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How to buy Zoom (ZM) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Zoom shares.

Zoom Video Communications Inc is a software-application business based in the US. Zoom shares (ZM) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Zoom employs 5,725 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$3.6 billion.

How to buy shares in Zoom

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  2. Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
  3. Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – ZM – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. 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.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

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How has Coronavirus impacted Zoom's stock price?

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

Its last market close was $274.23, which is 62.89% up on its pre-crash value of $101.76 and 253.80% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $77.51.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Zoom stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $1,820.58 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 $3,128.96.

Is it a good time to buy Zoom stock?

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Zoom shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-16.
Latest market close$274.23
52-week range$250.11 - $588.84
50-day moving average $279.43
200-day moving average $329.40
Wall St. target price$374.40
PE ratio 80.3864
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.31

Zoom stock price (NASDAQ: ZM)

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

Zoom price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $274.23 from 2021-10-18

1 week (2021-10-12) 7.33%
1 month (2021-09-17) -4.68%
3 months (2021-07-19) -22.58%
6 months (2021-04-19) -15.45%
1 year (2020-10-19) -51.75%
2 years (2019-10-18) 315.00%
3 years (2018-10-15) N/A
5 years (2016-10-15) N/A

Is Zoom under- or over-valued?

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

Zoom's P/E ratio

Zoom's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 80x. In other words, Zoom shares trade at around 80x 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.

Zoom's PEG ratio

Zoom's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.6499. 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 Zoom's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Zoom's EBITDA

Zoom's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.1 billion.

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

Zoom financials

Revenue TTM $3.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 28.76%
Gross profit TTM $1.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 14.32%
Return on equity TTM 34.28%
Profit margin 27.6%
Book value $15.68
Market capitalisation $79.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Zoom shares

There are currently 11.0 million Zoom shares held short by investors – that's known as Zoom's "short interest". This figure is 11.2% down from 12.4 million last month.

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

Zoom's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Zoom's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Zoom shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Zoom shares traded daily (recently around 6.6 million). Zoom's SIR currently stands at 1.67. In other words for every 100,000 Zoom shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1670 shares are currently held short.

However Zoom's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Zoom shares, or, against the total number of tradable Zoom shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Zoom's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Zoom shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0506% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Zoom shares, roughly 51 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 Zoom.

Zoom share dividends

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

Zoom share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Zoom's shares have ranged in value from as little as $250.11 up to $588.84. 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 Zoom's is -1.3258. This would suggest that Zoom's shares have been inversely-correlated to the average (for this exchange) – so when the broader market trended up or down, Zoom has bucked the trend.

Zoom overview

Zoom Video Communications, Inc. provides a video-first communications platform in the Americas, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company offers Zoom Meetings that offers HD video, voice, chat, and content sharing through mobile devices, desktops, laptops, telephones, and conference room systems; Zoom Phone, an enterprise cloud phone system that provides secure call routing, call queuing, call detail reports, call recording, call quality monitoring, voicemail, switch to video, and other services, as well as inbound and outbound calling services; and Zoom Chat enables to share messages, images, audio files, and content in desktop, laptop, tablet, and mobile devices for meeting and phone customers. It also provides Zoom Rooms, a software-based conference room system; Zoom Conference Room Connector, a gateway for SIP/H. 323 endpoints to join Zoom meetings; Zoom Video Webinars to provide video presentations to large audiences from many devices; and Zoom Hardware-as-a-Service allows users to access video communication technology with subscription options for phone and meeting room hardware. The company offers Zoom for Developers to integrate its video, phone, chat, and content sharing into other applications, as well as manages Zoom accounts; Zoom App Marketplace enhance developers to publish their apps; OnZoom, a platform for users to create, host, and monetize online events; and Zoom Apps to access from Zoom Meetings and the Zoom Desktop client to facilitate collaboration and engagement during meetings. It serves individuals; and education, entertainment/media, enterprise infrastructure, finance, government, healthcare, manufacturing, non-profit/not for profit and social impact, retail/consumer products, and software/Internet industries.

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