CDW Corporation is an information technology services business based in the US. CDW shares (CDW.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. CDW employs 9,980 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $18 billion.
|Latest market close||$N/A|
|52-week range||$72.6625 - $146.5021|
|50-day moving average||$132.3442|
|200-day moving average||$123.8403|
|Wall St. target price||$141|
|Dividend yield||$1.6 (1.18%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$5.07|
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Valuing CDW stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of CDW's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
CDW's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 27x. In other words, CDW shares trade at around 27x recent earnings.
That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).
CDW's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.53. 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 CDW's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
CDW's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $1.6 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a CDW's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$18 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||6.31%|
|Gross profit TTM||$3 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||8.41%|
|Return on equity TTM||67.7%|
|Market capitalisation||$19.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 1.9 million CDW shares held short by investors – that's known as CDW's "short interest". This figure is 3.7% down from 2.0 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting CDW shares can be evaluated.
CDW's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of CDW shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of CDW shares traded daily (recently around 844295.59471366). CDW's SIR currently stands at 2.27. In other words for every 100,000 CDW shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2270 shares are currently held short.
However CDW's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of CDW shares, or, against the total number of tradable CDW shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case CDW's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 CDW shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0153% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable CDW shares, roughly 15 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 CDW.
Find out more about how you can short CDW 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 CDW.
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: 10.08
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and CDW's overall score of 10.08 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like CDW 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.).
Environmental score: 5.62/100
CDW's environmental score of 5.62 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that CDW is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 3.95/100
CDW's social score of 3.95 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that CDW is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 6.51/100
CDW's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that CDW 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||10.08|
|Total ESG percentile||3.32|
|Environmental score percentile||3|
|Social score percentile||3|
|Governance score percentile||3|
Dividend payout ratio: 24.29% of net profits
Recently CDW has paid out, on average, around 24.29% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.18% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), CDW shareholders could enjoy a 1.18% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In CDW's case, that would currently equate to about $1.6 per share.
While CDW's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that CDW is investing more in its future growth.
CDW's most recent dividend payout was on 10 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 24 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, CDW's shares have ranged in value from as little as $72.6625 up to $146.5021. 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 CDW's is 1.0924. This would suggest that CDW'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).
CDW Corporation provides integrated information technology (IT) solutions to business, government, education, and healthcare customers in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. It operates through three segments: Corporate, Small Business, and Public. The company offers discrete hardware and software products, as well as integrated IT solutions, including mobility, security, data center optimization, cloud computing, virtualization, and collaboration. Its hardware products comprise notebooks/mobile devices, network communications, desktop computers, video monitors, enterprise and data storage products, printers, and servers; and software products include application suites, security, virtualization, operating systems, and network management. The company also provides warranties, managed services, and consulting design and implementation services. CDW Corporation was founded in 1984 and is based in Lincolnshire, Illinois.
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