The long-term trend of the EPS is a vital number as it helps understand the future potential of SS&C Technologies. The EPS growth rate, as it is usually called, is typically displayed as a percentage, which is 12.00%. The long-term trend in EPS shows how well the management of SS&C Technologies is adding value for shareholders.



SS&C Technologies is in the technology sector and trades as part of the application software industry. The company CEO is William C. Stone. SS&C Technologies Inc provides software and software-enabled services including SaaS to the asset and wealth management, alternative investment management, and financial advisory markets.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The SSNC shares had a previous change of 0.40% which opened at 46.95 and closed at 47.51. It moved to an intraday high of 47.52 and a low of 46.77.

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Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, SSNC shares returned 5.39% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 4.41%. Over three months, it changed -7.23%. In one year it has changed 0.21% and within that year its 52-week high was 60.97 and its 52-week low was 40.96. SSNC stock is 15.99% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 51.31 and a 50 day moving average of 46.96. Right now, SSNC stock is trading -7.40% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a great opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

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Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $11.9b with 250.8m shares outstanding and a float of 218.8m shares. Trading volume was 1,485,626 shares and has experienced an average volume of 2,553,516 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is good.

Earnings:

The last annual reported EPS for SS&C Technologies was 1.55 which ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 30.65. Based on 4 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.81. The trailing twelve month EPS is 2.24, which comes to a trailing twelve month PE of 21.21. Historically, the PE high was 135.60 and the PE low was 21.21. SSNC stock has set a new PE low record!

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  0.72
06-30-2018:  0.52
03-31-2018:  0.49
12-31-2017:  0.51

The dividend per share is currently 0.32, which is a dividend yield of 0.67%. Also, the payout ratio is 14.29%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.



Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 48.64, which means it might be undervalued and has a margin of safety of 2.32%

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 13.50% of insider ownership and 120.20% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 0, which was 0.00% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 0.00.

I calculated the beta to be 1.08

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 6.24%, return on assets is 2.22%, profit margin is 1.93%, price-to-sales is 5.14 and price-to-book is 2.81.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 4  : Growth Expectations Result
 1  : Financial Safety Result
 2  : Past Performance Result
 1  : Valuation Result
 0  : Dividend Safety Result
 2  : Overall Result

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Jake McWilliams
I am an independent trader, analyst and algorithmic trading expert, having worked both for the sell side (brokerage) and the buy side (fund administration). I have been trading professionally for about 20 years. I trade stocks and forex and I play both long and short positions in underlying asset or through options. I have experience with discretionary and fully automated systems (Metatrader and Quantshare).

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