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Support.com, Inc is a software-application business based in the US. Support-com shares (SPRT) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Support-com employs 1,231 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$46.6 million.

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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 Support-com. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SPRT. 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 Support-com 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$1.93, 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 Support-com, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Support-com. 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.

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Support-com shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-01.
Latest market close USD$1.93
52-week range USD$0.93 - USD$2.45
50-day moving average USD$2.0566
200-day moving average USD$1.7137
Wall St. target price USD$3
PE ratio 66.1833
Dividend yield N/A (90.91%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.03

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Support-com price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $1.93 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-25) 0.52%
1 month (2020-11-06) -1.53%
3 months (2020-09-04) 2.12%
6 months (2020-06-05) 54.40%
1 year (2019-12-05) 1.58%
2 years (2018-12-04) -27.44%
3 years (2017-12-05) -22.49%
5 years (2015-12-04) 75.45%

Is Support-com under- or over-valued?

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

Support-com's P/E ratio

Support-com's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 66x. In other words, Support-com shares trade at around 66x 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.

Support-com's EBITDA

Support-com's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$343,000.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Support-com's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Support-com financials

Revenue TTM USD$46.6 million
Operating margin TTM 0.12%
Gross profit TTM USD$16.5 million
Return on assets TTM 0.07%
Return on equity TTM 1.36%
Profit margin 1.25%
Book value $1.753
Market capitalisation USD$38.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Support-com shares

There are currently 41,006 Support-com shares held short by investors – that's known as Support-com's "short interest". This figure is 29.4% down from 58,054 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Support-com shares can be evaluated.

Support-com's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Support-com's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Support-com shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Support-com shares traded daily (recently around 170858.33333333). Support-com's SIR currently stands at 0.24. In other words for every 100,000 Support-com shares traded daily on the market, roughly 240 shares are currently held short.

However Support-com's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Support-com shares, or, against the total number of tradable Support-com shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Support-com's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Support-com shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0025% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Support-com shares, roughly 3 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 Support-com.

Find out more about how you can short Support-com stock.

Support-com share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 3311.26% of net profits

Recently Support-com has paid out, on average, around 3311.26% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 90.91% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Support-com shareholders could enjoy a 90.91% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Support-com's case, that would currently equate to about $N/A per share.

Support-com's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Support-com's most recent dividend payout was on 26 December 2019. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 27 December 2019 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Support-com's shares ever split?

Support-com's shares were split on a 1:3 basis on 20 January 2017. So if you had owned 3 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 Support-com shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 200% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Support-com shares which in turn could have impacted Support-com's share price.

Support-com share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Support-com's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.93 up to $2.45. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SPRT.US volatility(beta: 0.57)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 Support-com's is 0.571. This would suggest that Support-com's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Support-com overview

Support.com, Inc. provides customer support services, end user software, and cloud-based software primarily in the United States. The company offers turnkey and outsourced support services for service providers, retailers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), warranty providers, Internet of Things solution providers, and other technology companies. Its customer support services programs include pre-purchased concierge advice, device set-up and troubleshooting, inter-operability problem resolution, and virus and malware removal, wireless network set-up, and home security and automation system onboarding and support designed for consumer, and small and medium business markets. The company also provides Support.com Cloud, a software-as-a-service solution for companies to optimize support interactions with their customers using their own or third party support personnel, as well as enables companies to resolve complex technology issues for their customers, provide ease of use for customer self-service, and enhance the customer experience. In addition, it offers end-user software products, including SUPERAntiSpyware for malware protection and removal. The company provides its technology support services through partners. Support.com, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware.

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