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How to buy Super Micro Computer stock | $30.34

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Super Micro Computer, Inc is a computer hardware business based in the US. Super Micro Computer shares (SMCI) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Super Micro Computer employs 3,987 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$3.3 billion.

How to buy shares in Super Micro Computer

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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 Super Micro Computer. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SMCI. 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 Super Micro Computer 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$30.34, 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 Super Micro Computer, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Super Micro Computer. 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.

Super Micro Computer share price

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Super Micro Computer shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-03.
Latest market closeUSD$30.34
52-week rangeUSD$15.76 - USD$33.3
50-day moving average USD$27.2951
200-day moving average USD$27.5158
Wall St. target priceUSD$37.5
PE ratio 18.3849
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.585

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Is it a good time to buy Super Micro Computer stock?

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Super Micro Computer price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $30.34 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-08) -4.83%
1 month (2020-12-15) 1.47%
3 months (2020-10-15) 9.69%
6 months (2020-07-15) 8.90%
1 year (2020-01-15) 9.53%
2 years (2019-01-15) 100.93%
3 years (2018-01-15) N/A
5 years (2016-01-15) 24.19%

Is Super Micro Computer under- or over-valued?

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

Super Micro Computer's P/E ratio

Super Micro Computer's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 18x. In other words, Super Micro Computer shares trade at around 18x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Super Micro Computer's PEG ratio

Super Micro Computer's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.76. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Super Micro Computer's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Super Micro Computer's EBITDA

Super Micro Computer's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$129.9 million.

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

Super Micro Computer financials

Revenue TTM USD$3.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 3.05%
Gross profit TTM USD$526.2 million
Return on assets TTM 3.58%
Return on equity TTM 8.27%
Profit margin 2.56%
Book value $20.72
Market capitalisation USD$1.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Super Micro Computer shares

There are currently 1.4 million Super Micro Computer shares held short by investors – that's known as Super Micro Computer's "short interest". This figure is 34.9% down from 2.2 million last month.

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

Super Micro Computer's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Super Micro Computer's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Super Micro Computer shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Super Micro Computer shares traded daily (recently around 321794.17040359). Super Micro Computer's SIR currently stands at 4.46. In other words for every 100,000 Super Micro Computer shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4460 shares are currently held short.

However Super Micro Computer's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Super Micro Computer shares, or, against the total number of tradable Super Micro Computer shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Super Micro Computer's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Super Micro Computer shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0323% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Super Micro Computer shares, roughly 32 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 Super Micro Computer.

Find out more about how you can short Super Micro Computer stock.

Super Micro Computer share dividends

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

Super Micro Computer share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Super Micro Computer's shares have ranged in value from as little as $15.76 up to $33.3. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SMCI.US volatility(beta: 1.16)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 Super Micro Computer's is 1.1618. This would suggest that Super Micro Computer'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).

Super Micro Computer overview

Super Micro Computer, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops and manufactures high-performance server and storage solutions based on modular and open architecture. Its solutions range from complete server, storage, modular blade servers, blades, workstations, full racks, networking devices, server management software, and server sub-systems, as well as support and services. The company also provides a range of application-optimized server solutions, including rackmount and blade servers, storage systems, and subsystems and accessories; and server software management solutions, such as Server Management Suite, including Supermicro Server Manager, Supermicro Power Management software, Supermicro Update Manager, and SuperDoctor 5. In addition, it offers server subsystems and accessories comprising server boards, chassis, power supplies, and other accessories. Further, the company provides server and storage system integration, configuration, and software upgrade and update services; and technical documentation services, as well as identifies service requirements, creates and executes project plans, and conducts verification testing and training services. Additionally, it offers help desk and on-site product support services for its server and storage systems; and customer support services, including ongoing maintenance and technical support for its products. The company provides its products to enterprise data centers, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and 5G and edge computing markets. It sells its products through direct sales force, distributors, value-added resellers, system integrators, and original equipment manufacturers. The company has operations primarily in the United States, Europe, Asia, and internationally. Super Micro Computer, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

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