporation share price

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IMAX Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
52-week range USD$7.06 - USD$22.35
50-day moving average USD$12.8674
200-day moving average USD$12.2625
Wall St. target price USD$16.55
PE ratio 19.5
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.494

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Is it a good time to buy IMAX Corporation stock?

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Is IMAX Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

IMAX Corporation's P/E ratio

IMAX Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 20x. In other words, IMAX Corporation shares trade at around 20x 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.

IMAX Corporation's PEG ratio

IMAX Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.09. 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 IMAX Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

IMAX Corporation's EBITDA

IMAX Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$8.1 million.

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

IMAX Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$254.4 million
Gross profit TTM USD$216.4 million
Return on assets TTM -2.39%
Return on equity TTM -10.13%
Profit margin -18.91%
Book value $7.465
Market capitalisation USD$659.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting IMAX Corporation shares

There are currently 3.8 million IMAX Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as IMAX Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 24.8% down from 5.1 million last month.

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

IMAX Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

IMAX Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of IMAX Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of IMAX Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 955558.29145729). IMAX Corporation's SIR currently stands at 3.98. In other words for every 100,000 IMAX Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3980 shares are currently held short.

However IMAX Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of IMAX Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable IMAX Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case IMAX Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 IMAX Corporation shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.0947% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable IMAX Corporation shares, roughly 95 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 IMAX Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short IMAX Corporation stock.

IMAX Corporation share dividends

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

Have IMAX Corporation's shares ever split?

IMAX Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 27 May 1997. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your IMAX Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for IMAX Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted IMAX Corporation's share price.

IMAX Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, IMAX Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.06 up to $22.35. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

IMAX.US volatility(beta: 1.73)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while IMAX Corporation's is 1.7347. This would suggest that IMAX Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

IMAX Corporation overview

IMAX Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an entertainment technology company that specializes in digital and film-based motion picture technologies worldwide. It offers cinematic solution comprising proprietary software, theater architecture, intellectual property, and equipment. The company offers Digital Re-Mastering (DMR), a proprietary technology that digitally enhances the image resolution, visual clarity, and sound quality of motion picture films for projection on IMAX screens; IMAX premium theater systems to exhibitor customers through sales, long-term leases, and joint revenue sharing arrangements; film post-production services; and camera and other miscellaneous items rental services, as well as distributes documentary films; and owns and operates IMAX theaters. It also designs, manufactures, installs, sells, and leases IMAX theater projection system equipment; maintains IMAX theater projection system equipment in the IMAX theater network; distributes and licenses original content, virtual reality, IMAX home entertainment, and others; and sells or leases its theater systems to theme parks, private home theaters, tourist destination sites, fairs, and expositions, as well as engages in the after-market sale of projection system parts and 3D glasses. The company markets its theater systems through a direct sales force and marketing staff. It owns or otherwise has rights to trademarks and trade names, which include IMAX, IMAX Dome, IMAX 3D, IMAX 3D Dome, Experience It in IMAX, The IMAX Experience, An IMAX Experience, An IMAX 3D Experience, IMAX DMR, DMR, IMAX nXos, and Films To The Fullest. As of March 31, 2020, the company had a network of 1,616 IMAX theater systems comprising 1,526 commercial multiplexes, 14 commercial destinations, and 76 institutional facilities operating in 81 countries and territories. IMAX Corporation was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Mississauga, Canada.

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