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How to buy Vivint Smart Home stock in Canada

Own Vivint Smart Home shares in just a few minutes.

Vivint Smart Home, Inc is a security & protection services business based in the US. Vivint Smart Home shares (VVNT.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Vivint Smart Home employs 12,100 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.3 billion.

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  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: VVNT in this case.
  5. Research Vivint Smart Home shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Vivint Smart Home shares. It's that simple.

Vivint Smart Home share price

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Vivint Smart Home shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-16.
Latest market close$N/A
52-week range$9.07 - $25.1
50-day moving average $14.8726
200-day moving average $18.693
Wall St. target price$23.5
PE ratio 378.8939
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.0974

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Is it a good time to buy Vivint Smart Home stock?

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Is Vivint Smart Home under- or over-valued?

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

Vivint Smart Home's P/E ratio

Vivint Smart Home's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 379x. In other words, Vivint Smart Home shares trade at around 379x 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.

Vivint Smart Home's EBITDA

Vivint Smart Home's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$338.5 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Vivint Smart Home's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Vivint Smart Home financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.3 billion
Gross profit TTM USD$908.1 million
Return on assets TTM -5.3%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin -38.41%
Book value N/A
Market capitalisation USD$2.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Vivint Smart Home shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "VVNT.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 2.3 million Vivint Smart Home shares held short by investors – that's known as Vivint Smart Home's "short interest". This figure is 53.9% up from 1.5 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Vivint Smart Home shares can be evaluated.

Vivint Smart Home's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Vivint Smart Home's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Vivint Smart Home shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Vivint Smart Home shares traded daily (recently around 543852.40384615). Vivint Smart Home's SIR currently stands at 4.16. In other words for every 100,000 Vivint Smart Home shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4160 shares are currently held short.

However Vivint Smart Home's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Vivint Smart Home shares, or, against the total number of tradable Vivint Smart Home shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Vivint Smart Home's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Vivint Smart Home shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0327% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Vivint Smart Home 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 Vivint Smart Home.

Find out more about how you can short Vivint Smart Home stock.

Vivint Smart Home share dividends

We're not expecting Vivint Smart Home to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

Vivint Smart Home overview

Vivint Smart Home, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the sale, installation, servicing, and monitoring of smart home and security systems primarily in the United States and Canada. The company's smart home platform includes cloud-enabled smart home operating systems; Vivint Assist, an AI-driven smart home automation and assistance software; software-enabled smart home devices; and tech-enabled services to educate, manage, and support the smart home. It also offers other devices, including control panel, security cameras and smoke alarms, door and window sensors, door locks, motion and tilt sensors, glass break detectors, key fobs, medical pendants, carbon monoxide detectors, flood sensors, and lamp modules. The company's solutions enable subscribers to interact with various aspects of home with voice or mobile device, including engaging with people at front door, and viewing live and recorded video inside and outside homes; and control thermostats, locks, lights, and garage doors, as well as managing movement of families, friends, and strangers. As of March 31, 2020, its smart home platform had approximately 1.5 million subscribers and managed approximately 20 million in-home devices. It markets its products through direct-to-home, inside sales channels, and retail partnerships programs. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Provo, Utah.

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