How to buy KVH Industries stock - 16 April

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How to buy KVH Industries stock

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KVH Industries, Inc is a communication equipment business based in the US. KVH Industries shares (KVHI) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. KVH Industries employs 592 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$158.7 million.

How to buy shares in KVH Industries

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

KVH Industries share price

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KVH Industries shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-15.
52-week rangeUSD$7.38 - USD$15.29
50-day moving average USD$13.1643
200-day moving average USD$11.598
Wall St. target priceUSD$15
PE ratio 4.5794
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.901

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Is it a good time to buy KVH Industries stock?

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Is KVH Industries under- or over-valued?

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

KVH Industries's P/E ratio

KVH 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 5x. In other words, KVH Industries shares trade at around 5x 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.

KVH Industries's PEG ratio

KVH Industries's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.35. 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 KVH 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.

KVH Industries financials

Revenue TTM USD$158.7 million
Gross profit TTM USD$57.6 million
Return on assets TTM -4.06%
Return on equity TTM -15.57%
Profit margin -13.82%
Book value $7.156
Market capitalisation USD$246.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting KVH Industries shares

There are currently 167,803 KVH Industries shares held short by investors – that's known as KVH Industries's "short interest". This figure is 4.9% down from 176,476 last month.

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

KVH Industries's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

KVH Industries's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of KVH Industries shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of KVH Industries shares traded daily (recently around 111868.66666667). KVH Industries's SIR currently stands at 1.5. In other words for every 100,000 KVH Industries shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1500 shares are currently held short.

However KVH Industries's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of KVH Industries shares, or, against the total number of tradable KVH Industries shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case KVH Industries's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 KVH Industries shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0102% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable KVH Industries shares, roughly 10 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 KVH Industries.

Find out more about how you can short KVH Industries stock.

KVH Industries share dividends

We're not expecting KVH Industries to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

KVH Industries share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, KVH Industries's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.38 up to $15.29. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

KVHI.US volatility(beta: 0.79)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 KVH Industries's is 0.7943. This would suggest that KVH Industries's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

KVH Industries overview

KVH Industries, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and markets mobile connectivity products and services for the marine and land mobile markets in the United States and internationally. The company operates through Mobile Connectivity and Inertial Navigation segments. The company offers mobile satellite TV and communications products; two-way satellite communications systems; onboard TracPhone terminals and hub equipment; data management software for maritime communications; and Iridium OpenPort hardware products and services. It also offers airtime plans that enable customers to obtain Internet and voice services; and value-added, and news and radio content services to retail customers. In addition, the company provides navigation, guidance, and stabilization products for the commercial and defense markets comprising precision fiber optic gyro-based systems that enable platform and optical stabilization, navigation, pointing, and guidance; tactical navigation systems for tactical trucks and light armored vehicles; and commercial products, such as navigation and positioning systems for various applications consisting of precision mapping, dynamic surveying, autonomous vehicles, train location control and track geometry measurement systems, industrial robotics, and optical stabilization applications. Further, it offers content, maritime news, sporting content, and television programming delivery services; movie distribution services; and services and support for the mini-VSAT Broadband solution, as well as IoT connectivity service. The company sells its mobile communications products through a network of independent retailers, chain stores, distributors, and service providers; and navigation products directly to the United States and foreign governments, and government contractors, as well as through authorized independent sales representatives. The company also sells and leases its products directly to end users. KVH Industries, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Middletown, Rhode Island.

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