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How to buy American Software stock

Learn how to easily invest in American Software stock.

American Software 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 406 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $129.8 million.

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American Software stock price (NASDAQ: AMSWA)

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American Software shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-01-25.
Latest market close$14.63
52-week range$13.39 - $22.85
50-day moving average $14.83
200-day moving average $16.35
Wall St. target price$21.83
PE ratio 48.3871
Dividend yield $0.44 (2.93%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.31

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Is it a good time to buy American Software stock?

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American Software price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $14.63 from 2023-01-30

1 week (2023-01-21) N/A
1 month (2022-12-30) -0.34%
3 months (2022-11-01) -11.81%
6 months (2022-07-28) -16.45%
1 year (2022-02-01) -35.52%
2 years (2021-02-01) -23.68%
3 years (2020-01-31) 14.93
5 years (2018-02-01) 15.56%

Is American Software stock undervalued or overvalued?

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 48x. In other words, American Software shares trade at around 48x 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 $14.5 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 $129.8 million
Operating margin TTM 10.8%
Gross profit TTM $75.8 million
Return on assets TTM 4.83%
Return on equity TTM 8.18%
Profit margin 8.27%
Book value $3.96
Market capitalisation $506.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

American Software share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 100% of net profits

Recently American Software has paid out, on average, around 100% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.93% 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 2.93% 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 16 February 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 1 February 2023 (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 $13.39 up to $22.8483. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AMSWA.US volatility(beta: 0.8)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 0.8043. 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 in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Supply Chain Management (SCM), Information Technology Consulting (IT Consulting), and Other. The SCM segment offers Logility Digital Supply Chain Platform, a cloud-architected supply chain management platform that helps manage seven critical planning processes, such as product, demand, inventory, supply, deploy, integrated business planning, and supply chain data management. The IT Consulting segment provides IT staffing and consulting services, such as software enhancement, documentation, update, customer education, consulting, systems integration, maintenance, and support services. The Other segment offers American Software ERP, which provides purchasing and materials management, customer order processing, financial, e-commerce, and traditional manufacturing solutions. It also provides ongoing support and maintenance services; cloud hosting and managed services; and implementation and training services.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of American Software is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.114% of American Software shares are held by insiders and 78.328% by institutions.
How many people work for American Software?
Latest data suggests 406 work at American Software.
When does the fiscal year end for American Software?
American Software's fiscal year ends in April.
Where is American Software based?
American Software's address is: 470 East Paces Ferry Road, NE, Atlanta, GA, United States, 30305
What is American Software's ISIN number?
American Software's international securities identification number is: US0296831094
What is American Software's CUSIP number?
American Software's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 029683109

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