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How to buy Kulicke and Soffa Industries stock

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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 3,080 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$746.7 million.

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  3. Search for Kulicke and Soffa Industries. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: KLIC. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
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  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 Kulicke and Soffa Industries, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Kulicke and Soffa Industries. 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.

Kulicke and Soffa Industries share price

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Kulicke and Soffa Industries shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-24.
52-week rangeUSD$16.56 - USD$52.55
50-day moving average USD$40.3852
200-day moving average USD$30.4345
Wall St. target priceUSD$59.5
PE ratio 35.0432
Dividend yield USD$0.5 (1.04%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.388

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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 35x. In other words, Kulicke and Soffa Industries shares trade at around 35x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-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 USD$113.5 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 USD$746.7 million
Operating margin TTM 12.5%
Gross profit TTM USD$298 million
Return on assets TTM 5.15%
Return on equity TTM 11.01%
Profit margin 11.68%
Book value $13.015
Market capitalisation USD$3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Kulicke and Soffa Industries shares

There are currently 1.2 million Kulicke and Soffa Industries shares held short by investors – that's known as Kulicke and Soffa Industries's "short interest". This figure is 31.4% up from 949,200 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 742416.66666667). Kulicke and Soffa Industries's SIR currently stands at 1.68. In other words for every 100,000 Kulicke and Soffa Industries shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1680 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 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Kulicke and Soffa Industries shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.023% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Kulicke and Soffa Industries shares, roughly 23 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.

Find out more about how you can short Kulicke and Soffa Industries stock.

Kulicke and Soffa Industries share dividends

32%

Dividend payout ratio: 31.65% of net profits

Recently Kulicke and Soffa Industries has paid out, on average, around 31.65% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.2% 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 1.2% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Kulicke and Soffa Industries's case, that would currently equate to about $0.5 per share.

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

Kulicke and Soffa Industries's most recent dividend payout was on 11 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 23 December 2020 (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 1 August 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 $16.56 up to $52.55. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

KLIC.US volatility(beta: 1.14)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 1.1355. This would suggest that Kulicke and Soffa Industries'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).

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. Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. was founded in 1951 and is headquartered in Singapore.

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