ASML Holding N.V. (ASML): Why You Should Keep An Eye On It


The stock of ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML) increased by $9.58 on Wednesday to $605.79, up 1.61 percent. The last five days have seen an average of 881,996 shares of common stock traded. 1 time new highs were reached in the current year, with a fall of -$190.05. The average number of shares traded over the last 20 days was 1,464,274, while the average volume over the last 50 days totaled 1,468,516.

ASML stock appreciated 26.06% since last month. On 11/03/22, the company’s shares reached a one-month low of $437.12. The stock touched a high of $832.68 on 01/03/22, after rallying from a low of $363.15 in 52 weeks. The price of ASML stock has declined by -25.11% or -$190.05 this year, reaching a new high 1 time. Still, the stock price is down -27.25% from the 52-week high.

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Valuation Metrics

ASML Holding N.V. (ASML) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 41.28. Beta for the stock is 1.38. There are also a few other valuation ratios worth considering, including the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 11.74, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 28.66, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 32.25.

Company paid $1.1393 per share in dividends, a decrease of -18.57% from $1.3991 last year. A $0.2598 dividend decrease was reported on Wednesday October 19 2022.

Financial Health

For the three months ended September 29, ASML Holding N.V.’s quick ratio was 0.80, while its current ratio was 1.30, indicating its inability to pay off its debt. As far as profitability goes, gross margin for the trailing twelve months is 51.10% percent. ASML Holding N.V.’s EBITDA margin for the year ended September 29 was 37.56%, whereas its operating margin stood at 32.50% for the same period. Based on annual data, it had gross profit of $11.61 billion and revenue of $22.02 billion.

Investors will also look at the performance of the company’s management in order to determine the potential profitability of their investment. ASML’s return on assets (ROA) during the last 12 months has been 17.80%. There was a 38.90% return on investment (ROI) in the past year. In the meantime, the return on equity (ROE) for the last 12 months was 64.60%.

Earnings Surprise

According to ASML Holding N.V.’s quarterly financial report for the quarter that ended September 29, it had $4.56 billion in total debt versus $715.12 million in cash and short-term investments. A higher net income was reported in the quarter under review than the previous quarter. Net income for the quarter came in at $20.84 billion, while revenues rose by 24.89% to $0.0. It was predicted that ASML Holding N.V.’s quarterly earnings would be $4.32, but it ended up being $4.01, beating the consensus by 7.70%. EBITDA was $2.08 billion for the quarter. At the end of ASML Holding N.V.’s most recent quarter ended September 29, its liabilities totaled 25.03 billion, while its total debt was $3.5 billion.

Technical Picture

Here’s a quick look at ASML Holding N.V.’s (ASML) price momentum from a technical perspective. As of 22 November, the RSI 9-day stood at 72.14%, suggesting the stock is Overbought, with a 34.56% historical volatility rate.

The stochastic %K and %D were 91.35% and 89.47% respectively, while the average true range (ATR) was 21.93. Based on the 14-day stochastic reading of 97.49%, the RSI (14) reading is 69.33%. On the 9-day MACD Oscillator, the stock is at 6.06, and the 14-day reading is at 37.11.

Analyst Ratings

In its most recent analyst report, Susquehanna raised its rating on ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ: ASML) to a Positive. Prior to this, analysts firm rated the stock as a Neutral. Analysts have assigned ASML Holding N.V. (ASML) an Buy rating. ASML is a stock that is recommended for selling by 1 brokerage firm, while 1 companies recommend holding. The stock is underweighted by 0 analysts. Among the analysts who rate the stock, 0 rates it overweight and 27 others recommend it as a buy.

What is ASML’s price target for the next 12 months?

The current consensus forecast for the stock is between $575.00 and $850.00, with a median target price of $710.00. In analyzing these forecasts, the average price target given by analysts for ASML Holding N.V. (ASML) is $708.60.


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