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How to buy Stepstone Group stock

Learn how to easily invest in Stepstone Group stock.

Stepstone Group 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 886 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $539.4 million.

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  3. Search for the stock by name or ticker symbol – STEP. It's that simple.

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Stepstone Group stock price (NASDAQ: STEP)

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Stepstone Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-01-25.
Latest market close$28.01
52-week range$21.91 - $40.13
50-day moving average $28.19
200-day moving average $27.35
Wall St. target price$32.07
PE ratio 42.5455
Dividend yield $0.7 (2.83%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.66

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Stepstone Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $28.01 from 2023-01-26

1 week (2023-01-20) -0.28%
1 month (2022-12-28) 12.00%
3 months (2022-10-26) -1.41%
6 months (2022-07-27) 13.17%
1 year (2022-01-28) -13.68%
2 years (2021-01-28) -21.98%
3 years (2020-01-24) N/A
5 years (2018-01-24) N/A

Is Stepstone Group stock undervalued or overvalued?

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 43x. In other words, Stepstone Group shares trade at around 43x 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 $225.2 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 $539.4 million
Operating margin TTM 33.11%
Gross profit TTM $562.8 million
Return on assets TTM 3.01%
Return on equity TTM 8.38%
Profit margin 9.25%
Book value $12.27
Market capitalisation $2.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Stepstone Group share dividends

49%

Dividend payout ratio: 48.7% of net profits

Recently Stepstone Group has paid out, on average, around 48.7% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.83% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Stepstone Group shareholders could enjoy a 2.83% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Stepstone Group's case, that would currently equate to about $0.7 per share.

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

Stepstone Group's most recent dividend payout was on 14 December 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 November 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Stepstone Group's dividend payout ratio is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.

Stepstone Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Stepstone Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $21.9068 up to $40.1254. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

STEP.US volatility(beta: 1.41)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Stepstone Group's is 1.409. This would suggest that Stepstone Group's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

To put Stepstone Group's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.

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.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Stepstone Group is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 21.536% of Stepstone Group shares are held by insiders and 82.184% by institutions.
How many people work for Stepstone Group?
Latest data suggests 886 work at Stepstone Group.
When does the fiscal year end for Stepstone Group?
Stepstone Group's fiscal year ends in March.
Where is Stepstone Group based?
Stepstone Group's address is: 450 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY, United States, 10017
What is Stepstone Group's ISIN number?
Stepstone Group's international securities identification number is: US85914M1071

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