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PowerFleet, Inc (PWFL) is a leading communication equipment business based in the US. It opened the day at $7.33 after a previous close of $7.31. During the day the price has varied from a low of $7.28 to a high of $7.55. The latest price was $7.32 (25 minute delay). PowerFleet is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 772 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How has coronavirus impacted PowerFleet's share price?

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

Its last market close was $6.74, which is 15.86% down on its pre-crash value of $8.01 and 164.31% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $2.55.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of PowerFleet shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $376.55 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 $929.65.

PowerFleet share price

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PowerFleet shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-15.
Open$7.33
High$7.55
Low$7.28
Close$7.32
Previous close$7.31
Change $0.01
Change % 0.1368%
Volume 380,797
Information last updated 2021-06-10.
52-week range$3.95 - $9.55
50-day moving average $7.0283
200-day moving average $7.6905
Wall St. target price$11.13
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-0.5681
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Is it a good time to buy PowerFleet stock?

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PowerFleet price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $7.32

1 month (2021-05-14) 12.44%
3 months (2021-03-16) -16.82%
6 months (2020-12-16) 10.24%
1 year (2020-06-16) 42.97%
2 years (2019-06-14) 34.07%
3 years (2018-06-15) 14.20%
5 years (2016-06-16) 46.99%

Is PowerFleet 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.

PEG ratio

PowerFleet's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.7606. 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 PowerFleet's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

EBITDA

PowerFleet's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $6.1 million.

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

Financials

Revenue TTM $111.8 million
Gross profit TTM $59 million
Return on assets TTM -0.54%
Return on equity TTM -5.22%
Profit margin -6.59%
Market capitalisation $246.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

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There are currently 958,502 PowerFleet shares held short by investors – that's known as the "short interest". This figure is 24.9% up from 767,654 last month.

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

Short interest ratio (SIR)

PowerFleet's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of PowerFleet shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of PowerFleet shares traded daily (recently around 242045.95959596). PowerFleet's SIR currently stands at 3.96. In other words for every 100,000 PowerFleet shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3960 shares are currently held short.

However PowerFleet's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of PowerFleet shares, or, against the total number of tradable PowerFleet shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case PowerFleet's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 PowerFleet shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.029% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable PowerFleet shares, roughly 29 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 PowerFleet.

Find out more about how you can short PowerFleet stock.

PowerFleet share dividends

We're not expecting PowerFleet 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, PowerFleet's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.95 up to $9.55. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PWFL.US volatility(beta: 1.83)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 PowerFleet's is 1.8261. This would suggest that PowerFleet'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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