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XPEL, Inc is an auto parts business based in the US. XPEL shares (XPEL) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. XPEL employs 230 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$149.8 million.

How to buy shares in XPEL

  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 XPEL. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: XPEL. 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 XPEL 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$36.94, 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 XPEL, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of XPEL. 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 XPEL's share price?

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

Its last market close was USD$36.94, which is 60.72% up on its pre-crash value of USD$14.51 and 392.53% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$7.5.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of XPEL shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$488.11 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$2,089.33.

XPEL share price

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XPEL shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-26.
Latest market close USD$36.94
52-week range USD$7.5 - USD$38.96
50-day moving average USD$29.8403
200-day moving average USD$22.2223
Wall St. target price USD$36.5
PE ratio 57.918
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.404

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Is it a good time to buy XPEL stock?

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XPEL price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $36.94 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-19) N/A
1 month (2020-10-30) 49.07%
3 months (2020-08-26) N/A
6 months (2020-05-26) N/A
1 year (2019-11-26) N/A
2 years (2018-11-26) N/A
3 years (2017-11-26) N/A
5 years (2015-11-26) N/A

Is XPEL under- or over-valued?

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

XPEL's P/E ratio

XPEL's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 58x. In other words, XPEL shares trade at around 58x 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.


XPEL's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$23.1 million.

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

XPEL financials

Revenue TTM USD$149.8 million
Operating margin TTM 14.07%
Gross profit TTM USD$43.5 million
Return on assets TTM 21.32%
Return on equity TTM 43.96%
Profit margin 11.22%
Book value $1.095
Market capitalisation USD$1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting XPEL shares

There are currently 951,749 XPEL shares held short by investors – that's known as XPEL's "short interest". This figure is 13.4% up from 839,384 last month.

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

XPEL's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

XPEL's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of XPEL shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of XPEL shares traded daily (recently around 251121.10817942). XPEL's SIR currently stands at 3.79. In other words for every 100,000 XPEL shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3790 shares are currently held short.

However XPEL's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of XPEL shares, or, against the total number of tradable XPEL shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case XPEL's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 XPEL shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0576% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable XPEL shares, roughly 58 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 XPEL.

Find out more about how you can short XPEL stock.

XPEL share dividends

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

XPEL share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, XPEL's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.5 up to $38.96. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

XPEL.US volatility(beta: 1.3)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 XPEL's is 1.3005. This would suggest that XPEL's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

XPEL overview

XPEL, Inc. manufactures, sells, distributes, and installs after-market automotive products in the United States, China, Canada, Continental Europe, the United Kingdom, Asia Pacific, Latin America, the Middle East/Africa, and internationally. The company offers automotive surface and paint protection, headlight protection, and automotive and architectural window films, as well as proprietary software. It also provides merchandise and apparel, aftercare products, and ceramic coatings. In addition, the company offers paint protection kits, car wash products, after-care products, and installation tools through its website. It sells its products to independent installers and new car dealerships, third party distributors, owned installation centers, and franchisees and online. XPEL, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.

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