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How to buy Bentley Systems Incorporated stock | $57.36

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Bentley Systems, Incorporated
-$0.06 (-0.10%)

Bentley Systems, Incorporated is a software-application business based in the US. Bentley Systems Incorporated shares (BSY) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Bentley Systems Incorporated employs 4,104 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Bentley Systems Incorporated stock price (NASDAQ: BSY)

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Bentley Systems Incorporated shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-28.
Latest market close$57.36
52-week range$26.94 - $67.00
50-day moving average $62.90
200-day moving average $52.19
Wall St. target price$56.14
PE ratio 120.0998
Dividend yield $0.03 (4.98%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.50

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Bentley Systems Incorporated price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $57.36 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-20) N/A
1 month (2021-07-01) -9.67%
3 months (2021-04-30) 12.03%
6 months (2021-01-27) N/A
1 year (2020-07-27) N/A
2 years (2019-07-27) N/A
3 years (2018-07-27) N/A
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Is Bentley Systems Incorporated under- or over-valued?

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

Bentley Systems Incorporated's P/E ratio

Bentley Systems Incorporated's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 120x. In other words, Bentley Systems Incorporated shares trade at around 120x 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 Incorporated'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 Incorporated's EBITDA

Bentley Systems Incorporated's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $245.9 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Bentley Systems Incorporated's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

To put Bentley Systems Incorporated's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.

Bentley Systems Incorporated financials

Revenue TTM $828.9 million
Operating margin TTM 25.9%
Gross profit TTM $635.9 million
Return on assets TTM 9.66%
Return on equity TTM 44.69%
Profit margin 18.53%
Book value $1.29
Market capitalisation $16.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Bentley Systems Incorporated shares

There are currently 8.2 million Bentley Systems Incorporated shares held short by investors – that's known as Bentley Systems Incorporated's "short interest". This figure is 3% down from 8.5 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Bentley Systems Incorporated shares can be evaluated.

Bentley Systems Incorporated's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Bentley Systems Incorporated's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Bentley Systems Incorporated shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Bentley Systems Incorporated shares traded daily (recently around 2.5 million). Bentley Systems Incorporated's SIR currently stands at 3.33. In other words for every 100,000 Bentley Systems Incorporated shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3330 shares are currently held short.

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

However Bentley Systems Incorporated's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Bentley Systems Incorporated shares, or, against the total number of tradable Bentley Systems Incorporated shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Bentley Systems Incorporated's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Bentley Systems Incorporated shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.1045% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Bentley Systems Incorporated shares, roughly 105 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 Incorporated.

Find out more about how you can short Bentley Systems Incorporated stock.

Bentley Systems Incorporated share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 16.67% of net profits

Recently Bentley Systems Incorporated has paid out, on average, around 16.67% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.2% 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 Incorporated shareholders could enjoy a 0.2% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Bentley Systems Incorporated's case, that would currently equate to about $0.03 per share.

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

Bentley Systems Incorporated's most recent dividend payout was on 14 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 6 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Bentley Systems Incorporated's dividend payout ratio is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.

Have Bentley Systems Incorporated's shares ever split?

Bentley Systems Incorporated'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 Incorporated shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Bentley Systems Incorporated shares which in turn could have impacted Bentley Systems Incorporated's share price.

Bentley Systems Incorporated 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, OpenWindPower, OpenTower, STAAD and RAM, LEAP and RM, SACS, MOSES, PLAXIS, SITEOPS, AutoPIPE, and LumenRT. It also provides project delivery systems that support collaboration, work-sharing, and 4D construction modeling for infrastructure project delivery enterprises, such as ProjectWise, SYNCHRO, and SYNCHRO ConstructSim, as well as ComplyPro, ProcureWare, Control, and Field. In addition, it offers asset and network performance systems, such as AssetWise ALIM, AssetWise Asset Reliability, AssetWise Enterprise Interoperability, Superload, AssetWise 4D Analytics, AssetWise Linear Analytics, and OpenUtilities. Further, it provides digital cities applications for surveying, reality modeling, planning, and managing the geospatial infrastructure of cities and regions comprising ContextCapture, ContextCapture Insights, OpenCities Planner, OpenCities Map, OpenFlows, OpenGround, LEGION, and CUBE. Additionally, the company provides iTwins design review services, immersive asset services, OpenUtilities digital twin cloud services, and PlantSight. The company serves civil, structural, geotechnical, process engineers, architects, geospatial professionals, city and regional planners, contractors, fabricators, and operations and maintenance engineers.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Bentley Systems Incorporated is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 20.65% of Bentley Systems Incorporated shares are held by insiders and 21.034% by institutions.
How many people work for Bentley Systems Incorporated?
Latest data suggests 4,104 work at Bentley Systems Incorporated.
When does the fiscal year end for Bentley Systems Incorporated?
Bentley Systems Incorporated's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Bentley Systems Incorporated based?
Bentley Systems Incorporated's address is: 685 Stockton Drive, Exton, PA, United States, 19341

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