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How to buy Littelfuse (LFUS) stocks in Canada
Learn how to easily invest in Littelfuse stocks.
Littelfuse is an electronic components business based in the US. Littelfuse stocks (LFUS.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $255.04 – a decrease of 3.18% over the previous week. Littelfuse employs 12,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.9 billion.
How to buy shares in Littelfuse
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Is it a good time to buy Littelfuse stock?
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in Littelfuse?
- Has coronavirus impacted Littelfuse shares?
- Littelfuse shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is Littelfuse stock a buy or sell?
- Littelfuse performance over time
- Are Littelfuse shares over-valued?
- Littelfuse's financials
- How volatile are Littelfuse shares?
- Does Littelfuse pay a dividend?
- Have Littelfuse shares ever split?
- Other common questions
How has Coronavirus impacted Littelfuse's stock price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Littelfuse's stock price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $295.19, which is 38.14% up on its pre-crash value of $182.61 and 184.85% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $103.63.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Littelfuse stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $635.74 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 $1,664.87.
Littelfuse stock price (NASDAQ:LFUS)Use our graph to track the performance of LFUS stocks over time.
Littelfuse shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$295.19|
|52-week range||$233.75 - $334.84|
|50-day moving average||$311.38|
|200-day moving average||$278.30|
|Wall St. target price||$338.00|
|Dividend yield||$1.97 (0.7%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$11.70|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Littelfuse price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-12)||-3.48%|
|1 month (2021-12-17)||-0.53%|
|3 months (2021-10-15)||N/A|
|6 months (2021-07-19)||24.03%|
|1 year (2021-01-19)||5.46%|
|2 years (2020-01-17)||54.70%|
|3 years (2019-01-18)||57.50%|
|5 years (2017-01-19)||96.92%|
Is Littelfuse under- or over-valued?
Valuing Littelfuse stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Littelfuse's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Littelfuse's P/E ratio
Littelfuse's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 25x. In other words, Littelfuse shares trade at around 25x 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.
Littelfuse's PEG ratio
Littelfuse's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.3099. 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 Littelfuse's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Littelfuse's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $464.1 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Littelfuse's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$1.9 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||19.03%|
|Gross profit TTM||$501.2 million|
|Return on assets TTM||8.05%|
|Return on equity TTM||17.36%|
|Market capitalisation||$7.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Littelfuse share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 16.48% of net profits
Recently Littelfuse has paid out, on average, around 16.48% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.7% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Littelfuse shareholders could enjoy a 0.7% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Littelfuse's case, that would currently equate to about $1.97 per share.
While Littelfuse's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Littelfuse is investing more in its future growth.
Littelfuse's most recent dividend payout was on 2 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 17 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Littelfuse's shares ever split?
Littelfuse's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 11 June 1997. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Littelfuse shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Littelfuse shares which in turn could have impacted Littelfuse's share price.
Littelfuse share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Littelfuse's shares have ranged in value from as little as $233.752 up to $334.84. 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 Littelfuse's is 1.1865. This would suggest that Littelfuse'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).
Littelfuse, Inc. manufactures and sells circuit protection, power control, and sensing products in the Asia-Pacific, the Americas, and Europe. The company's Electronics segment offers fuses and fuse accessories, positive temperature coefficient resettable fuses, polymer electrostatic discharge suppressors, varistors, magnetic sensing products, and gas discharge tubes; and discrete transient voltage suppressor (TVS) diodes, TVS diode arrays, protection and switching thyristors, metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors, silicon carbide diodes, and insulated gate bipolar transistors. This segment serves industrial motor drives and power conversion, automotive electronics, electric vehicle and related infrastructure, power supplies, data centers, telecommunications, medical devices, alternative energy, building and home automation, appliances, and mobile electronics markets. Its Automotive segment provides blade, resettable, and high-current and high-voltage fuses, as well as battery cable protectors for hybrid and electric vehicles; fuses, switches, relays, and power distribution modules for the commercial vehicles; and automotive sensor products to monitor passenger compartment occupants. This segment serves original equipment manufacturers, Tier-I suppliers, and parts distributors in the passenger car, heavy duty truck, off-road vehicles, material handling, agricultural, construction, and other commercial vehicle end markets. The company's Industrial segment offers power fuses, protection relays and controls, temperature sensors, and other circuit protection products for use in oil, gas, mining, renewables and energy storage, electric vehicle infrastructure, non-residential construction, HVAC systems, industrial safety, power conversion, elevators, and other industrial equipment.
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