Gartner, Inc (IT) is a leading information technology services business based in the US. Gartner is listed on the NYSE and employs 16,724 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
|52-week range||$76.91 - $169.77|
|50-day moving average||$159.6278|
|200-day moving average||$138.821|
|Wall St. target price||$165.13|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$2.372|
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Valuing Gartner stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Gartner's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Gartner's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 68x. In other words, Gartner shares trade at around 68x 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.
Gartner's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.99. 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 Gartner's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Gartner's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $654.6 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Gartner's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$4.2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||10.94%|
|Gross profit TTM||$2.7 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||4.22%|
|Return on equity TTM||21.95%|
|Market capitalisation||$14.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 962,782 Gartner shares held short by investors – that's known as Gartner's "short interest". This figure is 13.2% down from 1.1 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Gartner shares can be evaluated.
Gartner's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Gartner shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Gartner shares traded daily (recently around 336637.06293706). Gartner's SIR currently stands at 2.86. In other words for every 100,000 Gartner shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2860 shares are currently held short.
However Gartner's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Gartner shares, or, against the total number of tradable Gartner shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Gartner's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Gartner shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0126% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Gartner shares, roughly 13 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 Gartner.
Find out more about how you can short Gartner 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 Gartner.
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: 30.88
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Gartner's overall score of 30.88 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 56th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Gartner 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: 2.67/100
Gartner's environmental score of 2.67 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Gartner is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 24.72/100
Gartner's social score of 24.72 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Gartner is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 10.49/100
Gartner's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Gartner is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 1/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Gartner scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Gartner has managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||30.88|
|Total ESG percentile||55.94|
|Environmental score percentile||6|
|Social score percentile||6|
|Governance score percentile||6|
|Level of controversy||1|
We're not expecting Gartner to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.
Gartner's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 1 April 1996. 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 Gartner shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Gartner shares which in turn could have impacted Gartner's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Gartner's shares have ranged in value from as little as $76.91 up to $169.77. 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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Gartner's is 1.5699. This would suggest that Gartner's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Gartner, Inc. operates as a research and advisory company. It operates through three segments: Research, Conferences, and Consulting. The Research segment offers objective insights and advice on the priorities of various leaders in a range of functional areas of the enterprise through reports, briefings, proprietary tools, access to research expert, peer networking services, and membership programs that enable clients to drive organizational performance; and research and analysis in various business functions, such as human resources, sales, legal, and finance. This segment delivers its research, primarily through a subscription service. The Conferences segment offers business professionals in an organization the opportunity to learn, share, and network various events. The Consulting segment offers market research, custom analysis, and on-the-ground support services. This segment also offers actionable solutions for IT-related priorities, including IT cost optimization, technology modernization, and IT sourcing optimization. The company has operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and internationally. Gartner, Inc. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.
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