Workday, Inc is a software-application business based in the US. Workday shares (WDAY.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $229.45 – an increase of 1.65% over the previous week. Workday employs 12,400 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $4.2 billion.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Workday's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $229.45, which is 19.87% up on its pre-crash value of $183.86 and 112.95% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $107.75.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Workday shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $673.90 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,216.09.
|Latest market close||$229.45|
|52-week range||$107.75 - $248.75|
|50-day moving average||$220.1649|
|200-day moving average||$200.3586|
|Wall St. target price||$247.9|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$-2.229|
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|1 month (2020-12-23)||-9.56%|
|3 months (2020-10-23)||0.37%|
|6 months (2020-07-23)||21.36%|
Valuing Workday stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Workday's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Workday's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.9714. 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 Workday's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Workday's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $51.3 million (£0.0 million).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Workday's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$4.2 billion|
|Gross profit TTM||$2.6 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||-2.16%|
|Return on equity TTM||-12.55%|
|Market capitalisation||$54.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 6.4 million Workday shares held short by investors – that's known as Workday's "short interest". This figure is 9.9% down from 7.2 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Workday shares can be evaluated.
Workday's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Workday shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Workday shares traded daily (recently around 1.5 million). Workday's SIR currently stands at 4.19. In other words for every 100,000 Workday shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4190 shares are currently held short.
However Workday's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Workday shares, or, against the total number of tradable Workday shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Workday's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Workday shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0415% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Workday shares, roughly 42 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 Workday.
Find out more about how you can short Workday 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 Workday.
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: 18.25
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Workday's overall score of 18.25 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 12nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Workday 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: 4.18/100
Workday's environmental score of 4.18 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Workday is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 11.83/100
Workday's social score of 11.83 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Workday is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 11.73/100
Workday's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Workday 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||18.25|
|Total ESG percentile||11.86|
|Environmental score percentile||7|
|Social score percentile||7|
|Governance score percentile||7|
We're not expecting Workday to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.
Over the last 12 months, Workday's shares have ranged in value from as little as $107.75 up to $248.75. 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 Workday's is 1.5784. This would suggest that Workday's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Workday, Inc. provides enterprise cloud applications worldwide. Its applications help its customers to manage critical business functions and optimize their financial and human capital resources. The company offers Workday Financial Management application that provides functions of general ledger, accounting, accounts payable and receivable, cash and asset management, revenue management, and grants management, as well as project and resource management, time and expense tracking, project billing, revenue recognition, financial reporting, and analytics. It also provides Workday Human Capital Management (HCM) application, which includes human resources management, such as workforce lifecycle and organization management, compensation, absence, and employee benefits administration; and global talent management comprising goal and performance management, succession planning, and career and development planning, as well as Skills cloud, a machine-learning-powered universal skills language to help source, utilize, develop, and retain talent. In addition, the company offers business planning, analytics, and other solutions, including Insights Business Planning Cloud, a solution for finance, human resource, and sales planning; Workday Prism Analytics that enables customers to bring together various data with analytics tools for financial and people analytics to make business decisions; Workday Student, a student and faculty lifecycle information system to help colleges and universities; and Workday Data-as-a-Service that provides data to customers to enable informed decision-making. It serves technology, financial services, business and professional services, healthcare and life sciences, manufacturing, retail and hospitality, education, and government and non-profit industries. The company was formerly known as North Tahoe Power Tools, Inc. and changed its name to Workday, Inc. in July 2005. Workday, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Pleasanton, California.
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