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How to buy ServiceNow stock | $664.22

Learn how to easily invest in ServiceNow stock.

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 0.00.

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ServiceNow stock price (NYSE: NOW)

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ServiceNow shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-09-17.
Latest market close$664.22
52-week range$446.20 - $681.10
50-day moving average $615.96
200-day moving average $539.56
Wall St. target price$658.86
PE ratio 765.9177
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.85

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ServiceNow price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $664.22 from 2021-09-23

1 week (2021-09-17) 2.03%
1 month (2021-08-24) 6.81%
3 months (2021-06-24) 20.31%
6 months (2021-03-24) 40.63%
1 year (2020-09-24) 44.36%
2 years (2019-09-24) 157.95%
3 years (2018-09-24) 243.94%
5 years (2016-09-23) 757.61%

Is ServiceNow under- or over-valued?

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 P/E ratio

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 766x. In other words, ServiceNow shares trade at around 766x 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 PEG ratio

ServiceNow's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.9031. 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

ServiceNow's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $633.2 million.

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

ServiceNow financials

Revenue TTM $5.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 4.54%
Gross profit TTM $3.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.87%
Return on equity TTM 5.93%
Profit margin 3.3%
Book value $16.53
Market capitalisation $129 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting ServiceNow shares

There are currently 3.7 million ServiceNow shares held short by investors – that's known as ServiceNow's "short interest". This figure is 10.9% down from 4.1 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)

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 872684.83412322). ServiceNow's SIR currently stands at 4.22. In other words for every 100,000 ServiceNow shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4220 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 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 ServiceNow shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0187% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable ServiceNow shares, roughly 19 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.

ServiceNow's environmental, social and governance track record

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.

ServiceNow's total ESG risk score

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 12/31/2018) 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.).

ServiceNow's environmental score

Environmental score: 1/100

ServiceNow's social score

Social score: 4.69/100

ServiceNow's governance score

Governance score: 6.01/100

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

ServiceNow Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 12.69
Total ESG percentile 10.32
Environmental score 1
Social score 4.69
Governance score 6.01

ServiceNow share dividends

We're not expecting ServiceNow to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

ServiceNow share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, ServiceNow's shares have ranged in value from as little as $446.2 up to $681.1. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NOW.US volatility(beta: 0.92)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 ServiceNow's is 0.9209. This would suggest that ServiceNow's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

ServiceNow overview

ServiceNow, Inc. provides enterprise cloud computing solutions that defines, structures, consolidates, manages, and automates services for enterprises worldwide. It operates the Now platform that offers workflow automation, artificial intelligence, machine learning, performance analytics, electronic service catalogs and portals, configuration management systems, data benchmarking, encryption, and collaboration and development tools. The company also provides information technology (IT) service management applications; IT service management product suite for enterprise's employees, customers, and partners; IT business management product suite to manage IT priorities; IT operations management product that connects a customer's physical and cloud-based IT infrastructure; IT Asset Management to automate IT asset lifecycles; and enterprise development operations product for developers' toolchain. In addition, it offers security incident management, threat enrichment intelligence, vulnerability response management, and security incident intelligence sharing security operation products; governance, risk, and compliance product to create policies and controls; human resources, legal, and workplace service delivery products; safe workplace applications; customer service management product; and field service management applications. Further, it provides App Engine product; IntegrationHub enables application to extend workflows; and professional, training, and customer support services. It serves government, financial services, healthcare, telecommunications, manufacturing, IT services, technology, oil and gas, education, and consumer products.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of ServiceNow is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.379% of ServiceNow shares are held by insiders and 89.137% by institutions.
How many people work for ServiceNow?
Latest data suggests 13,096 work at ServiceNow.
When does the fiscal year end for ServiceNow?
ServiceNow's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is ServiceNow based?
ServiceNow's address is: 2225 Lawson Lane, Santa Clara, CA, United States, 95054
What is ServiceNow's ISIN number?
ServiceNow's international securities identification number is: US81762P1021
What is ServiceNow's CUSIP number?
ServiceNow's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 81762P102

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