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Koss Corporation is a consumer electronics business with stocks listed in the US. Koss Corporation shares (KOSS) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was US$21.53 – an increase of 53.24% over the previous week. Here's how to invest if you're based in Australia.
How to buy shares in Koss Corporation
- 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.
- 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.
- Search for Koss Corporation. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: KOSS. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Koss Corporation reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$21.53, 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 Koss Corporation, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Koss Corporation. 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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What's in this guide?
- Koss Corporation key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Koss Corporation stock a buy or sell?
- Koss Corporation performance over time
- Can I short Koss Corporation shares?
- Are Koss Corporation shares over-valued?
- Koss Corporation's financials
- How volatile are Koss Corporation shares?
- Does Koss Corporation pay a dividend?
- Have Koss Corporation shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Koss Corporation share priceUse our graph to track the performance of KOSS stocks over time.
Koss Corporation shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$0.8 - US$105.4018|
|50-day moving average||US$14.6671|
|200-day moving average||US$5.3565|
|Dividend yield||US$0 (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$0.094|
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Is it a good time to buy Koss Corporation stock?
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Koss Corporation price performance over time
|1 week (2021-02-18)||51.09%|
|1 month (2021-01-26)||115.30%|
|3 months (2020-11-25)||910.23%|
|6 months (2020-08-26)||906.07%|
|1 year (2020-02-26)||1,650.41%|
|2 years (2019-02-26)||976.50%|
|3 years (2018-02-26)||993.56%|
|5 years (2016-02-26)||925.24%|
Is Koss Corporation under- or over-valued?
Valuing Koss Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Koss Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Koss Corporation's P/E ratio
Koss Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 133x. In other words, Koss Corporation shares trade at around 133x 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.
Koss Corporation's EBITDA
Koss Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$483,301 (£347,155).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Koss Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Koss Corporation financials
|Revenue TTM||US$18.9 million|
|Operating margin TTM||1%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$5.7 million|
|Return on assets TTM||0.51%|
|Return on equity TTM||4.49%|
|Market capitalisation||US$104.8 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Koss Corporation shares
There are currently 756,138 Koss Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Koss Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 5828.2% up from 12,755 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Koss Corporation shares can be evaluated.
Koss Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Koss Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Koss Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Koss Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 5.0 million). Koss Corporation's SIR currently stands at 0.15. In other words for every 100,000 Koss Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 150 shares are currently held short.
However Koss Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Koss Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Koss Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Koss Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.1% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Koss Corporation shares in existence, roughly 100 shares are currently held short) or 0.3745% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Koss Corporation shares, roughly 375 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 Koss Corporation.
Find out more about how you can short Koss Corporation stock.
Koss Corporation share dividends
We're not expecting Koss Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Have Koss Corporation's shares ever split?
Koss Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 2 December 2009. 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 Koss Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Koss Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Koss Corporation's share price.
Koss Corporation share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Koss Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$0.8 up to US$105.4018. 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 Koss Corporation's is -2.3431. This would suggest that Koss Corporation's shares have been inversely-correlated to the average (for this exchange) – so when the broader market trended up or down, Koss Corporation has bucked the trend.
Koss Corporation overview
Koss Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and sells stereo headphones and related accessories in the United States, the Czech Republic, Sweden, Canada, the Russian Federation, Australia, Malaysia, and internationally. It offers high-fidelity headphones, wireless Bluetooth headphones, wireless Bluetooth speakers, computer headsets, telecommunications headsets, active noise canceling headphones, and compact disc recordings under the Koss Classics label. The company sells its products through national retailers, distributors, audio specialty stores, internet, direct mail catalogs, regional department store chains, discount department stores, grocery stores, electronics retailers, military exchanges, and prisons under the Koss name, as well as private label. It also sells its products to distributors for resale to school systems, as well as directly to other manufacturers. The company also exports its products. Koss Corporation was founded in 1953 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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