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Kimball Electronics, Inc is an electrical equipment & parts business based in the US. Kimball Electronics shares (KE) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Kimball Electronics employs 6,400 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.2 billion.

How to buy shares in Kimball Electronics

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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 Kimball Electronics. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: KE. 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 Kimball Electronics 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$15.63, 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 Kimball Electronics, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Kimball Electronics. 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 Kimball Electronics's share price?

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

Its last market close was USD$15.63, which is 1.94% down on its pre-crash value of USD$15.94 and 59.82% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$9.78.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Kimball Electronics shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$667.04 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$946.08.

Kimball Electronics share price

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Kimball Electronics shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$15.63
52-week range USD$9.78 - USD$18.49
50-day moving average USD$12.387
200-day moving average USD$12.9416
Wall St. target price USD$17
PE ratio 17.493
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.71

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Kimball Electronics price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $15.63 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-23) 0.51%
1 month (2020-10-30) 28.96%
3 months (2020-08-28) 11.56%
6 months (2020-05-29) 10.15%
1 year (2019-11-29) -10.89%
2 years (2018-11-30) -11.39%
3 years (2017-11-30) -25.04%
5 years (2015-11-30) 36.39%

Is Kimball Electronics under- or over-valued?

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

Kimball Electronics's P/E ratio

Kimball Electronics'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, Kimball Electronics 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.

Kimball Electronics's EBITDA

Kimball Electronics's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$72 million.

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

Kimball Electronics financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 3.43%
Gross profit TTM USD$83.8 million
Return on assets TTM 3.34%
Return on equity TTM 4.86%
Profit margin 1.52%
Book value $15.182
Market capitalisation USD$313 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Kimball Electronics shares

There are currently 155,871 Kimball Electronics shares held short by investors – that's known as Kimball Electronics's "short interest". This figure is 2.5% up from 152,110 last month.

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

Kimball Electronics's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Kimball Electronics's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Kimball Electronics shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Kimball Electronics shares traded daily (recently around 54500.34965035). Kimball Electronics's SIR currently stands at 2.86. In other words for every 100,000 Kimball Electronics shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2860 shares are currently held short.

However Kimball Electronics's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Kimball Electronics shares, or, against the total number of tradable Kimball Electronics shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Kimball Electronics's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Kimball Electronics shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0065% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Kimball Electronics shares, roughly 7 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 Kimball Electronics.

Find out more about how you can short Kimball Electronics stock.

Kimball Electronics share dividends

We're not expecting Kimball Electronics to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Kimball Electronics's shares ever split?

Kimball Electronics's shares were split on a 5:1 basis on 5 September 2013. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Kimball Electronics shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 80% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Kimball Electronics shares which in turn could have impacted Kimball Electronics's share price.

Kimball Electronics share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Kimball Electronics's shares have ranged in value from as little as $9.78 up to $18.49. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

KE.US volatility(beta: 1.23)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 Kimball Electronics's is 1.2344. This would suggest that Kimball Electronics'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).

Kimball Electronics overview

Kimball Electronics, Inc. provides contract electronics manufacturing services and diversified manufacturing services to customers in the automotive, medical, industrial, and public safety end markets. The company's manufacturing services include design services and support, supply chain services and support, and rapid prototyping and product introduction support services, as well as product design, and process validation and qualification services. Its manufacturing services also comprise industrialization and automation of manufacturing processes; reliability testing, including testing of products under a series of environmental conditions; production and testing of printed circuit board assemblies; assembly, production, and packaging of medical disposables and other non-electronic products; design engineering and manufacturing of automation equipment, test and inspection equipment, and precision molded plastics; software design services; and product life cycle management services. The company has operations in the United States, China, Mexico, Poland, Romania, Thailand, and Vietnam. Kimball Electronics, Inc. was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Jasper, Indiana.

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