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How to buy Progress Software Corporation stock

Learn how to easily invest in Progress Software Corporation stock.

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.

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Progress Software Corporation stock price (NASDAQ: PRGS)

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Progress Software Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-25.
Latest market close$44.48
52-week range$39.31 - $53.80
50-day moving average $48.27
200-day moving average $46.99
Wall St. target price$58.83
PE ratio 25.7955
Dividend yield $0.7 (1.52%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.76

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Progress Software Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $44.48 from 2022-01-26

1 week (2022-01-20) -0.02%
1 month (2021-12-27) -8.78%
3 months (2021-10-27) -10.52%
6 months (2021-07-27) -2.56%
1 year (2021-01-27) 4.78%
2 years (2020-01-27) -3.47%
3 years (2019-01-25) 26.33%
5 years (2017-01-27) 56.34%

Is Progress Software Corporation stock undervalued or overvalued?

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 26x. In other words, Progress Software Corporation shares trade at around 26x 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.

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 5.5625. 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 $187.7 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 $531.3 million
Operating margin TTM 23.81%
Gross profit TTM $467.8 million
Return on assets TTM 6.57%
Return on equity TTM 20.68%
Profit margin 14.76%
Book value $9.38
Market capitalisation $2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Progress Software Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 18.09% of net profits

Recently Progress Software Corporation has paid out, on average, around 18.09% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.52% 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 1.52% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Progress Software Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.7 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 March 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 27 February 2022 (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 $39.3104 up to $53.7992. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PRGS.US volatility(beta: 1.15)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 1.1521. This would suggest that Progress Software 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).

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.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Progress Software Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.261% of Progress Software Corporation shares are held by insiders and 103.907% by institutions.
When does the fiscal year end for Progress Software Corporation?
Progress Software Corporation's fiscal year ends in November.
Where is Progress Software Corporation based?
Progress Software Corporation's address is: 14 Oak Park Drive, Bedford, MA, United States, 01730
What is Progress Software Corporation's ISIN number?
Progress Software Corporation's international securities identification number is: US7433121008
What is Progress Software Corporation's CUSIP number?
Progress Software Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 743312100

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