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How to buy Roku (ROKU) shares
Learn how to easily invest in Roku shares.
Roku is an entertainment business based in the US. Roku stocks (ROKU.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $236.2 – a decrease of 5.98% over the previous week. Roku employs 1,925 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $2.5 billion.
How to buy shares in Roku
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- Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
- Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – ROKU – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
- Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.
Is it a good time to buy Roku stock?
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How has Coronavirus impacted Roku's stock price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Roku's stock price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $166.83, which is 28.44% up on its pre-crash value of $119.38 and 186.55% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $58.22.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Roku stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $701.37 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 $1,307.95.
Roku stock price (NASDAQ:ROKU)Use our graph to track the performance of ROKU stocks over time.
Roku shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$166.83|
|52-week range||$159.76 - $490.76|
|50-day moving average||$228.93|
|200-day moving average||$326.21|
|Wall St. target price||$363.89|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$2.07|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Roku price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-12)||-5.98%|
|1 month (2021-12-17)||-29.45%|
|3 months (2021-10-19)||-51.57%|
|6 months (2021-07-19)||-59.08%|
|1 year (2021-01-19)||-61.57%|
|2 years (2020-01-17)||27.96%|
|3 years (2019-01-18)||307.10%|
|5 years (2017-01-15)||N/A|
Is Roku under- or over-valued?
Valuing Roku stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Roku's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Roku's P/E ratio
Roku's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 81x. In other words, Roku shares trade at around 81x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Roku's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $383.6 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Roku's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$2.5 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||11.04%|
|Gross profit TTM||$808.2 million|
|Return on assets TTM||5.84%|
|Return on equity TTM||14.67%|
|Market capitalisation||$22.5 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Roku share dividends
We're not expecting Roku to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Roku share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Roku's shares have ranged in value from as little as $159.76 up to $490.761. 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 Roku's is 1.6908. This would suggest that Roku's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Roku, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, operates a TV streaming platform. The company operates in two segments, Platform and Player. Its platform allows users to discover and access various movies and TV episodes, as well as live sports, music, news, and others. As of December 31, 2020, the company had 51. 2 million active accounts. It also provides digital and video advertising, content distribution, subscription, and billing services, as well as other commerce transactions, brand sponsorship and promotions, and audience development campaigns; and manufactures, sells, and licenses smart TVs under the Roku TV name.
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