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National CineMedia, Inc is an advertising agencies business based in the US. National CineMedia shares (NCMI) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. National CineMedia employs 531 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$221.9 million.

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  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$3.78, 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 National CineMedia, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of National CineMedia. 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.

National CineMedia share price

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National CineMedia shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-01.
Latest market closeUSD$3.78
52-week rangeUSD$1.509 - USD$7.9671
50-day moving average USD$2.6643
200-day moving average USD$2.9755
Wall St. target priceUSD$3.69
PE ratio 13.5714
Dividend yield USD$0.28 (7.84%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.139

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Is it a good time to buy National CineMedia stock?

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National CineMedia price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $3.78 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-08) -0.53%
1 month (2020-12-16) 4.42%
3 months (2020-10-15) 69.51%
6 months (2020-07-15) 18.50%
1 year (2020-01-15) -50.13%
2 years (2019-01-15) -45.61%
3 years (2018-01-12) 6.54
5 years (2016-01-15) 14.6

Is National CineMedia under- or over-valued?

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

National CineMedia's P/E ratio

National CineMedia's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 14x. In other words, National CineMedia shares trade at around 14x 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.

National CineMedia's EBITDA

National CineMedia's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$38.9 million.

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

National CineMedia financials

Revenue TTM USD$221.9 million
Operating margin TTM 15.55%
Gross profit TTM USD$310.3 million
Return on assets TTM 1.98%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin -5%
Book value $-4.961
Market capitalisation USD$293.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting National CineMedia shares

There are currently 5.8 million National CineMedia shares held short by investors – that's known as National CineMedia's "short interest". This figure is 12.7% down from 6.6 million last month.

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

National CineMedia's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

National CineMedia's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of National CineMedia shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of National CineMedia shares traded daily (recently around 947661.4379085). National CineMedia's SIR currently stands at 6.12. In other words for every 100,000 National CineMedia shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6120 shares are currently held short.

However National CineMedia's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of National CineMedia shares, or, against the total number of tradable National CineMedia shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case National CineMedia's short interest could be expressed as 0.07% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 National CineMedia shares in existence, roughly 70 shares are currently held short) or 0.1133% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable National CineMedia shares, roughly 113 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against National CineMedia.

Find out more about how you can short National CineMedia stock.

National CineMedia share dividends

We're not expecting National CineMedia to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

National CineMedia share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, National CineMedia's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.509 up to $7.9671. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NCMI.US volatility(beta: 1.38)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 National CineMedia's is 1.3788. This would suggest that National CineMedia's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

National CineMedia overview

National CineMedia, Inc., through its subsidiary, National CineMedia, LLC, operates a digital in-theater network in North America. The company engages in the sale of advertising to national, regional, and local businesses in Noovie, a cinema advertising and entertainment pre-show seen on movie screens; and sells advertising on its Lobby Entertainment Network, a series of strategically-placed screens located in movie theater lobbies, as well as other forms of advertising and promotions in theatre lobbies. It is also involved in the sale of online and mobile advertising through its Cinema Accelerator digital product, as well as suite of Noovie digital properties, such as, Noovie Shuffle, Name That Movie, Noovie Arcade, and Fantasy Movie League to reach entertainment audiences beyond the theater. The company offers its services to third-party theater circuits under long-term network affiliate agreements. It also operates search and discovery platform, under the brand name National CineMedia, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Centennial, Colorado.

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