ACI Worldwide, Inc (ACIW) is a leading software-infrastructure business based in the US. ACI Worldwide is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 4,018 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
|52-week range||$20.03 - $40.88|
|50-day moving average||$38.6991|
|200-day moving average||$31.5063|
|Wall St. target price||$43.29|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.522|
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Valuing ACI Worldwide stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of ACI Worldwide's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
ACI Worldwide's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 77x. In other words, ACI Worldwide shares trade at around 77x 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.
ACI Worldwide's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $238.1 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a ACI Worldwide's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$1.3 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||13.51%|
|Gross profit TTM||$640.8 million|
|Return on assets TTM||3.41%|
|Return on equity TTM||5.59%|
|Market capitalisation||$4.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 3.8 million ACI Worldwide shares held short by investors – that's known as ACI Worldwide's "short interest". This figure is 13.3% down from 4.4 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting ACI Worldwide shares can be evaluated.
ACI Worldwide's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of ACI Worldwide shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of ACI Worldwide shares traded daily (recently around 910170.07125891). ACI Worldwide's SIR currently stands at 4.21. In other words for every 100,000 ACI Worldwide shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4210 shares are currently held short.
However ACI Worldwide's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of ACI Worldwide shares, or, against the total number of tradable ACI Worldwide shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case ACI Worldwide's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 ACI Worldwide shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0381% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable ACI Worldwide shares, roughly 38 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 ACI Worldwide.
Find out more about how you can short ACI Worldwide stock.
We're not expecting ACI Worldwide to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.
ACI Worldwide's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 11 July 2014. So if you had owned 1 share 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 ACI Worldwide shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for ACI Worldwide shares which in turn could have impacted ACI Worldwide's share price.
Over the last 12 months, ACI Worldwide's shares have ranged in value from as little as $20.03 up to $40.88. 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 ACI Worldwide's is 1.2679. This would suggest that ACI Worldwide's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
ACI Worldwide, Inc. develops, markets, installs, and supports a range of software products and solutions for facilitating electronic payments to banks, financial intermediaries, merchants, and billers worldwide. The company offers UP Retail Payments solution that enables banks and financial intermediaries to accept, authorize, route, and secure payment transactions; and ACI Card and Merchant Management solutions, such as credit, debit, smart card, and prepaid card issuance and management, as well as merchant account management and settlement. It also provides UP Immediate Payments solution that enables banks and payment service providers to meet real-time payment schemes and create various products; and UP Real-Time Payments solution that allows banks to address real-time gross settlement, SWIFT messaging, automated clearing house, and real-time payments. The company offers ACI ReD Shield, a real-time fraud prevention solution; Postilion; ACI PAY.ON Payments Gateway; UP eCommerce Payments solution; UP Payments Risk Management solution; and ACI Universal Online Banker platform. It also provides ACI Speedpay solutions that enable customers to electronically present bills and collect payments from consumers through a single and integrated platform that controls bill payments operation. The company offers electronic bill presentment and payment services to consumer finance, insurance, healthcare, higher education, utility, government, and mortgage sectors; implementation services, including product installations and configurations, and custom software modifications; and business and technical consultancy, and on-site support services, as well as distributes or acts as a sales agent for software developed by third parties. It markets its products under the ACI brand. The company was formerly known as Transaction Systems Architects, Inc. and changed its name to ACI Worldwide, Inc. in July 2007. The company was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Naples, Florida.
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