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Smart Sand, Inc is an oil & gas equipment & services business based in the US. Smart Sand shares (SND) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Smart Sand employs 285 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$144.7 million.

How to buy shares in Smart Sand

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Smart Sand. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SND. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Smart Sand reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$1.97, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Smart Sand, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Smart Sand. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Smart Sand share price

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Smart Sand shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-04.
Latest market closeUSD$1.97
52-week rangeUSD$0.5501 - USD$2.68
50-day moving average USD$1.5377
200-day moving average USD$1.3082
Wall St. target priceUSD$2.13
PE ratio 1.8322
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.067

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Smart Sand price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $1.97 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-12) N/A
1 month (2020-12-23) 6.49%
3 months (2020-10-19) N/A
6 months (2020-07-19) N/A
1 year (2020-01-19) N/A
2 years (2019-01-19) N/A
3 years (2018-01-19) N/A
5 years (2016-01-19) N/A

Is Smart Sand under- or over-valued?

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

Smart Sand's P/E ratio

Smart Sand's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 2x. In other words, Smart Sand shares trade at around 2x 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.

Smart Sand's PEG ratio

Smart Sand's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.15. 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 Sand'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 Sand's EBITDA

Smart Sand's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$42.7 million.

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

Smart Sand financials

Revenue TTM USD$144.7 million
Operating margin TTM 13.18%
Gross profit TTM USD$81.1 million
Return on assets TTM 2.95%
Return on equity TTM 16.26%
Profit margin 29.88%
Book value $7.043
Market capitalisation USD$80.7 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Smart Sand shares

There are currently 2.7 million Smart Sand shares held short by investors – that's known as Smart Sand's "short interest". This figure is 4.1% down from 2.8 million last month.

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

Smart Sand's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Smart Sand's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Smart Sand shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Smart Sand shares traded daily (recently around 472326.85512367). Smart Sand's SIR currently stands at 5.66. In other words for every 100,000 Smart Sand shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5660 shares are currently held short.

However Smart Sand's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Smart Sand shares, or, against the total number of tradable Smart Sand shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Smart Sand's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Smart Sand shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.132% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Smart Sand shares, roughly 132 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 Sand.

Find out more about how you can short Smart Sand stock.

Smart Sand share dividends

We're not expecting Smart Sand to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Smart Sand's shares ever split?

Smart Sand's shares were split on a 1:2 basis on 2 September 2011. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Smart Sand shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 100% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Smart Sand shares which in turn could have impacted Smart Sand's share price.

Smart Sand share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Smart Sand's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.5501 up to $2.68. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SND.US volatility(beta: 2.12)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 Sand's is 2.1178. This would suggest that Smart Sand's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Smart Sand overview

Smart Sand, Inc., integrated frac sand supply and services company, engages in the excavation, processing, and sale of sands or proppant for use in hydraulic fracturing operations in the oil and gas industry in the United States. It also operates SmartSystems, a wellsite proppant storage solution; and offers logistics services. The company sells its products primarily to oil and natural gas exploration and production companies, and oilfield service companies. As of February 26, 2020, it had approximately 316 million tons of proven recoverable sand reserves. The company was incorporated in 2011 and is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas.

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