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QAD Inc is a software—application business based in the US. QAD shares (QADA) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. QAD employs 1,931 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$303.4 million.
|Latest market close||USD$47.82|
|52-week range||USD$28.0673 - USD$54.2568|
|50-day moving average||USD$45.6294|
|200-day moving average||USD$43.0969|
|Wall St. target price||USD$62.5|
|Dividend yield||USD$0.29 (0.53%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$0.156|
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|1 month (2020-11-06)||7.20%|
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Valuing QAD stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of QAD's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
QAD's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 351x. In other words, QAD shares trade at around 351x 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.
QAD's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 11.47. 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 QAD's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
QAD's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$11.6 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a QAD's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$303.4 million|
|Operating margin TTM||1.91%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$170.9 million|
|Return on assets TTM||1.29%|
|Return on equity TTM||2.78%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$1.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 334,287 QAD shares held short by investors – that's known as QAD's "short interest". This figure is 8.6% up from 307,754 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting QAD shares can be evaluated.
QAD's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of QAD shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of QAD shares traded daily (recently around 30445.081967213). QAD's SIR currently stands at 10.98. In other words for every 100,000 QAD shares traded daily on the market, roughly 10980 shares are currently held short.
However QAD's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of QAD shares, or, against the total number of tradable QAD shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case QAD's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 QAD shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0276% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable QAD shares, roughly 28 shares are currently held short).
A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against QAD.
Find out more about how you can short QAD stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 26.92% of net profits
Recently QAD has paid out, on average, around 26.92% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.53% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), QAD shareholders could enjoy a 0.53% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In QAD's case, that would currently equate to about $0.29 per share.
While QAD's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that QAD may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
QAD's most recent dividend payout was on 30 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 22 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, QAD's shares have ranged in value from as little as $28.0673 up to $54.2568. 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 QAD's is 1.1223. This would suggest that QAD'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).
QAD Inc. provides cloud-based enterprise software solutions in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, and Latin America. It offers various software solutions, such as customer and service management solutions for manufacturers to acquire new customers; manufacturing solutions, which supports manufacturing business processes; enterprise asset management to manage, maintain, and install capital equipment; supply chain execution solutions that provides tools to support inventory and warehouse management; and financials solutions to manage and control finance and accounting processes. The company also provides demand and supply chain planning solutions to manage various procurement, manufacturing, inventory, distribution, and sales activities; global trade and transportation solutions to manage and optimize network of carriers for shipments; embedded analytics and business intelligence that offers data to measure performance; and internationalization, which supports companies that manufacture and distribute their products worldwide. In addition, it offers customer support and product update services, as well as professional services, including consulting, deployment, training, technical, development, and integration. The company markets its products through direct and indirect sales channels; and distributors and sales agents. It serves automotive, life sciences, consumer products, food and beverage, high technology, and industrial products manufacturing companies. QAD Inc. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Santa Barbara, California.
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