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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.
|52-week range||USD$28.2907 - USD$48.8558|
|50-day moving average||USD$41.3506|
|200-day moving average||USD$40.7465|
|Wall St. target price||N/A|
|Dividend yield||USD$1.08 (2.51%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$1.73|
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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 current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 25x. In other words, Cass Information Systems shares trade at around 25x 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 (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$41.5 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Cass Information Systems's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$145 million|
|Operating margin TTM||20.93%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$56.9 million|
|Return on assets TTM||1.13%|
|Return on equity TTM||10.16%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$615.7 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 351,038 Cass Information Systems shares held short by investors – that's known as Cass Information Systems's "short interest". This figure is 5.9% down from 372,913 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) is the quantity of Cass Information Systems shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Cass Information Systems shares traded daily (recently around 56436.977491961). Cass Information Systems's SIR currently stands at 6.22. In other words for every 100,000 Cass Information Systems shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6220 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 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Cass Information Systems shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0249% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Cass Information Systems shares, roughly 25 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.
Dividend payout ratio: 89.26% of net profits
Recently Cass Information Systems has paid out, on average, around 89.26% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.51% 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 2.51% 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 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 4 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
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.
Over the last 12 months, Cass Information Systems's shares have ranged in value from as little as $28.2907 up to $48.8558. 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 Cass Information Systems's is 0.8298. This would suggest that Cass Information Systems's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
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, such as 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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