How to buy Zoom shares | 08 March

How to buy Zoom shares

Own Zoom shares in just a few minutes. Share price changes are updated daily.

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Zoom Video Communications, Inc (ZM) is a leading telecom services business based in the US. Zoom is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 3,871 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Zoom

  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: ZM in this case.
  5. Research Zoom shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Zoom shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

Zoom share price

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

Zoom shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week range$100.88 - $588.84
50-day moving average $394.6724
200-day moving average $413.9145
Wall St. target price$485.38
PE ratio 251.7304
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.439
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Is it a good time to buy Zoom stock?

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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 252x. In other words, Zoom shares trade at around 252x 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 1.6339. 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 $448.3 million (£0.0 million).

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 $2 billion
Operating margin TTM 21.67%
Gross profit TTM $507.3 million
Return on assets TTM 12.51%
Return on equity TTM 37.59%
Profit margin 21.82%
Book value $5.245
Market capitalisation $105.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Zoom shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "ZM.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 6.4 million Zoom shares held short by investors – that's known as Zoom's "short interest". This figure is 10.8% down from 7.2 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 5.6 million). Zoom's SIR currently stands at 1.15. In other words for every 100,000 Zoom shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1150 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 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Zoom shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0315% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Zoom shares, roughly 32 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.

Find out more about how you can short Zoom stock.

Zoom share dividends

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

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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's product portfolio includes 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 sharing messages, images, audio files, and content in desktop, laptop, tablet, and mobile devices for meeting and phone customers. It also offers Zoom Rooms, a software-based conference room system; Zoom Conference Room Connector, a gateway for SIP/H.323 endpoints to join Zoom meetings; and Zoom Video Webinars enables users to conduct large-scale online events, such as town hall meetings, workshops, and marketing presentations. In addition, the company provides Zoom for Developers that allows developers to integrate its video, phone, chat, and content sharing into other applications, as well as manages Zoom accounts; and Zoom App Marketplace enhance developers to publish their apps. It serves education, entertainment/media, enterprise infrastructure, finance, government, healthcare, manufacturing, non-profit/not for profit and social impact, retail/consumer products, and software/Internet industries, as well as individuals. Zoom Video Communications, Inc. has partnership with ServiceNow. The company was formerly known as Zoom Communications, Inc. and changed its name to Zoom Video Communications, Inc. in May 2012. Zoom Video Communications, Inc. was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

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