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How to buy Mesa Laboratories stock

Learn how to easily invest in Mesa Laboratories stock.

Mesa Laboratories Inc is a scientific & technical instruments business based in the US. Mesa Laboratories shares (MLAB) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Mesa Laboratories employs 681 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $199.9 million.

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Mesa Laboratories stock price (NASDAQ: MLAB)

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Mesa Laboratories shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-10-03.
Latest market close$140.83
52-week range$136.11 - $332.65
50-day moving average $177.42
200-day moving average $230.06
Wall St. target price$197.50
PE ratio 414.2059
Dividend yield $0.64 (0.45%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.34

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Is it a good time to buy Mesa Laboratories stock?

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Mesa Laboratories price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $140.83 from 2022-09-30

1 week (2022-09-27) 0.90%
1 month (2022-08-31) -17.58%
3 months (2022-07-01) -31.92%
6 months (2022-04-01) -45.21%
1 year (2021-10-04) -52.97%
2 years (2020-10-02) -45.63%
3 years (2019-10-04) 229.89
5 years (2017-10-04) 154.96

Is Mesa Laboratories stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Mesa Laboratories's P/E ratio

Mesa Laboratories's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 414x. In other words, Mesa Laboratories shares trade at around 414x 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.

Mesa Laboratories's EBITDA

Mesa Laboratories's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $34.3 million.

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

Mesa Laboratories financials

Revenue TTM $199.9 million
Operating margin TTM 2.85%
Gross profit TTM $116.6 million
Return on assets TTM 0.55%
Return on equity TTM -0.4%
Profit margin -0.78%
Book value $71.82
Market capitalisation $748.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Mesa Laboratories share dividends

We're not expecting Mesa Laboratories to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Mesa Laboratories share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Mesa Laboratories's shares have ranged in value from as little as $136.11 up to $332.6534. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MLAB.US volatility(beta: 0.58)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 Mesa Laboratories's is 0.5833. This would suggest that Mesa Laboratories's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Mesa Laboratories overview

Mesa Laboratories, Inc. develops, manufactures, and sells life sciences tools and quality control products and services in the United States, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. The company's Sterilization and Disinfection Control segment manufactures and sells biological, cleaning, and chemical indicators that are used to assess the effectiveness of sterilization and disinfection processes in the hospital, dental, medical device, and pharmaceutical industries. This segment also provides testing and laboratory services primarily to the dental industry. Its Biopharmaceutical Development segment develops, manufactures, and sells automated systems for protein analysis (immunoassays) and peptide synthesis solutions. This segment's solutions include protein analysis comprising analysis equipment, CDs, kits, and buffers; and peptide synthesizers that enables to automate chemically synthesized peptides that are used in the creation of peptide therapies, biomaterials, cosmetics, and general research. The company's Calibration Solutions segment designs, manufactures, and markets quality control and calibration products to measure or calibrate temperature, pressure, pH, humidity, and other such parameters used for health and safety purposes in the hospital, medical device manufacturing, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and various laboratory and healthcare environments.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Mesa Laboratories is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 6.128% of Mesa Laboratories shares are held by insiders and 94.737% by institutions.
How many people work for Mesa Laboratories?
Latest data suggests 681 work at Mesa Laboratories.
When does the fiscal year end for Mesa Laboratories?
Mesa Laboratories's fiscal year ends in March.
Where is Mesa Laboratories based?
Mesa Laboratories's address is: 12100 West Sixth Avenue, Lakewood, CO, United States, 80228
What is Mesa Laboratories's ISIN number?
Mesa Laboratories's international securities identification number is: US59064R1095
What is Mesa Laboratories's CUSIP number?
Mesa Laboratories's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 59064R109

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