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How to buy ExlService stock | $86.45

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ExlService Holdings, Inc is an information technology services business based in the US. ExlService shares (EXLS) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. ExlService employs 31,700 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$966.4 million.

How to buy shares in ExlService

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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 ExlService. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: EXLS. 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 ExlService 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$86.45, 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 ExlService, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of ExlService. 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.

ExlService share price

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ExlService shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$86.45
52-week rangeUSD$40.61 - USD$86.59
50-day moving average USD$83.4741
200-day moving average USD$70.2286
Wall St. target priceUSD$82.29
PE ratio 37.9824
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.27

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Is it a good time to buy ExlService stock?

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ExlService price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $86.45 from 2020-12-18

1 week (2021-01-07) -1.11%
1 month (2020-12-17) 0.29%
3 months (2020-10-15) 20.17%
6 months (2020-07-15) 37.05%
1 year (2020-01-15) 20.19%
2 years (2019-01-15) 58.25%
3 years (2018-01-13) N/A
5 years (2016-01-15) 102.51%

Is ExlService under- or over-valued?

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

ExlService's P/E ratio

ExlService's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 38x. In other words, ExlService shares trade at around 38x 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.

ExlService's PEG ratio

ExlService's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.2931. 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 ExlService's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

ExlService's EBITDA

ExlService's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$141 million.

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

ExlService financials

Revenue TTM USD$966.4 million
Operating margin TTM 9.92%
Gross profit TTM USD$335.9 million
Return on assets TTM 5.07%
Return on equity TTM 11.58%
Profit margin 8.14%
Book value $20.909
Market capitalisation USD$2.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting ExlService shares

There are currently 714,011 ExlService shares held short by investors – that's known as ExlService's "short interest". This figure is 1.5% up from 703,618 last month.

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

ExlService's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

ExlService's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of ExlService shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of ExlService shares traded daily (recently around 126822.55772647). ExlService's SIR currently stands at 5.63. In other words for every 100,000 ExlService shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5630 shares are currently held short.

However ExlService's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of ExlService shares, or, against the total number of tradable ExlService shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case ExlService's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 ExlService shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0342% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable ExlService shares, roughly 34 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against ExlService.

Find out more about how you can short ExlService stock.

ExlService share dividends

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

ExlService share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, ExlService's shares have ranged in value from as little as $40.61 up to $86.59. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

EXLS.US volatility(beta: 0.93)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 ExlService's is 0.9323. This would suggest that ExlService's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

ExlService overview

ExlService Holdings, Inc. provides operations management and analytics services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and internationally. The company offers business process management (BPM) services to the insurance industry in the areas of claims processing, subrogation, premium and benefit administration, agency management, account reconciliation, policy research, underwriting support, new business processing, policy servicing, premium audit, surveys, billing and collection, commercial and residential survey, and customer services. It also provides BPM services related to the care management, utilization management, multi-chronic case management, disease management, payment integrity, revenue optimization, and customer engagement for the healthcare industry; BPM services related to business processes in corporate and leisure travel, such as reservations, customer service, fulfillment, and finance and accounting; and finance and accounting BPM services, including procure-to-pay, order-to-cash, hire-to-retire, record-to-report, regulatory reporting, financial planning and analysis, audit and assurance, and treasury and tax processes. In addition, the company offers BPM services for banking and financial services industry comprising residential mortgage lending, retail banking and credit cards, commercial banking, and investment management; BPM services related to enhancing operating models, enhancing customer experience, reducing costs, shortening turnaround time, and simplifying compliance for clients; and industry-specific digital transformational services. Further, it provides predictive and prescriptive analytics in the areas of customer acquisition and lifecycle management, risk underwriting and pricing, operational effectiveness, credit and operational risk monitoring and governance, regulatory reporting, and data management. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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