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How to buy CSG Systems International stock | $45.07

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CSG Systems International, Inc is a software-infrastructure business based in the US. CSG Systems International shares (CSGS) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. CSG Systems International employs 4,339 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$984.8 million.

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  3. Search for CSG Systems International. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CSGS. 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 CSG Systems International 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$45.07, 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 CSG Systems International, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of CSG Systems International. 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.

CSG Systems International share price

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CSG Systems International shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-26.
Latest market closeUSD$45.07
52-week rangeUSD$35.7364 - USD$51.8662
50-day moving average USD$43.8035
200-day moving average USD$42.2255
Wall St. target priceUSD$55.33
PE ratio 21.4022
Dividend yield USD$0.94 (2.08%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.111

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CSG Systems International price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $45.07 from 2020-12-31

1 week (2021-01-13) 2.55%
1 month (2020-12-21) 0.42%
3 months (2020-10-20) 9.39%
6 months (2020-07-20) 8.94%
1 year (2020-01-17) -11.99%
2 years (2019-01-18) 27.97%
3 years (2018-01-19) 45.68
5 years (2016-01-20) 31.71%

Is CSG Systems International under- or over-valued?

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

CSG Systems International's P/E ratio

CSG Systems International's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 21x. In other words, CSG Systems International shares trade at around 21x 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.

CSG Systems International's EBITDA

CSG Systems International's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$164.3 million.

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

CSG Systems International financials

Revenue TTM USD$984.8 million
Operating margin TTM 13.18%
Gross profit TTM USD$471.7 million
Return on assets TTM 6.54%
Return on equity TTM 17.18%
Profit margin 6.91%
Book value $12.865
Market capitalisation USD$1.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting CSG Systems International shares

There are currently 1.9 million CSG Systems International shares held short by investors – that's known as CSG Systems International's "short interest". This figure is 15.1% up from 1.7 million last month.

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

CSG Systems International's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

CSG Systems International's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of CSG Systems International shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of CSG Systems International shares traded daily (recently around 191322.4428997). CSG Systems International's SIR currently stands at 10.07. In other words for every 100,000 CSG Systems International shares traded daily on the market, roughly 10070 shares are currently held short.

However CSG Systems International's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of CSG Systems International shares, or, against the total number of tradable CSG Systems International shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case CSG Systems International's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 CSG Systems International shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.0857% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable CSG Systems International shares, roughly 86 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against CSG Systems International.

Find out more about how you can short CSG Systems International stock.

CSG Systems International share dividends

29%

Dividend payout ratio: 29.38% of net profits

Recently CSG Systems International has paid out, on average, around 29.38% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.08% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), CSG Systems International shareholders could enjoy a 2.08% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In CSG Systems International's case, that would currently equate to about $0.94 per share.

While CSG Systems International's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that CSG Systems International may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

CSG Systems International's most recent dividend payout was on 18 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 2 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have CSG Systems International's shares ever split?

CSG Systems International's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 8 March 1999. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your CSG Systems International shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for CSG Systems International shares which in turn could have impacted CSG Systems International's share price.

CSG Systems International share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, CSG Systems International's shares have ranged in value from as little as $35.7364 up to $51.8662. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CSGS.US volatility(beta: 0.94)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 CSG Systems International's is 0.9381. This would suggest that CSG Systems International's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

CSG Systems International overview

CSG Systems International, Inc. provides business support solutions primarily to the communications industry in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The company offers revenue management and digital monetization solutions, including Advanced Convergent Platform, a cloud-based platform; and Ascendon, Singleview, Total Service Mediation, and Wholesale Business Management Solution platforms. It also provides customer communications management solutions, such as field force automation, analytics, electronic bill presentment, ACH, etc. for processing voice, SMS/text, print, and e-mail messages; and payment solutions, such as cloud-based integrated suite of products and solutions. In addition, the company offers managed services; and professional services to implement, configure, and maintain its products, as well as licenses products, such as mediation, partner management, rating, and charging. It serves the media, entertainment, government, insurance, and health care industries. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado.

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