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Momo Inc is an internet content & information business with stocks listed in the US. Momo shares (MOMO) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was US$13.9 – a decrease of 0.93% over the previous week. Here's how to invest if you're based in Australia.

How to buy shares in Momo

  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 Momo. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: MOMO. 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 Momo 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. At last close price of US$13.9, 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 Momo, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Momo. 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.

Momo share price

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Momo shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-17.
52-week rangeUS$12.0129 - US$21.1521
50-day moving average US$14.394
200-day moving average US$15.1407
Target priceUS$18.4
PE ratio 10.4452
Dividend yield N/A (3.54%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$1.46

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Is it a good time to buy Momo stock?

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Momo price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $13.9

1 week (2021-06-15) -9.15%
1 month (2021-05-21) 0.07%
3 months (2021-03-22) -12.03%
6 months (2020-12-22) 2.51%
1 year (2020-06-22) -27.38%
2 years (2019-06-21) -58.78%
3 years (2018-06-22) -72.63%
5 years (2016-06-22) 29.30%

Is Momo under- or over-valued?

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

Momo's P/E ratio

Momo's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 10x. In other words, Momo shares trade at around 10x 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.

Momo's PEG ratio

Momo's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.7374. 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 Momo's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


Momo's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$2.8 billion.

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

Momo financials

Revenue TTM US$14.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 16.23%
Gross profit TTM US$7 billion
Return on assets TTM 6.46%
Return on equity TTM 14.52%
Profit margin 13.6%
Book value 70.728
Market capitalisation US$3.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Momo shares

There are currently 8.7 million Momo shares held short by investors – that's known as Momo's "short interest". This figure is 4.9% down from 9.1 million last month.

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

Momo's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Momo's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Momo shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Momo shares traded daily (recently around 2.0 million). Momo's SIR currently stands at 4.29. In other words for every 100,000 Momo shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4290 shares are currently held short.

However Momo's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Momo shares, or, against the total number of tradable Momo shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Momo's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Momo shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0603% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Momo shares, roughly 60 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 Momo.

Find out more about how you can short Momo stock.

Momo share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 33.09% of net profits

Recently Momo has paid out, on average, around 33.09% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.54% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Momo shareholders could enjoy a 3.54% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Momo's case, that would currently equate to about $N/A per share.

While Momo's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Momo may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Momo's most recent dividend payout was on 29 April 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 April 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Momo's shares ever split?

Momo's shares were split on a 30:1 basis on 13 November 2011. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 30 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Momo shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 96.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Momo shares which in turn could have impacted Momo's share price.

Momo share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Momo's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$12.0129 up to US$21.1521. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MOMO.US volatility(beta: 1.43)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 Momo's is 1.4277. This would suggest that Momo's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Momo overview

Momo Inc. provides mobile-based social and entertainment services in the People's Republic of China. It operates Momo platform that includes its Momo mobile application, as well as various related properties, features, functionalities, tools, and services. The company's Momo mobile application connects people and facilitates interactions based on location and interests; and various recreational activities, including live talent shows, short videos, and social games, as well as other video- and audio-based interactive experiences, such as live chats and mobile karaoke experience. It also operates Tantan, a social and dating application for younger generation, which enables users to find and establish romantic connections, and meet interesting people; and provides live video, value-added, mobile marketing, and other services, as well as mobile games. The company was formerly known as Momo Technology Company Limited and changed its name to Momo Inc. in July 2014. Momo Inc. was incorporated in 2011 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

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