How to buy Motorcar Parts of America (MPAA) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Motorcar Parts of America shares.

Motorcar Parts of America Inc (MPAA) is a leading auto parts business based in the US. It opened the day at $21.92 after a previous close of $21.49. During the day the price has varied from a low of $21.67 to a high of $22.22. The latest price was $22.09 (25 minute delay). Motorcar Parts of America is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 5,700 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Motorcar Parts of America

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  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: MPAA in this case.
  5. Research Motorcar Parts of America shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Motorcar Parts of America shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has coronavirus impacted Motorcar Parts of America's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Motorcar Parts of America's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was $17.88, which is 8.35% down on its pre-crash value of $19.51 and 52.94% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $11.6911.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Motorcar Parts of America shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $618.65 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 $864.86.

Motorcar Parts of America share price (NASDAQ:MPAA)

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Motorcar Parts of America shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Previous close$21.49
Change %2.792%
Information last updated 2022-01-12.
52-week range$15.84 - $26.42
50-day moving average$18.2358
200-day moving average$20.7066
Wall St. target price$28
PE ratio24.7183
Dividend yieldN/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$0.71
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Is it a good time to buy Motorcar Parts of America stock?

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Is Motorcar Parts of America under- or over-valued?

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

P/E ratio

Motorcar Parts of America's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 25x. In other words, Motorcar Parts of America shares trade at around 25x 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.

PEG ratio

Motorcar Parts of America's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.55. A PEG ratio below 1 can be interpreted as meaning the shares are not overvalued given the current rate of growth.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Motorcar Parts of America's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


Motorcar Parts of America's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $51.8 million (£0.0 million).

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


Revenue TTM $615.3 million
Operating margin TTM 6.42%
Gross profit TTM $116.5 million
Return on assets TTM 2.89%
Return on equity TTM 4.63%
Profit margin 2.25%
Book value $16.182
Market capitalisation $337 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Motorcar Parts of America share dividends

We're not expecting Motorcar Parts of America to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Motorcar Parts of America's shares have ranged in value from as little as $15.84 up to $26.42. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MPAA.US volatility(beta: 1.73)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 Motorcar Parts of America's is 1.7253. This would suggest that Motorcar Parts of America's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

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