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How to buy Kimball International stock

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Kimball International, Inc is a furnishings, fixtures & appliances business based in the US. Kimball International shares (KBAL) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Kimball International employs 2,808 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$727.9 million.

How to buy shares in Kimball International

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

Kimball International share price

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Kimball International shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
52-week range USD$8.19 - USD$22.4
50-day moving average USD$11.038
200-day moving average USD$11.2721
Wall St. target price USD$15
PE ratio 10.1081
Dividend yield USD$0.36 (3.21%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.11

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Is it a good time to buy Kimball International stock?

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Is Kimball International under- or over-valued?

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

Kimball International's P/E ratio

Kimball International's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 10x. In other words, Kimball International shares trade at around 10x 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 International's EBITDA

Kimball International's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$81.4 million.

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

Kimball International financials

Revenue TTM USD$727.9 million
Operating margin TTM 8.78%
Gross profit TTM USD$250.8 million
Return on assets TTM 10.64%
Return on equity TTM 17.8%
Profit margin 5.64%
Book value $6.632
Market capitalisation USD$407.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Kimball International shares

There are currently 146,692 Kimball International shares held short by investors – that's known as Kimball International's "short interest". This figure is 11.2% down from 165,179 last month.

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

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

Kimball International's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Kimball International shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Kimball International shares traded daily (recently around 209560). Kimball International's SIR currently stands at 0.7. In other words for every 100,000 Kimball International shares traded daily on the market, roughly 700 shares are currently held short.

However Kimball International's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Kimball International shares, or, against the total number of tradable Kimball International shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Kimball International's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Kimball International shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0041% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Kimball International shares, roughly 4 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 International.

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

Kimball International share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 25.05% of net profits

Recently Kimball International has paid out, on average, around 25.05% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.21% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Kimball International shareholders could enjoy a 3.21% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Kimball International's case, that would currently equate to about $0.36 per share.

While Kimball International's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Kimball International may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Kimball International's most recent dividend payout was on 15 October 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 24 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Kimball International's shares ever split?

Kimball International's shares were split on a 1281:1000 basis on 3 November 2014. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1281 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Kimball International shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 21.9% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Kimball International shares which in turn could have impacted Kimball International's share price.

Kimball International share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Kimball International's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.19 up to $22.4. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

KBAL.US volatility(beta: 0.97)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 International's is 0.9713. This would suggest that Kimball International's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Kimball International overview

Kimball International, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells furniture products under the Kimball, National, Kimball Hospitality, and D'style by Kimball Hospitality brands in the United States and internationally. The company offers office furniture, including desks, tables, seating, bookcases, and filing and storage units for federal, state, and local government offices, as well as other government related entities; and furniture solutions, such as headboards, tables, seating, vanities, casegoods, lighting, and other products for hotel properties, and commercial and residential mixed use developments. Its furniture solutions are used in collaborative and open work space areas, conference and meeting/huddle rooms, training rooms, private offices, learning areas, classrooms, lobby/reception areas, and dining/café areas with a mix of wood, metal, laminate, paint, fabric, solid surface, and plastic options. In addition, the company offers patient/exam room and lounge seating, and casegoods for the healthcare market. It markets and sells its products through sales representatives, office furniture dealers, wholesalers, brokers, designers, purchasing companies, and catalog houses to end users. The company was formerly known as The Jasper Corporation and changed its name to Kimball International, Inc. in July 1974. Kimball International, Inc. was incorporated in 1939 and is headquartered in Jasper, Indiana.

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