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How to buy ePlus stock | $80.31

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ePlus inc is a software-application business based in the US. ePlus shares (PLUS) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. ePlus employs 1,497 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.6 billion.

How to buy shares in ePlus

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  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 ePlus. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: PLUS. 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 ePlus 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$80.31, 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 ePlus, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of ePlus. 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.

ePlus share price

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ePlus shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-03.
Latest market close USD$80.31
52-week range USD$42.53 - USD$92.44
50-day moving average USD$77.4029
200-day moving average USD$74.6876
Wall St. target price USD$85
PE ratio 16.4004
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$5.22

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Is it a good time to buy ePlus stock?

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ePlus price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $80.31 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-25) N/A
1 month (2020-11-06) 7.01%
3 months (2020-09-02) N/A
6 months (2020-06-02) N/A
1 year (2019-12-02) N/A
2 years (2018-12-02) N/A
3 years (2017-12-02) N/A
5 years (2015-12-02) N/A

Is ePlus under- or over-valued?

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

ePlus's P/E ratio

ePlus's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 16x. In other words, ePlus shares trade at around 16x 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.

ePlus's PEG ratio

ePlus's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.86. 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 ePlus's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

ePlus's EBITDA

ePlus's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$117.5 million.

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

ePlus financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 6.25%
Gross profit TTM USD$373.7 million
Return on assets TTM 6.33%
Return on equity TTM 14.38%
Profit margin 4.42%
Book value $38.64
Market capitalisation USD$1.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting ePlus shares

There are currently 141,119 ePlus shares held short by investors – that's known as ePlus's "short interest". This figure is 4.5% down from 147,807 last month.

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

ePlus's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

ePlus's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of ePlus shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of ePlus shares traded daily (recently around 61356.086956522). ePlus's SIR currently stands at 2.3. In other words for every 100,000 ePlus shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2300 shares are currently held short.

However ePlus's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of ePlus shares, or, against the total number of tradable ePlus shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case ePlus's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 ePlus shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0128% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable ePlus shares, roughly 13 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 ePlus.

Find out more about how you can short ePlus stock.

ePlus share dividends

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

Have ePlus's shares ever split?

ePlus's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 3 April 2017. 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 ePlus shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for ePlus shares which in turn could have impacted ePlus's share price.

ePlus share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, ePlus's shares have ranged in value from as little as $42.53 up to $92.44. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PLUS.US volatility(beta: 1.18)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 ePlus's is 1.1776. This would suggest that ePlus'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).

ePlus overview

ePlus inc., through its subsidiaries, provides information technology solutions that enable organizations to optimize their information technology (IT) environment and supply chain processes in the United States. It operates in two segments, Technology and Financing. The Technology segment offers hardware, perpetual and subscription software, maintenance, software assurance, and internally-provided and outsourced services; and professional and managed services, including ePlus managed, professional, security, ePlus Cloud Consulting, staff augmentation, server and desktop support, and project management services. The Financing segment specializes in leasing and financing arrangements, such as sales-type and operating leases; loans and consumption-based financing arrangements; and underwriting and management of IT equipment and assets. Its financing operations comprise sales, pricing, credit, contracts, accounting, risk management, and asset management. This segment primarily finances IT, communication-related, and medical equipment; and industrial machinery and equipment, office furniture and general office equipment, transportation equipment, and other general business equipment directly, as well as through vendors. ePlus inc. serves commercial entities, state and local governments, government contractors, and educational institutions. The company was formerly known as MLC Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to ePlus inc. in 1999. ePlus inc. was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia.

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