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How to buy NeoPhotonics Corporation stock | $8.91

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NeoPhotonics Corporation is a semiconductors business based in the US. NeoPhotonics Corporation shares (NPTN) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. NeoPhotonics Corporation employs 1,690 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$406.3 million.

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NeoPhotonics Corporation share price

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NeoPhotonics Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-25.
Latest market closeUSD$8.91
52-week rangeUSD$4.65 - USD$10.34
50-day moving average USD$8.3437
200-day moving average USD$7.8105
Wall St. target priceUSD$9.56
PE ratio 48.7097
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.186

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NeoPhotonics Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $8.91 from 2020-12-18

1 week (2021-01-09) N/A
1 month (2020-12-18) 8.91
3 months (2020-10-16) 32.79%
6 months (2020-07-17) 5.19%
1 year (2020-01-17) 2.41%
2 years (2019-01-18) 26.20%
3 years (2018-01-18) 40.76%
5 years (2016-01-16) N/A

Is NeoPhotonics Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

NeoPhotonics Corporation's P/E ratio

NeoPhotonics Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 49x. In other words, NeoPhotonics Corporation shares trade at around 49x 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.

NeoPhotonics Corporation's EBITDA

NeoPhotonics Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$47 million.

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

NeoPhotonics Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$406.3 million
Operating margin TTM 3.96%
Gross profit TTM USD$88.8 million
Return on assets TTM 2.99%
Return on equity TTM 5.55%
Profit margin 2.26%
Book value $3.62
Market capitalisation USD$454.3 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting NeoPhotonics Corporation shares

There are currently 2.8 million NeoPhotonics Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as NeoPhotonics Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 14.9% down from 3.3 million last month.

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

NeoPhotonics Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

NeoPhotonics Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of NeoPhotonics Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of NeoPhotonics Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 539339.26499033). NeoPhotonics Corporation's SIR currently stands at 5.17. In other words for every 100,000 NeoPhotonics Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5170 shares are currently held short.

However NeoPhotonics Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of NeoPhotonics Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable NeoPhotonics Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case NeoPhotonics Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 NeoPhotonics Corporation shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.0567% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable NeoPhotonics Corporation shares, roughly 57 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 NeoPhotonics Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short NeoPhotonics Corporation stock.

NeoPhotonics Corporation share dividends

We're not expecting NeoPhotonics Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

NeoPhotonics Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, NeoPhotonics Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.65 up to $10.34. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NPTN.US volatility(beta: 1.2)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while NeoPhotonics Corporation's is 1.199. This would suggest that NeoPhotonics Corporation'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).

NeoPhotonics Corporation overview

NeoPhotonics Corporation develops, manufactures, and sells optoelectronic products that transmit, receive, and switch high speed digital optical signals for communications networks worldwide. It offers high speed products, including transmitter, receiver, and switching products for 100G and optical transmission applications over distances of 2 to 2,000 kilometers; ultra-narrow linewidth tunable lasers that generate ultra-pure wavelength or color for coherent transmission; and integrated coherent receivers (ICRs) that decode the phase and polarization encoded coherent optical signals. The company also provides pluggable coherent transceivers that combine ultra-narrow linewidth laser with coherent receiver and performance coherent modulator; and 100G products for data center applications. In addition, it offers multi-cast switch modules, a proprietary switching solutions for coherent systems; and network products and solutions, such as arrayed wavelength gratings, multiplexers, and filters used in dense wavelength division multiplexing systems. The company sells its products to network equipment manufacturers through a direct sales force in North America, Europe, and Asia. The company was formerly known as NanoGram Corporation and changed its name to NeoPhotonics Corporation in 2002. NeoPhotonics Corporation was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

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