Should Traders Take A Bite Out Of ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ: ASML)

On 04 Feb 2020, ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ: ASML) stock observed trading -2.18% off 52-week high price. On the other end, the stock has been noted 70.43% away from low price over the last 52-weeks. The stock disclosed a move of 3.77% away from 50 day moving average and 24.27% away from 200 day moving average. Moving closer, we can see that shares have been trading 1.13% off 20-day moving average. It has market cap of $132397.31M and dividend yield of 1.00%.

ASML Holding N.V. (ASML) publishes its 2019 fourth-quarter and full-year results.

Q4 net sales of €4.0B, net income of €1.1B, gross margin of 48.1%

Q4 net bookings of €2.4B

2019 net sales of €11.8B, net income of €2.6B

ASML expects Q1 2020 net sales of between €3.1B and €3.3B and a gross margin between 46% and 47%

Announces a three-year share buyback program up to €6B (2020-2022)

Proposes a dividend over 2019 of €2.40 per share (14% increase), leading to a final dividend payment over 2019 of €1.35

Final dividend proposal and new share buyback program
Supported by its long-term business plan, ASML will submit a proposal at the 2020 Yearly General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) to declare a total dividend for 2019 of €2.40 per ordinary share. Recognizing the interim dividend of €1.05 paid in November 2019, this leads to a final dividend of €1.35 to be paid in the second quarter. This is a 14% increase contrast to the 2018 dividend.

The total amount repurchased under the share buyback 2018–2019 program, which was closed in December 2019, was €1.6B, for which ASML purchased 9.0M shares. The share buyback program of 2018–2019 was not completed for the full amount.

As part of ASML’s financial policy to return excess cash to its shareholders through growing annualized dividends and regularly-timed share buybacks, ASML also announces a new three-year share buyback program, to be executed within the 2020–2022-time frame. As part of this program, ASML intends to purchase shares up to €6B, which includes a total of up to 0.4M shares to cover employee share plans. ASML intends to cancel the remainder of the shares repurchased. This share buyback program will start on January 23, 2020.

The Netherlands based company ASML Holding N.V. moved with change of 3.84% to $299.23 with the total traded volume of 790563 shares in recent session versus to an average volume of 595.3K. ASML’s shares are at 10.58% for the quarter and driving a 66.65% return over the course of the past year and is now at 1.11% since this point in 2018. The average volatility for the week and month was at 1.91% and 1.56% respectively.


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