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BENTLEY SYSTEMS INC is a software—application business based in the US. BENTLEY SYSTEMS shares (BSY) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. BENTLEY SYSTEMS employs 4,010 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$768.5 million.

How to buy shares in BENTLEY SYSTEMS

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for BENTLEY SYSTEMS. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: BSY. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until BENTLEY SYSTEMS reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of BENTLEY SYSTEMS, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of BENTLEY SYSTEMS. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.


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BENTLEY SYSTEMS shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-19.
52-week rangeUSD$0.001 - USD$35.35
50-day moving average USD$32.6806
200-day moving average USD$32.6806
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 83.2502
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) N/A

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Is it a good time to buy BENTLEY SYSTEMS stock?

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BENTLEY SYSTEMS price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $N/A from 2020-10-19

1 week (2021-01-08) -100.00%
1 month (2020-12-11) N/A
3 months (2020-10-11) N/A
6 months (2020-07-15) -100.00%
1 year (2020-01-11) N/A
2 years (2019-01-11) N/A
3 years (2018-01-11) N/A
5 years (2016-01-11) N/A

Is BENTLEY SYSTEMS under- or over-valued?

Valuing BENTLEY SYSTEMS stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of BENTLEY SYSTEMS's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.


BENTLEY SYSTEMS's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 83x. In other words, BENTLEY SYSTEMS shares trade at around 83x 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'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's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$216.1 million.

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

To put BENTLEY SYSTEMS's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.


Revenue TTM USD$768.5 million
Operating margin TTM 23.81%
Gross profit TTM USD$592.3 million
Return on assets TTM 0%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 16.32%
Book value N/A
Market capitalisation USD$10 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting BENTLEY SYSTEMS shares

There are currently 291,631 BENTLEY SYSTEMS shares held short by investors – that's known as BENTLEY SYSTEMS's "short interest". This figure is up from 0 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting BENTLEY SYSTEMS shares can be evaluated.

BENTLEY SYSTEMS's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

BENTLEY SYSTEMS's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of BENTLEY SYSTEMS shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of BENTLEY SYSTEMS shares traded daily (recently around 1.8 million). BENTLEY SYSTEMS's SIR currently stands at 0.16. In other words for every 100,000 BENTLEY SYSTEMS shares traded daily on the market, roughly 160 shares are currently held short.

To gain some more context, you can compare BENTLEY SYSTEMS's short interest ratio against those of similar companies.

However BENTLEY SYSTEMS's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of BENTLEY SYSTEMS shares, or, against the total number of tradable BENTLEY SYSTEMS shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case BENTLEY SYSTEMS's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 BENTLEY SYSTEMS shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0019% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable BENTLEY SYSTEMS shares, roughly 2 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 BENTLEY SYSTEMS.

Find out more about how you can short BENTLEY SYSTEMS stock.

BENTLEY SYSTEMS share dividends

We're not expecting BENTLEY SYSTEMS to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

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Have BENTLEY SYSTEMS's shares ever split?

BENTLEY SYSTEMS's shares were split on a 1:10 basis on 19 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 shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for BENTLEY SYSTEMS shares which in turn could have impacted BENTLEY SYSTEMS's share price.


Bentley Systems, Incorporated develops software for infrastructure design, construction, and operations. It provides MicroStation, a modeling, documentation, and visualization solution for information modeling; ProjectWise, a project information management and collaboration solution; AssetWise, an asset information management solution; PlantSight, a digital solution to benefit customers through plant operations; and SYNCHRO XR for HoloLens 2 that enables users to interact collaboratively with digital construction models using gestures to plan, visualize, and experience construction sequencing. The company also offers iModelHub, a cloud platform to accelerate going digital for users of its ProjectWise design integration services; OpenSite Designer, an integrated application for civil site and land development workflows across conceptual, preliminary, and detailed design phases; and iModel.js, an open-source library to improve the accessibility for visualization and analytical visibility of infrastructure digital twins. In addition, it provides solution implementation, on-boarding, change management, consulting, and on premise managed services. The company serves engineers, architects, planners, contractors, fabricators, information technology managers, and operators. Bentley Systems, Incorporated has a strategic alliance agreement with Siemens. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Exton, Pennsylvania.

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