Roku, Inc is an entertainment business based in the US. Roku shares (ROKU.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $317.62 – a decrease of 8.6% over the previous week. Roku employs 1,925 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.8 billion.
How to buy shares in Roku
- Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
- Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
- Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
- Search the platform for stock code: ROKU in this case.
- Research Roku shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
- Buy your Roku shares. It's that simple.
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How has Coronavirus impacted Roku's share price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Roku's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $317.62, which is 62.41% up on its pre-crash value of $119.38 and 445.55% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $58.22.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Roku shares at the start of February 2020, those shares 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 $2,490.14.
Roku share priceUse our graph to track the performance of ROKU stocks over time.
Roku shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$317.62|
|52-week range||$100.19 - $486.72|
|50-day moving average||$345.8757|
|200-day moving average||$340.0145|
|Wall St. target price||$469.35|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$-0.199|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Is it a good time to buy Roku stock?
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Roku price performance over time
|1 month (2021-04-09)||-15.00%|
|3 months (2021-02-11)||-31.80%|
|6 months (2020-11-11)||37.24%|
|1 year (2020-05-11)||140.29%|
|2 years (2019-05-10)||283.83%|
|3 years (2018-05-11)||803.87%|
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 EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$37.8 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Roku's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$1.8 billion|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$808.2 million|
|Return on assets TTM||-0.68%|
|Return on equity TTM||-1.73%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$42.5 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
How to short and sell Roku shares
- Create a CFD or spread betting account.
- Search for the stock code. E.g. "ROKU.US"
- Choose your position size.
- Select "sell" rather than "buy".
- Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.
There are currently 3.6 million Roku shares held short by investors – that's known as Roku's "short interest". This figure is 10.5% up from 3.3 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Roku shares can be evaluated.
Roku's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Roku's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Roku shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Roku shares traded daily (recently around 3.7 million). Roku's SIR currently stands at 0.97. In other words for every 100,000 Roku shares traded daily on the market, roughly 970 shares are currently held short.
However Roku's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Roku shares, or, against the total number of tradable Roku shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Roku's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Roku shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0326% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Roku shares, roughly 33 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Roku.
Find out more about how you can short Roku stock.
Roku share dividends
We're not expecting Roku to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.
Roku share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Roku's shares have ranged in value from as little as $100.19 up to $486.72. 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 1.7555. 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. The company operates in two segment, 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. In addition, the company offers streaming players, and audio products and accessories under the Roku brand name; and sells branded channel buttons on remote controls. It provides its products and services through retailers and distributors, as well as directly to customers through its website in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, the Republic of Ireland, Mexico, Brazil, and other Latin American countries. Roku, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.
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