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How to buy Shutterstock stock

Learn how to easily invest in Shutterstock stock.

Shutterstock Inc is an internet content & information business based in the US. Shutterstock shares (SSTK) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Shutterstock employs 967 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

How to buy shares in Shutterstock

  1. Compare share trading platforms. Use our comparison table to help you find a platform that fits you.
  2. Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
  3. Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – SSTK – 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.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

Shutterstock stock price (NYSE: SSTK)

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Shutterstock shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-11.
Latest market close$93.48
52-week range$61.69 - $128.12
50-day moving average $113.73
200-day moving average $104.99
Wall St. target price$134.75
PE ratio 36.5311
Dividend yield $0.8 (0.85%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.70

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Is it a good time to buy Shutterstock stock?

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Shutterstock price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $93.48 from 2022-01-14

1 week (2022-01-10) -5.37%
1 month (2021-12-17) -11.64%
3 months (2021-10-15) -23.71%
6 months (2021-07-16) -7.13%
1 year (2021-01-15) 33.64%
2 years (2020-01-17) 107.46%
3 years (2019-01-17) 144.39%
5 years (2017-01-17) 93.86%

Is Shutterstock stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Shutterstock's P/E ratio

Shutterstock's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 37x. In other words, Shutterstock shares trade at around 37x 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.

Shutterstock's PEG ratio

Shutterstock's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.65. 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 Shutterstock's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Shutterstock's EBITDA

Shutterstock's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $145.5 million.

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

Shutterstock financials

Revenue TTM $748.6 million
Operating margin TTM 17.17%
Gross profit TTM $408.3 million
Return on assets TTM 10.5%
Return on equity TTM 23.32%
Profit margin 13.48%
Book value $12.98
Market capitalisation $3.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shutterstock share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 23.08% of net profits

Recently Shutterstock has paid out, on average, around 23.08% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.85% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Shutterstock shareholders could enjoy a 0.85% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Shutterstock's case, that would currently equate to about $0.8 per share.

While Shutterstock's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Shutterstock is investing more in its future growth.

Shutterstock's most recent dividend payout was on 15 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Shutterstock share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Shutterstock's shares have ranged in value from as little as $61.6919 up to $128.1235. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SSTK.US volatility(beta: 1.08)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Shutterstock's is 1.0821. This would suggest that Shutterstock'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).

Shutterstock overview

Shutterstock, Inc. , a technology company, provides content, and tools and services in North America, Europe, and internationally. It offers image services consisting of photographs, vectors, and illustrations, which is used in visual communications, such as Websites, digital and print marketing materials, corporate communications, books, publications, and others; footage services, including video clips, filmed by industry experts and cinema grade video effects, and HD and 4K formats that are integrated into Websites, social media, marketing campaigns, and cinematic productions; and music services comprising music tracks and sound effects, which are used to complement digital imagery. The company provides its services under the Shutterstock, Bigstock, Offset, Shutterstock Select, Shutterstock Custom, Shutterstock Editorial, Offset, PremiumBeat brand names, as well as Application programming interface, and Editor and Editor Pro tools to enhance workflow and project management needs, and search capabilities. It serves marketing professionals and organizations, media and broadcast companies, and small and medium-sized businesses through online platform. Shutterstock, Inc. has a strategic alliance with Wochit, Inc.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Shutterstock is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 34.088% of Shutterstock shares are held by insiders and 66.991% by institutions.
How many people work for Shutterstock?
Latest data suggests 967 work at Shutterstock.
When does the fiscal year end for Shutterstock?
Shutterstock's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Shutterstock based?
Shutterstock's address is: Empire State Building, New York, NY, United States, 10118
What is Shutterstock's ISIN number?
Shutterstock's international securities identification number is: US8256901005
What is Shutterstock's CUSIP number?
Shutterstock's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 825690100

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