Autodesk, Inc (ADSK) is a leading software-application business based in the US. Autodesk is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 10,100 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
|52-week range||$125.38 - $321.13|
|50-day moving average||$299.8839|
|200-day moving average||$256.7124|
|Wall St. target price||$309.68|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.928|
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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 current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 155x. In other words, Autodesk shares trade at around 155x 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.
However, Autodesk's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the software-application industry or those of similar companies.
Autodesk's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.8378. 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.
However, it's sensible to consider Autodesk's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.
Autodesk's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $691 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Autodesk's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
To put Autodesk's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.
|Revenue TTM||$3.7 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||16.4%|
|Gross profit TTM||$3 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||6.81%|
|Return on equity TTM||0%|
|Market capitalisation||$65.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 2.1 million Autodesk shares held short by investors – that's known as Autodesk's "short interest". This figure is 14.1% down from 2.4 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Autodesk shares can be evaluated.
Autodesk's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Autodesk shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Autodesk shares traded daily (recently around 1.3 million). Autodesk's SIR currently stands at 1.62. In other words for every 100,000 Autodesk shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1620 shares are currently held short.
To gain some more context, you can compare Autodesk's short interest ratio against those of similar companies.
However Autodesk's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Autodesk shares, or, against the total number of tradable Autodesk shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Autodesk's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Autodesk shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0095% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Autodesk shares, roughly 10 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 Autodesk.
Find out more about how you can short Autodesk stock.
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.
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.).
To gain some more context, you can compare Autodesk's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.
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.
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.
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.
|Total ESG score||20.93|
|Total ESG percentile||19.58|
|Environmental score percentile||3|
|Social score percentile||3|
|Governance score percentile||3|
We're not expecting Autodesk to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.
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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.
Over the last 12 months, Autodesk's shares have ranged in value from as little as $125.38 up to $321.13. 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 Autodesk's is 1.4407. 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).
To put Autodesk's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.
Autodesk, Inc. operates as a software design and services company worldwide. The company offers AutoCAD, a professional design, drafting, detailing, and visualization software; AutoCAD Civil 3D, a surveying, design, analysis, and documentation solution for civil engineering, including land development, transportation, and environmental projects; AutoCAD LT, a drafting and detailing software; BIM 360, a construction management cloud-based 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 software products for professionals in architecture, engineering and construction, product design and manufacturing, and media and entertainment industries. It also provides Inventor tools for 3D mechanical design, simulation, analysis, tooling, visualization, and documentation; Maya and 3ds Max software products that offer 3D modeling, animation, effects, rendering, and compositing solutions; and PlanGrid, a cloud-based field collaboration software, which provides general contractors, subcontractors, owners, and architects access to construction information in real-time. In addition, the company offers Revit software for building information modeling; Shotgun, a cloud-based software for review and production tracking in the media and entertainment industry; Vault, a data management software to manage data in one central location, accelerate design processes, and streamline internal/external collaboration; and BuildingConnected, a construction management solution that centralizes and streamlines the bidding process. Autodesk, Inc. sells its products and services to customers directly, as well as through distributors and resellers. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in San Rafael, California.
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