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Innovative Solutions and Support, Inc is an aerospace & defense business based in the US. Innovative Solutions and Support shares (ISSC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Innovative Solutions and Support employs 86 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$21.6 million.

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  3. Search for Innovative Solutions and Support. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ISSC. 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 Innovative Solutions and Support 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$7.02, 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 Innovative Solutions and Support, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Innovative Solutions and Support. 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.

Innovative Solutions and Support share price

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Innovative Solutions and Support shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$7.02
52-week rangeUSD$1.0319 - USD$7.7118
50-day moving average USD$6.8606
200-day moving average USD$6.2808
Wall St. target priceUSD$10
PE ratio 34.579
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.19

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Is it a good time to buy Innovative Solutions and Support stock?

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Innovative Solutions and Support price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $7.02 from 2020-12-18

1 week (2021-01-07) 14.15%
1 month (2020-12-17) -10.00%
3 months (2020-10-16) 14.71%
6 months (2020-07-16) 37.38%
1 year (2020-01-16) 30.00%
2 years (2019-01-16) 229.58%
3 years (2018-01-16) 122.86%
5 years (2016-01-15) 157.14%

Is Innovative Solutions and Support under- or over-valued?

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

Innovative Solutions and Support's P/E ratio

Innovative Solutions and Support's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 35x. In other words, Innovative Solutions and Support shares trade at around 35x 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.

Innovative Solutions and Support's EBITDA

Innovative Solutions and Support's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$3.2 million.

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

Innovative Solutions and Support financials

Revenue TTM USD$21.6 million
Operating margin TTM 12.71%
Gross profit TTM USD$11.8 million
Return on assets TTM 4.28%
Return on equity TTM 10.22%
Profit margin 15.14%
Book value $1.613
Market capitalisation USD$113.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Innovative Solutions and Support shares

There are currently 7,720 Innovative Solutions and Support shares held short by investors – that's known as Innovative Solutions and Support's "short interest". This figure is 54.4% down from 16,938 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Innovative Solutions and Support shares can be evaluated.

Innovative Solutions and Support's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Innovative Solutions and Support's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Innovative Solutions and Support shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Innovative Solutions and Support shares traded daily (recently around 36761.904761905). Innovative Solutions and Support's SIR currently stands at 0.21. In other words for every 100,000 Innovative Solutions and Support shares traded daily on the market, roughly 210 shares are currently held short.

However Innovative Solutions and Support's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Innovative Solutions and Support shares, or, against the total number of tradable Innovative Solutions and Support shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Innovative Solutions and Support's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Innovative Solutions and Support shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0006% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Innovative Solutions and Support shares, roughly 1 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 Innovative Solutions and Support.

Find out more about how you can short Innovative Solutions and Support stock.

Innovative Solutions and Support share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 487.7% of net profits

Recently Innovative Solutions and Support has paid out, on average, around 487.7% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Innovative Solutions and Support shareholders could enjoy a 0% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Innovative Solutions and Support's case, that would currently equate to about $N/A per share.

Innovative Solutions and Support'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.

Innovative Solutions and Support's most recent dividend payout was on 30 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 18 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Innovative Solutions and Support's shares ever split?

Innovative Solutions and Support's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 8 July 2005. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Innovative Solutions and Support shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Innovative Solutions and Support shares which in turn could have impacted Innovative Solutions and Support's share price.

Innovative Solutions and Support share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Innovative Solutions and Support's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.0319 up to $7.7118. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ISSC.US volatility(beta: 1.24)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 Innovative Solutions and Support's is 1.2357. This would suggest that Innovative Solutions and Support'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).

Innovative Solutions and Support overview

Innovative Solutions and Support, Inc., a systems integrator, designs, develops, manufactures, sells, and services flight guidance, autothrottle, and cockpit display system in the United States and internationally. It offers flat panel display systems that replicates the display of analog or digital displays on one screen and replace existing displays in legacy aircraft, as well as used for security monitoring on-board aircraft and as tactical workstations on military aircraft; and flight management systems that complement the flat panel display system upgrade for commercial air transport aircraft. The company also provides integrated standby units, which incorporate the measurement and display of attitude, altitude, airspeed, and navigation data into a single standby/backup navigation instrument for military, commercial air transport, and corporate/general aviation applications. In addition, it offers digital air data computers that calculate various air data parameters, such as altitude, airspeed, vertical speed, angle of attack, and other information; integrated air data computers and display units, which calculate and convey air data information; altitude displays that convey aircraft altitude measurements; airspeed displays that convey various airspeed measurements; and altitude alerters. Further, the company offers engine and fuel displays that convey information related to fuel and oil levels, and engine activity, including oil and hydraulic pressure and temperature; integrated global navigation systems; ThrustSense, a full regime autothrottle; and utilities management systems. It serves commercial air transport carriers and corporate/general aviation companies, Department of Defense and its commercial contractors, aircraft operators, aircraft modification centers, government agencies, foreign militaries, and original equipment manufacturers. The company was founded in 1988 and is based in Exton, Pennsylvania.

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