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CDK Global, Inc is a software-application business based in the US. CDK Global shares (CDK) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. CDK Global employs 9,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.9 billion.
|52-week range||USD$28.8315 - USD$55.51|
|50-day moving average||USD$51.4047|
|200-day moving average||USD$48.0054|
|Wall St. target price||USD$63.8|
|Dividend yield||USD$0.6 (1.16%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$1.861|
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Valuing CDK Global stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of CDK Global's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
CDK Global's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 28x. In other words, CDK Global shares trade at around 28x recent earnings.
That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).
CDK Global's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.2. 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 CDK Global's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
CDK Global's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$619.4 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a CDK Global's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$1.9 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||26.63%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$998.7 million|
|Return on assets TTM||11.02%|
|Return on equity TTM||0%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$6.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 2.0 million CDK Global shares held short by investors – that's known as CDK Global's "short interest". This figure is 42.4% up from 1.4 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting CDK Global shares can be evaluated.
CDK Global's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of CDK Global shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of CDK Global shares traded daily (recently around 666577.44107744). CDK Global's SIR currently stands at 2.97. In other words for every 100,000 CDK Global shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2970 shares are currently held short.
However CDK Global's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of CDK Global shares, or, against the total number of tradable CDK Global shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case CDK Global's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 CDK Global shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0212% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable CDK Global shares, roughly 21 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 CDK Global.
Find out more about how you can short CDK Global stock.
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like CDK Global.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 18.17
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and CDK Global's overall score of 18.17 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 21st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like CDK Global is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Environmental score: 0.85/100
CDK Global's environmental score of 0.85 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that CDK Global is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 11.17/100
CDK Global's social score of 11.17 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that CDK Global is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 4.66/100
CDK Global's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that CDK Global is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. CDK Global scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that CDK Global has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||18.17|
|Total ESG percentile||20.58|
|Environmental score percentile||2|
|Social score percentile||2|
|Governance score percentile||2|
|Level of controversy||2|
Dividend payout ratio: 20% of net profits
Recently CDK Global has paid out, on average, around 20% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.17% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), CDK Global shareholders could enjoy a 1.17% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In CDK Global's case, that would currently equate to about $0.6 per share.
While CDK Global's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that CDK Global is investing more in its future growth.
CDK Global's most recent dividend payout was on 30 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, CDK Global's shares have ranged in value from as little as $28.8315 up to $55.51. 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 CDK Global's is 1.3933. This would suggest that CDK Global's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
CDK Global, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides software and technology solutions for automotive retailers in the United States, Europe, Canada, and internationally. The company offers Dealer Management System (DMS), a portfolio of layered software applications and services for automotive retailers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), consumers, and other industry participants manage the acquisition, sale, financing, insuring, parts supply, and repair and maintenance of vehicles. It also provides solutions to retailers and manufacturers of heavy trucks, construction equipment, agricultural equipment, motorcycles, boats, and other marine and recreational vehicles. In addition, the company offers professional services, custom programming, consulting, implementation, and training solutions, as well as customer support solutions. It serves approximately 30,000 retail locations and OEMs. CDK Global, Inc. has a partnership with Integrated Rental. The company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.
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