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Unifi, Inc is a textile manufacturing business based in the US. Unifi shares (UFI) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Unifi employs 2,560 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$606.5 million.

How to buy shares in Unifi

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  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 Unifi. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: UFI. 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 Unifi 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$13.44, 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 Unifi, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Unifi. 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.

How has coronavirus impacted Unifi's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Unifi's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$13.44, which is 43.43% down on its pre-crash value of USD$23.76 and 79.68% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$7.48.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Unifi shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$404.22 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$615.96.

Unifi share price

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Unifi shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-14.
Latest market closeUSD$13.44
52-week rangeUSD$7.48 - USD$27.85
50-day moving average USD$12.8894
200-day moving average USD$12.2696
Wall St. target priceUSD$17
PE ratio 102.6316
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.23

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Is it a good time to buy Unifi stock?

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Unifi price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $13.44 from 2020-10-16

1 week (2020-10-23) 1.05%
1 month (2020-10-01) 1.28%
3 months (2020-07-30) 8.47%
6 months (2020-04-30) 29.86%
1 year (2019-10-30) -51.00%
2 years (2018-10-30) -42.64%
3 years (2017-10-30) -64.42%
5 years (2015-10-30) -56.06%

Is Unifi under- or over-valued?

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

Unifi's P/E ratio

Unifi's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 103x. In other words, Unifi shares trade at around 103x 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.

Unifi's PEG ratio

Unifi's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.16. 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 Unifi's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Unifi's EBITDA

Unifi's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$16.9 million.

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

Unifi financials

Revenue TTM USD$606.5 million
Gross profit TTM USD$39 million
Return on assets TTM -0.76%
Return on equity TTM -16.15%
Profit margin -9.44%
Book value $17.139
Market capitalisation USD$250.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Unifi shares

There are currently 235,274 Unifi shares held short by investors – that's known as Unifi's "short interest". This figure is 10.8% up from 212,324 last month.

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

Unifi's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Unifi's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Unifi shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Unifi shares traded daily (recently around 104566.22222222). Unifi's SIR currently stands at 2.25. In other words for every 100,000 Unifi shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2250 shares are currently held short.

However Unifi's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Unifi shares, or, against the total number of tradable Unifi shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Unifi's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Unifi shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.021% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Unifi shares, roughly 21 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 Unifi.

Find out more about how you can short Unifi stock.

Unifi share dividends

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

Have Unifi's shares ever split?

Unifi's shares were split on a 1:3 basis on 4 November 2010. 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 Unifi shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 200% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Unifi shares which in turn could have impacted Unifi's share price.

Unifi share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Unifi's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.48 up to $27.85. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

UFI.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 Unifi's is 1.0298. This would suggest that Unifi'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).

Unifi overview

Unifi, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of recycled and synthetic products made from polyester and nylon in the United States, Brazil, China, and internationally. It operates in four segments: Polyester, Nylon, Brazil, and Asia. The Polyester segment offers partially oriented, textured, solution and package dyed, twisted, beamed, and draw wound yarns; and pre-consumer and post-consumer waste products, including plastic bottle flakes and polyester polymer beads to other yarn manufacturers, and knitters and weavers that produce yarn and/or fabric for the apparel, hosiery, home furnishings, automotive, industrial, and other end-use markets. The Nylon segment provides virgin or recycled textured, solution dyed, and spandex covered yarns to knitters and weavers that produce fabric primarily for the apparel, hosiery, medical markets. The Brazil segment manufactures and sells polyester-based products to knitters and weavers that produce fabric for the apparel, home furnishings, automotive, industrial, and other end-use markets principally in South America. The Asia segment primarily sells polyester-based products to knitters and weavers that produce fabric for the apparel, home furnishings, automotive, industrial, and other end-use markets principally in Asia. The company sells its products through sales force and independent sales agents under the REPREVE and PROFIBER brands. Unifi, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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