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PaySign, Inc is a specialty business services business based in the US. PaySign shares (PAYS) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. PaySign employs 70 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$35.8 million.

How to buy shares in PaySign

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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 PaySign. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: PAYS. 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 PaySign 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$5.77, 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 PaySign, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of PaySign. 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 PaySign's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, PaySign's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$5.77, which is 39.77% down on its pre-crash value of USD$9.58 and 58.95% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$3.63.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of PaySign shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$441.80 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$658.70.

PaySign share price

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PaySign shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-16.
Latest market closeUSD$5.77
52-week rangeUSD$3.63 - USD$12.44
50-day moving average USD$5.8703
200-day moving average USD$7.4099
Wall St. target priceUSD$10.19
PE ratio 52.5455
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.11

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Is it a good time to buy PaySign stock?

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PaySign price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $5.77 from 2020-10-16

1 week (2020-10-23) 4.53%
1 month (2020-10-01) 5.77
3 months (2020-07-30) -37.62%
6 months (2020-04-30) -32.91%
1 year (2019-10-30) -47.50%
2 years (2018-10-30) 46.82%
3 years (2017-10-30) 1,127.66%
5 years (2015-10-30) 2,037.04%

Is PaySign under- or over-valued?

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

PaySign's P/E ratio

PaySign's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 53x. In other words, PaySign shares trade at around 53x 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.

PaySign's EBITDA

PaySign's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$6.3 million.

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

PaySign financials

Revenue TTM USD$35.8 million
Operating margin TTM 12.64%
Gross profit TTM USD$19.2 million
Return on assets TTM 4.9%
Return on equity TTM 35.62%
Profit margin 17.23%
Book value $0.446
Market capitalisation USD$289.4 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting PaySign shares

There are currently 3.0 million PaySign shares held short by investors – that's known as PaySign's "short interest". This figure is 8.7% up from 2.7 million last month.

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

PaySign's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

PaySign's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of PaySign shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of PaySign shares traded daily (recently around 367001.2300123). PaySign's SIR currently stands at 8.13. In other words for every 100,000 PaySign shares traded daily on the market, roughly 8130 shares are currently held short.

However PaySign's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of PaySign shares, or, against the total number of tradable PaySign shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case PaySign's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 PaySign shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.0965% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable PaySign shares, roughly 97 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 PaySign.

Find out more about how you can short PaySign stock.

PaySign share dividends

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

PaySign share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, PaySign's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.63 up to $12.44. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PAYS.US volatility(beta: 1.35)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 PaySign's is 1.3486. This would suggest that PaySign's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

PaySign overview

PaySign, Inc. provides prepaid card products and processing services under the PaySign brand for corporate, consumer, and government applications. The company offers various services, including transaction processing, cardholder enrollment, value loading, cardholder account management, reporting, and customer service through PaySign, a proprietary platform. It also develops prepaid card solutions for corporate incentive rewards and corporate expense, per diem and travel payments, healthcare reimbursement payments, pharmaceutical co-pay assistance, donor compensation, and clinical trials; and payroll or general purpose reloadable cards, as well as gift or incentive cards. In addition, the company offers Buy and Bill programs for patients to purchase directly from physician's office or through an infusion center for physician administered therapies; payment solution for source plasma collection centers; and PaySign Premier, a demand deposit account debit card, as well as customer service center and PaySign Communications Suite services. Its principal target markets for processing services comprise prepaid card issuers, retail and private-label issuers, small third-party processors, and small and mid-size financial institutions in the United States and internationally. The company was formerly known as 3PEA International, Inc. and changed its name to PaySign, Inc. in April 2019. PaySign, Inc. is based in Henderson, Nevada.

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