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How to buy Simulations Plus (SLP) stock

Learn how to easily invest in Simulations Plus stock.

Simulations Plus, Inc is a health information services business based in the US. Simulations Plus shares (SLP) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Simulations Plus employs 129 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Simulations Plus stock price (NASDAQ: SLP)

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Simulations Plus shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-23.
Latest market close$52.78
52-week range$42.02 - $90.84
50-day moving average $52.24
200-day moving average $63.63
Wall St. target price$84.67
PE ratio 83.5602
Dividend yield $0.24 (0.51%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.57

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Simulations Plus price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $52.78 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-16) N/A
1 month (2021-06-25) -1.40%
3 months (2021-04-27) -21.33%
6 months (2021-01-23) N/A
1 year (2020-07-23) N/A
2 years (2019-07-23) N/A
3 years (2018-07-23) N/A
5 years (2016-07-23) N/A

Is Simulations Plus under- or over-valued?

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

Simulations Plus's P/E ratio

Simulations Plus's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 84x. In other words, Simulations Plus shares trade at around 84x 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.

Simulations Plus's PEG ratio

Simulations Plus's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.9226. 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 Simulations Plus's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Simulations Plus's EBITDA

Simulations Plus's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $16.6 million.

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

Simulations Plus financials

Revenue TTM $46.2 million
Operating margin TTM 31.84%
Gross profit TTM $30.9 million
Return on assets TTM 7.63%
Return on equity TTM 11.01%
Profit margin 25.27%
Book value $8.22
Market capitalisation $964 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Simulations Plus shares

There are currently 2.4 million Simulations Plus shares held short by investors – that's known as Simulations Plus's "short interest". This figure is 12.2% up from 2.2 million last month.

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

Simulations Plus's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Simulations Plus's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Simulations Plus shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Simulations Plus shares traded daily (recently around 113764.29236499). Simulations Plus's SIR currently stands at 21.48. In other words for every 100,000 Simulations Plus shares traded daily on the market, roughly 21480 shares are currently held short.

However Simulations Plus's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Simulations Plus shares, or, against the total number of tradable Simulations Plus shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Simulations Plus's short interest could be expressed as 0.12% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Simulations Plus shares in existence, roughly 120 shares are currently held short) or 0.1566% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Simulations Plus shares, roughly 157 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 20% would generally be considered very high, pointing to a pessimistic outlook for the share price, with a discouraging number of investors currently willing to bet against Simulations Plus.

Find out more about how you can short Simulations Plus stock.

Simulations Plus share dividends

43%

Dividend payout ratio: 42.86% of net profits

Recently Simulations Plus has paid out, on average, around 42.86% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.51% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Simulations Plus shareholders could enjoy a 0.51% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Simulations Plus's case, that would currently equate to about $0.24 per share.

While Simulations Plus's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Simulations Plus may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Simulations Plus's most recent dividend payout was on 1 August 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 22 July 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Simulations Plus's shares ever split?

Simulations Plus's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 1 October 2007. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Simulations Plus shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Simulations Plus shares which in turn could have impacted Simulations Plus's share price.

Simulations Plus share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Simulations Plus's shares have ranged in value from as little as $42.02 up to $90.8375. 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 Simulations Plus's is -0.0794. This would suggest that Simulations Plus's shares have been inversely-correlated to the average (for this exchange) – so when the broader market trended up or down, Simulations Plus has bucked the trend.

Simulations Plus overview

Simulations Plus, Inc. develops drug discovery and development software for mechanistic modeling and simulation, and prediction of properties of molecules utilizing artificial-intelligence- and machine-learning-based technology worldwide. The company offers GastroPlus, which simulates the absorption, pharmacokinetics (PK), pharmacodynamics, and drug-drug interactions of compounds administered to humans and animals; DDDPlus that simulates in vitro laboratory experiments; and MembranePlus, which simulates laboratory experiments. It also provides PKPlus, a program that provides the functionality needed by pharmaceutical industry scientists to perform the analyses and generate the outputs needed to satisfy regulatory agency requirements for noncompartmental analysis and compartmental PK modelling; ADMET Predictor, a chemistry-based computer program that takes molecular structures as inputs and predicts their properties; and MedChem Designer, a molecule drawing program or sketcher. In addition, it offers KIWI, a cloud-based web application to organize, process, maintain, and communicate the volume of data and results generated by pharmacologists and scientists over the duration of a drug development program; DILIsym, a quantitative systems pharmacology software; NAFLDsym, a simulation program for analyzing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease; RENAsym for investigating and predicting drug-induced or acute kidney injury; IPFsym, a software tool to treat or cure idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis; and the Monolix Suite, a solution for modeling and simulation. Further, the company provides population modeling and simulation contract research services; and clinical-pharmacology-based consulting services in support of regulatory submissions. It serves pharmaceutical, biotechnology, agrochemical, cosmetics, and food companies, as well as academic and regulatory agencies.

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Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Simulations Plus is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 22.584% of Simulations Plus shares are held by insiders and 68.962% by institutions.
How many people work for Simulations Plus?
Latest data suggests 129 work at Simulations Plus.
When does the fiscal year end for Simulations Plus?
Simulations Plus's fiscal year ends in August.
Where is Simulations Plus based?
Simulations Plus's address is: 42505 Tenth Street West, Lancaster, CA, United States, 93534-7059
What is Simulations Plus's ISIN number?
Simulations Plus's international securities identification number is: US8292141053
What is Simulations Plus's CUSIP number?
Simulations Plus's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 713831105

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