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How to buy Lam Research Corporation (LRCX) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in Lam Research Corporation stocks.

Lam Research Corporation is a semiconductor equipment & materials business based in the US. Lam Research Corporation stocks (LRCX.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $606.03 – a decrease of 7.37% over the previous week. Lam Research Corporation employs 15,400 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $15.8 billion.

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Lam Research Corporation stock price (NASDAQ:LRCX)

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Lam Research Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-23.
Latest market close$561.14
52-week range$476.71 - $731.85
50-day moving average $674.88
200-day moving average $625.46
Wall St. target price$744.63
PE ratio 20.5904
Dividend yield $5.4 (0.97%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $29.59

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Is it a good time to buy Lam Research Corporation stock?

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Lam Research Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $561.14 from 2022-01-28

1 week (2022-01-21) -7.37%
1 month (2021-12-29) -22.79%
3 months (2021-10-29) -0.43%
6 months (2021-07-29) -9.44%
1 year (2021-01-29) 15.95%
2 years (2020-01-29) 88.16%
3 years (2019-01-29) 240.11%
5 years (2017-01-27) 374.58%

Is Lam Research Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Lam Research Corporation's P/E ratio

Lam Research Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 21x. In other words, Lam Research Corporation shares trade at around 21x 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.

Lam Research Corporation's PEG ratio

Lam Research Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.4848. 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 Lam Research Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Lam Research Corporation's EBITDA

Lam Research Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $5.2 billion.

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

Lam Research Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $15.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 31.06%
Gross profit TTM $6.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 19.97%
Return on equity TTM 75.89%
Profit margin 27.07%
Book value $41.33
Market capitalisation $85.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Lam Research Corporation'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 Lam Research Corporation.

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

Lam Research Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 14.47

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Lam Research Corporation's overall score of 14.47 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 12nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Lam Research Corporation 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.).

Lam Research Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 1.19/100

Lam Research Corporation's environmental score of 1.19 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Lam Research Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Lam Research Corporation's social score

Social score: 4.84/100

Lam Research Corporation's social score of 4.84 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Lam Research Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Lam Research Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 5.44/100

Lam Research Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Lam Research Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Lam Research Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 18.69% of net profits

Recently Lam Research Corporation has paid out, on average, around 18.69% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.97% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Lam Research Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 0.97% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Lam Research Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $5.4 per share.

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

Lam Research Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 4 January 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 December 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Lam Research Corporation's shares ever split?

Lam Research Corporation's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 16 March 2000. So if you had owned 1 share 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 Lam Research Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Lam Research Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Lam Research Corporation's share price.

Lam Research Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Lam Research Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $476.707 up to $731.85. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LRCX.US volatility(beta: 1.17)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 Lam Research Corporation's is 1.1698. This would suggest that Lam Research Corporation's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Lam Research Corporation overview

Lam Research Corporation designs, manufactures, markets, refurbishes, and services semiconductor processing equipment used in the fabrication of integrated circuits. The company offers ALTUS systems to deposit conformal films for tungsten metallization applications; SABRE electrochemical deposition products for copper interconnect transition that offers copper damascene manufacturing; SOLA ultraviolet thermal processing products for film treatments; and VECTOR plasma-enhanced CVD ALD products. It also provides SPEED gapfill high-density plasma chemical vapor deposition products; and Striker single-wafer atomic layer deposition products for dielectric film solutions. In addition, the company offers Flex for dielectric etch applications; Kiyo for conductor etch applications; Syndion for through-silicon via etch applications; and Versys metal products for metal etch processes. Further, it provides Coronus bevel clean products to enhance die yield; Da Vinci, DV-Prime, EOS, and SP series products to address various wafer cleaning applications; and Metryx mass metrology systems for high precision in-line mass measurement in semiconductor wafer manufacturing. The company sells its products and services to semiconductors industry in the United States, China, Europe, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, Taiwan, and internationally. Lam Research Corporation was incorporated in 1980 and is headquartered in Fremont, California.

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