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Plantronics, Inc is a communication equipment business based in the US. Plantronics shares (PLT) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Plantronics employs 6,584 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.6 billion.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Plantronics's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was USD$16.95, which is 13.39% up on its pre-crash value of USD$14.68 and 268.48% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$4.6.
If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Plantronics shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$314.50 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$616.98.
|Latest market close||USD$16.95|
|52-week range||USD$4.6 - USD$42.44|
|50-day moving average||USD$13.1366|
|200-day moving average||USD$14.49|
|Wall St. target price||USD$18.5|
|Dividend yield||USD$0.6 (4.32%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$-4.968|
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|1 week (2020-10-16)||16.95|
|1 month (2020-09-25)||46.75%|
|3 months (2020-07-24)||-11.53%|
|6 months (2020-04-24)||35.60%|
|1 year (2019-10-25)||-55.71%|
|2 years (2018-10-25)||-71.25%|
|3 years (2017-10-25)||-63.03%|
|5 years (2015-10-23)||-68.87%|
Valuing Plantronics stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Plantronics's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Plantronics's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.07. 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 Plantronics's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Plantronics's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$129.4 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Plantronics's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$1.6 billion|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$738.1 million|
|Return on assets TTM||-1.79%|
|Return on equity TTM||-329.88%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$790 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 4.8 million Plantronics shares held short by investors – that's known as Plantronics's "short interest". This figure is 14.2% down from 5.6 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Plantronics shares can be evaluated.
Plantronics's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Plantronics shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Plantronics shares traded daily (recently around 1.0 million). Plantronics's SIR currently stands at 4.68. In other words for every 100,000 Plantronics shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4680 shares are currently held short.
However Plantronics's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Plantronics shares, or, against the total number of tradable Plantronics shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Plantronics's short interest could be expressed as 0.12% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Plantronics shares in existence, roughly 120 shares are currently held short) or 0.169% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Plantronics shares, roughly 169 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 Plantronics.
Find out more about how you can short Plantronics stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 13.82% of net profits
Recently Plantronics has paid out, on average, around 13.82% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.32% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Plantronics shareholders could enjoy a 4.32% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Plantronics's case, that would currently equate to about $0.6 per share.
While Plantronics's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Plantronics is investing more in its future growth.
Plantronics's most recent dividend payout was on 10 March 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 19 February 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Plantronics's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 9 August 2000. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Plantronics shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Plantronics shares which in turn could have impacted Plantronics's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Plantronics's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.6 up to $42.44. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Plantronics's is 1.93. This would suggest that Plantronics's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Plantronics, Inc. designs, manufactures, markets, and sells integrated communications and collaborations solutions for corporate customers, small businesses, and individuals worldwide. Its principal product categories include headsets, which comprises wired and wireless communication headsets; voice, video, and content sharing solutions, which includes open session initiation protocol and native ecosystem desktop phones, conference room phones, and video conferencing solutions; peripherals, including cameras, speakers, and microphones designed to work with a range of unified communication and collaboration, unified communication as a service, and video as a service environments, including RealPresence collaboration solutions of infrastructure to endpoints that allows people to connect and collaborate; and support services. The company sells its products through a sales team, as well as through value-added resellers, integrators, direct marketing resellers, service providers, direct and indirect resellers, retailer, enterprise distributors, wireless carriers, and mass merchants under the Poly, Plantronics, and Polycom brands, as well as RIG brand. Plantronics, Inc. was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Santa Cruz, California.
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