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How to buy StepStone Group stock | $31.79

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StepStone Group Inc
NASDAQ: STEP - USD
ASSET MANAGEMENT
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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 570 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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StepStone Group stock price (NASDAQ: STEP)

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StepStone Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-28.
Latest market close$31.79
52-week range$22.62 - $47.34
50-day moving average $36.59
200-day moving average $34.86
Wall St. target price$41.67
PE ratio 7.6361
Dividend yield $0.07 (0.16%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $5.95

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StepStone Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $31.79 from 2021-06-08

1 week (2021-07-21) N/A
1 month (2021-07-01) -7.86%
3 months (2021-04-30) -4.53%
6 months (2021-01-28) N/A
1 year (2020-07-28) N/A
2 years (2019-07-28) N/A
3 years (2018-07-28) N/A
5 years (2016-07-28) 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 8x. In other words, StepStone Group shares trade at around 8x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-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 $335.3 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 $787.7 million
Operating margin TTM 41.87%
Gross profit TTM $630.6 million
Return on assets TTM 20.59%
Return on equity TTM 70.17%
Profit margin 29.04%
Book value $6.49
Market capitalisation $1.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting StepStone Group shares

There are currently 798,972 StepStone Group shares held short by investors – that's known as StepStone Group's "short interest". This figure is 35.5% down from 1.2 million 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 525639.47368421). StepStone Group's SIR currently stands at 1.52. In other words for every 100,000 StepStone Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1520 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 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 StepStone Group shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.02% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable StepStone Group shares, roughly 20 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

19%

Dividend payout ratio: 19.44% of net profits

Recently StepStone Group has paid out, on average, around 19.44% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.62% 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 0.62% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In StepStone Group's case, that would currently equate to about $0.07 per share.

While StepStone Group's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that StepStone Group is investing more in its future growth.

StepStone Group's most recent dividend payout was on 14 July 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

StepStone Group's dividend payout ratio is perhaps best considered in relation to 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 1.072% of StepStone Group shares are held by insiders and 98.849% by institutions.
How many people work for StepStone Group?
Latest data suggests 570 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

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