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How to buy Matrix Service Company stock | $9.68

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Matrix Service Company is an oil & gas equipment & services business based in the US. Matrix Service Company shares (MTRX) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Matrix Service Company employs 2,900 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$945.6 million.

How to buy shares in Matrix Service Company

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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 Matrix Service Company. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: MTRX. 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 Matrix Service Company 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$9.68, 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 Matrix Service Company, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Matrix Service Company. 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.

Matrix Service Company share price

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Matrix Service Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-03.
Latest market close USD$9.68
52-week range USD$7.11 - USD$23.83
50-day moving average USD$8.8346
200-day moving average USD$9.2181
Wall St. target price USD$13.5
PE ratio 18.6139
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.15

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Is it a good time to buy Matrix Service Company stock?

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Matrix Service Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $9.68 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-25) -7.81%
1 month (2020-11-06) 17.90%
3 months (2020-09-04) 16.07%
6 months (2020-06-05) -17.34%
1 year (2019-12-05) -52.88%
2 years (2018-12-04) -51.48%
3 years (2017-12-05) -43.72%
5 years (2015-12-04) -56.22%

Is Matrix Service Company under- or over-valued?

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

Matrix Service Company's P/E ratio

Matrix Service Company'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, Matrix Service Company 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.

Matrix Service Company's PEG ratio

Matrix Service Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.28. 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 Matrix Service Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Matrix Service Company's EBITDA

Matrix Service Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$23.4 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Matrix Service Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Matrix Service Company financials

Revenue TTM USD$945.6 million
Operating margin TTM 0.47%
Gross profit TTM USD$102.2 million
Return on assets TTM 0.47%
Return on equity TTM -12.74%
Profit margin -4.47%
Book value $11.565
Market capitalisation USD$248 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Matrix Service Company shares

There are currently 878,922 Matrix Service Company shares held short by investors – that's known as Matrix Service Company's "short interest". This figure is 18.5% up from 742,000 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Matrix Service Company shares can be evaluated.

Matrix Service Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Matrix Service Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Matrix Service Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Matrix Service Company shares traded daily (recently around 177919.43319838). Matrix Service Company's SIR currently stands at 4.94. In other words for every 100,000 Matrix Service Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4940 shares are currently held short.

However Matrix Service Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Matrix Service Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable Matrix Service Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Matrix Service Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Matrix Service Company shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0415% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Matrix Service Company shares, roughly 42 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 Matrix Service Company.

Find out more about how you can short Matrix Service Company stock.

Matrix Service Company share dividends

We're not expecting Matrix Service Company to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Matrix Service Company's shares ever split?

Matrix Service Company's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 24 November 2003. 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 Matrix Service Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Matrix Service Company shares which in turn could have impacted Matrix Service Company's share price.

Matrix Service Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Matrix Service Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.11 up to $23.83. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MTRX.US volatility(beta: 1.57)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 Matrix Service Company's is 1.5665. This would suggest that Matrix Service Company's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Matrix Service Company overview

Matrix Service Company provides engineering, fabrication, infrastructure, construction, and maintenance services primarily to the oil, gas, power, petrochemical, industrial, agricultural, mining, and minerals markets in the United States, Canada, South Korea, Australia, and internationally. The company's Electrical Infrastructure segment offers power delivery services, including construction of new substations, upgrades of existing substations, short-run transmission line installations, distribution upgrades, and maintenance; and emergency and storm restoration services. It also provides construction and maintenance services to combined cycle plants and other natural gas fired power stations. The company's Oil Gas & Chemical segment offers plant maintenance, turnarounds, engineering, and capital construction services; and hydro-blasting and excavating, advanced chemical cleaning, and vacuum services, as well as performs work in the petrochemical, sulfur extraction, and recovery and processing markets. Its Storage Solutions segment undertakes work related to aboveground storage tanks and terminals; and liquefied natural gas, liquid nitrogen/liquid oxygen, liquid petroleum, and other specialty vessels, which comprise spheres, as well as marine structures, and truck and rail loading/offloading facilities. Its services include engineering, fabrication and construction, and maintenance and repair, including planned and emergency services, as well as geodesic domes, aluminum internal floating roofs, floating suction and skimmer systems, roof drain systems, and floating roof seals. The company's Industrial segment offers engineering, fabrication and construction, and maintenance and repair, which include planned and emergency services; designs instrumentation and control systems; and offer specialized expertise in the design and construction of bulk material handling systems. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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