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FactSet Research Systems Inc is a financial data & stock exchanges business based in the US. FactSet Research Systems shares (FDS) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. FactSet Research Systems employs 10,484 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.5 billion.
|52-week range||USD$195.22 - USD$363.64|
|50-day moving average||USD$333.3934|
|200-day moving average||USD$319.5635|
|Wall St. target price||USD$302.08|
|Dividend yield||USD$3.08 (0.91%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$9.65|
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Valuing FactSet Research Systems stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of FactSet Research Systems's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
FactSet Research 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 35x. In other words, FactSet Research Systems shares trade at around 35x 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.
FactSet Research Systems's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.3981. 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 FactSet Research 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.
FactSet Research Systems's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$497.3 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a FactSet Research Systems's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$1.5 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||29.43%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$798.7 million|
|Return on assets TTM||15.08%|
|Return on equity TTM||47.5%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$12.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 1.1 million FactSet Research Systems shares held short by investors – that's known as FactSet Research Systems's "short interest". This figure is 20.6% down from 1.4 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting FactSet Research Systems shares can be evaluated.
FactSet Research Systems's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of FactSet Research Systems shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of FactSet Research Systems shares traded daily (recently around 252634.34579439). FactSet Research Systems's SIR currently stands at 4.28. In other words for every 100,000 FactSet Research Systems shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4280 shares are currently held short.
However FactSet Research Systems's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of FactSet Research Systems shares, or, against the total number of tradable FactSet Research Systems shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case FactSet Research Systems's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 FactSet Research Systems shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0369% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable FactSet Research Systems shares, roughly 37 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 FactSet Research Systems.
Find out more about how you can short FactSet Research Systems stock.
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like FactSet Research Systems.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 21.8
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and FactSet Research Systems's overall score of 21.8 (as at 10/01/2020) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 25th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like FactSet Research Systems is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Environmental score: 3.72/100
FactSet Research Systems's environmental score of 3.72 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that FactSet Research Systems is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 9.76/100
FactSet Research Systems's social score of 9.76 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that FactSet Research Systems is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 8.82/100
FactSet Research Systems's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that FactSet Research Systems is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
|Total ESG score||21.8|
|Total ESG percentile||25.26|
|Environmental score percentile||2|
|Social score percentile||2|
|Governance score percentile||2|
Dividend payout ratio: 22.11% of net profits
Recently FactSet Research Systems has paid out, on average, around 22.11% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.91% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), FactSet Research Systems shareholders could enjoy a 0.91% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In FactSet Research Systems's case, that would currently equate to about $3.08 per share.
While FactSet Research Systems's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that FactSet Research Systems is investing more in its future growth.
FactSet Research Systems's most recent dividend payout was on 17 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
FactSet Research Systems's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 7 February 2005. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your FactSet Research Systems shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for FactSet Research Systems shares which in turn could have impacted FactSet Research Systems's share price.
Over the last 12 months, FactSet Research Systems's shares have ranged in value from as little as $195.22 up to $363.64. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while FactSet Research Systems's is 0.775. This would suggest that FactSet Research Systems's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
FactSet Research Systems Inc. provides integrated financial information and analytical applications to the investment and corporate communities in the United States, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. The company delivers insight and information through the workflow solutions of research, analytics and trading, content and technology solutions, and wealth. It serves portfolio managers, investment research professionals, investment bankers, risk and performance analysts, and wealth advisors. FactSet Research Systems Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut.
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