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Nelnet, Inc is a credit services business based in the US. Nelnet shares (NNI) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Nelnet employs 6,600 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.1 billion.
|52-week range||USD$36.3291 - USD$74.21|
|50-day moving average||USD$71.0371|
|200-day moving average||USD$67.3326|
|Wall St. target price||USD$82|
|Dividend yield||USD$0.8 (1.11%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$4.057|
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Valuing Nelnet stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Nelnet's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Nelnet's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 18x. In other words, Nelnet shares trade at around 18x 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.
|Revenue TTM||USD$1.1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||21.34%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$928.3 million|
|Return on assets TTM||0.69%|
|Return on equity TTM||6.72%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$2.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 234,870 Nelnet shares held short by investors – that's known as Nelnet's "short interest". This figure is 2.9% up from 228,295 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Nelnet shares can be evaluated.
Nelnet's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Nelnet shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Nelnet shares traded daily (recently around 56323.741007194). Nelnet's SIR currently stands at 4.17. In other words for every 100,000 Nelnet shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4170 shares are currently held short.
However Nelnet's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Nelnet shares, or, against the total number of tradable Nelnet shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Nelnet's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Nelnet shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0205% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Nelnet shares, roughly 21 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 Nelnet.
Find out more about how you can short Nelnet stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 24.35% of net profits
Recently Nelnet has paid out, on average, around 24.35% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.22% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Nelnet shareholders could enjoy a 1.22% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Nelnet's case, that would currently equate to about $0.8 per share.
While Nelnet's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Nelnet is investing more in its future growth.
Nelnet's most recent dividend payout was on 15 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 26 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Nelnet's shares have ranged in value from as little as $36.3291 up to $74.21. 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 Nelnet's is 0.7209. This would suggest that Nelnet's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Nelnet, Inc. engages in loan servicing, communications, and education technology, services, and payment processing businesses worldwide. The company's Loan Servicing and Systems is involved in loan servicing activities, such as loan conversion, application processing, borrower updates, customer service, payment processing, due diligence procedures, funds management reconciliation, and claim processing activities for student loan portfolio and third-party clients. This segment also provides student loan servicing software; business process outsourcing services specialized in contact center management, such as inbound calls, outreach campaigns and sales, and interacting with customers through multi-channels. The Education Technology, Services, and Payment Processing segment offers financial management services; assistance with financial needs assessment; school information system software that automates administrative processes; professional development and educational instruction services; and technology products that aid in teacher and student evaluations. It also offers technology and payments services, including electronic transfer and credit card processing, reporting, billing and invoicing, mobile and virtual terminal solutions, and specialized integrations to business software; and mobile first technology focused on increasing engagement, online giving, and communication for church and not-for-profit customers. Its Communications segment fiber optic service to homes and businesses for internet, television, and telephone services. Its data services include high-speed internet access; telephone services comprise local and long distance telephone service, hostedPBX services, and other services. Its Asset Generation and Management segment acquires, manages, and owns loan assets. It also provides investment advisory services. The company was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska.
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