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How to buy SMTC Corporation stock | $4.89

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SMTC Corporation is an electronic components business based in the US. SMTC Corporation shares (SMTX) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. SMTC Corporation employs 2,616 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$375.3 million.

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  3. Search for SMTC Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SMTX. 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 SMTC Corporation 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$4.89, 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 SMTC Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of SMTC Corporation. 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.

SMTC Corporation share price

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SMTC Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-31.
Latest market closeUSD$4.89
52-week rangeUSD$1.32 - USD$5.05
50-day moving average USD$4.5574
200-day moving average USD$3.6681
Wall St. target priceUSD$7
PE ratio 35.942
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.138

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Is it a good time to buy SMTC Corporation stock?

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SMTC Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $4.89 from 2020-12-18

1 week (2021-01-13) N/A
1 month (2020-12-24) 2.09%
3 months (2020-10-20) N/A
6 months (2020-07-20) N/A
1 year (2020-01-20) N/A
2 years (2019-01-20) N/A
3 years (2018-01-20) N/A
5 years (2016-01-20) N/A

Is SMTC Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

SMTC Corporation's P/E ratio

SMTC Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 36x. In other words, SMTC Corporation shares trade at around 36x 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.

SMTC Corporation's EBITDA

SMTC Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$27.4 million.

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

SMTC Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$375.3 million
Operating margin TTM 4.42%
Gross profit TTM USD$37 million
Return on assets TTM 4.67%
Return on equity TTM 9.4%
Profit margin 1.06%
Book value $1.579
Market capitalisation USD$139.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting SMTC Corporation shares

There are currently 16,715 SMTC Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as SMTC Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 41.5% down from 28,596 last month.

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

SMTC Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

SMTC Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of SMTC Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of SMTC Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 119392.85714286). SMTC Corporation's SIR currently stands at 0.14. In other words for every 100,000 SMTC Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 140 shares are currently held short.

However SMTC Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of SMTC Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable SMTC Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case SMTC Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 SMTC Corporation shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0008% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable SMTC Corporation shares, roughly 1 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 SMTC Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short SMTC Corporation stock.

SMTC Corporation share dividends

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

Have SMTC Corporation's shares ever split?

SMTC Corporation's shares were split on a 1:5 basis on 4 October 2004. So if you had owned 5 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 SMTC Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 400% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for SMTC Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted SMTC Corporation's share price.

SMTC Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, SMTC Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.32 up to $5.05. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SMTX.US volatility(beta: 1.56)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 SMTC Corporation's is 1.5638. This would suggest that SMTC Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

SMTC Corporation overview

SMTC Corporation provides electronics manufacturing services in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The company offers end-to-end electronics manufacturing services, including product design and engineering; printed circuit board assembly; production, enclosure, cable assembly, and precision metal fabrication; systems integration and testing; and configuration to order, build to order, and direct order fulfillment services. It provides integrated contract manufacturing services to original equipment manufacturer, technology companies, and governmental entities primarily in the test and measurement, retail and payment systems, telecom, networking and communications, medical and safety, industrial, power and clean technology, semiconductor, avionics, defense, and aerospace market sectors. SMTC Corporation was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Markham, Canada.

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