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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 424 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
|Latest market close||$20.12|
|52-week range||$13.02 - $26.32|
|50-day moving average||$22.41|
|200-day moving average||$20.79|
|Wall St. target price||$25.50|
|Dividend yield||$0.44 (2.01%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.24|
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|1 month (2021-07-02)||-11.52%|
|3 months (2021-05-05)||-0.64%|
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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 92x. In other words, American Software shares trade at around 92x 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 $5.8 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||$111.4 million|
|Operating margin TTM||3.91%|
|Gross profit TTM||$61 million|
|Return on assets TTM||1.56%|
|Return on equity TTM||6.69%|
|Market capitalisation||$731.3 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 382,320 American Software shares held short by investors – that's known as American Software's "short interest". This figure is 15.8% down from 454,292 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 146482.75862069). American Software's SIR currently stands at 2.61. In other words for every 100,000 American Software shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2610 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 0.013% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable American Software shares, roughly 13 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: 1.29% of net profits
Recently American Software has paid out, on average, around 1.29% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.01% 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 2.01% 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 26 August 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
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.
Over the last 12 months, American Software's shares have ranged in value from as little as $13.0204 up to $26.32. 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 0.5054. 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 in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Supply Chain Management (SCM), Information Technology Consulting (IT Consulting), and Other. The SCM segment provides demand optimization, inventory optimization, supply optimization, retail optimization, quality and compliance, PLM, sourcing management, and integrated business planning services. The IT Consulting segment offers IT staffing and consulting services, such as software enhancement, documentation, update, customer education, consulting, systems integration, maintenance, and support services. The Other segment provides purchasing and materials management, customer order processing, financial, e-commerce, and traditional manufacturing solutions. The company markets its products through direct and indirect sales channels to the apparel and other soft goods, retail, food and beverage, consumer packaged goods, durable goods, chemical and process manufacturing, and life sciences industries.
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