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How to buy SMART Global stock

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SMART Global Holdings, Inc is a semiconductors business based in the US. SMART Global shares (SGH) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. SMART Global employs 1,754 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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SMART Global share price

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SMART Global shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-10.
52-week range$16.42 - $50.30
50-day moving average $43.89
200-day moving average $33.29
Wall St. target price$52.80
PE ratio 1970
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.02

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Is it a good time to buy SMART Global stock?

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Is SMART Global under- or over-valued?

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

SMART Global's P/E ratio

SMART Global's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 1970x. In other words, SMART Global shares trade at around 1970x 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.

SMART Global's PEG ratio

SMART Global's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.09. 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 SMART Global's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


SMART Global's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $88.2 million.

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

SMART Global financials

Revenue TTM $1.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 4.64%
Gross profit TTM $216.4 million
Return on assets TTM 4.22%
Return on equity TTM 0.24%
Profit margin 0.06%
Book value $11.24
Market capitalisation $1.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting SMART Global shares

There are currently 2.1 million SMART Global shares held short by investors – that's known as SMART Global's "short interest". This figure is 5.6% up from 2.0 million last month.

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

SMART Global's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

SMART Global's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of SMART Global shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of SMART Global shares traded daily (recently around 239384.09610984). SMART Global's SIR currently stands at 8.74. In other words for every 100,000 SMART Global shares traded daily on the market, roughly 8740 shares are currently held short.

However SMART Global's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of SMART Global shares, or, against the total number of tradable SMART Global shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case SMART Global's short interest could be expressed as 0.08% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 SMART Global shares in existence, roughly 80 shares are currently held short) or 0.1466% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable SMART Global shares, roughly 147 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against SMART Global.

Find out more about how you can short SMART Global stock.

SMART Global share dividends

We're not expecting SMART Global to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

SMART Global share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, SMART Global's shares have ranged in value from as little as $16.42 up to $50.295. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SGH.US volatility(beta: 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 SMART Global's is 1.0017. This would suggest that SMART Global'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).

SMART Global overview

SMART Global Holdings, Inc. designs and manufactures electronic products focused in memory and computing technology areas. It offers dynamic random access memory (DRAM) modules for desktops, notebooks, and servers; and embedded and removable flash memory products; and flash component products, such as embedded multimedia controllers, and embedded and removal products in USB, CompactFlash and SD/microSD card configurations. The company also provides supply chain services, including procurement, logistics, inventory management, temporary warehousing, programming, kitting, and packaging. In addition, it offers specialty compute and storage system solutions to customers various verticals, including financial services, energy, government, social media, and education end markets; and offers hardware and software products, including solutions based on the Open Compute Project. Further it provides servers, software, integrated turn-key clusters, enterprise-grade storage, and bare metal HPC in hardware or cloud-based solutions through Penguin Computing On-Demand; Open Compute Tundra Extreme Scale products; turn-key storage solutions based upon its Frostbyte storage platform; and rackmount servers and GPU accelerated computing platforms. The company sells its products directly to original equipment manufacturers, enterprise, government and other end customers through direct sales force, e-commerce, customer service representatives, on-site field application engineers, independent sales representatives, distributors, integrators, and resellers.

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