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How to buy Socket Mobile stock

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Socket Mobile, Inc is a computer hardware business based in the US. Socket Mobile shares (SCKT) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Socket Mobile employs 48 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Socket Mobile share price

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Socket Mobile shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-23.
52-week range$0.95 - $18.62
50-day moving average $8.16
200-day moving average $4.73
Wall St. target price$6.00
PE ratio 63.9356
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.03

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Is Socket Mobile under- or over-valued?

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

Socket Mobile's P/E ratio

Socket Mobile's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 64x. In other words, Socket Mobile shares trade at around 64x 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.

Socket Mobile's EBITDA

Socket Mobile's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $629,757.

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

Socket Mobile financials

Revenue TTM $15.7 million
Operating margin TTM 0.49%
Gross profit TTM $8.3 million
Return on assets TTM 0.28%
Return on equity TTM -27.49%
Profit margin -20.88%
Book value $1.74
Market capitalisation $43.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Socket Mobile shares

There are currently 237,451 Socket Mobile shares held short by investors – that's known as Socket Mobile's "short interest". This figure is 20.3% down from 298,040 last month.

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

Socket Mobile's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Socket Mobile's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Socket Mobile shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Socket Mobile shares traded daily (recently around 791503.33333333). Socket Mobile's SIR currently stands at 0.3. In other words for every 100,000 Socket Mobile shares traded daily on the market, roughly 300 shares are currently held short.

However Socket Mobile's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Socket Mobile shares, or, against the total number of tradable Socket Mobile shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Socket Mobile's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Socket Mobile shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0428% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Socket Mobile shares, roughly 43 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 Socket Mobile.

Find out more about how you can short Socket Mobile stock.

Socket Mobile share dividends

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

Have Socket Mobile's shares ever split?

Socket Mobile's shares were split on a 1:10 basis on 23 October 2008. So if you had owned 10 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 Socket Mobile shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Socket Mobile shares which in turn could have impacted Socket Mobile's share price.

Socket Mobile share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Socket Mobile's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.95 up to $18.62. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SCKT.US volatility(beta: 0.83)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 Socket Mobile's is 0.8323. This would suggest that Socket Mobile's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Socket Mobile overview

Socket Mobile, Inc. produces data capture products for mobile applications used in business mobility markets in the United States, Europe, Asia, and internationally. The company's products are incorporated into mobile applications used in point of sale, enterprise mobility, asset tracking, manufacturing process and quality control, transportation and logistics, event management, medical, and education. It provides cordless data capture devices that connect over Bluetooth and work with applications running on smartphones, mobile computers, and tablets; and software developer kits to application developers to enable them to provide their users with its advanced barcode scanning features. The company's cordless data capture devices include DuraScan 700 series linear barcode scanners; D730 laser barcode scanner; D740, D745, D750, D755, and D760 universal barcode scanners that reads all common 1D, stacked, 2D, and postal codes; SocketScan 800 series barcode scanners, which include S700, S730, and S740 barcode scanners; and SocketScan 800 series cordless barcode scanners, including S800, a 1D linear imaging scanner, and S840 and S860 2D scanner that are attachable to smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. It also provides D600 contactless RFID/ Near Field Communications reader writer that can read and write various types of electronic SmartTags or transfer data with near field communication; and S550, a contactless membership card reader/writer. In addition, the company offers SocketCare services program, which provides extended warranty and accidental breakage coverage for various products.

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