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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 market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$149.4 billion.
|52-week range||USD$89.585 - USD$169.3|
|50-day moving average||USD$129.3564|
|200-day moving average||USD$137.7561|
|Wall St. target price||USD$149.96|
|Dividend yield||USD$1.631 (1.31%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$4.139|
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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 current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 30x. In other words, SAP shares trade at around 30x 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.
SAP's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.8538. 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.
|Gross profit TTM||USD$19.7 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||7.37%|
|Return on equity TTM||17.39%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$149.4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 2.8 million SAP shares held short by investors – that's known as SAP's "short interest". This figure is 21.3% up from 2.3 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) is the quantity of SAP shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of SAP shares traded daily (recently around 1.1 million). SAP's SIR currently stands at 2.43. In other words for every 100,000 SAP shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2430 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.
Dividend payout ratio: 27.25% of net profits
Recently SAP has paid out, on average, around 27.25% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.39% 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 1.39% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In SAP's case, that would currently equate to about $1.631 per share.
While SAP's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that SAP may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
SAP's most recent dividend payout was on 2 June 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 21 May 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
SAP's shares were split on a 4:1 basis on 28 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.
Over the last 12 months, SAP's shares have ranged in value from as little as $89.585 up to $169.3. 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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while SAP's is 0.9537. This would suggest that SAP's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
SAP SE operates as an enterprise application software, and analytics and business intelligence company worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Applications, Technology & Services; SAP Business Network; and Customer Experience. It offers SAP HANA, which enables businesses to process and analyze live data; SAP Data Hub, a solution for businesses to manage data from various sources; and SAP Cloud platform that offers an enterprise platform-as-a-service. The company also provides SAP Leonardo, a system that combines design thinking services with intelligent technologies for business processes; SAP Analytics Cloud, which leverages the intersection of business intelligence, planning, and predictive analytics; SAP BW/4HANA, a data warehouse solution; SAP S/4HANA, an enterprise resource planning suite for intelligent enterprises; SAP Integrated Business Planning solutions that deliver real-time supply chain planning capabilities; and SAP Business One, an on-premise and cloud business application. In addition, it offers SAP Fiori, an user experience interface; SAP SuccessFactors Human Capital Management solutions that help organizations enhance the value of their workforce; SAP Fieldglass, a cloud-based application for external workforce management and services procurement; SAP Ariba, an online business-to-business marketplace; and SAP Concur, a travel and expense management software. Further, the company provides SAP MaxAttention to turn ideas into value-based predictable outcomes; and SAP ActiveAttention program to support smaller businesses. Additionally, it offers SAP Enterprise Support services that provides proactive, predictive, and preventive support for customers across hybrid landscapes; and SAP Preferred Success, which provides prescriptive customer success activities for accelerated cloud adoption. SAP SE has strategic alliance with NTT Corporation. SAP SE was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Walldorf, Germany.
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