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How to buy Himax Technologies (HIMX) stocks

Learn how to easily invest in Himax Technologies stocks.

Himax Technologies is a semiconductors business based in the US. Himax Technologies stocks (HIMX.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $14.27 – an increase of 8.66% over the previous week. Himax Technologies employs 2,100 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.6 billion.

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Himax Technologies stock price (NASDAQ:HIMX)

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Himax Technologies shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-08-13.
Latest market close$7.53
52-week range$6.18 - $14.19
50-day moving average $7.76
200-day moving average $9.99
Wall St. target price$15.75
PE ratio 2.7086
Dividend yield $0 (16.6%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.78

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Is it a good time to buy Himax Technologies stock?

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Himax Technologies price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $7.53 from 2022-08-12

1 week (2022-08-05) 8.66%
1 month (2022-07-14) 14.61%
3 months (2022-05-11) -5.52%
6 months (2022-02-14) -31.55%
1 year (2021-08-13) -44.30%
2 years (2020-08-14) 90.15%
3 years (2019-08-14) 260.29%
5 years (2017-08-14) 8.29

Is Himax Technologies under- or over-valued?

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

Himax Technologies's P/E ratio

Himax Technologies's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 3x. In other words, Himax Technologies shares trade at around 3x 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.

Himax Technologies's PEG ratio

Himax Technologies's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.81. 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 Himax Technologies's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Himax Technologies's EBITDA

Himax Technologies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $568.7 million.

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

Himax Technologies financials

Revenue TTM $1.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 34.56%
Gross profit TTM $748.6 million
Return on assets TTM 23.44%
Return on equity TTM 61.15%
Profit margin 28.01%
Book value $4.81
Market capitalisation $1.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Himax Technologies share dividends

53%

Dividend payout ratio: 53.19% of net profits

Recently Himax Technologies has paid out, on average, around 53.19% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 16.6% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Himax Technologies shareholders could enjoy a 16.6% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Himax Technologies's case, that would currently equate to about $0 per share.

Himax Technologies'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.

Himax Technologies's most recent dividend payout was on 12 July 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 June 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Himax Technologies share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Himax Technologies's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.18 up to $14.193. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HIMX.US volatility(beta: 1.92)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 Himax Technologies's is 1.915. This would suggest that Himax Technologies's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Himax Technologies overview

Himax Technologies, Inc. , a fabless semiconductor company, provides display imaging processing technologies in China, Taiwan, the Philippines, Korea, Japan, Europe, and the United States. The company operates through two segments, Driver IC and Non-Driver Products. It offers display driver integrated circuits (ICs) and timing controllers that are used in televisions, laptops, monitors, mobile phones, tablets, automotive, digital cameras, car navigation, virtual reality devices, and other consumer electronic devices. The company also designs and provides controllers for touch sensor displays; in-cell touch and display driver integration single-chip solutions; light-emitting diode driver and power management ICs; and liquid crystal on silicon microdisplays for augmented reality (AR) devices and head-up displays for the automotive industry. In addition, it offers complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor image sensors and wafer-level optics for AR devices, 3D sensing, and ultra-low power AI image sensing, which are used in various applications, such as mobile phones, tablets, laptops, TV, PC camera, automobile, security, medical devices, home appliance, Internet of Things, etc. The company markets its display drivers and display-related products to panel manufacturers, agents or distributors, module manufacturers, and assembly houses; and non-driver products to camera module manufacturers, optical engine manufacturers, and television system manufacturers.

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