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American Software, Inc is a software-application business based in the US. American Software shares (AMSWA) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. American Software employs 442 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$115 million.
|Latest market close||USD$16.71|
|52-week range||USD$8.8714 - USD$21.2027|
|50-day moving average||USD$16.4956|
|200-day moving average||USD$15.9579|
|Wall St. target price||USD$21|
|Dividend yield||USD$0.44 (2.68%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$0.2|
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|1 week (2021-01-07)||-9.04%|
|1 month (2020-12-17)||-0.18%|
|3 months (2020-10-15)||9.86%|
|6 months (2020-07-15)||6.43%|
|1 year (2020-01-15)||12.00%|
|2 years (2019-01-15)||59.14%|
|3 years (2018-01-13)||N/A|
|5 years (2016-01-15)||76.83%|
Valuing American Software stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of American Software's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
American Software's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 82x. In other words, American Software shares trade at around 82x 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.
American Software's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.19. 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 American Software's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
American Software's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$7.8 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a American Software's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$115 million|
|Operating margin TTM||5.15%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$63.2 million|
|Return on assets TTM||2.24%|
|Return on equity TTM||5.54%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$534.7 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 461,547 American Software shares held short by investors – that's known as American Software's "short interest". This figure is 2.8% down from 474,635 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting American Software shares can be evaluated.
American Software's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of American Software shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of American Software shares traded daily (recently around 128207.5). American Software's SIR currently stands at 3.6. In other words for every 100,000 American Software shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3600 shares are currently held short.
However American Software's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of American Software shares, or, against the total number of tradable American Software shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case American Software's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 American Software shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0174% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable American Software shares, roughly 17 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 American Software.
Find out more about how you can short American Software stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 146.67% of net profits
Recently American Software has paid out, on average, around 146.67% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.68% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), American Software shareholders could enjoy a 2.68% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In American Software's case, that would currently equate to about $0.44 per share.
American Software's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
American Software's most recent dividend payout was on 19 February 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 4 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
American Software's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 24 July 1990. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your American Software shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for American Software shares which in turn could have impacted American Software's share price.
Over the last 12 months, American Software's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.8714 up to $21.2027. 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 American Software's is 0.5034. This would suggest that American Software's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
American Software, Inc. develops, markets, and supports a range of computer business application software products and services in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Supply Chain Management (SCM), Information Technology Consulting (IT Consulting), and Other. The SCM segment offers supply chain optimization and retail planning solutions, including sales and operations planning, demand optimization, inventory optimization, manufacturing planning and scheduling, supply optimization, retail allocation and merchandise planning, and transportation optimization to streamline and optimize the forecasting, inventory, production, supply, allocation, distribution, and management of products between trading partners. It also provides cloud solutions for supply chain and product lifecycle management, quality control, vendor compliance, and enterprise resource planning for retailers and manufacturers; and advanced analytics and business intelligence solutions for the supply chain market. The IT Consulting segment offers IT staffing and consulting services, such as professional, product management, and project management outsourcing services; staff augmentation services in the areas of cloud, collaboration, network, and security; and social media and analytic marketing services. It also provides software enhancement, documentation, updates, customer education, consulting, systems integration services, maintenance, and support services. The Other segment offers purchasing and materials management, customer order processing, financial, e-commerce, human resource, and manufacturing solutions. The company markets its products through direct and indirect sales channels to the retail, apparel and footwear, consumer packaged goods, chemicals, oil and gas, life sciences, consumer electronics, industrial products, and other manufacturing industries. American Software, Inc. was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
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