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How to buy Progress Software Corporation stock

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Progress Software Corporation is a software-application business based in the US. Progress Software Corporation shares (PRGS) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Progress Software Corporation employs 1,796 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Progress Software Corporation share price

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Progress Software Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-23.
52-week range$32.83 - $49.03
50-day moving average $44.59
200-day moving average $42.51
Wall St. target price$56.00
PE ratio 27.0988
Dividend yield $0.68 (1.45%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.72

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Is Progress Software Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Progress Software Corporation's P/E ratio

Progress Software 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 27x. In other words, Progress Software Corporation shares trade at around 27x 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).

Progress Software Corporation's PEG ratio

Progress Software Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.21. 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 Progress Software 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.

Progress Software Corporation's EBITDA

Progress Software Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $153.1 million.

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

Progress Software Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $453.7 million
Operating margin TTM 25.16%
Gross profit TTM $387.9 million
Return on assets TTM 7.44%
Return on equity TTM 22.8%
Profit margin 17.1%
Book value $8.01
Market capitalisation $2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Progress Software Corporation shares

There are currently 832,853 Progress Software Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Progress Software Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 13.1% down from 958,445 last month.

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

Progress Software Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Progress Software Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Progress Software Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Progress Software Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 289185.06944444). Progress Software Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.88. In other words for every 100,000 Progress Software Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2880 shares are currently held short.

However Progress Software Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Progress Software Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Progress Software Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Progress Software Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Progress Software Corporation shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0265% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Progress Software 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 Progress Software Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Progress Software Corporation stock.

Progress Software Corporation share dividends

21%

Dividend payout ratio: 20.8% of net profits

Recently Progress Software Corporation has paid out, on average, around 20.8% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.55% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Progress Software Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.55% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Progress Software Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.68 per share.

While Progress Software Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Progress Software Corporation is investing more in its future growth.

Progress Software Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 14 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 27 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Progress Software Corporation's shares ever split?

Progress Software Corporation's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 30 January 2011. 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 Progress Software Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Progress Software Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Progress Software Corporation's share price.

Progress Software Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Progress Software Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $32.8272 up to $49.0341. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PRGS.US volatility(beta: 1.27)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 Progress Software Corporation's is 1.2741. This would suggest that Progress Software Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Progress Software Corporation overview

Progress Software Corporation develops business applications. The company operates through three segments: OpenEdge, Data Connectivity and Integration, and Application Development and Deployment. The OpenEdge segment offers Progress OpenEdge, a development software, which builds multi-language applications for secure deployment across various platforms and devices, as well as cloud; Progress Corticon, a business rules management system that enables applications with decision automation and change process, and decision-related insight capabilities; Progress Kinvey, a platform for building enterprise applications; MOVEit that provides secure collaboration and automated file transfers of critical business information; and WhatsUp Gold, a network monitoring solution. The Data Connectivity and Integration segment provides Progress DataDirect Connect, which offers data connectivity using industry-standard interfaces to connect applications running on various platforms; and Progress DataDirect Hybrid Data Pipeline, a data access service that provides cloud and on-premises data sources for hybrid cloud applications, such as customer resource management, data management platforms, or hosted analytics. The Application Development and Deployment segment offers Developer Tools, a set of components for user interface development; and Sitefinity, a web content management and customer analytics platform. The company also provides project management, implementation, custom development, programming, and other services, as well as services to web-enable applications; and training services. It sells its products to end users, independent software vendors, original equipment manufacturers, and system integrators.

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