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How to buy Deswell Industries (DSWL) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in Deswell Industries stocks.

Deswell Industries is an electronic components business based in the US. Deswell Industries stocks (DSWL.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $4.75 – an increase of 2.9% over the previous week. Deswell Industries employs 1,130 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $77 million.

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Deswell Industries stock price (NASDAQ:DSWL)

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Deswell Industries shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-18.
Latest market close$3.90
52-week range$2.97 - $5.41
50-day moving average $4.17
200-day moving average $4.19
Wall St. target price$7.75
PE ratio 5.5817
Dividend yield $0.2 (5.28%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.68

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Deswell Industries price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $3.9 from 2022-01-20

1 week (2022-01-14) 2.90%
1 month (2021-12-21) -0.26%
3 months (2021-10-21) -2.50%
6 months (2021-07-21) -13.91%
1 year (2021-01-21) 19.14%
2 years (2020-01-21) 31.75%
3 years (2019-01-18) 29.25%
5 years (2017-01-20) 121.59%

Is Deswell Industries under- or over-valued?

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

Deswell Industries's P/E ratio

Deswell Industries's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 6x. In other words, Deswell Industries shares trade at around 6x 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.

Deswell Industries's EBITDA

Deswell Industries's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $5.3 million.

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

Deswell Industries financials

Revenue TTM $77 million
Operating margin TTM 4.62%
Gross profit TTM $13.2 million
Return on assets TTM 2.06%
Return on equity TTM 13.02%
Profit margin 14.29%
Book value $5.55
Market capitalisation $60.4 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Deswell Industries share dividends

42%

Dividend payout ratio: 42.18% of net profits

Recently Deswell Industries has paid out, on average, around 42.18% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.28% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Deswell Industries shareholders could enjoy a 5.28% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Deswell Industries's case, that would currently equate to about $0.2 per share.

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

Deswell Industries's most recent dividend payout was on 21 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 2 December 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Deswell Industries's shares ever split?

Deswell Industries's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 29 March 2005. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Deswell Industries shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Deswell Industries shares which in turn could have impacted Deswell Industries's share price.

Deswell Industries share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Deswell Industries's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.969 up to $5.4129. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Deswell Industries's is 0.404. This would suggest that Deswell Industries's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Deswell Industries overview

Deswell Industries, Inc. manufactures and sells injection-molded plastic parts and components, electronic products and subassemblies, and metallic molds and accessory parts for original equipment manufacturers and contract manufacturers. It operates in two segments, Plastic Injection Molding and Electronic Products Assembling. The company produces a range of plastic parts and components that are used in the manufacture of consumer and industrial products, which include plastic components for electronic entertainment products, power tools, accessories, and outdoor equipment; cases for flashlights, telephones, paging machines, projectors, and alarm clocks; parts for electrical products, such as air-conditioning and ventilators, as well as parts for audio equipment, and cases and key tops for personal organizers and remote controls; double injection caps; parts for medical products comprising apparatus for blood tests; laser key caps; automobile components; and plastic components of automatic robot. It also provides electronic products that consist of audio equipment, including digital and analogue mixing consoles, amplifiers, signal processors, audio interfaces, network audio equipment, and speaker enclosures; consumer audio products, such as multi-channel receivers-amplifiers, and wired and wireless audio streaming products; printed circuit board assemblies; and IoT products. The company sells its products primarily in China, the United States, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, Norway, Holland, and Canada. Deswell Industries, Inc.

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