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NIC Inc is a software—application business based in the US. NIC shares (EGOV) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. NIC employs 1,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$362.2 million.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, NIC's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was USD$21.09, which is 3.60% up on its pre-crash value of USD$20.33 and 36.15% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$15.49.
If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of NIC shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$1,014.00 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$1,054.50.
|Latest market close||USD$21.09|
|52-week range||USD$15.49 - USD$25.94|
|50-day moving average||USD$20.6789|
|200-day moving average||USD$22.4706|
|Wall St. target price||USD$27.67|
|Dividend yield||USD$0.36 (1.68%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$0.74|
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|1 week (2020-10-22)||-0.33%|
|1 month (2020-09-29)||6.41%|
|3 months (2020-07-29)||-5.51%|
|6 months (2020-04-29)||-15.30%|
|1 year (2019-10-29)||1.05%|
|2 years (2018-10-29)||55.19%|
|3 years (2017-10-27)||24.06%|
|5 years (2015-10-29)||10.30%|
Valuing NIC stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of NIC's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
NIC's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 29x. In other words, NIC shares trade at around 29x recent earnings.
That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).
NIC's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.36. 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 NIC's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
NIC's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$69.3 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a NIC's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$362.2 million|
|Operating margin TTM||17.51%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$137.1 million|
|Return on assets TTM||10.49%|
|Return on equity TTM||20.55%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$1.4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 1.0 million NIC shares held short by investors – that's known as NIC's "short interest". This figure is 3.4% down from 1.1 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting NIC shares can be evaluated.
NIC's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of NIC shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of NIC shares traded daily (recently around 354208.90410959). NIC's SIR currently stands at 2.92. In other words for every 100,000 NIC shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2920 shares are currently held short.
However NIC's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of NIC shares, or, against the total number of tradable NIC shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case NIC's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 NIC shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0215% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable NIC shares, roughly 22 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 NIC.
Find out more about how you can short NIC stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 47.3% of net profits
Recently NIC has paid out, on average, around 47.3% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.68% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), NIC shareholders could enjoy a 1.68% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In NIC's case, that would currently equate to about $0.36 per share.
While NIC's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that NIC may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
NIC's most recent dividend payout was on 22 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 4 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, NIC's shares have ranged in value from as little as $15.49 up to $25.94. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while NIC's is 0.3309. This would suggest that NIC's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
NIC Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides digital government services that enable governments to use technology to provide various services to businesses and citizens in the United States. Its portals consist websites and applications that enable businesses and citizens to access government information through online channels, such as applying for a permit, retrieving government records, or filing a government-mandated form or report. The company's portal service offerings include motor vehicle driver history record retrieval; vehicle title, lien, and registration; motor vehicle inspections; temporary vehicle tags; driver's license renewal; hunting and fishing licenses; health professional license services; professional license renewal; business registrations and renewals; secretary of state business searches; Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) searches and filings; limited criminal history searches; court services; vital records; income and property tax payments; and payment processing products and services. Its software & services business provides software development, payment processing, and other digital government services to state and local governments, as well as federal agencies. In addition, the company develops and manages the pre-employment screening program for motor carriers using transaction-based business model. Further, it offers application development and portal management services to governments. NIC Inc. was founded in 1991 and is based in Olathe, Kansas.
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