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How to buy AstroNova (ALOT) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in AstroNova stocks.

AstroNova is a computer hardware business based in the US. AstroNova stocks (ALOT.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $14.43 – a decrease of 0.72% over the previous week. AstroNova employs 339 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $117.5 million.

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AstroNova stock price (NASDAQ:ALOT)

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AstroNova shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-05-19.
Latest market close$12.49
52-week range$11.80 - $18.52
50-day moving average $13.87
200-day moving average $14.89
Wall St. target price$26.00
PE ratio 14.1136
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.88

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AstroNova price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $12.49 from 2022-05-23

1 week (2022-05-16) -0.08%
1 month (2022-04-25) -0.48%
3 months (2022-02-25) -15.78%
6 months (2021-11-24) -29.40%
1 year (2021-05-25) -24.94%
2 years (2020-05-22) 101.78%
3 years (2019-05-24) 26.13
5 years (2017-05-24) 14.2

Is AstroNova under- or over-valued?

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

AstroNova's P/E ratio

AstroNova's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 14x. In other words, AstroNova shares trade at around 14x 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.

AstroNova's EBITDA

AstroNova's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $5.2 million.

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

AstroNova financials

Revenue TTM $117.5 million
Operating margin TTM 0.98%
Gross profit TTM $42 million
Return on assets TTM 0.63%
Return on equity TTM 8.26%
Profit margin 5.47%
Book value $11.19
Market capitalisation $90.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

AstroNova share dividends

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

Have AstroNova's shares ever split?

AstroNova's shares were split on a 5:4 basis on 3 July 2006. So if you had owned 4 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your AstroNova shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 20% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for AstroNova shares which in turn could have impacted AstroNova's share price.

AstroNova share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, AstroNova's shares have ranged in value from as little as $11.8 up to $18.52. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ALOT.US volatility(beta: 0.72)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 AstroNova's is 0.7211. This would suggest that AstroNova's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

AstroNova overview

AstroNova, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes specialty printers, and data acquisition and analysis systems in the United States, Europe, Asia, Canada, Central and South America, and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Product Identification (PI) and Test & Measurement (T&M). The PI segment offers tabletop and production-ready digital color label printers, and OEM printing systems under the QuickLabel brand; digital color label mini-presses and inline printing systems under the TrojanLabel brand; and label materials, tags, inks, toners, and thermal transfer ribbons under the GetLabels brand. This segment also develops and licenses various specialized software programs to design and manage labels and print images; and provides training and support. This segment serves chemicals, cosmetics, food and beverage, medical products, pharmaceuticals, and other industries; and brand owners, label converters, commercial printers, and packaging manufacturers. The T&M segment offers airborne printing solutions, such as ToughWriter used to print hard copies of navigation maps, arrival and departure procedures, flight itineraries, weather maps, performance data, passenger data, and various air traffic control data; ToughSwitch, an ethernet switches used to connect multiple computers or Ethernet devices; TMX data acquisition systems; Daxus DXS-100 distributed data acquisition platform; SmartCorder DDX100 portable data acquisition systems for facility maintenance and field testing; and Everest EV-500, a digital strip chart recording system used primarily in telemetry applications.

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