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How to buy Autodesk stock in Canada

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Autodesk is a software-application business based in the US. Autodesk stocks (ADSK.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $265.56 – an increase of 4.47% over the previous week. Autodesk employs 11,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $4.2 billion.

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Is it a good time to buy Autodesk stock?

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How has Coronavirus impacted Autodesk's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Autodesk's stock price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $265.56, which is 23.97% up on its pre-crash value of $201.91 and 111.80% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $125.38.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Autodesk stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $723.58 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,333.11.

Autodesk stock price (NASDAQ: ADSK)

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Autodesk shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-12-05.
Latest market close$265.56
52-week range$245.05 - $344.39
50-day moving average $297.33
200-day moving average $293.02
Wall St. target price$334.67
PE ratio 43.6943
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $5.93

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Autodesk price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $265.56 from 2021-12-06

1 week (2021-11-27) N/A
1 month (2021-11-08) -19.30%
3 months (2021-09-08) -8.29%
6 months (2021-06-08) -4.70%
1 year (2020-12-08) -6.62%
2 years (2019-12-06) 48.09%
3 years (2018-12-07) 100.32%
5 years (2016-12-08) 224.88%

Is Autodesk under- or over-valued?

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

Autodesk's P/E ratio

Autodesk's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 44x. In other words, Autodesk shares trade at around 44x 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.

Autodesk's PEG ratio

Autodesk's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.3534. 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 Autodesk's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Autodesk's EBITDA

Autodesk's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $778.2 million.

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

Autodesk financials

Revenue TTM $4.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 16.13%
Gross profit TTM $3.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.87%
Return on equity TTM 195.55%
Profit margin 31.31%
Book value $5.82
Market capitalisation $57.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Autodesk's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Autodesk.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Autodesk's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 20.93

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Autodesk's overall score of 20.93 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 20th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Autodesk is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Autodesk's environmental score

Environmental score: 0.28/100

Autodesk's environmental score of 0.28 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Autodesk is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Autodesk's social score

Social score: 12.27/100

Autodesk's social score of 12.27 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Autodesk is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Autodesk's governance score

Governance score: 4.87/100

Autodesk's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Autodesk is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Autodesk share dividends

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

Have Autodesk's shares ever split?

Autodesk's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 21 December 2004. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Autodesk shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Autodesk shares which in turn could have impacted Autodesk's share price.

Autodesk share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Autodesk's shares have ranged in value from as little as $245.05 up to $344.39. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ADSK.US volatility(beta: 1.35)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 Autodesk's is 1.3527. This would suggest that Autodesk's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Autodesk overview

Autodesk, Inc. provides 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software and services worldwide. The company offers AutoCAD Civil 3D, a surveying, design, analysis, and documentation solution for civil engineering, including land development, transportation, and environmental projects; BIM 360, a construction management cloud-based software; AutoCAD, a software for professional design, drafting, detailing, and visualization; AutoCAD LT, a drafting and detailing software; computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software for computer numeric control machining, inspection, and modelling for manufacturing; Fusion 360, a 3D CAD, CAM, and computer-aided engineering tool; and Industry Collections tools for professionals in architecture, engineering and construction, product design and manufacturing, and media and entertainment collection industries. It also provides Inventor tools for 3D mechanical design, simulation, analysis, tooling, visualization, and documentation; Vault, a data management software to manage data in one central location, accelerate design processes, and streamline internal/external collaboration; Maya and 3ds Max software products that offer 3D modeling, animation, effects, rendering, and compositing solutions; and Shotgun, a cloud-based software for review and production tracking in the media and entertainment industry. In addition, the company offers PlanGrid, a cloud-based field collaboration software, which provides general contractors, subcontractors, owners, and architects access to construction information in real-time; Revit software for building information modeling; and BuildingConnected, a bid-management solution. Autodesk, Inc. sells its products and services to customers directly, as well as through a network of resellers and distributors.

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