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Akamai Technologies, Inc is a software-infrastructure business based in the US. Akamai Technologies shares (AKAM) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Akamai Technologies employs 8,368 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$3.2 billion.
|52-week range||USD$92.64 - USD$121.11|
|50-day moving average||USD$98.82|
|200-day moving average||USD$104.3724|
|Wall St. target price||USD$125.62|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$3.37|
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Valuing Akamai Technologies stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Akamai Technologies's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Akamai Technologies's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 30x. In other words, Akamai Technologies shares trade at around 30x 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.
Akamai Technologies's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.7057. 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 Akamai Technologies's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Akamai Technologies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Akamai Technologies's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$3.2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||21.93%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$2.1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||5.94%|
|Return on equity TTM||14.09%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$16.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 8.0 million Akamai Technologies shares held short by investors – that's known as Akamai Technologies's "short interest". This figure is 2.5% up from 7.8 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Akamai Technologies shares can be evaluated.
Akamai Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Akamai Technologies shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Akamai Technologies shares traded daily (recently around 2.3 million). Akamai Technologies's SIR currently stands at 3.44. In other words for every 100,000 Akamai Technologies shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3440 shares are currently held short.
However Akamai Technologies's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Akamai Technologies shares, or, against the total number of tradable Akamai Technologies shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Akamai Technologies's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Akamai Technologies shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.056% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Akamai Technologies shares, roughly 56 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 Akamai Technologies.
Find out more about how you can short Akamai Technologies stock.
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 Akamai Technologies.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 19.16
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Akamai Technologies's overall score of 19.16 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 25th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Akamai Technologies 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.).
Environmental score: 2.02/100
Akamai Technologies's environmental score of 2.02 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Akamai Technologies is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 8.8/100
Akamai Technologies's social score of 8.8 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Akamai Technologies is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 6.34/100
Akamai Technologies's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Akamai Technologies is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 1/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Akamai Technologies scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Akamai Technologies has managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||19.16|
|Total ESG percentile||25.06|
|Environmental score percentile||1|
|Social score percentile||1|
|Governance score percentile||1|
|Level of controversy||1|
We're not expecting Akamai Technologies to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Over the last 12 months, Akamai Technologies's shares have ranged in value from as little as $92.64 up to $121.11. 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 Akamai Technologies's is 0.4109. This would suggest that Akamai Technologies's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Akamai Technologies, Inc. provides cloud services for securing, delivering, and optimizing content and business applications over the internet in the United States and internationally. The company offers cloud and enterprise security solutions to keep infrastructure, websites, applications, application programming interfaces, and users safe from various cyberattacks and online threats while enhancing performance. It also provides web and mobile performance solutions to enable dynamic websites and applications; media delivery solutions, including video streaming and video player services, game and software delivery, broadcast operations, authoritative domain name system, resolution, and data and analytics; and edge compute solutions to enable developers to deploy and distribute code at the edge. In addition, the company offers carrier offerings, including cyberthreat protection, parental controls, DNS infrastructure and content delivery solutions; and an array of service and support to assist customers with integrating, configuring, optimizing, and managing its offerings. It sells its solutions through direct sales and service organizations, as well as through various channel partners. Akamai Technologies, Inc. has a strategic partnership with Queue-It to deliver a cure for Covid vaccine registration. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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