Acacia Communications, Inc (ACIA) is a leading communication equipment business based in the US. Acacia Communications is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 429 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
|52-week range||$60.62 - $114.76|
|50-day moving average||$80.6355|
|200-day moving average||$71.0371|
|Wall St. target price||$95.83|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.599|
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Valuing Acacia Communications stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Acacia Communications's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Acacia Communications's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 72x. In other words, Acacia Communications shares trade at around 72x 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.
Acacia Communications's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 58.4. 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 Acacia Communications's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Acacia Communications's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $62.3 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Acacia Communications's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$548 million|
|Operating margin TTM||9.3%|
|Gross profit TTM||$220.7 million|
|Return on assets TTM||4.15%|
|Return on equity TTM||11.32%|
|Market capitalisation||$4.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 2.7 million Acacia Communications shares held short by investors – that's known as Acacia Communications's "short interest". This figure is 2.5% down from 2.8 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Acacia Communications shares can be evaluated.
Acacia Communications's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Acacia Communications shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Acacia Communications shares traded daily (recently around 621556.09195402). Acacia Communications's SIR currently stands at 4.35. In other words for every 100,000 Acacia Communications shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4350 shares are currently held short.
However Acacia Communications's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Acacia Communications shares, or, against the total number of tradable Acacia Communications shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Acacia Communications's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Acacia Communications shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.0696% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Acacia Communications shares, roughly 70 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 Acacia Communications.
Find out more about how you can short Acacia Communications stock.
We're not expecting Acacia Communications to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.
Over the last 12 months, Acacia Communications's shares have ranged in value from as little as $60.62 up to $114.76. 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 Acacia Communications's is 0.7632. This would suggest that Acacia Communications's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Acacia Communications, Inc. develops, manufactures, and sells high-speed coherent optical interconnect products in the United States, China, Germany, Thailand, and internationally. The company offers embedded and pluggable module products consisting of optical interconnect modules with transmission speeds ranging from 100 to 1,200 gigabits per second for use in long-haul, metro, and inter-data center markets. It also provides semiconductor products, such as low-power coherent digital signal processor application-specific integrated circuits and silicon photonic integrated circuits that are integrated into embedded and pluggable modules. The company sells its products through a direct sales force to network equipment manufacturers, network operators, and cloud service providers. Acacia Communications, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Maynard, Massachusetts.
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