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Jabil Inc is an electronic components business based in the US. Jabil shares (JBL) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Jabil employs 260,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$27.3 billion.

How to buy shares in Jabil

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  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 Jabil Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: JBL. 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 Jabil 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$36.31, 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 Jabil, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Jabil. 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.

How has coronavirus impacted Jabil's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Jabil's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$36.31, which is 2.50% down on its pre-crash value of USD$37.24 and 105.96% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$17.63.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Jabil shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$478.66 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$905.21.

Jabil share price

Use our graph to track the performance of JBL stocks over time.

Jabil shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-16.
Latest market closeUSD$36.31
52-week rangeUSD$17.63 - USD$44.2
50-day moving average USD$33.8997
200-day moving average USD$31.3975
Wall St. target priceUSD$44.2
PE ratio 103.9143
Dividend yield USD$0.32 (0.88%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.35

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Is it a good time to buy Jabil stock?

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Jabil price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $36.31 from 2020-10-16

1 week (2020-10-13) 2.05%
1 month (2020-09-18) 8.65%
3 months (2020-07-20) 7.24%
6 months (2020-04-20) 48.75%
1 year (2019-10-18) 0.30%
2 years (2018-10-19) 51.73%
3 years (2017-10-20) 29.86%
5 years (2015-10-20) 56.85%

Is Jabil under- or over-valued?

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

Jabil's P/E ratio

Jabil's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 104x. In other words, Jabil shares trade at around 104x 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.

Jabil's PEG ratio

Jabil's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.91. 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 Jabil's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Jabil's EBITDA

Jabil's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1.5 billion.

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

Jabil financials

Revenue TTM USD$27.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 2.41%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 3%
Return on equity TTM 3.05%
Profit margin 0.2%
Book value $12.029
Market capitalisation USD$5.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Jabil shares

There are currently 3.3 million Jabil shares held short by investors – that's known as Jabil's "short interest". This figure is 0.3% down from 3.3 million last month.

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

Jabil's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Jabil's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Jabil shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Jabil shares traded daily (recently around 1.6 million). Jabil's SIR currently stands at 2.02. In other words for every 100,000 Jabil shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2020 shares are currently held short.

However Jabil's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Jabil shares, or, against the total number of tradable Jabil shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Jabil's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Jabil shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0226% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Jabil shares, roughly 23 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 Jabil.

Find out more about how you can short Jabil stock.

Jabil share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 8.47% of net profits

Recently Jabil has paid out, on average, around 8.47% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.88% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Jabil shareholders could enjoy a 0.88% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Jabil's case, that would currently equate to about $0.32 per share.

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

Jabil's most recent dividend payout was on 2 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Jabil's shares ever split?

Jabil's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 31 March 2000. 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 Jabil shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Jabil shares which in turn could have impacted Jabil's share price.

Jabil share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Jabil's shares have ranged in value from as little as $17.63 up to $44.2. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

JBL.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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Jabil's is 1.2449. This would suggest that Jabil'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).

Jabil overview

Jabil Inc. provides manufacturing services and solutions worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Electronics Manufacturing Services and Diversified Manufacturing Services. It offers electronics design, production, and product management services. The company provides electronic circuit design services, such as application-specific integrated circuit design, firmware development and rapid prototyping services; and designs plastic and metal enclosures that include the electro-mechanics, such as the printed circuit board assemblies (PCBA). It also specializes in the three-dimensional mechanical design comprising the analysis of electronic, electro-mechanical, and optical assemblies, as well as offers various industrial design, advance mechanism development, and tooling management services. In addition, the company provides computer-assisted design services consisting of PCBA design, and PCBA design validation and verification services; and other consulting services, including the generation of a bill of materials, approved vendor list, and assembly equipment configuration for various PCBA designs. Further, it offers product and process validation services, such as product system, product safety, regulatory compliance, and reliability tests, as well as manufacturing test solution manufacturing development services. Additionally, the company offers systems assembly, test, direct-order fulfillment, and configure-to-order services. It serves automotive and transportation, capital equipment, cloud, computing and storage, defense and aerospace, industrial and energy, networking and telecommunications, print and retail, and smart home and appliances, as well as edge devices and accessories, healthcare, mobility, and packaging industries. The company was formerly known as Jabil Circuit, Inc. and changed its name to Jabil Inc. in June 2017. Jabil Inc. was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Saint Petersburg, Florida.

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