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Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated is an information technology services business based in the US. Sykes Enterprises Incorporated shares (SYKE) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Sykes Enterprises Incorporated employs 61,100 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Sykes Enterprises Incorporated shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-23.
52-week range$22.87 - $46.68
50-day moving average $44.37
200-day moving average $40.32
Wall St. target price$52.00
PE ratio 32.3309
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.39

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Is Sykes Enterprises Incorporated under- or over-valued?

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

Sykes Enterprises Incorporated's P/E ratio

Sykes Enterprises Incorporated's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 32x. In other words, Sykes Enterprises Incorporated shares trade at around 32x 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.

Sykes Enterprises Incorporated's PEG ratio

Sykes Enterprises Incorporated's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.4694. 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 Sykes Enterprises Incorporated's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Sykes Enterprises Incorporated's EBITDA

Sykes Enterprises Incorporated's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $190.6 million.

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

Sykes Enterprises Incorporated financials

Revenue TTM $1.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 7.3%
Gross profit TTM $652.1 million
Return on assets TTM 5.48%
Return on equity TTM 6.38%
Profit margin 3.3%
Book value $22.64
Market capitalisation $1.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Sykes Enterprises Incorporated shares

There are currently 564,089 Sykes Enterprises Incorporated shares held short by investors – that's known as Sykes Enterprises Incorporated's "short interest". This figure is 11.2% down from 635,436 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Sykes Enterprises Incorporated shares can be evaluated.

Sykes Enterprises Incorporated's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Sykes Enterprises Incorporated's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Sykes Enterprises Incorporated shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Sykes Enterprises Incorporated shares traded daily (recently around 169396.0960961). Sykes Enterprises Incorporated's SIR currently stands at 3.33. In other words for every 100,000 Sykes Enterprises Incorporated shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3330 shares are currently held short.

However Sykes Enterprises Incorporated's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Sykes Enterprises Incorporated shares, or, against the total number of tradable Sykes Enterprises Incorporated shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Sykes Enterprises Incorporated's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Sykes Enterprises Incorporated shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0205% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Sykes Enterprises Incorporated shares, roughly 21 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 Sykes Enterprises Incorporated.

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Sykes Enterprises Incorporated share dividends

We're not expecting Sykes Enterprises Incorporated to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Sykes Enterprises Incorporated's shares ever split?

Sykes Enterprises Incorporated's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 29 May 1997. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Sykes Enterprises Incorporated shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Sykes Enterprises Incorporated shares which in turn could have impacted Sykes Enterprises Incorporated's share price.

Sykes Enterprises Incorporated share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Sykes Enterprises Incorporated's shares have ranged in value from as little as $22.87 up to $46.68. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SYKE.US volatility(beta: 0.94)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 Sykes Enterprises Incorporated's is 0.9377. This would suggest that Sykes Enterprises Incorporated's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Sykes Enterprises Incorporated overview

Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, provides customer experience management, multichannel demand generation, and digital transformation services. The company's customer care services include handling billing inquiries and claims, activating customer accounts, resolving complaints, cross-selling/up-selling, and prequalifying and warranty management, as well as offers health information and dispatching roadside assistance. Its technical support services comprise support around complex networks, hardware and software, communications equipment, Internet access technology, and Internet portal usage. The company also provides customer acquisition services, such as digital marketing, multichannel demand generation, and inbound up-selling and sales conversion, as well as outbound selling of its clients' products and services. In addition, it offers robotic process automation consulting, implementation, hosting, and managed services that help clients in front, middle and back-office processes, as well as self-service, insight analytics, and digital learning; fulfillment services consisting of order processing, payment processing, inventory control, product delivery, and product returns handling; and enterprise support services comprising technical staffing services and outsourced corporate help desk solutions. The company provides its services through phone, email, social media, text messaging, chat, and digital self-service support. It serves corporations, medium-sized businesses, and public institutions in the financial services, communications, technology, transportation and leisure, healthcare, and other industries.

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