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How to buy Systemax stock

Learn how to easily invest in Systemax stock.

Systemax is an industrial distribution business based in the US. Systemax shares (SYX) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Systemax employs 1,480 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.1 billion.

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Systemax stock price (NYSE: SYX)

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Systemax shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-17.
Latest market close$34.71
52-week range$17.33 - $45.74
50-day moving average $35.23
200-day moving average $38.29
Wall St. target price$44.00
PE ratio 17.8952
Dividend yield $0.58 (1.7%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.92

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Is it a good time to buy Systemax stock?

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Systemax price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $34.71 from 2021-06-08

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Is Systemax stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Systemax financials

Revenue TTM $1.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 7.49%
Gross profit TTM $356.9 million
Return on assets TTM 13.08%
Return on equity TTM 4805.96%
Profit margin 6.88%
Book value $3.11
Market Capitalization $1.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Systemax shares

There are currently 221,238 Systemax shares held short by investors – that's known as Systemax's "short interest". This figure is 2.2% down from 226,317 last month.

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

Systemax's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Systemax's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Systemax shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Systemax shares traded daily (recently around 73257.61589404). Systemax's SIR currently stands at 3.02. In other words for every 100,000 Systemax shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3020 shares are currently held short.

However Systemax's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Systemax shares, or, against the total number of tradable Systemax shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Systemax's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Systemax shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0139% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Systemax shares, roughly 14 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 Systemax.

Find out more about how you can short Systemax stock.

Systemax share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 1.31% of net profits

Recently Systemax has paid out, on average, around 1.31% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.87% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Systemax shareholders could enjoy a 1.87% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Systemax's case, that would currently equate to about $0.58 per share.

While Systemax's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Systemax is investing more in its future growth.

Systemax's most recent dividend payout was on 24 May 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Systemax share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Systemax's shares have ranged in value from as little as $17.3293 up to $45.7445. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SYX.US volatility(beta: 0.78)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 Systemax's is 0.7766. This would suggest that Systemax's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Systemax overview

Systemax Inc. , through its subsidiaries, operates as a direct marketer of brand name and private label industrial and business equipment and supplies in North America. It sells a range of maintenance, repair, and operation products, including storage and shelving, material handling, janitorial and maintenance products, furniture and office products, workbenches and shop desks, HVAC/R and fans, safety and security products, outdoor and grounds maintenance products, tools and instruments, and office and school supplies. The company also sells plumbing products and pumps, packaging products and supplies, electrical and lighting products, food service products and appliances, raw materials and building supplies, motors and power transmission products, pneumatics and hydraulics, medical and laboratory equipment, metalworking and cutting tools, vehicle maintenance products, and fasteners and hardware. It offers its products under the Global, GlobalIndustrial. com, Nexel Paramount, and Interion brand names. The company offers its products to businesses, educational organizations, and government entities through relationship marketers, catalogs, and e-commerce sites.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Systemax is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 54.749% of Systemax shares are held by insiders and 30.232% by institutions.
How many people work for Systemax?
Latest data suggests 1,480 work at Systemax.
When does the fiscal year end for Systemax?
Systemax's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Systemax based?
Systemax's address is: 11 Harbor Park Drive, Port Washington, NY, United States, 11050
What is Systemax's ISIN number?
Systemax's international securities identification number is: US8718511012
What is Systemax's CUSIP number?
Systemax's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 379321102

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