How to buy OneSpan stock - 07 March

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How to buy OneSpan stock

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OneSpan Inc is a software-application business based in the US. OneSpan shares (OSPN) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. OneSpan employs 870 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$215.7 million.

How to buy shares in OneSpan

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for OneSpan. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: OSPN. 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 OneSpan 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 OneSpan, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of OneSpan. 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.

OneSpan share price

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OneSpan shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$10.88 - USD$33.33
50-day moving average USD$24.4218
200-day moving average USD$22.1654
Wall St. target priceUSD$31.67
PE ratio 548.2222
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.045

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Is it a good time to buy OneSpan stock?

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Is OneSpan under- or over-valued?

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

OneSpan's P/E ratio

OneSpan's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 548x. In other words, OneSpan shares trade at around 548x 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.

OneSpan's EBITDA

OneSpan's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$3.5 million.

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

OneSpan financials

Revenue TTM USD$215.7 million
Gross profit TTM USD$152.3 million
Return on assets TTM -0.87%
Return on equity TTM -2.1%
Profit margin -2.53%
Book value $6.426
Market capitalisation USD$1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting OneSpan shares

There are currently 1.9 million OneSpan shares held short by investors – that's known as OneSpan's "short interest". This figure is 3.6% down from 2.0 million last month.

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

OneSpan's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

OneSpan's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of OneSpan shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of OneSpan shares traded daily (recently around 269590.83094556). OneSpan's SIR currently stands at 6.98. In other words for every 100,000 OneSpan shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6980 shares are currently held short.

However OneSpan's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of OneSpan shares, or, against the total number of tradable OneSpan shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case OneSpan's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 OneSpan shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0665% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable OneSpan shares, roughly 67 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 OneSpan.

Find out more about how you can short OneSpan stock.

OneSpan share dividends

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

OneSpan share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, OneSpan's shares have ranged in value from as little as $10.88 up to $33.33. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

OSPN.US volatility(beta: 0.59)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 OneSpan's is 0.5864. This would suggest that OneSpan's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

OneSpan overview

OneSpan Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, and markets digital solutions for identity, security, and business productivity worldwide. The company offers Trusted Identity Platform, a cloud-based platform to secure users, devices, and transactions across the digital journey; Intelligent Adaptive Authentication, a cloud-based solution that enables banks and other financial institutions to secure users, devices, and transactions; and Risk Analytics, a comprehensive anti-fraud solution. It also provides Secure Agreement Automation, a cloud-based solution that helps digitize the mobile and online application process; Mobile Security Suite, a software development kit; Mobile Authenticator Studio, a mobile authenticator that operates as a discrete mobile application; and OneSpan Sign, which supports a range of e-signature requirements from simple to complex. In addition, the company offers DIGIPASS hardware authenticators that supports authentication and digital signatures for applications running on PCs, tablets, and mobile phones; and authentication servers that enables customers to administer a high level of access control. It sells its solutions through its direct sales force, as well as through distributors, resellers, systems integrators, and original equipment manufacturers. The company was formerly known as VASCO Data Security International, Inc. and changed its name to OneSpan Inc. in May 2018. OneSpan Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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