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Malibu Boats, Inc is a recreational vehicles business based in the US. Malibu Boats shares (MBUU) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Malibu Boats employs 1,795 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$653.2 million.

How to buy shares in Malibu Boats

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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 Malibu Boats. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: MBUU. 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 Malibu Boats 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$56.13, 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 Malibu Boats, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Malibu Boats. 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.

How has coronavirus impacted Malibu Boats's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Malibu Boats's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was USD$56.13, which is 11.49% up on its pre-crash value of USD$49.68 and 151.70% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$22.3.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Malibu Boats shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$526.45 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,279.20.

Malibu Boats share price

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Malibu Boats shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-16.
Latest market closeUSD$56.13
52-week rangeUSD$18.02 - USD$63.88
50-day moving average USD$52.1826
200-day moving average USD$47.5801
Wall St. target priceUSD$67.29
PE ratio 19.2034
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.95

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Is it a good time to buy Malibu Boats stock?

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Malibu Boats price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $56.13 from 2020-10-16

1 week (2020-10-22) 4.86%
1 month (2020-09-29) 16.86%
3 months (2020-07-29) -7.95%
6 months (2020-04-29) 56.39%
1 year (2019-10-29) 61.62%
2 years (2018-10-29) 45.91%
3 years (2017-10-27) 77.12%
5 years (2015-10-29) 291.70%

Is Malibu Boats under- or over-valued?

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

Malibu Boats's P/E ratio

Malibu Boats's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 19x. In other words, Malibu Boats shares trade at around 19x 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.

Malibu Boats's PEG ratio

Malibu Boats's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.12. 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 Malibu Boats's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Malibu Boats's EBITDA

Malibu Boats's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$107.3 million.

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

Malibu Boats financials

Revenue TTM USD$653.2 million
Operating margin TTM 13.61%
Gross profit TTM USD$151.8 million
Return on assets TTM 11.96%
Return on equity TTM 27.4%
Profit margin 9.43%
Book value $12.361
Market capitalisation USD$1.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Malibu Boats shares

There are currently 1.0 million Malibu Boats shares held short by investors – that's known as Malibu Boats's "short interest". This figure is 93.2% up from 518,294 last month.

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

Malibu Boats's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Malibu Boats's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Malibu Boats shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Malibu Boats shares traded daily (recently around 301554.81927711). Malibu Boats's SIR currently stands at 3.32. In other words for every 100,000 Malibu Boats shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3320 shares are currently held short.

However Malibu Boats's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Malibu Boats shares, or, against the total number of tradable Malibu Boats shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Malibu Boats's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Malibu Boats shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0493% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Malibu Boats shares, roughly 49 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 Malibu Boats.

Find out more about how you can short Malibu Boats stock.

Malibu Boats share dividends

We're not expecting Malibu Boats to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Malibu Boats share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Malibu Boats's shares have ranged in value from as little as $18.02 up to $63.88. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MBUU.US volatility(beta: 1.91)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 Malibu Boats's is 1.9134. This would suggest that Malibu Boats's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Malibu Boats overview

Malibu Boats, Inc. designs, manufactures, distributes, markets, and sells a range of recreational powerboats. It operates through three segments: Malibu, Cobalt, and Pursuit. The company offers performance sport boats, and sterndrive and outboard boats under the Malibu, Axis, Cobalt, and Pursuit brands. Its products are used for a range of recreational boating activities, including water sports, such as water skiing, wakeboarding, and wake surfing, as well as general recreational boating and fishing. It operates through a network of independent dealers in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, South America, South Africa, and Australia/New Zealand. The company was founded in 1982 and is based in Loudon, Tennessee.

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