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LSI Industries Inc is an electronic components business based in the US. LSI Industries shares (LYTS) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. LSI Industries employs 1,100 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$286.9 million.

How to buy shares in LSI 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 LSI Industries. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: LYTS. 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 LSI 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. At last close price of USD$7.52, 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 LSI Industries, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of LSI 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.

LSI Industries share price

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LSI Industries shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-02.
Latest market close USD$7.52
52-week range USD$2.4452 - USD$8.46
50-day moving average USD$7.466
200-day moving average USD$6.7267
Wall St. target price USD$8
PE ratio 29.7318
Dividend yield USD$0.2 (2.53%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.261

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Is it a good time to buy LSI Industries stock?

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LSI Industries price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $7.52 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-25) -8.85%
1 month (2020-11-06) 4.88%
3 months (2020-09-04) 16.41%
6 months (2020-06-05) 17.32%
1 year (2019-12-05) 26.17%
2 years (2018-12-04) 72.48%
3 years (2017-12-05) 14.29%
5 years (2015-12-04) -36.16%

Is LSI Industries under- or over-valued?

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

LSI Industries's P/E ratio

LSI 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 30x. In other words, LSI Industries shares trade at around 30x 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.

LSI Industries's PEG ratio

LSI Industries's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.1186. 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 LSI 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.

LSI Industries's EBITDA

LSI Industries's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$14.1 million.

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

LSI Industries financials

Revenue TTM USD$286.9 million
Operating margin TTM 2.02%
Gross profit TTM USD$74.6 million
Return on assets TTM 1.88%
Return on equity TTM 5.67%
Profit margin 2.48%
Book value $4.838
Market capitalisation USD$204.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting LSI Industries shares

There are currently 396,837 LSI Industries shares held short by investors – that's known as LSI Industries's "short interest". This figure is 13.9% down from 460,867 last month.

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

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

LSI Industries's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of LSI Industries shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of LSI Industries shares traded daily (recently around 76461.849710983). LSI Industries's SIR currently stands at 5.19. In other words for every 100,000 LSI Industries shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5190 shares are currently held short.

However LSI Industries's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of LSI Industries shares, or, against the total number of tradable LSI Industries shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case LSI Industries's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 LSI Industries shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0154% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable LSI Industries shares, roughly 15 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against LSI Industries.

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

LSI Industries share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 83.33% of net profits

Recently LSI Industries has paid out, on average, around 83.33% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.53% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), LSI Industries shareholders could enjoy a 2.53% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In LSI Industries's case, that would currently equate to about $0.2 per share.

LSI Industries's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

LSI Industries's most recent dividend payout was on 17 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 6 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have LSI Industries's shares ever split?

LSI Industries's shares were split on a 5:4 basis on 17 November 2003. So if you had owned 4 shares 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 LSI Industries shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 20% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for LSI Industries shares which in turn could have impacted LSI Industries's share price.

LSI Industries share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, LSI Industries's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.4452 up to $8.46. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LYTS.US volatility(beta: 2.01)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 LSI Industries's is 2.0079. This would suggest that LSI Industries's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

LSI Industries overview

LSI Industries Inc. provides corporate visual image solutions in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, and Latin America. It operates through Lighting and Graphics segments. The Lighting segment manufactures and markets outdoor and indoor lighting and lighting controls for parking lot and garage, quick-service restaurant, grocery and pharmacy store, automotive, and national retail markets. It primarily offers exterior area, interior, canopy, and landscape lightings, as well as lighting controls, light poles, and photometric layouts; lighting system design services; and solid-state LED solutions. This segment also designs, engineers, and manufactures electronic circuit boards, assemblies, and sub-assemblies. The Graphics segment manufactures and sells exterior and interior visual image elements used in graphics displays and visual image programs in various markets that include the petroleum/convenience store market, quick-service restaurant, grocery, and multi-site retail operations. Its products comprise signage and canopy graphics, pump dispenser graphics, building fascia graphics, decals, interior signage and marketing graphics, aisle markers, wall mural graphics, fleet graphics, video boards, menu boards, and digital signage and media content management products. This segment also provides installation management services for the installation of interior or exterior products. LSI Industries Inc. was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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