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How to buy iRobot Corporation (IRBT) shares

Learn how to easily invest in iRobot Corporation shares.

iRobot Corporation is a consumer electronics business based in the US. iRobot Corporation shares (IRBT) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. iRobot Corporation employs 1,321 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.6 billion.

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How has Coronavirus impacted iRobot Corporation's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, iRobot Corporation's stock price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $83, which is 37.18% up on its pre-crash value of $52.14 and 153.13% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $32.79.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of iRobot Corporation stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $869.00 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 $1,769.56.

Is it a good time to buy iRobot Corporation stock?

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iRobot Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-16.
Latest market close$83.00
52-week range$71.10 - $197.40
50-day moving average $81.38
200-day moving average $93.12
Wall St. target price$96.00
PE ratio 21.296
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.86

iRobot Corporation stock price (NASDAQ: IRBT)

Use our graph to track the performance of IRBT stocks over time.

iRobot Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $83 from 2021-10-18

1 week (2021-10-12) 2.29%
1 month (2021-09-17) 0.11%
3 months (2021-07-19) -7.43%
6 months (2021-04-19) -24.91%
1 year (2020-10-19) -9.17%
2 years (2019-10-18) 43.87%
3 years (2018-10-19) 89.11
5 years (2016-10-19) 80.79%

Is iRobot Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

iRobot Corporation's P/E ratio

iRobot 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, iRobot 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.

iRobot Corporation's PEG ratio

iRobot Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.72. 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 iRobot 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.

iRobot Corporation's EBITDA

iRobot Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $138.5 million.

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

iRobot Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $1.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 6.64%
Gross profit TTM $672.1 million
Return on assets TTM 6.57%
Return on equity TTM 15.21%
Profit margin 6.84%
Book value $27.85
Market capitalisation $2.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting iRobot Corporation shares

There are currently 7.3 million iRobot Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as iRobot Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 1% down from 7.4 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting iRobot Corporation shares can be evaluated.

iRobot Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

iRobot Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of iRobot Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of iRobot Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 390238.75802998). iRobot Corporation's SIR currently stands at 18.68. In other words for every 100,000 iRobot Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 18680 shares are currently held short.

However iRobot Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of iRobot Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable iRobot Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case iRobot Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.26% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 iRobot Corporation shares in existence, roughly 260 shares are currently held short) or 0.2642% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable iRobot Corporation shares, roughly 264 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against iRobot Corporation.

iRobot Corporation share dividends

We're not expecting iRobot Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

iRobot Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, iRobot Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $71.1001 up to $197.4. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

IRBT.US volatility(beta: 1.23)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 iRobot Corporation's is 1.2333. This would suggest that iRobot 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).

iRobot Corporation overview

iRobot Corporation designs, builds, and sells robots in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Japan, and internationally. It offers Roomba floor vacuuming robots; Braava family of automatic floor mopping robots; and Root robots to help children learn how to code. The company sells its products through distributor and retail sales channels, as well as through online stores and resellers. iRobot Corporation was incorporated in 1990 and is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts. .

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