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How to buy Bentley Systems Inc stock
Learn how to easily invest in Bentley Systems Inc stock.
Bentley Systems Inc is a software-application business based in the US. Bentley Systems Inc shares (BSY) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Bentley Systems Inc employs 4,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.1 billion.
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Bentley Systems Inc stock price (NASDAQ: BSY)Use our graph to track the performance of BSY stocks over time.
Bentley Systems Inc shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$40.91|
|52-week range||$26.25 - $45.59|
|50-day moving average||$38.02|
|200-day moving average||$36.36|
|Wall St. target price||$45.10|
|Dividend yield||$0.12 (0.51%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.59|
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Bentley Systems Inc price performance over time
|1 week (2023-01-31)||4.76%|
|1 month (2023-01-04)||11.11%|
|3 months (2022-11-03)||24.42%|
|6 months (2022-08-03)||N/A|
|1 year (2022-02-07)||6.37%|
|2 years (2021-02-05)||-12.26%|
|3 years (2020-02-03)||N/A|
|5 years (2018-02-03)||N/A|
Is Bentley Systems Inc stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Bentley Systems Inc stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Bentley Systems Inc's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Bentley Systems Inc's P/E ratio
Bentley Systems Inc's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 66x. In other words, Bentley Systems Inc shares trade at around 66x 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.
However, Bentley Systems Inc's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the software-application industry or those of similar companies.
Bentley Systems Inc's PEG ratio
Bentley Systems Inc's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.5661. 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 Bentley Systems Inc's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
However, it's sensible to consider Bentley Systems Inc's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.
Bentley Systems Inc's EBITDA
Bentley Systems Inc's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $204.4 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Bentley Systems Inc's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
To put Bentley Systems Inc's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.
Bentley Systems Inc financials
|Revenue TTM||$1.1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||13.05%|
|Gross profit TTM||$748.5 million|
|Return on assets TTM||3.21%|
|Return on equity TTM||41.74%|
|Market capitalisation||$11.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Bentley Systems Inc share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 13.64% of net profits
Recently Bentley Systems Inc has paid out, on average, around 13.64% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.51% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Bentley Systems Inc shareholders could enjoy a 0.51% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Bentley Systems Inc's case, that would currently equate to about $0.12 per share.
While Bentley Systems Inc's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Bentley Systems Inc is investing more in its future growth.
Bentley Systems Inc's most recent dividend payout was on 6 March 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 16 February 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
Bentley Systems Inc's dividend payout ratio is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.
- Autodesk (ADSK.US): 0.00% (does not pay dividend)
- Dassault Systemes (DASTY.US): 21.62%
- Microsoft Corporation (MSFT.US): 28.51%
Have Bentley Systems Inc's shares ever split?
Bentley Systems Inc's shares were split on a 1:10 basis on 18 June 1996. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Bentley Systems Inc shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Bentley Systems Inc shares which in turn could have impacted Bentley Systems Inc's share price.
Bentley Systems Inc share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Bentley Systems Inc's shares have ranged in value from as little as $26.2547 up to $45.5865. 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 Bentley Systems Inc's is 1.237. This would suggest that Bentley Systems Inc's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
To put Bentley Systems Inc's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.
- Autodesk (ADSK.US): 1.4667
- Dassault Systemes (DASTY.US): 0.6929
- Microsoft Corporation (MSFT.US): 0.9264
Bentley Systems Inc overview
Bentley Systems, Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, provides infrastructure engineering software solutions in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific. The company offers open modeling and open simulation applications for infrastructure design integration, which include MicroStation, OpenRoads, OpenRail, OpenPlant, OpenBuildings, OpenBridge, OpenSite, OpenFlows, STAAD and RAM, SACS, MOSES, AutoPIPE, SITEOPS, CUBE, DYNAMEQ, EMME, and LEGION; and geoprofessional applications for modeling and simulation of near and deep subsurface conditions, including Leapfrog, AGS Workbench, GeoStudio, Imago, MX Deposit, Oasis montaj, PLAXIS, and OpenGround. It also provides project delivery systems that support collaboration, work-sharing, and 4D construction modeling for infrastructure project delivery enterprises, such as ProjectWise, ProjectWise Design Review Service, and SYNCHRO; and asset and network performance systems, such as AssetWise ALIM, AssetWise Asset Reliability, AssetWise Enterprise Interoperability, AssetWise 4D Analytics, AssetWise Linear, and Seequent Central. In addition, it offers industry solutions comprising AssetWise Linear SUPERLOAD, AssetWise Linear Analytics, AssetWise Inspections, ContextCapture, OpenCities, OpenUtilities, OpenTower, OpenWindPower, Power Line, SPIDA, OrbitGT, sensemetrics, PlantSight, and WaterSight. The company serves civil, structural, geotechnical, geoscience subsurface engineers, architects, geospatial professionals, city and regional planners, contractors, fabricators, and operations and maintenance engineers. Bentley Systems, Incorporated was incorporated in 1984 and is headquartered in Exton, Pennsylvania. .
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Bentley Systems Inc is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 21.082% of Bentley Systems Inc shares are held by insiders and 37.117% by institutions. How many people work for Bentley Systems Inc?
Latest data suggests 4,500 work at Bentley Systems Inc. When does the fiscal year end for Bentley Systems Inc?
Bentley Systems Inc's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Bentley Systems Inc based?
Bentley Systems Inc's address is: 685 Stockton Drive, Exton, PA, United States, 19341 What is Bentley Systems Inc's ISIN number?
Bentley Systems Inc's international securities identification number is: US08265T2087
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