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How to buy ShotSpotter stock | $29.75

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ShotSpotter, Inc is a software—application business based in the US. ShotSpotter shares (SSTI) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. ShotSpotter employs 108 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$44 million.

How to buy shares in ShotSpotter

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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 ShotSpotter. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SSTI. 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 ShotSpotter 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$29.75, 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 ShotSpotter, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of ShotSpotter. 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.

ShotSpotter share price

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ShotSpotter shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-27.
Latest market close USD$29.75
52-week range USD$20.26 - USD$39.934
50-day moving average USD$31.3531
200-day moving average USD$27.5765
Wall St. target price USD$35
PE ratio 142.1212
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.231

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Is it a good time to buy ShotSpotter stock?

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ShotSpotter price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $29.75 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-25) N/A
1 month (2020-11-06) -8.43%
3 months (2020-09-02) N/A
6 months (2020-06-02) N/A
1 year (2019-12-02) N/A
2 years (2018-12-02) N/A
3 years (2017-12-02) N/A
5 years (2015-12-02) N/A

Is ShotSpotter under- or over-valued?

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

ShotSpotter's P/E ratio

ShotSpotter's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 142x. In other words, ShotSpotter shares trade at around 142x 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.

ShotSpotter's PEG ratio

ShotSpotter's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.6816. 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 ShotSpotter's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

ShotSpotter's EBITDA

ShotSpotter's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$8.3 million.

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

ShotSpotter financials

Revenue TTM USD$44 million
Operating margin TTM 6.65%
Gross profit TTM USD$24.3 million
Return on assets TTM 3.26%
Return on equity TTM 9.41%
Profit margin 6.3%
Book value $2.686
Market capitalisation USD$375.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting ShotSpotter shares

There are currently 1.1 million ShotSpotter shares held short by investors – that's known as ShotSpotter's "short interest". This figure is 2.6% down from 1.1 million last month.

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

ShotSpotter's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

ShotSpotter's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of ShotSpotter shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of ShotSpotter shares traded daily (recently around 43085.417468257). ShotSpotter's SIR currently stands at 25.99. In other words for every 100,000 ShotSpotter shares traded daily on the market, roughly 25990 shares are currently held short.

However ShotSpotter's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of ShotSpotter shares, or, against the total number of tradable ShotSpotter shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case ShotSpotter's short interest could be expressed as 0.09% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 ShotSpotter shares in existence, roughly 90 shares are currently held short) or 0.1835% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable ShotSpotter shares, roughly 184 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 20% would generally be considered very high, pointing to a pessimistic outlook for the share price, with a discouraging number of investors currently willing to bet against ShotSpotter.

Find out more about how you can short ShotSpotter stock.

ShotSpotter share dividends

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

ShotSpotter share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, ShotSpotter's shares have ranged in value from as little as $20.26 up to $39.934. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SSTI.US volatility(beta: 1.58)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 ShotSpotter's is 1.5807. This would suggest that ShotSpotter's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

ShotSpotter overview

ShotSpotter, Inc. provides precision-policing and security solutions for law enforcement and security personnel in the United States, South Africa, and the Bahamas. Its solutions include ShotSpotter Flex, a public safety solution, which serves cities and municipalities to identify, locate, and deter gun violence by incorporating a real-time gunshot detection system into their policing systems; and ShotSpotter Missions, a cloud-based patrol management solution to help police departments plan patrol missions and tactics for crime deterrence. The company also provides ShotSpotter SecureCampus that helps the law enforcement and security personnel serving universities, colleges, and other educational institutions to mitigate risk and enhance security by notifying authorities and first responders of an active-shooter. In addition, it offers ShotSpotter SiteSecure, which serves customers, such as corporations to safeguard their facilities; and public agencies focused on protecting critical infrastructure, including train stations, airports, and freeways. Further, it provides ShotSpotter Labs, a technology to adapt and extend or commercial technology to address significant wildlife and environmental issues. The company sells its solutions through its direct sales teams. ShotSpotter, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Newark, California.

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