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How to buy SAP stock

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SAP SE is a software-application business based in the US. SAP shares (SAP) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. SAP employs 102,430 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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SAP share price

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SAP shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-21.
52-week range$104.64 - $169.30
50-day moving average $127.23
200-day moving average $128.11
Wall St. target price$146.20
PE ratio 26.7157
Dividend yield $1.85 (1.33%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $5.24

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Is it a good time to buy SAP stock?

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Is SAP under- or over-valued?

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

SAP's P/E ratio

SAP'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, SAP 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).

SAP's PEG ratio

SAP's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.0448. 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 SAP's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

SAP's EBITDA

SAP's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $7.6 billion.

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

SAP financials

Revenue TTM $27.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 23.51%
Gross profit TTM $19.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 6.77%
Return on equity TTM 17.39%
Profit margin 18.82%
Book value $25.19
Market capitalisation $164.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting SAP shares

There are currently 3.7 million SAP shares held short by investors – that's known as SAP's "short interest". This figure is 6.8% down from 4.0 million last month.

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

SAP's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

SAP's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of SAP shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of SAP shares traded daily (recently around 859845.03464203). SAP's SIR currently stands at 4.33. In other words for every 100,000 SAP shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4330 shares are currently held short.

However SAP's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of SAP shares, or, against the total number of tradable SAP shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case SAP's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 SAP shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable SAP shares, roughly 0 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 SAP.

Find out more about how you can short SAP stock.

SAP share dividends

61%

Dividend payout ratio: 61.32% of net profits

Recently SAP has paid out, on average, around 61.32% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.57% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), SAP shareholders could enjoy a 1.57% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In SAP's case, that would currently equate to about $1.85 per share.

SAP's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

SAP's most recent dividend payout was on 24 May 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have SAP's shares ever split?

SAP's shares were split on a 4:1 basis on 27 July 1998. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 4 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your SAP shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 75% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for SAP shares which in turn could have impacted SAP's share price.

SAP share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, SAP's shares have ranged in value from as little as $104.64 up to $169.3. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SAP.US volatility(beta: 0.97)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while SAP's is 0.969. This would suggest that SAP's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

SAP overview

SAP SE operates as an enterprise application software company worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Applications, Technology & Support; Concur; Qualtrics; and Services. It offers SAP S/4HANA, an enterprise resource planning suite for intelligent technologies; SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain, a cloud-based solution that delivers real-time supply chain planning capabilities; SAP Intelligent Asset Management, a solution that helps to define, plan, and monitor service and maintenance strategy; SAP SuccessFactors Human Experience Management Suite, a cloud software that helps to develop, manage, and engage people; SAP Ariba, a digital business-to-business marketplace; SAP Concur, a travel and expense management software; and SAP Fieldglass, a cloud application for services procurement and contingent workforce management. The company also provides SAP solutions for enterprise information management that offers capabilities to understand, integrate, cleanse, manage, associate, and archive data; SAP HANA and SAP HANA Cloud, which enables businesses to process and analyze live data; SAP Analytics Cloud, a cloud analytics solution; SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence, a suite of flexible and scalable self-service BI tools; SAP Data Warehouse Cloud, a cloud data warehouse solution for business and IT users; and SAP BW/4HANA, an on-premise data warehouse solution. In addition, it offers SAP Integration Suite that help customers with holistic integration, and API-based and event-based integrations; SAP Extension Suite that provides ready-to-use services to accelerate and develop application extensions; SAP Internet of Things, a cloud solution that generates business outcomes; and SAP Intelligent Robotic Process Automation, a software robot to mimic human actions and responses. SAP SE was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Walldorf, Germany. .

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