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How to buy Applied Materials (AMAT) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in Applied Materials stocks.

Applied Materials is a semiconductor equipment & materials business based in the US. Applied Materials stocks (AMAT.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $157.98 – a decrease of 3.64% over the previous week. Applied Materials employs 28,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $24.2 billion.

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Applied Materials stock price (NASDAQ:AMAT)

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Applied Materials shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-05-16.
Latest market close$106.46
52-week range$102.99 - $166.76
50-day moving average $120.81
200-day moving average $136.01
Wall St. target price$166.45
PE ratio 15.3893
Dividend yield $0.96 (0.88%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $7.18

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Is it a good time to buy Applied Materials stock?

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Applied Materials price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $106.46 from 2022-05-20

1 week (2022-05-16) -3.64%
1 month (2022-04-20) -9.70%
3 months (2022-02-23) -16.74%
6 months (2021-11-23) -28.51%
1 year (2021-05-21) -17.25%
2 years (2020-05-22) 95.73%
3 years (2019-05-23) 166.55%
5 years (2017-05-23) 137.05%

Is Applied Materials under- or over-valued?

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

Applied Materials's P/E ratio

Applied Materials's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 15x. In other words, Applied Materials shares trade at around 15x 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.

Applied Materials's PEG ratio

Applied Materials's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.5625. 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 Applied Materials's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Applied Materials's EBITDA

Applied Materials's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $8.2 billion.

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

Applied Materials financials

Revenue TTM $24.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 32.11%
Gross profit TTM $10.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 19.91%
Return on equity TTM 56.07%
Profit margin 27.1%
Book value $13.46
Market capitalisation $97.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Applied Materials's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Applied Materials.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Applied Materials's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 12.25

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Applied Materials's overall score of 12.25 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Applied Materials is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Applied Materials's environmental score

Environmental score: 3.83/100

Applied Materials's social score

Social score: 2.92/100

Applied Materials's governance score

Governance score: 5.01/100

Applied Materials share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 13.32% of net profits

Recently Applied Materials has paid out, on average, around 13.32% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.88% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Applied Materials shareholders could enjoy a 0.88% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Applied Materials's case, that would currently equate to about $0.96 per share.

While Applied Materials's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Applied Materials is investing more in its future growth.

Applied Materials's most recent dividend payout was on 16 June 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 25 May 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Applied Materials's shares ever split?

Applied Materials's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 17 April 2002. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Applied Materials shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Applied Materials shares which in turn could have impacted Applied Materials's share price.

Applied Materials share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Applied Materials's shares have ranged in value from as little as $102.99 up to $166.7593. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AMAT.US volatility(beta: 1.4)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 Applied Materials's is 1.4025. This would suggest that Applied Materials's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Applied Materials overview

Applied Materials, Inc. provides manufacturing equipment, services, and software to the semiconductor, display, and related industries. It operates through three segments: Semiconductor Systems, Applied Global Services, and Display and Adjacent Markets. The Semiconductor Systems segment develops, manufactures, and sells various manufacturing equipment that is used to fabricate semiconductor chips or integrated circuits. This segment also offers various technologies, including epitaxy, ion implantation, oxidation/nitridation, rapid thermal processing, physical vapor deposition, chemical vapor deposition, chemical mechanical planarization, electrochemical deposition, atomic layer deposition, etching, and selective deposition and removal, as well as metrology and inspection tools. The Applied Global Services segment provides integrated solutions to optimize equipment and fab performance and productivity comprising spares, upgrades, services, remanufactured earlier generation equipment, and factory automation software for semiconductor, display, and other products. The Display and Adjacent Markets segment offers products for manufacturing liquid crystal displays; organic light-emitting diodes; and other display technologies for TVs, monitors, laptops, personal computers, electronic tablets, smart phones, and other consumer-oriented devices.

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