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How to buy Computer Programs and Systems stock | $32.37

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Computer Programs and Systems, Inc
NASDAQ: CPSI - USD
HEALTH INFORMATION SERVICES
$31.57
-$0.21 (-0.66%)

Computer Programs and Systems, Inc is a health information services business based in the US. Computer Programs and Systems shares (CPSI) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Computer Programs and Systems employs 2,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Computer Programs and Systems stock price (NASDAQ: CPSI)

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Computer Programs and Systems shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-30.
Latest market close$32.37
52-week range$24.57 - $36.37
50-day moving average $32.47
200-day moving average $31.41
Wall St. target price$34.60
PE ratio 32.3955
Dividend yield $0.2 (0.64%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.98

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Computer Programs and Systems price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $32.37 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-20) N/A
1 month (2021-07-01) -2.71%
3 months (2021-04-30) 7.83%
6 months (2021-01-27) N/A
1 year (2020-07-27) N/A
2 years (2019-07-27) N/A
3 years (2018-07-27) N/A
5 years (2016-07-27) N/A

Is Computer Programs and Systems under- or over-valued?

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

Computer Programs and Systems's P/E ratio

Computer Programs and 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 32x. In other words, Computer Programs and Systems shares trade at around 32x 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.

Computer Programs and Systems's PEG ratio

Computer Programs and Systems's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.88. 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 Computer Programs and Systems's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Computer Programs and Systems's EBITDA

Computer Programs and Systems's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $33.4 million.

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

Computer Programs and Systems financials

Revenue TTM $262.7 million
Operating margin TTM 7.55%
Gross profit TTM $136.2 million
Return on assets TTM 3.72%
Return on equity TTM 7.27%
Profit margin 5.44%
Book value $14.23
Market capitalisation $468.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Computer Programs and Systems shares

There are currently 315,553 Computer Programs and Systems shares held short by investors – that's known as Computer Programs and Systems's "short interest". This figure is 14.2% down from 367,673 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Computer Programs and Systems shares can be evaluated.

Computer Programs and Systems's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Computer Programs and Systems's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Computer Programs and Systems shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Computer Programs and Systems shares traded daily (recently around 70122.888888889). Computer Programs and Systems's SIR currently stands at 4.5. In other words for every 100,000 Computer Programs and Systems shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4500 shares are currently held short.

However Computer Programs and Systems's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Computer Programs and Systems shares, or, against the total number of tradable Computer Programs and Systems shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Computer Programs and Systems's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Computer Programs and Systems shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0216% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Computer Programs and Systems shares, roughly 22 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 Computer Programs and Systems.

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Computer Programs and Systems share dividends

5%

Dividend payout ratio: 5.38% of net profits

Recently Computer Programs and Systems has paid out, on average, around 5.38% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.34% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Computer Programs and Systems shareholders could enjoy a 1.34% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Computer Programs and Systems's case, that would currently equate to about $0.2 per share.

While Computer Programs and Systems's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Computer Programs and Systems is investing more in its future growth.

Computer Programs and Systems's most recent dividend payout was on 30 August 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Computer Programs and Systems share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Computer Programs and Systems's shares have ranged in value from as little as $24.57 up to $36.37. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CPSI.US volatility(beta: 0.74)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 Computer Programs and Systems's is 0.7361. This would suggest that Computer Programs and Systems's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Computer Programs and Systems overview

Computer Programs and Systems, Inc. provides healthcare information technology solutions and services in the United States and the Caribbean nation of St. Maarten. Its software systems include patient management software that enables a hospital to identify a patient at various points in the healthcare delivery system, as well as to collect and maintain patient information throughout the process of patient care; and financial accounting software, which offers business office applications to track and coordinate information needed for managerial decision-making. The company also provides clinical software that automates record keeping and reporting for various clinical functions, including laboratory, radiology, physical therapy, respiratory care, and pharmacy; patient care applications; and enterprise applications that support its products for use in various areas of the hospital. In addition, it offers Centriq, an intuitive user interface to centralize data from various care areas that provide the end user with a tool to view past and present patient information. Further, the company provides software solutions that promote data-driven clinical and financial outcomes for customers in the post-acute care industry; software application support, hardware maintenance, and education and related services; post-acute care support and maintenance services; revenue cycle management products and services, consulting and business management services, and managed information technology services; patient engagement and empowerment technology solutions; and system implementation and training services.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Computer Programs and Systems is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 8.721% of Computer Programs and Systems shares are held by insiders and 82.079% by institutions.
How many people work for Computer Programs and Systems?
Latest data suggests 2,000 work at Computer Programs and Systems.
When does the fiscal year end for Computer Programs and Systems?
Computer Programs and Systems's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Computer Programs and Systems based?
Computer Programs and Systems's address is: 6600 Wall Street, Mobile, AL, United States, 36695
What is Computer Programs and Systems's ISIN number?
Computer Programs and Systems's international securities identification number is: US2053061030
What is Computer Programs and Systems's CUSIP number?
Computer Programs and Systems's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 205306103

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