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How to buy Ribbon Communications stock

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Ribbon Communications Inc is a telecom services business based in the US. Ribbon Communications shares (RBBN) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Ribbon Communications employs 3,784 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$843.8 million.

How to buy shares in Ribbon Communications

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  3. Search for Ribbon Communications. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: RBBN. 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 Ribbon Communications 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 Ribbon Communications, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Ribbon Communications. 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.

Ribbon Communications share price

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Ribbon Communications shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-09.
52-week rangeUSD$2.71 - USD$11.25
50-day moving average USD$8.4914
200-day moving average USD$6.632
Wall St. target priceUSD$12.33
PE ratio 14.082
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.61

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Is it a good time to buy Ribbon Communications stock?

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Is Ribbon Communications under- or over-valued?

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

Ribbon Communications's P/E ratio

Ribbon Communications's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 14x. In other words, Ribbon Communications shares trade at around 14x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Ribbon Communications's EBITDA

Ribbon Communications's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$116.7 million.

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

Ribbon Communications financials

Revenue TTM USD$843.8 million
Operating margin TTM 4.58%
Gross profit TTM USD$495.1 million
Return on assets TTM 2.04%
Return on equity TTM 15.14%
Profit margin 10.5%
Book value $4.726
Market capitalisation USD$1.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Ribbon Communications shares

There are currently 1.7 million Ribbon Communications shares held short by investors – that's known as Ribbon Communications's "short interest". This figure is 8.1% down from 1.9 million last month.

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

Ribbon Communications's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Ribbon Communications's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Ribbon Communications shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Ribbon Communications shares traded daily (recently around 1.3 million). Ribbon Communications's SIR currently stands at 1.3. In other words for every 100,000 Ribbon Communications shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1300 shares are currently held short.

However Ribbon Communications's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Ribbon Communications shares, or, against the total number of tradable Ribbon Communications shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Ribbon Communications's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Ribbon Communications shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0256% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Ribbon Communications shares, roughly 26 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 Ribbon Communications.

Find out more about how you can short Ribbon Communications stock.

Ribbon Communications share dividends

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

Have Ribbon Communications's shares ever split?

Ribbon Communications's shares were split on a 1:5 basis on 29 January 2015. So if you had owned 5 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Ribbon Communications shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 400% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Ribbon Communications shares which in turn could have impacted Ribbon Communications's share price.

Ribbon Communications share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Ribbon Communications's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.71 up to $11.25. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

RBBN.US volatility(beta: 1.18)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 Ribbon Communications's is 1.1809. This would suggest that Ribbon Communications's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Ribbon Communications overview

Ribbon Communications Inc. provides communications technology in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Japan, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. It operates through two segments, Cloud and Edge, and IP Optical Networks. The Cloud and Edge segment provides software and hardware products; and solutions and services for enabling voice over internet protocol communications, voice over long-term evolution, and voice over 5G communications and unified communications and collaboration. This segment also offers session border controller and network transformation products. This segment serves private, public, or hybrid cloud infrastructures, as well as data centers, enterprise premises, and service provider networks. The IP Optical Networks segment provides hardware and software solutions for IP networking, switching, routing, and optical transport to support and enable technologies, such as 5G, distributed cloud computing, and corresponding applications by delivering ultra-low cost-per-bit transport and multi-service flexibility. It also offers multiple solutions, including 5G-native solutions for mobile backhaul, metro and edge aggregation, core networking, data center interconnect, legacy NTR, and transport solutions for wholesale carriers. This segment serves utilities, government, defense, finance, transportation, and education and research industries, as well as service providers and enterprises. It also provides advanced analytics solutions and next generation products that provides cloud-native and streaming analytics platform for networks and subscribers; and core-to-edge products, and end-to-end service assurance and analytics solutions, and integrated SD-WAN services. Ribbon Communications has strategic partnerships with Orion Innovation. The company was formerly known as Sonus Networks, Inc. and changed its name to Ribbon Communications Inc. in November 2017. Ribbon Communications Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Plano, Texas.

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