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Skyworks Solutions, Inc (SWKS) is a leading semiconductors business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$172.48 after a previous close of US$171.66. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD171.38 to a high of USD173.03. The latest price was USD171.96 (25 minute delay). Skyworks Solutions is listed on the NASDAQ. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Skyworks Solutions

  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 Skyworks Solutions. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: SWKS. 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 Skyworks Solutions 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$168.23, 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 Skyworks Solutions, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Skyworks Solutions. 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.

Skyworks Solutions share price

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Skyworks Solutions shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-16.
OpenUS$172.48
HighUS$173.03
LowUS$171.38
CloseUS$171.96
Previous closeUS$171.66
Change US$0.3
Change % 0.1748%
Volume 205,561
Information last updated 2021-06-17.
52-week rangeUS$121.8518 - US$203.3835
50-day moving average US$171.2389
200-day moving average US$170.8044
Target priceUS$205.85
PE ratio 23.9396
Dividend yield US$1.94 (1.13%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$7.224

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Is it a good time to buy Skyworks Solutions stock?

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Skyworks Solutions price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $171.96

1 week (2021-06-16) 0.57%
1 month (2021-05-21) 3.16%
3 months (2021-03-23) -1.95%
6 months (2020-12-23) 14.08%
1 year (2020-06-23) 33.98%
2 years (2019-06-21) 128.61%
3 years (2018-06-22) 74.49%
5 years (2016-06-23) 155.85%

Is Skyworks Solutions under- or over-valued?

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

Skyworks Solutions's P/E ratio

Skyworks Solutions's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 24x. In other words, Skyworks Solutions shares trade at around 24x 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.

Skyworks Solutions's PEG ratio

Skyworks Solutions's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.965. 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 Skyworks Solutions's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Skyworks Solutions's EBITDA

Skyworks Solutions's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$1.7 billion.

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

Skyworks Solutions financials

Revenue TTM US$4.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 31.9%
Gross profit TTM US$1.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 16.28%
Return on equity TTM 27.35%
Profit margin 27.68%
Book value 28.542
Market capitalisation US$28.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Skyworks Solutions shares

There are currently 3.5 million Skyworks Solutions shares held short by investors – that's known as Skyworks Solutions's "short interest". This figure is 7.9% down from 3.8 million last month.

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

Skyworks Solutions's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Skyworks Solutions's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Skyworks Solutions shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Skyworks Solutions shares traded daily (recently around 2.3 million). Skyworks Solutions's SIR currently stands at 1.56. In other words for every 100,000 Skyworks Solutions shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1560 shares are currently held short.

However Skyworks Solutions's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Skyworks Solutions shares, or, against the total number of tradable Skyworks Solutions shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Skyworks Solutions's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Skyworks Solutions shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0215% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Skyworks Solutions shares, roughly 22 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 Skyworks Solutions.

Find out more about how you can short Skyworks Solutions stock.

Skyworks Solutions's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Skyworks Solutions.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Skyworks Solutions's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 37.94

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Skyworks Solutions's overall score of 37.94 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 71st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Skyworks Solutions is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Skyworks Solutions's environmental score

Environmental score: 18.09/100

Skyworks Solutions's environmental score of 18.09 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Skyworks Solutions is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Skyworks Solutions's social score

Social score: 12.59/100

Skyworks Solutions's social score of 12.59 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Skyworks Solutions is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Skyworks Solutions's governance score

Governance score: 13.26/100

Skyworks Solutions's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Skyworks Solutions is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Skyworks Solutions, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 37.94
Total ESG percentile 70.82
Environmental score 18.09
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 12.59
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 13.26
Governance score percentile 8

Skyworks Solutions share dividends

23%

Dividend payout ratio: 22.65% of net profits

Recently Skyworks Solutions has paid out, on average, around 22.65% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.17% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Skyworks Solutions shareholders could enjoy a 1.17% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Skyworks Solutions's case, that would currently equate to about $1.94 per share.

While Skyworks Solutions's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Skyworks Solutions is investing more in its future growth.

Skyworks Solutions's most recent dividend payout was on 7 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 16 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Skyworks Solutions's shares ever split?

Skyworks Solutions's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 19 April 2000. 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 Skyworks Solutions shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Skyworks Solutions shares which in turn could have impacted Skyworks Solutions's share price.

Skyworks Solutions share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Skyworks Solutions's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$121.8518 up to US$203.3835. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SWKS.US volatility(beta: 1.08)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 Skyworks Solutions's is 1.075. This would suggest that Skyworks Solutions's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Skyworks Solutions overview

Skyworks Solutions, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and markets proprietary semiconductor products, including intellectual property in the United States, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and rest of Asia-Pacific. Its product portfolio includes amplifiers, antenna tuners, attenuators, circulators/isolators, DC/DC converters, demodulators, detectors, diodes, wireless analog system on chip products, directional couplers, diversity receive modules, filters, front-end modules, hybrids, light emitting diode drivers, low noise amplifiers, mixers, modulators, optocouplers/optoisolators, phase locked loops, phase shifters, power dividers/combiners, receivers, switches, synthesizers, technical ceramics, voltage controlled oscillators/synthesizers, and voltage regulators. The company provides its products for use in the aerospace, automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure, connected home, entertainment and gaming, industrial, medical, military, smartphone, tablet, and wearable markets. It sells its products through direct sales force, electronic component distributors, and independent sales representatives. The company was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.

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