FLIR Systems, Inc (FLIR) is a leading scientific & technical instruments business based in the US. FLIR Systems is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 4,265 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
|52-week range||$23.5479 - $58.4428|
|50-day moving average||$47.1024|
|200-day moving average||$39.8103|
|Wall St. target price||$53.25|
|Dividend yield||$0.68 (1.25%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.042|
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Valuing FLIR Systems stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of FLIR Systems's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
FLIR Systems's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 52x. In other words, FLIR Systems shares trade at around 52x 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.
FLIR Systems's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.5397. 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 FLIR Systems's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
FLIR Systems's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $431 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a FLIR Systems's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$1.9 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||17.62%|
|Gross profit TTM||$935.4 million|
|Return on assets TTM||6.49%|
|Return on equity TTM||7.56%|
|Market capitalisation||$7.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 2.0 million FLIR Systems shares held short by investors – that's known as FLIR Systems's "short interest". This figure is 5.6% down from 2.1 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting FLIR Systems shares can be evaluated.
FLIR Systems's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of FLIR Systems shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of FLIR Systems shares traded daily (recently around 1.9 million). FLIR Systems's SIR currently stands at 1.06. In other words for every 100,000 FLIR Systems shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1060 shares are currently held short.
However FLIR Systems's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of FLIR Systems shares, or, against the total number of tradable FLIR Systems shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case FLIR Systems's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 FLIR Systems shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0171% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable FLIR Systems shares, roughly 17 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 FLIR Systems.
Find out more about how you can short FLIR Systems stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 30.22% of net profits
Recently FLIR Systems has paid out, on average, around 30.22% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.25% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), FLIR Systems shareholders could enjoy a 1.25% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In FLIR Systems's case, that would currently equate to about $0.68 per share.
While FLIR Systems's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that FLIR Systems may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
FLIR Systems's most recent dividend payout was on 4 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 19 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
FLIR Systems's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 11 December 2007. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your FLIR Systems shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for FLIR Systems shares which in turn could have impacted FLIR Systems's share price.
Over the last 12 months, FLIR Systems's shares have ranged in value from as little as $23.5479 up to $58.4428. 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 FLIR Systems's is 1.521. This would suggest that FLIR Systems's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
FLIR Systems, Inc. designs, develops, markets, and distributes thermal imaging systems, visible-light imaging systems, locater systems, measurement and diagnostic systems, and threat-detection solutions worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Industrial Business Unit, Government and Defense Business Unit, and Commercial Business Unit. The Industrial Business Unit segment offers thermal and visible-spectrum imaging camera cores and components for parties that create thermal, industrial, and other types of imaging systems; and products, such as thermal imaging cameras, gas detection cameras, firefighting cameras, process automation cameras, and environmental test and measurement devices. The Government and Defense Business Unit segment offers airborne, land, maritime, man-portable multi-spectrum imaging systems, radars, lasers, imaging components, integrated multi-sensor system platforms, CBRNE detectors, and nano-class UAS solutions, as well as services related to these systems. The Commercial Business Unit segment provides thermal and visible-spectrum security cameras, digital and networked video recorders, and related software and accessories; networked marine electronic systems that include multi-function helm displays, navigational instruments, autopilots, radars, sonar systems, thermal and visible imaging systems; communications equipment for boats, traffic cameras, sensors and associated traffic management software; and handheld thermal imagers. FLIR Systems, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Wilsonville, Oregon.
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