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How to buy StepStone Group stock

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StepStone Group Inc. is an asset management business based in the US. StepStone Group shares (STEP) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. StepStone Group employs 526 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$285.6 million.

How to buy shares in StepStone Group

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for StepStone Group. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: STEP. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until StepStone Group reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of StepStone Group, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of StepStone Group. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

StepStone Group share price

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StepStone Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
52-week range USD$0.275 - USD$28.27
50-day moving average USD$25.7279
200-day moving average USD$25.7279
Wall St. target price USD$26.5
PE ratio 51.1481
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) N/A

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Is it a good time to buy StepStone Group stock?

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StepStone Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $N/A from 2020-10-16

1 week (2020-11-16) N/A
1 month (2020-10-23) N/A
3 months (2020-08-27) -100.00%
6 months (2020-05-23) N/A
1 year (2019-11-23) N/A
2 years (2018-11-23) N/A
3 years (2017-11-23) N/A
5 years (2015-11-23) N/A

Is StepStone Group under- or over-valued?

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

StepStone Group's P/E ratio

StepStone Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 51x. In other words, StepStone Group shares trade at around 51x 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.

However, StepStone Group's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the asset management industry or those of similar companies.

StepStone Group's EBITDA

StepStone Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$79.1 million.

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

To put StepStone Group's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.

StepStone Group financials

Revenue TTM USD$285.6 million
Operating margin TTM 25.32%
Gross profit TTM USD$315.9 million
Return on assets TTM 0%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 16.44%
Book value N/A
Market capitalisation USD$2.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting StepStone Group shares

There are currently 858,169 StepStone Group shares held short by investors – that's known as StepStone Group's "short interest". This figure is up from 0 last month.

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

StepStone Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

StepStone Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of StepStone Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of StepStone Group shares traded daily (recently around 1.5 million). StepStone Group's SIR currently stands at 0.59. In other words for every 100,000 StepStone Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 590 shares are currently held short.

To gain some more context, you can compare StepStone Group's short interest ratio against those of similar companies.

However StepStone Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of StepStone Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable StepStone Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case StepStone Group's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 StepStone Group shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0379% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable StepStone Group shares, roughly 38 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 StepStone Group.

Find out more about how you can short StepStone Group stock.

StepStone Group share dividends

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

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StepStone Group overview

StepStone Group Inc. is an investment firm specializing in direct, fund of funds, secondary direct, and secondary indirect investments. For direct investment, it seeks to invest in venture debt, incubation, mezzanine, distressed/vulture, seed/startup, early venture, mid venture, late venture, emerging growth, later stage, turnaround, growth capital, industry consolidation, recapitalization, and buyout investments in mature and middle market companies. It prefers to invest in natural resources, technology, healthcare, services, materials, manufacturing, consumer durables, apparel, hotels, restaurants and leisure, media, retailing, consumer staples , financials, telecommunication services, energy, infrastructure, real estate, and real asset. The firm invests globally with a focus on United States, North America, Europe, Asia, Latin America, Middle East, Africa, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, New Zealand, China, India, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and Australia region. It typically invests between $15 million and $200 million in firms with enterprise value between $150 million and $25000 million. The firm invests between 5% and 40% in emerging markets. For fund of fund investment, it seeks to invest in private equity funds, venture capital funds, Special situation funds, Real estate funds, Infrastructure funds, mezzanine funds, and turnaround/distressed funds. It considers investments in both domestic and International funds. It also seeks to make co-investments and follow on investments and considers partial interests in funds. StepStone Group LP was founded in 2007 and is based in New York, New York with additional offices across North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia.

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