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How to buy Silicon Laboratories stock

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Silicon Laboratories Inc is a semiconductors business based in the US. Silicon Laboratories shares (SLAB) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Silicon Laboratories employs 1,838 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Silicon Laboratories share price

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Silicon Laboratories shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-23.
52-week range$88.74 - $163.43
50-day moving average $144.59
200-day moving average $130.18
Wall St. target price$160.50
PE ratio 556.625
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.28

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Is it a good time to buy Silicon Laboratories stock?

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Is Silicon Laboratories under- or over-valued?

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

Silicon Laboratories's P/E ratio

Silicon Laboratories's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 557x. In other words, Silicon Laboratories shares trade at around 557x 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.

Silicon Laboratories's PEG ratio

Silicon Laboratories's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.0343. 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 Silicon Laboratories's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Silicon Laboratories's EBITDA

Silicon Laboratories's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $102.3 million.

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

Silicon Laboratories financials

Revenue TTM $886.7 million
Operating margin TTM 4.49%
Gross profit TTM $527.5 million
Return on assets TTM 1.36%
Return on equity TTM 1.08%
Profit margin 1.41%
Book value $27.32
Market capitalisation $7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Silicon Laboratories shares

There are currently 1.1 million Silicon Laboratories shares held short by investors – that's known as Silicon Laboratories's "short interest". This figure is 20.8% down from 1.4 million last month.

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

Silicon Laboratories's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Silicon Laboratories's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Silicon Laboratories shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Silicon Laboratories shares traded daily (recently around 365222.55892256). Silicon Laboratories's SIR currently stands at 2.97. In other words for every 100,000 Silicon Laboratories shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2970 shares are currently held short.

However Silicon Laboratories's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Silicon Laboratories shares, or, against the total number of tradable Silicon Laboratories shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Silicon Laboratories's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Silicon Laboratories shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0349% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Silicon Laboratories shares, roughly 35 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 Silicon Laboratories.

Find out more about how you can short Silicon Laboratories stock.

Silicon Laboratories share dividends

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

Silicon Laboratories share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Silicon Laboratories's shares have ranged in value from as little as $88.74 up to $163.43. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SLAB.US volatility(beta: 1.01)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 Silicon Laboratories's is 1.005. This would suggest that Silicon Laboratories'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).

Silicon Laboratories overview

Silicon Laboratories Inc. , a fabless semiconductor company, provides mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs) in the United States, China, and internationally. The company offers microcontrollers and wireless products, including 8-bit mixed-signal and ultra-low-power 32-bit microcontrollers (MCU); wireless MCU connectivity solutions; single and multi-protocol system-on-chip (SoC) devices and modules; wireless protocols, MCUs, and SoCs; in-house protocol stacks; Micrium, a real-time operating system that helps simplify software development for IoT developers. It also provides sensor products comprising optical, relative humidity/temperature, and hall effect magnetic sensors; timing devices; multi-channel isolators, isolated drivers, isolated power converters, and mixed-signal devices; broadcast products, which include single-chip hybrid TV tuners and digital video demodulators, as well as AM/FM, HD radio, and DAB/DAB+ receivers; and hybrid software defined radio tuners, data receivers, and digital radio coprocessors. In addition, the company offers ProSLIC, a subscriber line interface circuits for voice over IP; ISOmodem embedded modems; and Power over Ethernet power source equipment and powered device ICs. It primarily markets its products to Internet of Things, Internet infrastructure, industrial automation, consumer, and automotive markets through direct sales force, as well as through a network of independent sales representatives and distributors. Silicon Laboratories Inc.

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