How to buy Five9 shares

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Five9, Inc is a software-infrastructure business with stocks listed in the US. Five9 shares (FIVN) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Here's how to invest if you're based in Australia.

How to buy shares in Five9

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Five9. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: FIVN. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Five9 reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Five9, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Five9. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

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Five9 share price

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Five9 shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-24.
52-week rangeUS$52.51 - US$194.035
50-day moving average US$173.4727
200-day moving average US$149.3277
Target priceUS$198.41
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$-0.023

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Is it a good time to buy Five9 stock?

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Is Five9 under- or over-valued?

Valuing Five9 stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Five9's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Five9's PEG ratio

Five9's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 15.4854. 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 Five9's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Five9's EBITDA

Five9's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$13.4 million (£0.0 million).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Five9's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Five9 financials

Revenue TTM US$434.9 million
Gross profit TTM US$255.2 million
Return on assets TTM -0.95%
Return on equity TTM -17.72%
Profit margin -9.69%
Book value 4.221
Market capitalisation US$11.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Five9 shares

There are currently 2.9 million Five9 shares held short by investors – that's known as Five9's "short interest". This figure is 6.5% down from 3.2 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Five9 shares can be evaluated.

Five9's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Five9's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Five9 shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Five9 shares traded daily (recently around 659206.7114094). Five9's SIR currently stands at 4.47. In other words for every 100,000 Five9 shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4470 shares are currently held short.

However Five9's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Five9 shares, or, against the total number of tradable Five9 shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Five9's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Five9 shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0504% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Five9 shares, roughly 50 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 Five9.

Find out more about how you can short Five9 stock.

Five9 share dividends

We're not expecting Five9 to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Five9 share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Five9's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$52.51 up to US$194.035. 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 Five9's is 0.4915. This would suggest that Five9's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Five9 overview

Five9, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides cloud software for contact centers in the United States and internationally. The company offers virtual contact center cloud platform that delivers a suite of applications, which enables the breadth of contact center-related customer service, sales, and marketing functions; and acts as a hub for digital engagement channels between the clients and their customers, which enables them to manage the end-to-end customer experience in a single unified architecture. Its solution enables its clients to manage these customer interactions across various channels, including voice, chat, email, Web, social media, and mobile, as well as connects them to an appropriate agent. The company also provides a set of management applications, such as workforce management, reporting, quality management, and supervisor tools. It serves customers in various industries comprising banking and financial services, business process outsourcers, consumer, healthcare, and technology. Five9, Inc. has an alliance agreement with Deloitte Digital to bring transformational Cloud Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS) solutions to clients; and has strategic partnership with Conn3Ct Ltd. Five9, Inc. was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in San Ramon, California.

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