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The Descartes Systems Group Inc is a software-application business based in the US. The Descartes Systems Group shares (DSGX) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.
|52-week range||USD$24.35 - USD$64.82|
|50-day moving average||USD$61.4248|
|200-day moving average||USD$57.6268|
|Wall St. target price||USD$62.29|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$0.549|
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Valuing The Descartes Systems Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of The Descartes Systems Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
The Descartes Systems 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 107x. In other words, The Descartes Systems Group shares trade at around 107x 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.
The Descartes Systems Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.33. 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 The Descartes Systems Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
The Descartes Systems Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$129.6 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a The Descartes Systems Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$339.5 million|
|Operating margin TTM||19.55%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$240.1 million|
|Return on assets TTM||4.26%|
|Return on equity TTM||5.52%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$5 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 515,783 The Descartes Systems Group shares held short by investors – that's known as The Descartes Systems Group's "short interest". This figure is 40.4% up from 367,270 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting The Descartes Systems Group shares can be evaluated.
The Descartes Systems Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of The Descartes Systems Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of The Descartes Systems Group shares traded daily (recently around 121075.82159624). The Descartes Systems Group's SIR currently stands at 4.26. In other words for every 100,000 The Descartes Systems Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4260 shares are currently held short.
However The Descartes Systems Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of The Descartes Systems Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable The Descartes Systems Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case The Descartes Systems Group's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 The Descartes Systems Group shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable The Descartes Systems Group shares, roughly 0 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 The Descartes Systems Group.
Find out more about how you can short The Descartes Systems Group stock.
We're not expecting The Descartes Systems Group to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Over the last 12 months, The Descartes Systems Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $24.35 up to $64.82. 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 The Descartes Systems Group's is 1.138. This would suggest that The Descartes Systems Group's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
The Descartes Systems Group Inc. provides cloud, device, and data content-based solutions that focus on enhancing the productivity, performance, and security of logistics-intensive businesses worldwide. Its Logistics Technology platform combines a network, applications, content, and a community. The company provides a suite of solutions that include routing, mobile and telematics; transportation management and e-commerce fulfillment; customs and regulatory compliance; global trade data and services; global logistics network services; and broker and forwarder enterprise systems. The company offers its customers to use its modular, cloud-based and data content solutions to route, schedule, track, and measure delivery resources; plan, allocate, and execute shipments; rate, audit, and pay transportation invoices; access and analyze global trade data; research and perform trade tariff and duty calculations; file customs and security documents for imports and exports; comply with trade regulations, and various other logistics processes. It also act as a reseller of hardware devices in connection with transportation and logistics operations. The company primarily focuses on serving transportation providers, logistics service providers, manufacturers, retailers, distributors, and business service providers. The company was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Waterloo, Canada.
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