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How to buy Silicon Motion Technology Corporation stock

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Silicon Motion Technology Corporation is a semiconductors business based in the US. Silicon Motion Technology Corporation shares (SIMO) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

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Silicon Motion Technology Corporation share price

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Silicon Motion Technology Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-10.
52-week range$25.88 - $64.40
50-day moving average $56.96
200-day moving average $44.88
Wall St. target price$70.60
PE ratio 28.4364
Dividend yield $1.4 (2.23%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.28

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Is it a good time to buy Silicon Motion Technology Corporation stock?

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Is Silicon Motion Technology Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation's P/E ratio

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 28x. In other words, Silicon Motion Technology Corporation shares trade at around 28x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation's EBITDA

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $116.3 million.

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

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $539.5 million
Operating margin TTM 19.04%
Gross profit TTM $264.9 million
Return on assets TTM 8.92%
Return on equity TTM 14.57%
Profit margin 14.78%
Book value $16.05
Market capitalisation $2.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Silicon Motion Technology Corporation shares

There are currently 325,848 Silicon Motion Technology Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Silicon Motion Technology Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 6.8% down from 349,446 last month.

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

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Silicon Motion Technology Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Silicon Motion Technology Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 552284.74576271). Silicon Motion Technology Corporation's SIR currently stands at 0.59. In other words for every 100,000 Silicon Motion Technology Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 590 shares are currently held short.

However Silicon Motion Technology Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Silicon Motion Technology Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Silicon Motion Technology Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Silicon Motion Technology Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Silicon Motion Technology Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Silicon Motion Technology Corporation shares, roughly 0 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 Motion Technology Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Silicon Motion Technology Corporation stock.

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation share dividends

43%

Dividend payout ratio: 43.34% of net profits

Recently Silicon Motion Technology Corporation has paid out, on average, around 43.34% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.23% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Silicon Motion Technology Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 2.23% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Silicon Motion Technology Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.4 per share.

While Silicon Motion Technology Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Silicon Motion Technology Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 25 February 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 4 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Silicon Motion Technology Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $25.8753 up to $64.4. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SIMO.US volatility(beta: 1.1)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 Motion Technology Corporation's is 1.097. This would suggest that Silicon Motion Technology Corporation'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 Motion Technology Corporation overview

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, and markets NAND flash controllers for solid-state storage devices. It offers solid-state drive (SSDs) used in PCs and other devices, as well as embedded multimediacard (eMMC) and UFS mobile embedded storage used in smartphones. The company also provides enterprise-grade SSDs used in data centers; and small form-factor specialized SSDs used in industrial, commercial, and automotive applications. It sells its controllers under the SMI brand; data center SSDs under the Shannon brand; and single-chip industrial-grade SSDs under the Ferri SSD and Ferri-eMMC brands. The company markets and sells its products through direct sales personnel and independent electronics distributors to flash makers, module makers, hyperscalers, and OEMs. It operates in Taiwan, the United States, Korea, China, Malaysia, Singapore, and internationally. Silicon Motion Technology Corporation was founded in 1995 and is based in Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Silicon Motion Technology Corporation is owned by institutions?
Currently 77.641% of Silicon Motion Technology Corporation shares are held by institutions.
When does the fiscal year end for Silicon Motion Technology Corporation?
Silicon Motion Technology Corporation's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Silicon Motion Technology Corporation based?
Silicon Motion Technology Corporation's address is: Centre 600, Unit B, Kowloon, Hong Kong
What is Silicon Motion Technology Corporation's ISIN number?
Silicon Motion Technology Corporation's international securities identification number is: US82706C1080
What is Silicon Motion Technology Corporation's CUSIP number?
Silicon Motion Technology Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 82706C108

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