PubMatic, a Redwood City, California-based ad-tech company, completed an initial public offering through a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). The company raised $118 million after selling 5.9 million shares at $20 each, up from the $16 to $18 range previously set. PubMatic's stock is now trading on the Nasdaq. It debuted at $25.12 per share.
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PubMatic shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$29.57|
|52-week range||$22.42 - $76.96|
|50-day moving average||$34.27|
|200-day moving average||$42.44|
|Wall St. target price||$48.86|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.43|
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PubMatic price performance over time
|1 week (2021-07-18)||N/A|
|1 month (2021-06-29)||-29.02%|
|3 months (2021-04-29)||-45.18%|
|6 months (2021-01-25)||N/A|
|1 year (2020-07-25)||N/A|
|2 years (2019-07-25)||N/A|
|3 years (2018-07-25)||N/A|
|5 years (2016-07-25)||N/A|
Is PubMatic under- or over-valued?
Valuing PubMatic stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of PubMatic's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
PubMatic's P/E ratio
PubMatic's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 75x. In other words, PubMatic shares trade at around 75x 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.
However, PubMatic's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the software-application industry or those of similar companies.
PubMatic's PEG ratio
PubMatic's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.1016. 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 PubMatic's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
However, it's sensible to consider PubMatic's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.
PubMatic's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $48 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a PubMatic's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
To put PubMatic's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.
|Revenue TTM||$164 million|
|Operating margin TTM||22.78%|
|Gross profit TTM||$107.6 million|
|Return on assets TTM||6.86%|
|Return on equity TTM||21.3%|
|Market capitalisation||$1.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting PubMatic shares
There are currently 2.6 million PubMatic shares held short by investors – that's known as PubMatic's "short interest". This figure is 8.9% down from 2.9 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting PubMatic shares can be evaluated.
PubMatic's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
PubMatic's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of PubMatic shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of PubMatic shares traded daily (recently around 2.0 million). PubMatic's SIR currently stands at 1.28. In other words for every 100,000 PubMatic shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1280 shares are currently held short.
To gain some more context, you can compare PubMatic's short interest ratio against those of similar companies.
However PubMatic's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of PubMatic shares, or, against the total number of tradable PubMatic shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case PubMatic's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 PubMatic shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.3108% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable PubMatic shares, roughly 311 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 PubMatic.
Find out more about how you can short PubMatic stock.
PubMatic share dividends
We're not expecting PubMatic to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
PubMatic, Inc. provides a cloud infrastructure platform that enables real-time programmatic advertising transactions for Internet content creators and advertisers worldwide. The company's solutions include PubMatic Cloud, which offers a customizable platform as a service; Openwrap, a header bidding solution that provides enterprise-grade management and analytics tools; Openwrap OTT, a header bidding management solution for OTT; Openwrap SDK, a header bidding solution for in-app developers; private marketplace solutions; and media buyer consoles. In addition, it offers Real-Time Bidding (RTB) programmatic technologies, which provides various selling options across screens and ad formats; digital advertising inventory quality solutions to detect and filter out invalid traffic and other nefarious activity; Ad quality solutions targeting the reduction of security issues, quality issues, and performance issues; Identity Hub, an identity solution that allows for the use of any advertiser preferred user identifier in a scaled and privacy-compliant fashion; Audience Encore, an audience data platform; and cross-platform video, a sell side platform, which connects trusted video buyers to premium publishers. The company's platform supports an array of ad formats and digital device types, including mobile app, mobile web, desktop, display, video, over-the-top (OTT), connected television, and media. PubMatic, Inc. was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of PubMatic is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.73% of PubMatic shares are held by insiders and 74.53% by institutions. How many people work for PubMatic?
Latest data suggests 548 work at PubMatic. When does the fiscal year end for PubMatic?
PubMatic's fiscal year ends in December. Where is PubMatic based?
PubMatic's address is: 3 Lagoon Drive, Redwood City, CA, United States, 94065
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