Synopsys, Inc (SNPS) is a leading software-infrastructure business based in the US. Synopsys is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 15,036 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
|52-week range||$104.9 - $280.11|
|50-day moving average||$253.4873|
|200-day moving average||$222.0056|
|Wall St. target price||$270.57|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$4.27|
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Valuing Synopsys stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Synopsys's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Synopsys's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 63x. In other words, Synopsys shares trade at around 63x 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.
Synopsys's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.4698. 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 Synopsys's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Synopsys's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $814.6 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Synopsys's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$3.7 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||17.81%|
|Gross profit TTM||$2.9 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||5.68%|
|Return on equity TTM||14.74%|
|Market capitalisation||$41.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 1.6 million Synopsys shares held short by investors – that's known as Synopsys's "short interest". This figure is 6.9% up from 1.5 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Synopsys shares can be evaluated.
Synopsys's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Synopsys shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Synopsys shares traded daily (recently around 795747.20812183). Synopsys's SIR currently stands at 1.97. In other words for every 100,000 Synopsys shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1970 shares are currently held short.
However Synopsys's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Synopsys shares, or, against the total number of tradable Synopsys shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Synopsys's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Synopsys shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0116% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Synopsys shares, roughly 12 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 Synopsys.
Find out more about how you can short Synopsys 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 Synopsys.
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: 21.54
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Synopsys's overall score of 21.54 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 14th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Synopsys 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: 9.6/100
Synopsys's environmental score of 9.6 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Synopsys is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 14.57/100
Synopsys's social score of 14.57 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Synopsys is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 9.87/100
Synopsys's governance score puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Synopsys 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||21.54|
|Total ESG percentile||14.2|
|Environmental score percentile||9|
|Social score percentile||9|
|Governance score percentile||9|
We're not expecting Synopsys to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.
Synopsys's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 24 September 2003. 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 Synopsys shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Synopsys shares which in turn could have impacted Synopsys's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Synopsys's shares have ranged in value from as little as $104.9 up to $280.11. 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 Synopsys's is 1.094. This would suggest that Synopsys'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).
Synopsys, Inc. provides electronic design automation software products used to design and test integrated circuits. It offers Fusion Design Platform, a digital design implementation solution; Verification Continuum Platform that provides virtual prototyping, static and formal verification, simulation, emulation, field programmable gate array (FPGA)-based prototyping, and debug solutions; and FPGA design products that are programmed to perform specific functions. The company also provides intellectual property (IP) solutions for USB, PCI Express, DDR, Ethernet, SATA, MIPI, HDMI, and Bluetooth low energy applications; analog IP, including data converters and audio codecs; and system-on-chip (SoC) infrastructure IP, datapath and building block IP, and verification IP products, as well as mathematical and floating point components, and Arm AMBA interconnect fabric and peripherals. In addition, it offers logic libraries and embedded memories; configurable processor cores and application-specific instruction-set processor tools for embedded applications; IP subsystems for audio, sensor, and data fusion functionality; and security IP solutions. Further, the company provides Platform Architect solutions for SoC architecture analysis and optimization; virtual prototyping solutions; and HAPS FPGA-based prototyping systems, as well as a series of tools used in the design of optical systems and photonic devices. Additionally, it offers security testing, managed services, programs and professional services, and training that enable its customers to detect and remediate security vulnerabilities, and defects in the software development lifecycle; manufacturing solutions; and professional and other services. It has a collaboration with IBM Research's AI Hardware Center to advance the development of chip architectures and design methodologies critical to the next generation of AI chips. Synopsys, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.
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