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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 418 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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National CineMedia share price

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National CineMedia shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-23.
52-week range$1.75 - $6.05
50-day moving average $4.76
200-day moving average $3.80
Wall St. target price$5.63
PE ratio 13.5714
Dividend yield $0.26 (5.92%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.14

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Is it a good time to buy National CineMedia stock?

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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 $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 $90.4 million
Gross profit TTM $46.9 million
Return on assets TTM -3.65%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin -72.35%
Book value $-4.96
Market capitalisation $348.3 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting National CineMedia shares

There are currently 3.0 million National CineMedia shares held short by investors – that's known as National CineMedia's "short interest". This figure is 14.7% up from 2.6 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 969321.47435897). National CineMedia's SIR currently stands at 3.12. In other words for every 100,000 National CineMedia shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3120 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 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 National CineMedia shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0519% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable National CineMedia shares, roughly 52 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 National CineMedia.

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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 $1.7531 up to $6.0545. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NCMI.US volatility(beta: 1.97)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 1.9653. 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 cinema advertising 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 Noovie Audience Accelerator product, as well as a suite of Noovie digital properties, such as Noovie. com, Noovie Shuffle, Noovie Trivia, Name That Movie, and Noovie Arcade to reach entertainment audiences beyond the theater. The company offers its services to third-party theater circuits under long-term network affiliate agreements. National CineMedia, Inc.

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