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How to buy Silicon Motion Technology stock

Learn how to easily invest in Silicon Motion Technology stock.

Silicon Motion Technology is a semiconductors business based in the US. Silicon Motion Technology shares (SIMO) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Silicon Motion Technology employs 1,434 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1 billion.

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Silicon Motion Technology stock price (NASDAQ: SIMO)

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Silicon Motion Technology shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-09-19.
Latest market close$68.84
52-week range$63.67 - $97.51
50-day moving average $80.07
200-day moving average $81.48
Wall St. target price$109.38
PE ratio 10.8793
Dividend yield $1.85 (2.86%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $6.48

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Silicon Motion Technology price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $68.84 from 2022-09-23

1 week (2022-09-16) -1.60%
1 month (2022-08-25) -12.69%
3 months (2022-06-24) -15.75%
6 months (2022-03-25) -0.72%
1 year (2021-09-24) -8.30%
2 years (2020-09-25) 79.69%
3 years (2019-09-25) 106.60%
5 years (2017-09-25) 52.98%

Is Silicon Motion Technology stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Silicon Motion Technology's P/E ratio

Silicon Motion Technology's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, Silicon Motion Technology shares trade at around 11x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Silicon Motion Technology's EBITDA

Silicon Motion Technology's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $290.9 million.

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

Silicon Motion Technology financials

Revenue TTM $1 billion
Operating margin TTM 26.91%
Gross profit TTM $460.8 million
Return on assets TTM 18.97%
Return on equity TTM 34.4%
Profit margin 21.93%
Book value $19.47
Market capitalisation $2.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Silicon Motion Technology share dividends

28%

Dividend payout ratio: 27.78% of net profits

Recently Silicon Motion Technology has paid out, on average, around 27.78% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.86% 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 shareholders could enjoy a 2.86% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Silicon Motion Technology's case, that would currently equate to about $1.85 per share.

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

Silicon Motion Technology's most recent dividend payout was on 25 August 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 10 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Silicon Motion Technology share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Silicon Motion Technology's shares have ranged in value from as little as $63.6656 up to $97.51. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SIMO.US volatility(beta: 0.99)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's is 0.9904. This would suggest that Silicon Motion Technology's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Silicon Motion Technology overview

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, and markets NAND flash controllers for solid-state storage devices. It offers controllers for computing-grade solid state drives (SSDs), which are used in PCs and other client devices; enterprise-grade SSDs used in data centers; eMMC and UFS mobile embedded storage for use in smartphones and IoT devices; flash memory cards and flash drives for use in expandable storage; and specialized SSDs that are used in industrial, commercial, and automotive applications. It markets its controllers under the SMI brand; enterprise-grade SSDs under the Shannon Systems brand; and single-chip industrial-grade SSDs under the Ferri SSD, Ferri-eMMC, and Ferri-UFS brands. The company markets and sells its products through direct sales personnel and independent electronics distributors to NAND flash makers, module makers, hyperscalers, and OEMs. It operates in Taiwan, the United States, South Korea, China, Malaysia, Singapore, and internationally. Silicon Motion Technology Corporation was founded in 1995 and is based in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Silicon Motion Technology is owned by institutions?
Currently 73.642% of Silicon Motion Technology shares are held by institutions.
How many people work for Silicon Motion Technology?
Latest data suggests 1,434 work at Silicon Motion Technology.
When does the fiscal year end for Silicon Motion Technology?
Silicon Motion Technology's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Silicon Motion Technology based?
Silicon Motion Technology's address is: Wing Cheong Commercial Building, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
What is Silicon Motion Technology's ISIN number?
Silicon Motion Technology's international securities identification number is: US82706C1080
What is Silicon Motion Technology's CUSIP number?
Silicon Motion Technology's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 82706C108

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