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How to buy Universal Display stock

Learn how to easily invest in Universal Display stock.

Universal Display is a semiconductor equipment & materials business based in the US. Universal Display shares (OLED) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Universal Display employs 409 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $576.9 million.

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Universal Display stock price (NASDAQ: OLED)

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Universal Display shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-09-25.
Latest market close$96.38
52-week range$95.66 - $188.07
50-day moving average $112.90
200-day moving average $134.48
Wall St. target price$151.91
PE ratio 25.3481
Dividend yield $1 (1.18%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.85

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Is it a good time to buy Universal Display stock?

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Universal Display price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $96.38 from 2022-09-29

1 week (2022-09-23) -1.24%
1 month (2022-09-01) -11.50%
3 months (2022-07-01) -5.71%
6 months (2022-03-30) -43.18%
1 year (2021-10-01) -43.92%
2 years (2020-10-01) -47.49%
3 years (2019-10-01) 165.41
5 years (2017-09-29) 128.85

Is Universal Display stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Universal Display's P/E ratio

Universal Display's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 25x. In other words, Universal Display shares trade at around 25x 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.

Universal Display's PEG ratio

Universal Display's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.6474. 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 Universal Display's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Universal Display's EBITDA

Universal Display's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $274 million.

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

Universal Display financials

Revenue TTM $576.9 million
Operating margin TTM 39.83%
Gross profit TTM $429.7 million
Return on assets TTM 10.08%
Return on equity TTM 17.01%
Profit margin 31.8%
Book value $24.40
Market capitalisation $4.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Universal Display share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 28.57% of net profits

Recently Universal Display has paid out, on average, around 28.57% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.18% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Universal Display shareholders could enjoy a 1.18% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Universal Display's case, that would currently equate to about $1 per share.

While Universal Display's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Universal Display may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Universal Display's most recent dividend payout was on 29 September 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 September 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Universal Display share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Universal Display's shares have ranged in value from as little as $95.66 up to $188.0708. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

OLED.US volatility(beta: 1.46)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 Universal Display's is 1.4555. This would suggest that Universal Display's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Universal Display overview

Universal Display Corporation engages in the research, development, and commercialization of organic light emitting diode (OLED) technologies and materials for use in display and solid-state lighting applications. It owns, exclusively licenses, or has sole rights to sublicense approximately 5,500 issued and pending patents worldwide. The company supplies its proprietary UniversalPHOLED materials to display and lighting manufacturers, and others. It is also involved in the research, development, and commercialization of other OLED device and manufacturing technologies, including FOLED that are flexible OLEDs for the fabrication of OLEDs on flexible substrates; OVJP, an organic vapor jet printing technology; thin-film encapsulation technology for the packaging of flexible OLEDs and other thin-film devices, as well as for use as a barrier film for plastic substrates; and UniversalP2OLED, which are printable phosphorescent OLEDs. In addition, the company provides technology development and support services, including third-party collaboration and support to third parties for the commercialization of their OLED products. Further, it provides contract research services in the areas of chemical materials synthesis research, development, and commercialization for non-OLED applications. Universal Display Corporation was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Ewing, New Jersey.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Universal Display is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 8.098% of Universal Display shares are held by insiders and 76.581% by institutions.
How many people work for Universal Display?
Latest data suggests 409 work at Universal Display.
When does the fiscal year end for Universal Display?
Universal Display's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Universal Display based?
Universal Display's address is: 250 Phillips Boulevard, Ewing, NJ, United States, 08618
What is Universal Display's ISIN number?
Universal Display's international securities identification number is: US91347P1057
What is Universal Display's CUSIP number?
Universal Display's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 91347P105

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