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How to buy JOYY stock | $58.04

Learn how to easily invest in JOYY stock.

JOYY Inc is an internet content & information business based in the US. JOYY shares (YY) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. JOYY employs 7,931 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – YY – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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JOYY stock price (NASDAQ: YY)

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JOYY shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-16.
Latest market close$58.04
52-week range$38.80 - $145.88
50-day moving average $57.90
200-day moving average $69.52
Wall St. target price$88.41
PE ratio 17.0314
Dividend yield $0.681 (1.2%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.41

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Is it a good time to buy JOYY stock?

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JOYY price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $58.04 from 2021-10-21

1 week (2021-10-15) -0.03%
1 month (2021-09-23) 11.12%
3 months (2021-07-23) 5.53%
6 months (2021-04-23) -41.43%
1 year (2020-10-22) -28.27%
2 years (2019-10-22) -0.14%
3 years (2018-10-22) 61.51
5 years (2016-10-21) 9.06%

Is JOYY under- or over-valued?

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

JOYY's P/E ratio

JOYY's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 17x. In other words, JOYY shares trade at around 17x 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.

JOYY's PEG ratio

JOYY's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.8238. 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 JOYY's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


JOYY's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $431.9 million.

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

JOYY financials

Revenue TTM $2.5 billion
Gross profit TTM $3.7 billion
Return on assets TTM -2.73%
Return on equity TTM -2.31%
Profit margin 11.22%
Book value $72.80
Market capitalisation $4.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting JOYY shares

There are currently 5.1 million JOYY shares held short by investors – that's known as JOYY's "short interest". This figure is 5.1% down from 5.4 million last month.

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

JOYY's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

JOYY's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of JOYY shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of JOYY shares traded daily (recently around 1.3 million). JOYY's SIR currently stands at 4.04. In other words for every 100,000 JOYY shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4040 shares are currently held short.

However JOYY's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of JOYY shares, or, against the total number of tradable JOYY shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case JOYY's short interest could be expressed as 0.07% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 JOYY shares in existence, roughly 70 shares are currently held short) or 0.0947% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable JOYY 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 JOYY.

Find out more about how you can short JOYY stock.

JOYY share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 1.15% of net profits

Recently JOYY has paid out, on average, around 1.15% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.53% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), JOYY shareholders could enjoy a 3.53% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In JOYY's case, that would currently equate to about $0.681 per share.

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

JOYY's most recent dividend payout was on 28 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 8 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

JOYY share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, JOYY's shares have ranged in value from as little as $38.8011 up to $145.8849. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

YY.US volatility(beta: 0.91)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 JOYY's is 0.9138. This would suggest that JOYY's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

JOYY overview

JOYY Inc. , through its subsidiaries, operates social media platforms that offer users engaging and experience across various video and audio-based social platforms. The company operates Bigo Live, a live streaming platform that allows users to live stream specific moments, such as live talk with other users, make video calls, and watch trend videos; Likee, a short-form video social platform that focuses on enabling users to create short-form video; Hago, a casual game-oriented social platform; and imo, a chat and instant messaging application with functions, including video calls, text messages, and photo and video sharing. It operates in the People's Republic of China, the United States, the Great Britain, Japan, South Korea, Australia, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia and others. The company was formerly known as YY Inc. and changed its name to JOYY Inc. in December 2019.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of JOYY is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.434% of JOYY shares are held by insiders and 77.298% by institutions.
How many people work for JOYY?
Latest data suggests 7,931 work at JOYY.
When does the fiscal year end for JOYY?
JOYY's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is JOYY based?
JOYY's address is: 30 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore, Singapore, 117440
What is JOYY's ISIN number?
JOYY's international securities identification number is: US46591M1099
What is JOYY's CUSIP number?
JOYY's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 46591M109

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