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ServiceNow, Inc is a software-application business based in the US. ServiceNow shares (NOW) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. ServiceNow employs 13,096 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$4.5 billion.
|52-week range||USD$238.93 - USD$598.37|
|50-day moving average||USD$551.6161|
|200-day moving average||USD$511.3508|
|Wall St. target price||USD$594.2|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$0.59|
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Valuing ServiceNow stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of ServiceNow's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
ServiceNow's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 935x. In other words, ServiceNow shares trade at around 935x 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.
ServiceNow's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.2676. 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 ServiceNow's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
ServiceNow's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$535.2 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a ServiceNow's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$4.5 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||4.4%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$3.5 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||1.69%|
|Return on equity TTM||4.78%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$108.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 2.3 million ServiceNow shares held short by investors – that's known as ServiceNow's "short interest". This figure is 2.7% up from 2.3 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting ServiceNow shares can be evaluated.
ServiceNow's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of ServiceNow shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of ServiceNow shares traded daily (recently around 1.5 million). ServiceNow's SIR currently stands at 1.58. In other words for every 100,000 ServiceNow shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1580 shares are currently held short.
However ServiceNow's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of ServiceNow shares, or, against the total number of tradable ServiceNow shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case ServiceNow's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 ServiceNow shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0121% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable ServiceNow shares, roughly 12 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 ServiceNow.
Find out more about how you can short ServiceNow stock.
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like ServiceNow.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 12.69
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and ServiceNow's overall score of 12.69 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 10th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like ServiceNow is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Environmental score: 1/100
Social score: 4.69/100
Governance score: 6.01/100
|Total ESG score||12.69|
|Total ESG percentile||10.32|
We're not expecting ServiceNow to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Over the last 12 months, ServiceNow's shares have ranged in value from as little as $238.93 up to $598.37. 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 ServiceNow's is 0.9947. This would suggest that ServiceNow's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
ServiceNow, Inc. provides enterprise cloud computing solutions that defines, structures, consolidates, manages, and automates services for enterprises worldwide. The company offers information technology (IT) service management applications; and digital workflow products for customer service, human resources, security operations, integrated risk management, and other enterprise departments. It operates the Now platform that offers workflow automation, electronic service catalogs and portals, configuration management systems, data benchmarking, performance analytics, encryption, and collaboration and development tools. The company also provides IT service management product suite for enterprise's employees, customers, and partners; IT operations management product that connects a customer's physical and cloud-based IT infrastructure with applications and platforms; IT Asset Management product to automate IT asset lifecycles with workflows; IT business management product suite to manage IT priorities; and enterprise development operations product for developers' toolchain. In addition, it offers customer service management product for customer service cases and requests; human resources service delivery product; security operations product for security operations management requirements of third-party; governance, risk, and compliance product to create policies and controls; and field service management application. Further, the company provides professional, training, and customer support services; and certification programs. It serves government, financial services, healthcare, telecommunications, manufacturing, IT services, technology, oil and gas, education, and consumer products. The company sells its products through direct sales team and resale partners. The company was formerly known as Service-now.com and changed its name to ServiceNow, Inc. in May 2012. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.
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