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How to buy CDW stock
Learn how to easily invest in CDW stock.
CDW Corp is an information technology services business based in the US. CDW shares (CDW) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. CDW employs 12,850 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $22.9 billion.
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CDW stock price (NASDAQ: CDW)Use our graph to track the performance of CDW stocks over time.
CDW shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$159.91|
|52-week range||$151.74 - $206.88|
|50-day moving average||$174.57|
|200-day moving average||$177.09|
|Wall St. target price||$217.64|
|Dividend yield||$1.9 (1.17%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$7.35|
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CDW price performance over time
|1 week (2022-09-19)||-6.31%|
|1 month (2022-08-26)||-11.01%|
|3 months (2022-06-24)||-2.70%|
|6 months (2022-03-25)||-9.22%|
|1 year (2021-09-24)||-17.17%|
|2 years (2020-09-25)||41.84%|
|3 years (2019-09-26)||29.59%|
|5 years (2017-09-26)||147.54%|
Is CDW stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing CDW stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of CDW's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
CDW's P/E ratio
CDW'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, CDW 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.
CDW's PEG ratio
CDW's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.53. 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 CDW's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
CDW's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.9 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a CDW's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$22.9 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||7.08%|
|Gross profit TTM||$3.6 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||8.96%|
|Return on equity TTM||93.86%|
|Market capitalisation||$23.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
CDW's environmental, social and governance track record
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 CDW.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
CDW's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 10.08
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and CDW's overall score of 10.08 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like CDW 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.).
CDW's environmental score
Environmental score: 5.62/100
CDW's environmental score of 5.62 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that CDW is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
CDW's social score
Social score: 3.95/100
CDW's social score of 3.95 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that CDW is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
CDW's governance score
Governance score: 6.51/100
CDW's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that CDW is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||10.08|
|Total ESG percentile||3.32|
|Environmental score percentile||3|
|Social score percentile||3|
|Governance score percentile||3|
CDW share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 22.47% of net profits
Recently CDW has paid out, on average, around 22.47% 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), CDW shareholders could enjoy a 1.17% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In CDW's case, that would currently equate to about $1.9 per share.
While CDW's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that CDW is investing more in its future growth.
CDW's most recent dividend payout was on 8 September 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 23 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
CDW share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, CDW's shares have ranged in value from as little as $151.7384 up to $206.8816. 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 CDW's is 1.131. This would suggest that CDW's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
CDW Corporation provides information technology (IT) solutions in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. It operates through three segments: Corporate, Small Business, and Public. The company offers discrete hardware and software products and services, as well as integrated IT solutions, including on-premise, hybrid, and cloud capabilities across data center and networking, digital workspace, and security. Its hardware products comprise notebooks/mobile devices, network communications, desktop computers, video monitors, enterprise and data storage, and others; and software products consists of application suites, security, virtualization, operating systems, and network management. The company also provides advisory and design, software development, implementation, managed, professional, configuration, and telecom services, as well as warranties; mission critical software, systems, and network solutions; and implementation and installation, and repair services to its customers through various third-party service providers. It serves government, education, and healthcare customers; and small, medium, and large business customers. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Vernon Hills, Illinois.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of CDW is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.398% of CDW shares are held by insiders and 95.985% by institutions. How many people work for CDW?
Latest data suggests 12,850 work at CDW. When does the fiscal year end for CDW?
CDW's fiscal year ends in December. Where is CDW based?
CDW's address is: 200 North Milwaukee Avenue, Vernon Hills, IL, United States, 60061 What is CDW's ISIN number?
CDW's international securities identification number is: US12514G1085 What is CDW's CUSIP number?
CDW's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 12514G102
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