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How to buy Microchip Technology stock
Learn how to easily invest in Microchip Technology stock.
Microchip Technology is a semiconductors business based in the US. Microchip Technology shares (MCHP) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Microchip Technology employs 21,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $7.6 billion.
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What's in this guide?
- MCHP shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is MCHP stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Is MCHP suitable for ethical investing?
- Are MCHP shares over-valued?
- Microchip Technology's financials
- How volatile are MCHP shares?
- Does Microchip Technology pay a dividend?
- Have MCHP shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Microchip Technology stock price (NASDAQ: MCHP)Use our graph to track the performance of MCHP stocks over time.
Microchip Technology shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$76.13|
|52-week range||$53.86 - $80.50|
|50-day moving average||$73.95|
|200-day moving average||$67.32|
|Wall St. target price||$83.04|
|Dividend yield||$1.062 (1.72%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$3.28|
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Microchip Technology price performance over time
|1 week (2023-01-16)||N/A|
|1 month (2022-12-23)||N/A|
|3 months (2022-10-25)||18.07%|
|6 months (2022-07-26)||19.91%|
|1 year (2022-01-27)||7.16%|
|2 years (2021-01-27)||-42.78%|
|3 years (2020-01-27)||102.98|
|5 years (2018-01-26)||96.91|
Is Microchip Technology stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Microchip Technology stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Microchip Technology's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Microchip Technology's P/E ratio
Microchip Technology's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 23x. In other words, Microchip Technology shares trade at around 23x 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.
Microchip Technology's PEG ratio
Microchip Technology's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.6383. 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 Microchip Technology's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Microchip Technology's EBITDA
Microchip Technology's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $3.6 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Microchip Technology's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Microchip Technology financials
|Revenue TTM||$7.6 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||32.95%|
|Gross profit TTM||$4.4 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||9.72%|
|Return on equity TTM||31.24%|
|Market capitalisation||$41.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Microchip Technology's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Microchip Technology.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Microchip Technology's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 36.55
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Microchip Technology's overall score of 36.55 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 73rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Microchip Technology is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Microchip Technology's environmental score
Environmental score: 18.35/100
Microchip Technology's environmental score of 18.35 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Microchip Technology is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Microchip Technology's social score
Social score: 12.44/100
Microchip Technology's social score of 12.44 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Microchip Technology is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Microchip Technology's governance score
Governance score: 10.76/100
Microchip Technology's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Microchip Technology is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Microchip Technology's controversy score
Controversy score: 1/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Microchip Technology scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Microchip Technology has managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||36.55|
|Total ESG percentile||73.42|
|Environmental score percentile||5|
|Social score percentile||5|
|Governance score percentile||5|
|Level of controversy||1|
Microchip Technology share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 21.52% of net profits
Recently Microchip Technology has paid out, on average, around 21.52% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.72% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Microchip Technology shareholders could enjoy a 1.72% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Microchip Technology's case, that would currently equate to about $1.062 per share.
While Microchip Technology's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Microchip Technology is investing more in its future growth.
Microchip Technology's most recent dividend payout was on 5 December 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 20 November 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Microchip Technology's shares ever split?
Microchip Technology's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 12 October 2021. 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 Microchip Technology shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Microchip Technology shares which in turn could have impacted Microchip Technology's share price.
Microchip Technology share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Microchip Technology's shares have ranged in value from as little as $53.8627 up to $80.5. 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 Microchip Technology's is 1.5898. This would suggest that Microchip Technology's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Microchip Technology overview
Microchip Technology Incorporated develops, manufactures, and sells smart, connected, and secure embedded control solutions in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. The company offers general purpose 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit microcontrollers; 32-bit embedded microprocessors markets; and specialized microcontrollers for automotive, industrial, computing, communications, lighting, power supplies, motor control, human machine interface, security, wired connectivity, and wireless connectivity applications. It also provides development tools that enable system designers to program microcontroller and microprocessor products for specific applications; field-programmable gate array (FPGA) products; and analog, interface, mixed signal, and timing products comprising power management, linear, mixed-signal, high-voltage, thermal management, discrete diodes and metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistors (MOSFETS), radio frequency (RF), drivers, safety, security, timing, USB, Ethernet, wireless, and other interface products. In addition, the company offers memory products consisting of serial electrically erasable programmable read-only memory, serial flash memories, parallel flash memories, serial static random access memories, and serial electrically erasable random access memories for the production of very small footprint devices; and licenses its SuperFlash embedded flash and NVM technologies to foundries, integrated device manufacturers, and design partners for use in the manufacture of microcontroller products, gate array, RF, analog, and neuromorphic compute products that require embedded non-volatile memory, as well as provides engineering services. Further, it offers wafer foundry and assembly, and test subcontracting manufacturing services; and timing systems products, application specific integrated circuits, and aerospace products. Microchip Technology Incorporated was incorporated in 1989 and is headquartered in Chandler, Arizona. .
Microchip Technology in the news
Microchip Technology (MCHP) Earnings Expected to Grow: Should You Buy?
Microchip Technology (MCHP) Dips More Than Broader Markets: What You Should Know
New All-in-One Hybrid Power Drive Module Solution from Microchip is Designed for Electric Aviation Applications to Reduce Development Time and Weight
Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Microchip Technology is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 2.08% of Microchip Technology shares are held by insiders and 94.845% by institutions. How many people work for Microchip Technology?
Latest data suggests 21,000 work at Microchip Technology. When does the fiscal year end for Microchip Technology?
Microchip Technology's fiscal year ends in March. Where is Microchip Technology based?
Microchip Technology's address is: 2355 West Chandler Boulevard, Chandler, AZ, United States, 85224-6199 What is Microchip Technology's ISIN number?
Microchip Technology's international securities identification number is: US5950171042 What is Microchip Technology's CUSIP number?
Microchip Technology's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 595017104
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