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CAE Inc is an aerospace & defense business based in the US. CAE shares (CAE) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. CAE employs 10,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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CAE share price

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CAE shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$13.21 - $31.71
50-day moving average $29.16
200-day moving average $25.28
Wall St. target price$19.03
PE ratio 993.7499
Dividend yield $0.11 (0.35%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.03

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Is CAE under- or over-valued?

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

CAE's P/E ratio

CAE's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 994x. In other words, CAE shares trade at around 994x 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.

CAE's PEG ratio

CAE's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.45. 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 CAE's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


CAE's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $528.5 million.

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

CAE financials

Revenue TTM $3.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 10.16%
Gross profit TTM $1.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.56%
Return on equity TTM 0.56%
Profit margin 0.37%
Book value $9.84
Market capitalisation $9.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting CAE shares

There are currently 2.6 million CAE shares held short by investors – that's known as CAE's "short interest". This figure is 6.7% up from 2.4 million last month.

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

CAE's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

CAE's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of CAE shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of CAE shares traded daily (recently around 425440.95394737). CAE's SIR currently stands at 6.08. In other words for every 100,000 CAE shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6080 shares are currently held short.

However CAE's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of CAE shares, or, against the total number of tradable CAE shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case CAE's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 CAE shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable CAE shares, roughly 0 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against CAE.

Find out more about how you can short CAE stock.

CAE share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 275% of net profits

Recently CAE has paid out, on average, around 275% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.77% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), CAE shareholders could enjoy a 2.77% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In CAE's case, that would currently equate to about $0.11 per share.

CAE'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.

CAE's most recent dividend payout was on 30 March 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 March 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have CAE's shares ever split?

CAE's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 4 July 2001. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your CAE shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for CAE shares which in turn could have impacted CAE's share price.

CAE share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, CAE's shares have ranged in value from as little as $13.21 up to $31.71. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CAE.US volatility(beta: 2.16)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while CAE's is 2.1578. This would suggest that CAE's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

CAE overview

CAE Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, provides training solutions for the civil aviation, defence and security, and healthcare markets worldwide. The company's Civil Aviation Training Solutions segment provides training solutions for flight, cabin, maintenance, and ground personnel in commercial, business, and helicopter aviation; flight simulation training devices; and ab initio pilot training and crew sourcing services. Its Defence and Security segment operates as a training systems integrator for defense forces in the air, land, and naval domains, as well as for government organizations responsible for public safety. The company's Healthcare segment designs and manufactures simulators; offers audiovisual and simulation center management solutions; and develops courseware and offers services for training of medical, nursing, and allied healthcare students, as well as medical practitioners. It trains approximately 220,000 civil and defence crewmembers, including approximately 135,000 pilots and various healthcare professionals. The company was formerly known as CAE Industries Ltd.

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