How to buy Kaixin Auto stock - 02 March

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How to buy Kaixin Auto stock

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Kaixin Auto Holdings is an auto & truck dealerships business based in the US. Kaixin Auto shares (KXIN) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Kaixin Auto employs 279 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$163.4 million.

How to buy shares in Kaixin Auto

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

Kaixin Auto share price

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Kaixin Auto shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-24.
52-week rangeUSD$0.4001 - USD$8.82
50-day moving average USD$4.0476
200-day moving average USD$3.0258
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 0.969
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.318

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Is it a good time to buy Kaixin Auto stock?

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Is Kaixin Auto under- or over-valued?

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

Kaixin Auto's P/E ratio

Kaixin Auto's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 1x. In other words, Kaixin Auto shares trade at around 1x 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.

Kaixin Auto financials

Revenue TTM USD$163.4 million
Gross profit TTM USD$-5,477,000
Return on assets TTM -30.94%
Return on equity TTM -207.67%
Profit margin -66.84%
Book value $2.772
Market capitalisation USD$241 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Kaixin Auto shares

There are currently 903,957 Kaixin Auto shares held short by investors – that's known as Kaixin Auto's "short interest". This figure is 30% up from 695,089 last month.

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

Kaixin Auto's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Kaixin Auto's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Kaixin Auto shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Kaixin Auto shares traded daily (recently around 2.5 million). Kaixin Auto's SIR currently stands at 0.36. In other words for every 100,000 Kaixin Auto shares traded daily on the market, roughly 360 shares are currently held short.

However Kaixin Auto's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Kaixin Auto shares, or, against the total number of tradable Kaixin Auto shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Kaixin Auto's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Kaixin Auto shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0547% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Kaixin Auto shares, roughly 55 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 Kaixin Auto.

Find out more about how you can short Kaixin Auto stock.

Kaixin Auto share dividends

We're not expecting Kaixin Auto to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Kaixin Auto overview

Kaixin Auto Holdings operates as a used car dealership in the People's Republic of China. As of December 31, 2019, the company had 14 dealerships. It also provides financing channels to its customers through its partnership with financial institutions; and value-added services to its customers, including insurance, extended warranties, and after-sales services. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China. Kaixin Auto Holdings is a subsidiary of Renren Inc.

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