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Cass Information Systems, Inc is a specialty business services business based in the US. Cass Information Systems shares (CASS) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Cass Information Systems employs 875 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$156.3 million.

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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 Cass Information Systems. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CASS. 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 Cass Information 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. At last close price of USD$43.39, 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 Cass Information Systems, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Cass Information 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.

How has coronavirus impacted Cass Information Systems's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Cass Information Systems's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$43.39, which is 17.99% down on its pre-crash value of USD$52.91 and 50.40% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$28.8501.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Cass Information Systems shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$562.27 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$803.58.

Cass Information Systems share price

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Cass Information Systems shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-19.
Latest market close USD$43.39
52-week range USD$28.8501 - USD$60.97
50-day moving average USD$39.5038
200-day moving average USD$38.2522
Wall St. target price N/A
PE ratio 22.5213
Dividend yield USD$1.08 (2.55%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.88

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Is it a good time to buy Cass Information Systems stock?

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Cass Information Systems price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $43.39 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-18) 2.60%
1 month (2020-10-26) 5.57%
3 months (2020-08-25) 10.29%
6 months (2020-05-22) 13.77%
1 year (2019-11-25) -23.62%
2 years (2018-11-23) -35.62%
3 years (2017-11-24) -33.84%
5 years (2015-11-25) -17.82%

Is Cass Information Systems under- or over-valued?

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

Cass Information Systems's P/E ratio

Cass Information 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 23x. In other words, Cass Information Systems shares trade at around 23x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Cass Information Systems's EBITDA

Cass Information Systems's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$49.1 million.

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

Cass Information Systems financials

Revenue TTM USD$156.3 million
Operating margin TTM 24.29%
Gross profit TTM USD$71.3 million
Return on assets TTM 1.33%
Return on equity TTM 11.27%
Profit margin 17.62%
Book value $17.234
Market capitalisation USD$604.4 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Cass Information Systems shares

There are currently 464,229 Cass Information Systems shares held short by investors – that's known as Cass Information Systems's "short interest". This figure is 1.3% down from 470,463 last month.

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

Cass Information Systems's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Cass Information Systems's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Cass Information Systems shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Cass Information Systems shares traded daily (recently around 46939.231547017). Cass Information Systems's SIR currently stands at 9.89. In other words for every 100,000 Cass Information Systems shares traded daily on the market, roughly 9890 shares are currently held short.

However Cass Information Systems's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Cass Information Systems shares, or, against the total number of tradable Cass Information Systems shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Cass Information Systems's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Cass Information Systems shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0329% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Cass Information Systems shares, roughly 33 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 Cass Information Systems.

Find out more about how you can short Cass Information Systems stock.

Cass Information Systems share dividends

58%

Dividend payout ratio: 57.53% of net profits

Recently Cass Information Systems has paid out, on average, around 57.53% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.55% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Cass Information Systems shareholders could enjoy a 2.55% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Cass Information Systems's case, that would currently equate to about $1.08 per share.

Cass Information Systems'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.

Cass Information Systems's most recent dividend payout was on 15 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 3 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Cass Information Systems's shares ever split?

Cass Information Systems's shares were split on a 6:5 basis on 3 December 2018. So if you had owned 5 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 6 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Cass Information Systems shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 16.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Cass Information Systems shares which in turn could have impacted Cass Information Systems's share price.

Cass Information Systems share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Cass Information Systems's shares have ranged in value from as little as $28.8501 up to $60.97. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CASS.US volatility(beta: 0.85)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Cass Information Systems's is 0.8533. This would suggest that Cass Information Systems's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Cass Information Systems overview

Cass Information Systems, Inc. provides payment and information processing services to manufacturing, distribution, and retail enterprises in the United States. It operates through two segments, Information Services and Banking Services. The company's services include freight invoice rating, payment processing, auditing, and the generation of accounting and transportation information. It also processes and pays energy invoices, including electricity, gas, waste, and other facility related expenses; and provides telecommunications expense management solutions comprising bill processing, audit, and payment services for telephone, data line, wireless, and communication equipment expenses. In addition, the company, through its banking subsidiary, Cass Commercial Bank, provides a range of commercial banking products and services, such as checking, savings, and time deposit accounts; commercial and commercial real estate loans; and other cash management services to privately-owned businesses and faith-related ministries. Further, it provides B2B payment platform for clients that require an agile fintech partner. It operates through its banking facility near downtown St. Louis, Missouri; operating branch in the Bridgeton, Missouri; and additional leased facilities in Fenton, Missouri and Colorado Springs, Colorado. The company was formerly known as Cass Commercial Corporation and changed its name to Cass Information Systems, Inc. in January 2001. Cass Information Systems, Inc. was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

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