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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 429 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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American Software share price

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American Software shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$13.09 - $21.92
50-day moving average $20.67
200-day moving average $18.46
Wall St. target price$23.00
PE ratio 121.9298
Dividend yield $0.44 (2.1%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.17

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Is American Software under- or over-valued?

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 P/E ratio

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 122x. In other words, American Software shares trade at around 122x 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 PEG ratio

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

American Software's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $5.7 million.

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

American Software financials

Revenue TTM $112.1 million
Operating margin TTM 3.6%
Gross profit TTM $63.2 million
Return on assets TTM 1.49%
Return on equity TTM 4.65%
Profit margin 4.98%
Book value $3.68
Market capitalisation $682 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting American Software shares

There are currently 659,790 American Software shares held short by investors – that's known as American Software's "short interest". This figure is 10.1% down from 734,308 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)

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 112592.15017065). American Software's SIR currently stands at 5.86. In other words for every 100,000 American Software shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5860 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 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 American Software shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0248% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable American Software shares, roughly 25 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly 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.

American Software share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 1.63% of net profits

Recently American Software has paid out, on average, around 1.63% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.13% 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 2.13% 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.

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

American Software's most recent dividend payout was on 20 May 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have American Software's shares ever split?

American Software's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 23 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.

American Software share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, American Software's shares have ranged in value from as little as $13.0915 up to $21.9164. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AMSWA.US volatility(beta: 0.5)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 American Software's is 0.503. This would suggest that American Software's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

American Software overview

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.

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