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Smith Micro Software, Inc is a software-application business based in the US. Smith Micro Software shares (SMSI) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Smith Micro Software employs 198 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$51.2 million.

How to buy shares in Smith Micro Software

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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 Smith Micro Software. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SMSI. 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 Smith Micro Software 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$5.53, 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 Smith Micro Software, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Smith Micro Software. 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.

Smith Micro Software share price

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Smith Micro Software shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-01.
Latest market closeUSD$5.53
52-week rangeUSD$3.28 - USD$7.15
50-day moving average USD$4.4746
200-day moving average USD$4.1922
Wall St. target priceUSD$7.25
PE ratio 32.2156
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.167

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Is it a good time to buy Smith Micro Software stock?

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Smith Micro Software price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $5.53 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-12) N/A
1 month (2020-12-23) 3.36%
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 Smith Micro Software under- or over-valued?

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

Smith Micro Software's P/E ratio

Smith Micro Software's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 32x. In other words, Smith Micro Software shares trade at around 32x 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.

Smith Micro Software's EBITDA

Smith Micro Software's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$10.2 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Smith Micro Software's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Smith Micro Software financials

Revenue TTM USD$51.2 million
Operating margin TTM 14.12%
Gross profit TTM USD$39.4 million
Return on assets TTM 7.05%
Return on equity TTM 14.17%
Profit margin 14.18%
Book value $1.396
Market capitalisation USD$222.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Smith Micro Software shares

There are currently 1.2 million Smith Micro Software shares held short by investors – that's known as Smith Micro Software's "short interest". This figure is 5.4% down from 1.3 million last month.

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

Smith Micro Software's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Smith Micro Software's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Smith Micro Software shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Smith Micro Software shares traded daily (recently around 504872.46963563). Smith Micro Software's SIR currently stands at 2.47. In other words for every 100,000 Smith Micro Software shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2470 shares are currently held short.

However Smith Micro Software's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Smith Micro Software shares, or, against the total number of tradable Smith Micro Software shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Smith Micro Software's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Smith Micro Software shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0357% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Smith Micro Software shares, roughly 36 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 Smith Micro Software.

Find out more about how you can short Smith Micro Software stock.

Smith Micro Software share dividends

We're not expecting Smith Micro Software to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Smith Micro Software's shares ever split?

Smith Micro Software's shares were split on a 1:4 basis on 17 August 2016. So if you had owned 4 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 Smith Micro Software shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 300% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Smith Micro Software shares which in turn could have impacted Smith Micro Software's share price.

Smith Micro Software share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Smith Micro Software's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.28 up to $7.15. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SMSI.US volatility(beta: 0.73)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 Smith Micro Software's is 0.726. This would suggest that Smith Micro Software's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Smith Micro Software overview

Smith Micro Software, Inc. develops and sells software to enhance the mobile experience to wireless and cable service providers worldwide. The company provides SafePath Family, a platform that provides family real time location, protection, and parental control services; and SafePath Internet of Things, a platform that enables mobile service providers to deliver a connected digital life experience through child and elderly wearable locators, pet trackers, car trackers, and connected home security devices. It also offers SafePath Home, a cloud managed platform that extends to connected devices in the home through a router agent that integrates with 5G modems and broadband routers to enable parental controls and remote monitoring; and CommSuite that allows users to manage voice messages, as well as voice-to-text transcription messaging. In addition, the company provides ViewSpot, a retail display management platform that provides on-screen and interactive demos to wireless carriers and retailers, as well as offers analytical capabilities; and technical support and customer services. Smith Micro Software, Inc. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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