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How to buy SolarWinds Corporation stock

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SolarWinds Corporation is a software-infrastructure business based in the US. SolarWinds Corporation shares (SWI) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in SolarWinds Corporation

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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 SolarWinds Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SWI. 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 SolarWinds 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. 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 SolarWinds Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of SolarWinds 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.

SolarWinds Corporation share price

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SolarWinds Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$11.5 - USD$24.34
50-day moving average USD$16.2918
200-day moving average USD$19.2338
Wall St. target priceUSD$17.82
PE ratio 32.32
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.5

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Is it a good time to buy SolarWinds Corporation stock?

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Is SolarWinds Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

SolarWinds Corporation's P/E ratio

SolarWinds 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 32x. In other words, SolarWinds Corporation 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.

SolarWinds Corporation's EBITDA

SolarWinds Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$224.4 million.

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

SolarWinds Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$1 billion
Operating margin TTM 12.55%
Gross profit TTM USD$926 million
Return on assets TTM 1.45%
Return on equity TTM 5.6%
Profit margin 15.55%
Book value $9.618
Market capitalisation USD$5.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting SolarWinds Corporation shares

There are currently 5.9 million SolarWinds Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as SolarWinds Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 22% down from 7.5 million last month.

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

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

SolarWinds Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of SolarWinds Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of SolarWinds Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 1.9 million). SolarWinds Corporation's SIR currently stands at 3.08. In other words for every 100,000 SolarWinds Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3080 shares are currently held short.

However SolarWinds Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of SolarWinds Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable SolarWinds Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case SolarWinds Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 SolarWinds Corporation shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0806% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable SolarWinds Corporation shares, roughly 81 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 SolarWinds Corporation.

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

SolarWinds Corporation share dividends

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

SolarWinds Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, SolarWinds Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $11.5 up to $24.34. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SWI.US volatility(beta: 1.03)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while SolarWinds Corporation's is 1.0262. This would suggest that SolarWinds Corporation's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

SolarWinds Corporation overview

SolarWinds Corporation provides information technology (IT) infrastructure management software products in the United States and internationally. It offers products to monitor and manage network, system, desktop, application, storage, and database and website infrastructures, whether on-premise, in the public or private cloud, or in a hybrid IT infrastructure. The company provides a suite of network management software that provides real-time visibility into network utilization and bandwidth, as well as the ability to detect, diagnose, and resolve network performance problems; and a suite of infrastructure management products, which monitor and analyze the performance of applications and their supporting infrastructure. It offers suite of application performance management software that enable visibility into log data, cloud infrastructure metrics, applications, tracing, and Web performance management; and AppOptics, which integrates application performance, server infrastructure monitoring, and custom metrics into one unified cloud-based solution, as well as provides service management software. In addition, the company provides IT service management solutions to enable managed service providers (MSPs) to deliver outsourced IT services and manage their own businesses. Its remote monitoring and management software, which monitors desktops, laptops, servers, and mobile devices across operating systems and platforms. Further, it offers an email protection and archiving platform on a standalone basis that protects businesses from phishing, malware, and other email-borne threats. The company markets and sells its products directly to network and systems engineers, database administrators, storage administrators, DevOps professionals, and managed service providers. The company was formerly known as SolarWinds Parent, Inc. and changed its name to SolarWinds Corporation in May 2018. SolarWinds Corporation was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

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