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EPAM Systems, Inc is an information technology services business based in the US. EPAM Systems shares (EPAM) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. EPAM Systems employs 36,400 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.5 billion.

How to buy shares in EPAM Systems

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for EPAM Systems. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: EPAM. 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 EPAM Systems 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$322.82, 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 EPAM Systems, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of EPAM Systems. 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.

How has coronavirus impacted EPAM Systems's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, EPAM Systems's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was USD$322.82, which is 28.33% up on its pre-crash value of USD$231.36 and 112.42% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$151.97.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of EPAM Systems shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$717.40 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,378.44.

EPAM Systems share price

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EPAM Systems shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$322.82
52-week range USD$151.97 - USD$356.48
50-day moving average USD$328.9109
200-day moving average USD$267.2765
Wall St. target price USD$327.79
PE ratio 68.8442
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$5.069

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Is it a good time to buy EPAM Systems stock?

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EPAM Systems price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $322.82 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-24) 2.33%
1 month (2020-10-30) 4.49%
3 months (2020-09-01) -3.57%
6 months (2020-06-01) 38.04%
1 year (2019-11-29) 52.38%
2 years (2018-11-30) 147.85%
3 years (2017-12-01) 226.05%
5 years (2015-12-01) 304.64%

Is EPAM Systems under- or over-valued?

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

EPAM Systems's P/E ratio

EPAM 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 69x. In other words, EPAM Systems shares trade at around 69x 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.

EPAM Systems's PEG ratio

EPAM Systems's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.33. 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 EPAM 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.

EPAM Systems's EBITDA

EPAM Systems's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$390.5 million.

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

EPAM Systems financials

Revenue TTM USD$2.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 13.43%
Gross profit TTM USD$805.6 million
Return on assets TTM 9.73%
Return on equity TTM 18.5%
Profit margin 11.73%
Book value $31.403
Market capitalisation USD$19.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting EPAM Systems shares

There are currently 996,687 EPAM Systems shares held short by investors – that's known as EPAM Systems's "short interest". This figure is 1% down from 1.0 million last month.

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

EPAM Systems's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

EPAM Systems's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of EPAM Systems shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of EPAM Systems shares traded daily (recently around 342504.12371134). EPAM Systems's SIR currently stands at 2.91. In other words for every 100,000 EPAM Systems shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2910 shares are currently held short.

However EPAM Systems's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of EPAM Systems shares, or, against the total number of tradable EPAM Systems shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case EPAM Systems's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 EPAM Systems shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0185% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable EPAM Systems shares, roughly 19 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 EPAM Systems.

Find out more about how you can short EPAM Systems stock.

EPAM Systems share dividends

We're not expecting EPAM Systems to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

EPAM Systems share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, EPAM Systems's shares have ranged in value from as little as $151.97 up to $356.48. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

EPAM.US volatility(beta: 1.38)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while EPAM Systems's is 1.3762. This would suggest that EPAM Systems's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

EPAM Systems overview

EPAM Systems, Inc. provides digital platform engineering and software development services in North America, Europe, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine, Asia, and Australia. The company offers engineering services, including requirements analysis and platform selection, customization, cross-platform migration, implementation, and integration; infrastructure management services, such as software development, testing, and maintenance with private, public, and mobile infrastructures for application, database, network, server, storage, and systems operations management, as well as monitoring, incident notification, and resolution services; and maintenance and support services. It also provides operation solutions comprising integrated engineering practices and smart automation; and optimization solutions that include software application testing, test management, automation, and consulting services to enable customers enhance their existing software testing and quality assurance practices, as well as other testing services that identify threats and close loopholes to protect its customers' business systems from information loss. In addition, the company offers industry, technology, experience, and technical advisory consulting services; and digital and service design solutions, which comprise strategy, design, creative, and program management services, as well as physical product development. It serves the financial services, travel and consumer, software and hi-tech, business information and media, life sciences and healthcare, and other industries. EPAM Systems, Inc. has a partnership with Curogram to help healthcare systems implement a simplified COVID-19 crisis response solution. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Newtown, Pennsylvania.

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