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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 157 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – SSTI – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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ShotSpotter share price

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ShotSpotter shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-23.
52-week range$20.26 - $53.97
50-day moving average $36.09
200-day moving average $37.77
Wall St. target price$45.67
PE ratio 353.1
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.10

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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 353x. In other words, ShotSpotter shares trade at around 353x 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 2.7639. 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 $7.7 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 $45.7 million
Operating margin TTM 4.65%
Gross profit TTM $27.2 million
Return on assets TTM 2.1%
Return on equity TTM 3.98%
Profit margin 2.68%
Book value $2.97
Market capitalisation $415.7 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting ShotSpotter shares

There are currently 866,447 ShotSpotter shares held short by investors – that's known as ShotSpotter's "short interest". This figure is 2.4% down from 888,002 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 61933.309506791). ShotSpotter's SIR currently stands at 13.99. In other words for every 100,000 ShotSpotter shares traded daily on the market, roughly 13990 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 0.07% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 ShotSpotter shares in existence, roughly 70 shares are currently held short) or 0.1421% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable ShotSpotter shares, roughly 142 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 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 $53.97. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SSTI.US volatility(beta: 1.39)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 1.3876. 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 Respond, 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 Connect, a patrol management software to help plan directed patrols and tactics for crime deterrence. The company also provides ShotSpotter SecureCampus and ShotSpotter SiteSecure that helps the law enforcement and security personnel serving universities, corporate campuses, big-box retail, malls, and key infrastructure or transportation centers to mitigate risk and enhance security by notifying authorities of a outdoor gunfire incident and saving minutes for first responders to arrive. In addition, it offers ShotSpotter Investigate, a cloud-based investigative platform to help law enforcement agencies modernize every phase of an investigation and accelerate case work with easy-to-use software tools. Further, it provides ShotSpotter Labs, a technology to adapt and extend commercial technology to address significant wildlife and environmental issues. The company sells its solutions through its direct sales teams.

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