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How to buy Kulicke and Soffa Industries stock | $50

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Kulicke and Soffa Industries Inc is a semiconductor equipment & materials business based in the US. Kulicke and Soffa Industries shares (KLIC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Kulicke and Soffa Industries employs 3,583 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Kulicke and Soffa Industries stock price (NASDAQ: KLIC)

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Kulicke and Soffa Industries shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-10.
Latest market close$50.00
52-week range$24.43 - $75.13
50-day moving average $65.87
200-day moving average $57.45
Wall St. target price$83.00
PE ratio 13.33
Dividend yield $0.54 (0.98%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.96

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Kulicke and Soffa Industries price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $50 from 2021-10-13

1 week (2021-10-08) -5.16%
1 month (2021-09-15) -29.56%
3 months (2021-07-15) -5.12%
6 months (2021-04-15) -5.89%
1 year (2020-10-15) 85.67%
2 years (2019-10-15) 115.24%
3 years (2018-10-15) 134.30%
5 years (2016-10-14) 285.21%

Is Kulicke and Soffa Industries under- or over-valued?

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

Kulicke and Soffa Industries's P/E ratio

Kulicke and Soffa Industries's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 13x. In other words, Kulicke and Soffa Industries shares trade at around 13x 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.

Kulicke and Soffa Industries's PEG ratio

Kulicke and Soffa Industries's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.31. 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 Kulicke and Soffa Industries's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Kulicke and Soffa Industries's EBITDA

Kulicke and Soffa Industries's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $297.6 million.

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

Kulicke and Soffa Industries financials

Revenue TTM $1.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 22.96%
Gross profit TTM $298 million
Return on assets TTM 14.24%
Return on equity TTM 28.93%
Profit margin 20.6%
Book value $15.70
Market capitalisation $3.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Kulicke and Soffa Industries shares

There are currently 1.9 million Kulicke and Soffa Industries shares held short by investors – that's known as Kulicke and Soffa Industries's "short interest". This figure is 15% down from 2.2 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Kulicke and Soffa Industries shares can be evaluated.

Kulicke and Soffa Industries's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Kulicke and Soffa Industries's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Kulicke and Soffa Industries shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Kulicke and Soffa Industries shares traded daily (recently around 710871.86311787). Kulicke and Soffa Industries's SIR currently stands at 2.63. In other words for every 100,000 Kulicke and Soffa Industries shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2630 shares are currently held short.

However Kulicke and Soffa Industries's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Kulicke and Soffa Industries shares, or, against the total number of tradable Kulicke and Soffa Industries shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Kulicke and Soffa Industries's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Kulicke and Soffa Industries shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0309% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Kulicke and Soffa Industries shares, roughly 31 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 Kulicke and Soffa Industries.

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Kulicke and Soffa Industries share dividends

13%

Dividend payout ratio: 13.08% of net profits

Recently Kulicke and Soffa Industries has paid out, on average, around 13.08% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.02% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Kulicke and Soffa Industries shareholders could enjoy a 1.02% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Kulicke and Soffa Industries's case, that would currently equate to about $0.54 per share.

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

Kulicke and Soffa Industries's most recent dividend payout was on 11 October 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 21 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Kulicke and Soffa Industries's shares ever split?

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

Kulicke and Soffa Industries share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Kulicke and Soffa Industries's shares have ranged in value from as little as $24.4264 up to $75.1286. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

KLIC.US volatility(beta: 1.33)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 Kulicke and Soffa Industries's is 1.3296. This would suggest that Kulicke and Soffa Industries's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Kulicke and Soffa Industries overview

Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells capital equipment and tools to assemble semiconductor devices. It operates in two segments, Capital Equipment, and Aftermarket Products and Services (APS). The Capital Equipment segment manufactures and sells ball and wedge bonders, and advanced packaging and electronic assembly solutions. The APS segment manufactures and sells dicing blades, capillaries, and bonding wedges. The company also services, maintains, repairs, and upgrades equipment. It serves semiconductor device manufacturers, integrated device manufacturers, outsourced semiconductor assembly and test providers, other electronics manufacturers, industrial manufacturers, and automotive electronics suppliers primarily in the United States and the Asia/Pacific region.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Kulicke and Soffa Industries is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 2.48% of Kulicke and Soffa Industries shares are held by insiders and 98.184% by institutions.
How many people work for Kulicke and Soffa Industries?
Latest data suggests 3,583 work at Kulicke and Soffa Industries.
When does the fiscal year end for Kulicke and Soffa Industries?
Kulicke and Soffa Industries's fiscal year ends in September.
Where is Kulicke and Soffa Industries based?
Kulicke and Soffa Industries's address is: No. 01-01, K&S Corporate Headquarters, Singapore, Singapore, 554369
What is Kulicke and Soffa Industries's ISIN number?
Kulicke and Soffa Industries's international securities identification number is: US5012421013
What is Kulicke and Soffa Industries's CUSIP number?
Kulicke and Soffa Industries's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 501242101

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