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Proto Labs, Inc is a metal fabrication business based in the US. Proto Labs shares (PRLB) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Proto Labs employs 2,535 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$451 million.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Proto Labs's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was USD$132.58, which is 25.68% up on its pre-crash value of USD$98.53 and 109.81% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$63.19.
If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Proto Labs shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$619.99 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$1,266.14.
|Latest market close||USD$132.58|
|52-week range||USD$63.19 - USD$164.99|
|50-day moving average||USD$142.9743|
|200-day moving average||USD$120.7102|
|Wall St. target price||USD$133.33|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$2.171|
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Valuing Proto Labs stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Proto Labs's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Proto Labs's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 67x. In other words, Proto Labs shares trade at around 67x 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.
Proto Labs's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.71. 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 Proto Labs's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Proto Labs's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$103.7 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Proto Labs's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$451 million|
|Operating margin TTM||15.97%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$235.3 million|
|Return on assets TTM||6.7%|
|Return on equity TTM||10.1%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$3.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 3.9 million Proto Labs shares held short by investors – that's known as Proto Labs's "short interest". This figure is 7% down from 4.2 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Proto Labs shares can be evaluated.
Proto Labs's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Proto Labs shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Proto Labs shares traded daily (recently around 313269.17534027). Proto Labs's SIR currently stands at 12.49. In other words for every 100,000 Proto Labs shares traded daily on the market, roughly 12490 shares are currently held short.
However Proto Labs's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Proto Labs shares, or, against the total number of tradable Proto Labs shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Proto Labs's short interest could be expressed as 0.15% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Proto Labs shares in existence, roughly 150 shares are currently held short) or 0.2454% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Proto Labs shares, roughly 245 shares are currently held short).
A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against Proto Labs.
Find out more about how you can short Proto Labs stock.
We're not expecting Proto Labs to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Over the last 12 months, Proto Labs's shares have ranged in value from as little as $63.19 up to $164.99. 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 Proto Labs's is 1.8378. This would suggest that Proto Labs's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Proto Labs, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an e-commerce driven digital manufacturer of custom prototypes and on-demand production parts in the worldwide. The company offers injection molding; computer numerical control machining; three-dimensional (3D) printing, which include stereolithography (SL), selective laser sintering (SLS), direct metal laser sintering (DMLS), Multi Jet Fusion (MJF), PolyJet and Carbon DLS processes; and sheet metal fabrication, which consists includes quick-turn and e-commerce-enabled custom sheet metal parts. It serves developers and engineers who use 3D computer-aided design software to design products across a range of end markets. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Maple Plain, Minnesota.
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