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How to buy PDF Solutions stock | $22.98

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PDF Solutions Inc is a software-application business based in the US. PDF Solutions shares (PDFS) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. PDF Solutions employs 423 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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PDF Solutions stock price (NASDAQ: PDFS)

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PDF Solutions shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-25.
Latest market close$22.98
52-week range$16.44 - $24.11
50-day moving average $23.02
200-day moving average $19.73
Wall St. target price$26.75
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-1.32

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Is it a good time to buy PDF Solutions stock?

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PDF Solutions price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $22.98 from 2021-10-26

1 week (2021-10-21) -0.22%
1 month (2021-09-28) -0.04%
3 months (2021-07-28) 25.64%
6 months (2021-04-28) 20.95%
1 year (2020-10-28) 21.27%
2 years (2019-10-28) 40.38%
3 years (2018-10-26) 188.33%
5 years (2016-10-28) 15.30%

Is PDF Solutions under- or over-valued?

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

PDF Solutions's PEG ratio

PDF Solutions's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.37. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into PDF Solutions's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

PDF Solutions financials

Revenue TTM $97.1 million
Gross profit TTM $51.3 million
Return on assets TTM -4.67%
Return on equity TTM -22.94%
Profit margin -49.71%
Book value $6.02
Market capitalisation $855.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting PDF Solutions shares

There are currently 723,856 PDF Solutions shares held short by investors – that's known as PDF Solutions's "short interest". This figure is 2% up from 709,526 last month.

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

PDF Solutions's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

PDF Solutions's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of PDF Solutions shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of PDF Solutions shares traded daily (recently around 95748.148148148). PDF Solutions's SIR currently stands at 7.56. In other words for every 100,000 PDF Solutions shares traded daily on the market, roughly 7560 shares are currently held short.

However PDF Solutions's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of PDF Solutions shares, or, against the total number of tradable PDF Solutions shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case PDF Solutions's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 PDF Solutions shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0254% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable PDF Solutions shares, roughly 25 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 PDF Solutions.

Find out more about how you can short PDF Solutions stock.

PDF Solutions share dividends

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

PDF Solutions share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, PDF Solutions's shares have ranged in value from as little as $16.44 up to $24.11. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PDFS.US volatility(beta: 1.45)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 PDF Solutions's is 1.4481. This would suggest that PDF Solutions's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

PDF Solutions overview

PDF Solutions, Inc. provides proprietary software and physical intellectual property products for integrated circuit designs, electrical measurement equipment, proven methodologies, and professional services in the United States, China, Taiwan, and internationally. It offers Exensio software products, such as Manufacturing Analytics that stores collected data in a common environment with a consistent view for enabling product engineers to identify and analyze production yield, performance, reliability, and other issues; Process Control that provides failure detection and classification capabilities for monitoring, alarming, and controlling manufacturing tool sets; Test Operations that offers data collection and analysis capabilities; and Assembly Operations that provides device manufacturers with the capability to link assembly and packaging data, including fabrication and characterization data over the product life cycle. The company also provides design-for-inspection (DFI) Systems, such as DFI on-chip instruments, and eProbe non-contactless E-beam tool; and Characterization Vehicle (CV) infrastructure, which includes CV test chips and pdFasTest electrical testers, as well as Exensio characterization software, designed to analyze the measurements collected from DFI on-chip instruments using the eProbe tool. In addition, it offers Cimetrix software products that enables equipment manufacturers to provide industry standard interfaces on their products; and Software-as-a-Service, software related services, and IYR services. The company sells its technologies and services through direct sales force, service teams, and strategic alliances to integrated device manufacturers, fabless semiconductor companies, foundries, equipment manufacturers, electronics manufacturing suppliers, original device manufacturers, out-sourced semiconductor assembly and test, and system houses. PDF Solutions, Inc.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of PDF Solutions is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 20.379% of PDF Solutions shares are held by insiders and 70.016% by institutions.
How many people work for PDF Solutions?
Latest data suggests 423 work at PDF Solutions.
When does the fiscal year end for PDF Solutions?
PDF Solutions's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is PDF Solutions based?
PDF Solutions's address is: 2858 De La Cruz Boulevard, Santa Clara, CA, United States, 95050
What is PDF Solutions's ISIN number?
PDF Solutions's international securities identification number is: US6932821050
What is PDF Solutions's CUSIP number?
PDF Solutions's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 693282105

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