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VirnetX Holding Corp is a software-infrastructure business based in the US. VirnetX Holding shares (VHC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. VirnetX Holding employs 20 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$302.7 million.

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  3. Search for VirnetX Holding. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: VHC. 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 VirnetX Holding 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$5.04, 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 VirnetX Holding, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of VirnetX Holding. 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.

VirnetX Holding share price

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VirnetX Holding shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-29.
Latest market closeUSD$5.04
52-week rangeUSD$3.6 - USD$7.79
50-day moving average USD$5.2465
200-day moving average USD$5.4783
Wall St. target priceUSD$2.88
PE ratio 1.3123
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$3.993

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Is it a good time to buy VirnetX Holding stock?

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VirnetX Holding price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $5.04 from 2020-12-31

1 week (2021-01-12) N/A
1 month (2020-12-23) -5.26%
3 months (2020-10-19) N/A
6 months (2020-07-19) N/A
1 year (2020-01-19) N/A
2 years (2019-01-19) N/A
3 years (2018-01-19) N/A
5 years (2016-01-19) N/A

Is VirnetX Holding under- or over-valued?

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

VirnetX Holding's P/E ratio

VirnetX Holding's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 1x. In other words, VirnetX Holding shares trade at around 1x 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.

VirnetX Holding's EBITDA

VirnetX Holding's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$160.8 million.

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

VirnetX Holding financials

Revenue TTM USD$302.7 million
Operating margin TTM 53.12%
Gross profit TTM USD$85,000
Return on assets TTM 75.6%
Return on equity TTM 239.76%
Profit margin 93.64%
Book value $3.247
Market capitalisation USD$372.3 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting VirnetX Holding shares

There are currently 5.6 million VirnetX Holding shares held short by investors – that's known as VirnetX Holding's "short interest". This figure is 3.1% down from 5.8 million last month.

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

VirnetX Holding's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

VirnetX Holding's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of VirnetX Holding shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of VirnetX Holding shares traded daily (recently around 339222.1217601). VirnetX Holding's SIR currently stands at 16.59. In other words for every 100,000 VirnetX Holding shares traded daily on the market, roughly 16590 shares are currently held short.

However VirnetX Holding's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of VirnetX Holding shares, or, against the total number of tradable VirnetX Holding shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case VirnetX Holding's short interest could be expressed as 0.08% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 VirnetX Holding shares in existence, roughly 80 shares are currently held short) or 0.0886% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable VirnetX Holding shares, roughly 89 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against VirnetX Holding.

Find out more about how you can short VirnetX Holding stock.

VirnetX Holding share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 25.19% of net profits

Recently VirnetX Holding has paid out, on average, around 25.19% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), VirnetX Holding shareholders could enjoy a 0% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In VirnetX Holding's case, that would currently equate to about $N/A per share.

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

VirnetX Holding's most recent dividend payout was on 26 May 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 15 May 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have VirnetX Holding's shares ever split?

VirnetX Holding's shares were split on a 1:3 basis on 30 October 2007. 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 VirnetX Holding shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 200% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for VirnetX Holding shares which in turn could have impacted VirnetX Holding's share price.

VirnetX Holding share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, VirnetX Holding's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.6 up to $7.79. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while VirnetX Holding's is 0.368. This would suggest that VirnetX Holding's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

VirnetX Holding overview

VirnetX Holding Corporation, through its subsidiary VirnetX, Inc., operates as an Internet security software and technology company primarily in the United States. The company develops software and technology solutions, including secure domain name registry and GABRIEL Connection Technology that are designed to secure communications over the Internet, as well as enable organizations and individuals to establish communities of secure, registered users, and transmit information between various devices, networks, and operating systems. These secure network communities are designed to support content applications, such as instant messaging, voice over Internet protocol, mobile services, streaming video, file transfer, and remote desktop. It also offers a portfolio of licenses and services, such as VirnetX technology licensing; GABRIEL Connection Technology software development kit, including object libraries, sample code, testing and quality assurance tools, and supporting documentation required for customers to implement the company's technology; secure domain name registrar service; registrar server software; connection server software; relay server software; and secure domain name master registry and connection, and technical support services. In addition, the company provides GABRIEL Collaboration Suite that enables seamless and secure cross-platform communications between users' devices. The company serves domain infrastructure and communication service providers, and system integrators; and enterprise customers, developers, and original equipment manufacturers of chips, servers, smart phones, tablets, e-Readers, laptops, net books, and other devices in the IP-telephony, mobility, fixed-mobile convergence, and unified communications markets. VirnetX Holding Corporation was incorporated in 2005 and is based in Zephyr Cove, Nevada.

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