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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 2,209 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$760.7 million.

How to buy shares in Ribbon Communications

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  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. At last close price of USD$4.9, 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 2020-11-26.
Latest market close USD$4.9
52-week range USD$1.95 - USD$6.71
50-day moving average USD$4.5192
200-day moving average USD$4.2379
Wall St. target price USD$5.75
PE ratio 19.4578
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.166

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Is it a good time to buy Ribbon Communications stock?

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Ribbon Communications price performance over time

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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 19x. In other words, Ribbon Communications shares trade at around 19x 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$65.4 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$760.7 million
Operating margin TTM 4.16%
Gross profit TTM USD$317.1 million
Return on assets TTM 1.67%
Return on equity TTM -31.27%
Profit margin -24.39%
Book value $3.829
Market capitalisation USD$907.3 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Ribbon Communications shares

There are currently 2.3 million Ribbon Communications shares held short by investors – that's known as Ribbon Communications's "short interest". This figure is 1.4% down from 2.3 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 239058.55949896). Ribbon Communications's SIR currently stands at 9.58. In other words for every 100,000 Ribbon Communications shares traded daily on the market, roughly 9580 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 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Ribbon Communications shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0336% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Ribbon Communications shares, roughly 34 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 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 30 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 $1.95 up to $6.71. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

RBBN.US volatility(beta: 0.74)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 0.7407. This would suggest that Ribbon Communications's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Ribbon Communications overview

Ribbon Communications Inc. provides networked software solutions in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Japan, other Asia Pacific, and internationally. The company offers service provider solutions, such as fixed network transformation, mobile network evolution, secure network interconnects, managed intelligent edge, cloud communications as a service, and communications analytics and security solutions. Its enterprise solutions include secure communications, real-time communications, session border controller, intelligent edge, and Microsoft Skype for Business and Teams software solutions, as well as analytics solutions that allows enterprises to connect securely to SIP trunks and modernize communications networks. The company also offers solution and business consulting, system integration, deployment, and managed care services; and support services, such as managing software updates, appliance maintenance, appliance spare services and managed spares programs, and emergency assistance during disaster recovery. It serves telecommunications, wireless and cable service providers, and enterprises through direct sales and indirect channels. 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 Westford, Massachusetts.

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