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How to buy Monolithic Power Systems stock

Learn how to easily invest in Monolithic Power Systems stock.

Monolithic Power Systems Inc is a semiconductors business based in the US. Monolithic Power Systems shares (MPWR) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Monolithic Power Systems employs 2,773 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.5 billion.

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Monolithic Power Systems stock price (NASDAQ: MPWR)

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Monolithic Power Systems shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-09-27.
Latest market close$365.40
52-week range$348.02 - $577.36
50-day moving average $462.67
200-day moving average $440.33
Wall St. target price$574.33
PE ratio 52.7802
Dividend yield $2.7 (0.81%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $6.96

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Is it a good time to buy Monolithic Power Systems stock?

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Monolithic Power Systems price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $365.4 from 2022-09-29

1 week (2022-09-20) N/A
1 month (2022-08-28) N/A
3 months (2022-07-01) 0.12%
6 months (2022-04-01) -21.18%
1 year (2021-10-01) -24.36%
2 years (2020-10-01) 30.34%
3 years (2019-10-01) 138.28%
5 years (2017-09-29) 242.94%

Is Monolithic Power Systems stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Monolithic Power Systems's P/E ratio

Monolithic Power 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, Monolithic Power 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.

Monolithic Power Systems's PEG ratio

Monolithic Power Systems's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.9899. 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 Monolithic Power Systems's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Monolithic Power Systems's EBITDA

Monolithic Power Systems's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $434.2 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Monolithic Power Systems's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Monolithic Power Systems financials

Revenue TTM $1.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 26.66%
Gross profit TTM $685.5 million
Return on assets TTM 15.81%
Return on equity TTM 26.74%
Profit margin 22.4%
Book value $30.42
Market capitalisation $17.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Monolithic Power Systems share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 28.85% of net profits

Recently Monolithic Power Systems has paid out, on average, around 28.85% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.81% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Monolithic Power Systems shareholders could enjoy a 0.81% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Monolithic Power Systems's case, that would currently equate to about $2.7 per share.

While Monolithic Power Systems's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Monolithic Power Systems may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Monolithic Power Systems's most recent dividend payout was on 14 October 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 September 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Monolithic Power Systems share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Monolithic Power Systems's shares have ranged in value from as little as $348.02 up to $577.361. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MPWR.US volatility(beta: 1.11)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 Monolithic Power Systems's is 1.1059. This would suggest that Monolithic Power 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).

Monolithic Power Systems overview

Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. engages in the design, development, marketing, and sale of semiconductor-based power electronics solutions for the computing and storage, automotive, industrial, communications, and consumer markets. The company provides direct current (DC) to DC integrated circuits (ICs) that are used to convert and control voltages of various electronic systems, such as portable electronic devices, wireless LAN access points, computers and notebooks, monitors, infotainment applications, and medical equipment. It also offers lighting control ICs for backlighting that are used in systems, which provide the light source for LCD panels in notebook computers, monitors, car navigation systems, and televisions, as well as for general illumination products. The company sells its products through third-party distributors and value-added resellers, as well as directly to original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, electronic manufacturing service providers, and other end customers in China, Taiwan, Europe, South Korea, Southeast Asia, Japan, the United States, and internationally. Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. was incorporated in 1997 and is headquartered in Kirkland, Washington.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Monolithic Power Systems is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 2.812% of Monolithic Power Systems shares are held by insiders and 95.561% by institutions.
How many people work for Monolithic Power Systems?
Latest data suggests 2,773 work at Monolithic Power Systems.
When does the fiscal year end for Monolithic Power Systems?
Monolithic Power Systems's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Monolithic Power Systems based?
Monolithic Power Systems's address is: 5808 Lake Washington Boulevard NE, Kirkland, WA, United States, 98033
What is Monolithic Power Systems's ISIN number?
Monolithic Power Systems's international securities identification number is: US6098391054
What is Monolithic Power Systems's CUSIP number?
Monolithic Power Systems's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 609839105

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