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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 1,940 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
|Latest market close||$87.64|
|52-week range||$41.21 - $87.82|
|50-day moving average||$87.33|
|200-day moving average||$80.56|
|Wall St. target price||$81.25|
|Dividend yield||$0.288 (0.33%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.32|
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|1 week (2021-10-15)||0.11%|
|1 month (2021-09-24)||0.31%|
|3 months (2021-07-23)||0.34%|
|6 months (2021-04-23)||20.05%|
|1 year (2020-10-23)||93.51%|
|2 years (2019-10-23)||96.68%|
|3 years (2018-10-23)||99.36%|
|5 years (2016-10-21)||272.14%|
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 273x. In other words, QAD shares trade at around 273x 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 $21.1 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a QAD's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$327.4 million|
|Operating margin TTM||4.71%|
|Gross profit TTM||$182.5 million|
|Return on assets TTM||3.17%|
|Return on equity TTM||6.06%|
|Market capitalisation||$1.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 187,318 QAD shares held short by investors – that's known as QAD's "short interest". This figure is 28.2% down from 260,939 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 156098.33333333). QAD's SIR currently stands at 1.2. In other words for every 100,000 QAD shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1200 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 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 QAD shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0138% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable QAD shares, roughly 14 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 QAD.
Find out more about how you can short QAD stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 11.73% of net profits
Recently QAD has paid out, on average, around 11.73% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.33% 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 0.33% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In QAD's case, that would currently equate to about $0.288 per share.
While QAD's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that QAD is investing more in its future growth.
QAD's most recent dividend payout was on 12 July 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 1 July 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, QAD's shares have ranged in value from as little as $41.2071 up to $87.82. 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 1.2873. This would suggest that QAD's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
QAD Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, provides cloud-based enterprise software solutions in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, and Latin America. The company offers effective enterprise management software solutions comprising financials, internationalization, cloud EDI, EDI eCommerce, and e-invoicing; digital manufacturing software products that include manufacturing, production execution, enterprise asset management, automation, and enterprise quality management system solutions; and complete customer management software products, such as customer and service management, customer self-service, configurator, trade activity management, CRM, and field service management solutions. It also provides integrated supplier management solutions consisting of supplier portal, precision global trade and transportation execution, supplier management, and sourcing products; and connected supply chain software products comprising supply chain and digital supply chain planning solutions. In addition, the company offers customer support and product update services, as well as professional consulting services, including digital transformation consulting, implementation and deployment services, upgrade projects, training, technical development, and integration. It sells its products through direct and indirect sales channels; and distributors and sales agents. The company primarily serves the automotive, life sciences, consumer products, food and beverage, high technology, and industrial products markets.
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