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SmileDirectClub, Inc is a medical devices business based in the US. SmileDirectClub shares (SDC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. SmileDirectClub employs 6,300 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$631 million.

How to buy shares in SmileDirectClub

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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 SmileDirectClub. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SDC. 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 SmileDirectClub 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$11.92, 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 SmileDirectClub, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of SmileDirectClub. 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.

How has coronavirus impacted SmileDirectClub's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, SmileDirectClub's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$11.92, which is 0.79% down on its pre-crash value of USD$12.015 and 222.16% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$3.7.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of SmileDirectClub shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$313.42 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$913.43.

SmileDirectClub share price

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SmileDirectClub shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market closeUSD$11.92
52-week rangeUSD$3.64 - USD$15.54
50-day moving average USD$11.2137
200-day moving average USD$8.4237
Wall St. target priceUSD$11.08
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-1064.785

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Is it a good time to buy SmileDirectClub stock?

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SmileDirectClub price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $11.92 from 2020-10-16

1 week (2020-10-16) 11.92
1 month (2020-09-25) 5.86%
3 months (2020-07-24) 41.23%
6 months (2020-04-24) 125.76%
1 year (2019-10-25) 4.75%
2 years (2018-10-22) N/A
3 years (2017-10-22) N/A
5 years (2015-10-22) N/A

SmileDirectClub financials

Revenue TTM USD$631 million
Gross profit TTM USD$528.1 million
Return on assets TTM -55.17%
Return on equity TTM -276.38%
Profit margin -18.65%
Book value $3.439
Market capitalisation USD$4.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting SmileDirectClub shares

There are currently 23.6 million SmileDirectClub shares held short by investors – that's known as SmileDirectClub's "short interest". This figure is 11.6% down from 26.7 million last month.

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

SmileDirectClub's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

SmileDirectClub's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of SmileDirectClub shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of SmileDirectClub shares traded daily (recently around 8.1 million). SmileDirectClub's SIR currently stands at 2.92. In other words for every 100,000 SmileDirectClub shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2920 shares are currently held short.

However SmileDirectClub's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of SmileDirectClub shares, or, against the total number of tradable SmileDirectClub shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case SmileDirectClub's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 SmileDirectClub shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.2828% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable SmileDirectClub shares, roughly 283 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 SmileDirectClub.

Find out more about how you can short SmileDirectClub stock.

SmileDirectClub share dividends

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

SmileDirectClub overview

SmileDirectClub, Inc. operates a teledentistry platform that provides member's with a customized clear aligner therapy treatment in the United States and internationally. The company manages the end-to-end process, which include marketing, aligner manufacturing, fulfillment, treatment by a doctor, and monitoring through completion of their treatment proprietary with a network of 250 state licensed orthodontists and general dentists through its teledentistry platform, SmileCheck. It offers aligners, impression kits, whitening gels, and retainers. The company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.

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