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Magal Security Systems Ltd is a security & protection services business based in the US. Magal Security Systems shares (MAGS) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Magal Security Systems employs 421 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$75.8 million.
|Latest market close||USD$4.09|
|52-week range||USD$1.5383 - USD$4.87|
|50-day moving average||USD$4.4485|
|200-day moving average||USD$3.7431|
|Wall St. target price||N/A|
|Dividend yield||USD$1.08 (25.39%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$0.08|
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|1 week (2021-01-11)||4.09|
|1 month (2020-12-18)||-14.79%|
|3 months (2020-10-18)||N/A|
|6 months (2020-07-18)||N/A|
|1 year (2020-01-18)||N/A|
|2 years (2019-01-18)||-21.95%|
|3 years (2018-01-18)||5.3|
|5 years (2016-01-18)||N/A|
Valuing Magal Security Systems stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Magal Security Systems's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Magal Security Systems's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 53x. In other words, Magal Security Systems shares trade at around 53x 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.
Magal Security Systems's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$6.7 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Magal Security Systems's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$75.8 million|
|Operating margin TTM||6.24%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$38.8 million|
|Return on assets TTM||2.4%|
|Return on equity TTM||3.59%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$98.4 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 31,282 Magal Security Systems shares held short by investors – that's known as Magal Security Systems's "short interest". This figure is 107.9% up from 15,046 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Magal Security Systems shares can be evaluated.
Magal Security Systems's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Magal Security Systems shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Magal Security Systems shares traded daily (recently around 142190.90909091). Magal Security Systems's SIR currently stands at 0.22. In other words for every 100,000 Magal Security Systems shares traded daily on the market, roughly 220 shares are currently held short.
However Magal Security Systems's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Magal Security Systems shares, or, against the total number of tradable Magal Security Systems shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Magal Security Systems's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Magal Security Systems shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0024% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Magal Security Systems shares, roughly 2 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 Magal Security Systems.
Find out more about how you can short Magal Security Systems stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 6061.8% of net profits
Recently Magal Security Systems has paid out, on average, around 6061.8% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 25.39% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Magal Security Systems shareholders could enjoy a 25.39% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Magal Security Systems's case, that would currently equate to about $1.08 per share.
Magal Security Systems'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.
Magal Security Systems's most recent dividend payout was on 28 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Magal Security Systems's shares were split on 1 August 2004.
Over the last 12 months, Magal Security Systems's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.5383 up to $4.87. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Magal Security Systems's is 1.0614. This would suggest that Magal Security Systems'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).
Magal Security Systems Ltd. develops, manufactures, markets, and sells perimeter intrusion detection sensors, physical barriers, video analytics and management systems, cyber security products and systems, and security video observation and surveillance systems. It operates through three segments: Perimeter Products, Turnkey Projects, and Video and Cyber Security. The company offers perimeter security products that enable customers to monitor, limit, and control access by unauthorized personnel to specific regions or areas. Its perimeter security systems include fence mounted detection systems; detection grids, gates, and fences to protect water passages, VIP residences, and other outdoor applications; buried sensors; hybrid perimeter intrusion detection and intelligent lighting systems; electrical field disturbance sensors; and microwave sensors. The company also provides integrated intelligent video management solutions for security surveillance and business intelligence applications; and cyber-security products for monitoring, securing, and the active management of wired, wireless, and fiber optic communication networks, as well as turnkey solutions. In addition, it offers RoboGuard, a platform that runs on a rail along the perimeter of protected sites; and life safety/duress alarm to protect personnel in prisons. Further, the company provides closed circuit television and intelligent video analytics solutions; Fortis4G, a fourth generation command and control system; StarNet 2, a security management system; and Network Manager, a middleware package. Its products are used to protect borders, military bases, power plants, air and sea ports, postal facilities, prisons, banks, retail operations, hospitals, municipal security, sporting events, and industrial locations from terrorism, theft, and security threats. The company sells its products through system integrators and distribution channels. The company was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Yehud, Israel.
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