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Bentley Systems, Incorporated (BSY) is a leading software-application business based in the US. It opened the day at $45.11 after a previous close of $44.76. During the day the price has varied from a low of $44.89 to a high of $46.365. The latest price was $45.7 (25 minute delay). Bentley Systems is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 4,104 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Bentley Systems

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: BSY in this case.
  5. Research Bentley Systems shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Bentley Systems shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

Bentley Systems share price

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Bentley Systems shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-11.
Previous close$44.76
Change $0.94
Change % 2.1001%
Volume 199,535
Information last updated 2021-04-29.
52-week range$26.9757 - $54.618
50-day moving average $47.356
200-day moving average $42.2876
Wall St. target price$51.86
Dividend yield $0.12 (0.23%)
Earnings per share (TTM) N/A
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Is it a good time to buy Bentley Systems stock?

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Bentley Systems price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $45.7

1 month (2021-04-16) -9.77%
3 months (2021-02-16) -5.85%
6 months (2020-11-16) 32.46%

Is Bentley Systems under- or over-valued?

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


Bentley Systems's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $229 million (£0.0 million).

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


Revenue TTM $801.5 million
Operating margin TTM 24.7%
Gross profit TTM $635.9 million
Return on assets TTM 11.67%
Return on equity TTM 37.42%
Profit margin 15.76%
Market capitalisation $14 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Bentley Systems shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "BSY.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 2.0 million Bentley Systems shares held short by investors – that's known as the "short interest". This figure is 8.7% down from 2.2 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Bentley Systems shares can be evaluated.

Short interest ratio (SIR)

Bentley Systems's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Bentley Systems shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Bentley Systems shares traded daily (recently around 642577.98742138). Bentley Systems's SIR currently stands at 3.18. In other words for every 100,000 Bentley Systems shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3180 shares are currently held short.

However Bentley Systems's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Bentley Systems shares, or, against the total number of tradable Bentley Systems shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Bentley Systems's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Bentley Systems shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0288% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Bentley Systems shares, roughly 29 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 Bentley Systems.

Find out more about how you can short Bentley Systems stock.

Bentley Systems share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 17.65% of net profits

Recently Bentley Systems has paid out, on average, around 17.65% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.23% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 0.23% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Bentley Systems's case, that would currently equate to about $0.12 per share.

While Bentley Systems's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that the company is investing more in its future growth.

Bentley Systems's most recent dividend payout was on 23 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 8 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Bentley Systems's shares ever split?

Bentley Systems's shares were split on a 1:10 basis on 18 June 1996. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Bentley Systems shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Bentley Systems shares which in turn could have impacted Bentley Systems's share price.

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