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How to buy O2Micro International stock

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O2Micro International Limited is a semiconductors business based in the US. O2Micro International shares (OIIM) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. O2Micro International employs 303 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$78.3 million.

How to buy shares in O2Micro International

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  3. Search for O2Micro International. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: OIIM. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until O2Micro International reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. 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 O2Micro International, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of O2Micro International. 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.

O2Micro International share price

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O2Micro International shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$0.98 - USD$11.25
50-day moving average USD$9.0791
200-day moving average USD$6.4451
Wall St. target priceUSD$20.33
PE ratio 35.493
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.213

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Is it a good time to buy O2Micro International stock?

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Is O2Micro International under- or over-valued?

Valuing O2Micro International stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of O2Micro International's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

O2Micro International's P/E ratio

O2Micro International's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 35x. In other words, O2Micro International shares trade at around 35x 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.

O2Micro International's EBITDA

O2Micro International's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$5.6 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a O2Micro International's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

O2Micro International financials

Revenue TTM USD$78.3 million
Operating margin TTM 7.05%
Gross profit TTM USD$40.4 million
Return on assets TTM 3.61%
Return on equity TTM 7.7%
Profit margin 7.82%
Book value $3.087
Market capitalisation USD$205.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting O2Micro International shares

There are currently 473,444 O2Micro International shares held short by investors – that's known as O2Micro International's "short interest". This figure is 4.4% up from 453,300 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting O2Micro International shares can be evaluated.

O2Micro International's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

O2Micro International's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of O2Micro International shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of O2Micro International shares traded daily (recently around 563623.80952381). O2Micro International's SIR currently stands at 0.84. In other words for every 100,000 O2Micro International shares traded daily on the market, roughly 840 shares are currently held short.

However O2Micro International's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of O2Micro International shares, or, against the total number of tradable O2Micro International shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case O2Micro International's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 O2Micro International shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable O2Micro International shares, roughly 0 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 O2Micro International.

Find out more about how you can short O2Micro International stock.

O2Micro International share dividends

We're not expecting O2Micro International to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

O2Micro International share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, O2Micro International's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.98 up to $11.25. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

OIIM.US volatility(beta: 0.81)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 O2Micro International's is 0.8095. This would suggest that O2Micro International's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

O2Micro International overview

O2Micro International Limited, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, and markets integrated circuits and solutions for power management components and systems in China, the United States, Taiwan, Japan, Malaysia, Korea, Singapore, and internationally. The company offers analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits that manage and provide power for LCD and LED lighting; control and monitor battery charging and discharging in portable electronic devices and vehicles; perform DC/DC and AC/DC conversion; and provides select and switch functionality between power sources, and LED drivers for backlighting products. Its products are primarily used in the consumer electronics, computer, industrial, communication, and automotive markets for applications, including LCD and LED monitors, LCD and LED televisions, notebook and tablet computers, low/zero emission vehicles, mobile phones, power tools, energy efficient technology relating to batteries, LED lighting, including general lighting and portable electronics devices. The company sells its products through direct sales force, independent sales representatives, or distributors to OEMs, ODMs, and module makers. It also licenses its proprietary intellectual property to third parties; and provides design and engineering support services. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in George Town, the Cayman Islands.

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