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Fair Isaac Corporation is a software—application business based in the US. Fair Isaac Corporation shares (FICO) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Fair Isaac Corporation employs 4,065 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.2 billion.

How to buy shares in Fair Isaac Corporation

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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 Fair Isaac Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: FICO. 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 Fair Isaac Corporation 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$473.25, 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 Fair Isaac Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Fair Isaac Corporation. 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 Fair Isaac Corporation's share price?

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

Its last market close was USD$473.25, which is 13.47% up on its pre-crash value of USD$409.48 and 166.39% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$177.65.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Fair Isaac Corporation shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$554.74 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$1,135.80.

Fair Isaac Corporation share price

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Fair Isaac Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$473.25
52-week range USD$177.65 - USD$450.25
50-day moving average USD$430.4377
200-day moving average USD$400.7651
Wall St. target price USD$492.83
PE ratio 56.658
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$7.719

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Is it a good time to buy Fair Isaac Corporation stock?

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Fair Isaac Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $473.25 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-20) -1.98%
1 month (2020-10-29) 20.29%
3 months (2020-08-28) 11.23%
6 months (2020-05-29) 17.53%
1 year (2019-11-29) 28.69%
2 years (2018-11-29) 148.50%
3 years (2017-11-29) 204.60%
5 years (2015-11-27) 398.95%

Is Fair Isaac Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Fair Isaac Corporation's P/E ratio

Fair Isaac Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 57x. In other words, Fair Isaac Corporation shares trade at around 57x 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.

Fair Isaac Corporation's PEG ratio

Fair Isaac Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.71. 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 Fair Isaac Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Fair Isaac Corporation's EBITDA

Fair Isaac Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$313.3 million.

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

Fair Isaac Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 23.16%
Gross profit TTM USD$823.2 million
Return on assets TTM 12.08%
Return on equity TTM 89.94%
Profit margin 18.92%
Book value $8.527
Market capitalisation USD$12.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Fair Isaac Corporation shares

There are currently 693,231 Fair Isaac Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Fair Isaac Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 30.6% up from 530,886 last month.

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

Fair Isaac Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Fair Isaac Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Fair Isaac Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Fair Isaac Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 247582.5). Fair Isaac Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.8. In other words for every 100,000 Fair Isaac Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2800 shares are currently held short.

However Fair Isaac Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Fair Isaac Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Fair Isaac Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Fair Isaac Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Fair Isaac Corporation shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0273% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Fair Isaac Corporation shares, roughly 27 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 Fair Isaac Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Fair Isaac Corporation stock.

Fair Isaac Corporation share dividends

We're not expecting Fair Isaac Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Fair Isaac Corporation's shares ever split?

Fair Isaac Corporation's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 11 March 2004. 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 Fair Isaac Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Fair Isaac Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Fair Isaac Corporation's share price.

Fair Isaac Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Fair Isaac Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $177.65 up to $450.25. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FICO.US volatility(beta: 1.08)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 Fair Isaac Corporation's is 1.0849. This would suggest that Fair Isaac Corporation'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).

Fair Isaac Corporation overview

Fair Isaac Corporation develops analytic, software, and data management products and services that enable businesses to automate, enhance, and connect decisions. The company offers analytical solutions, credit scoring, and credit account management products and services to banks, credit reporting agencies, credit card processing agencies, insurers, retailers, healthcare organizations, and public agencies. It operates through three segments: Applications, Scores, and Decision Management Software. The Applications segment offers pre-configured decision management applications designed for various business problems or processes, such as marketing, account origination, customer management, fraud, collection, and insurance claims management, as well as associated professional services. The Scores segment provides business-to-business scoring solutions and services, including myFICO solutions for consumers that give clients access to analytics to be integrated into their transaction streams and decision-making processes, as well as associated professional services. The Decision Management Software segment offers analytic and decision management software tools, as well as associated professional services. The company offers a portfolio of applications, tools, and services in the cloud to clients through its FICO Analytic Cloud, FICO Decision Management Suite, and FICO Decision Management Platform. Fair Isaac Corporation markets its products and services primarily through its direct sales organization; indirect channels; subsidiary sales organizations; and resellers and independent distributors, as well as online. It operates in the United States, the United Kingdom, and internationally. The company was formerly known as Fair Isaac & Company, Inc. and changed its name to Fair Isaac Corporation in July 1992. Fair Isaac Corporation was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

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