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How to buy Systemax stock

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Systemax Inc 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 1,430 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$977.3 million.

How to buy shares in Systemax

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

Systemax share price

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Systemax shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-23.
52-week rangeUSD$13.0112 - USD$45.27
50-day moving average USD$40.6009
200-day moving average USD$30.4399
Wall St. target priceUSD$46
PE ratio 27.5654
Dividend yield USD$0.54 (1.22%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.599

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Is it a good time to buy Systemax stock?

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Is Systemax under- or over-valued?

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's P/E ratio

Systemax's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 28x. In other words, Systemax shares trade at around 28x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).

Systemax's PEG ratio

Systemax's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.86. 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 Systemax's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Systemax's EBITDA

Systemax's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$82.8 million.

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

Systemax financials

Revenue TTM USD$977.3 million
Operating margin TTM 8.04%
Gross profit TTM USD$325.7 million
Return on assets TTM 11.66%
Return on equity TTM 35.39%
Profit margin 6.21%
Book value $4.494
Market capitalisation USD$1.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Systemax shares

There are currently 160,439 Systemax shares held short by investors – that's known as Systemax's "short interest". This figure is 83.1% up from 87,612 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 83129.015544041). Systemax's SIR currently stands at 1.93. In other words for every 100,000 Systemax shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1930 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% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Systemax shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0129% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Systemax shares, roughly 13 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: 189.06% of net profits

Recently Systemax has paid out, on average, around 189.06% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.27% 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 1.27% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Systemax's case, that would currently equate to about $0.54 per share.

Systemax'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.

Systemax's most recent dividend payout was on 28 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 17 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Systemax share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Systemax's shares have ranged in value from as little as $13.0112 up to $45.27. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SYX.US volatility(beta: 0.72)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 0.722. 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, 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,, Nexel Paramount, and Interion brand names. The company offers its products to for-profit businesses, educational organizations, and government entities through its relationship marketers, catalog mailings, and e-commerce sites. Systemax Inc. was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Port Washington, New York.

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