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How to buy Gilat Satellite Networks (GILT) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Gilat Satellite Networks shares.

Gilat Satellite Networks is a communication equipment business based in the US. Gilat Satellite Networks stocks (GILT.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $10.2 – a decrease of 2.96% over the previous week. Gilat Satellite Networks employs 779 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $194.2 million.

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Is it a good time to buy Gilat Satellite Networks stock?

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How has Coronavirus impacted Gilat Satellite Networks's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Gilat Satellite Networks's stock price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was $7.86, which is 20.12% down on its pre-crash value of $9.84 and 67.23% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $4.7.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Gilat Satellite Networks stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $556.01 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 $823.02.

Gilat Satellite Networks stock price (NASDAQ:GILT)

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Gilat Satellite Networks shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-11.
Latest market close$7.86
52-week range$6.58 - $22.69
50-day moving average $7.62
200-day moving average $9.18
Wall St. target price$5.50
PE ratio 7.7006
Dividend yield $0.36 (12.24%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.02

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Gilat Satellite Networks price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $7.86 from 2022-01-14

1 week (2022-01-07) -2.96%
1 month (2021-12-16) 8.12%
3 months (2021-10-15) -6.76%
6 months (2021-07-16) -15.03%
1 year (2021-01-15) 7.38%
2 years (2020-01-16) -12.67%
3 years (2019-01-16) 9.01
5 years (2017-01-13) 45.02%

Is Gilat Satellite Networks under- or over-valued?

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

Gilat Satellite Networks's P/E ratio

Gilat Satellite Networks's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 8x. In other words, Gilat Satellite Networks shares trade at around 8x 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.

Gilat Satellite Networks's EBITDA

Gilat Satellite Networks's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $4.6 million.

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

Gilat Satellite Networks financials

Revenue TTM $194.2 million
Gross profit TTM $41.2 million
Return on assets TTM -0.91%
Return on equity TTM 25.25%
Profit margin 29.55%
Book value $4.06
Market capitalisation $445 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Gilat Satellite Networks share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 95.19% of net profits

Recently Gilat Satellite Networks has paid out, on average, around 95.19% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 12.24% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Gilat Satellite Networks shareholders could enjoy a 12.24% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Gilat Satellite Networks's case, that would currently equate to about $0.36 per share.

Gilat Satellite Networks's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Gilat Satellite Networks's most recent dividend payout was on 19 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 7 January 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Gilat Satellite Networks's shares ever split?

Gilat Satellite Networks's shares were split on a 1:20 basis on 15 April 2003. So if you had owned 20 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 Gilat Satellite Networks shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 1900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Gilat Satellite Networks shares which in turn could have impacted Gilat Satellite Networks's share price.

Gilat Satellite Networks share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Gilat Satellite Networks's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.58 up to $22.69. 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 Gilat Satellite Networks's is 0.2418. This would suggest that Gilat Satellite Networks's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Gilat Satellite Networks overview

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. , together with its subsidiaries, provides satellite-based broadband communication solutions and services in Latin America, the Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. It operates through three segments: Fixed Networks, Mobility Solutions, and Terrestrial Infrastructure Projects. The company designs and manufactures ground-based satellite communications equipment; and provides solutions and end-to-end services. Its portfolio consists of a cloud-based satellite network platform, very small aperture terminals, amplifiers, modems, on-the-move antennas, solid state amplifiers, block upconverters, transceivers, low-profile antennas, and on-the-move/on-the-pause terminals. In addition, the company offers various solutions, including managed satellite network services, network planning and optimization, satellite capacity, remote network operation, call center support, hub and field operations, and communication network construction and installation services. Further, it provides connectivity services, internet access, and telephony services to enterprise, government, and residential customers; and builds telecommunication infrastructure using fiber-optic and wireless technologies for broadband connectivity.

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