ServiceNow Inc. (NYSE:NOW) shares traded higher over the last trading session, gaining 0.70% on 12/24/20. The shares fell to a low of $552.74 before closing at $553.89. Intraday shares traded counted 0.62 million, which was 51.65% higher than its 30-day average trading volume of 1.29M. NOW’s previous close was $550.06 while the outstanding shares total 193.24M. The firm has a beta of 1.16, a 12-month trailing P/E ratio of 157.31, and a growth ratio of 5.88. The stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is 57.80, with weekly volatility at 2.46% and ATR at 14.10. The NOW stock’s 52-week price range has touched low of $238.93 and a $566.74 high.
Investors have identified the Software – Application company ServiceNow Inc. as an interesting stock but before investments are made there, an in-depth look at its trading activities will have to be conducted. The share is trading with a market value of around $107.32 billion, the company now has both obstacles and catalysts that affect them and they came from their mode of operations. With the company affected by events currently, it is a perfect time to analyze the numbers behind the firm in order to come up with a rather realistic picture of what this stock is.
ServiceNow Inc. (NOW) Fundamentals that are to be considered.
When analyzing a stock, the first fundamental thing to take into account is the balance sheet. How healthy the balance sheet of a company is will determine if the company will be able to carry out all its financial and non-financial obligations and also keep the faith of its investors. In terms of their assets, the company currently has 3.97 billion total, with 2.84 billion as their total liabilities.
NOW were able to record 815.75 million as free cash flow during the Q3 2020 quarter of the year, this saw their quarterly net cash flow reduce by 573.82 million. In cash movements, the company had a total of 1.1 billion as operating cash flow.
Potential earnings growth for ServiceNow Inc. (NOW)
In order to determine the future investment potential for this stock, we will have to analyze key trends that affect it. During the Q3 2020 quarter of the year, ServiceNow Inc. recorded a total of 1.15 billion in revenue. This figure implies that they witnessed a quarterly year/year change in their earnings with 23.1% coming in sequential stages and their sales for the Q3 2020 quarter increasing by 7.04%.
What matters though is how it ends. When the core data for the company is broken down, then the stock sounds interesting. The company spent 251.7 million trying to sell their products during the last quarter, with the result yielding a gross income of 900.27 million. This allows shareholders to hold on to 193.24M with the recently reported earning now reading 0.07 cents per share. This is a figure that compared to analyst’s prediction for their Q3 2020 (0.30 cents a share).
Having a look at the company’s valuation, the company is expected to record 1.49 total earnings per share during the next fiscal year. It is very important though to remember that the importance of trend far outweighs that of outlook. This analysis has been great and getting further updates on NOW sounds very interesting.
Is the stock of NOW attractive?
In related news, Chief Product Officer, Desai Chirantan Jitendra sold 1,563 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that recorded on Dec 14. The sale was performed at an average price of 535.00, for a total value of 836,205. As the sale deal closes, the Director, LUDDY FREDERIC B now sold 38,600 shares of the company’s stock, valued at 20,312,603. Also, Principal Accounting Officer, Goon Fay Sien sold 142 shares of the company’s stock in a deal that was recorded on Nov 18. The shares were price at an average price of 508.03 per share, with a total market value of 72,140. Following this completion of acquisition, the Chief Product Officer, Desai Chirantan Jitendra now holds 2,946 shares of the company’s stock, valued at 1,506,143. In the last 6 months, insiders have changed their ownership in shares of company stock by 0.52%.
26 out of 32 analysts covering the stock have rated it a Buy, while 4 have maintained a Hold recommendation on ServiceNow Inc.. 0 analysts has assigned a Sell rating on the NOW stock. The 12-month mean consensus price target for the company’s shares has been set at $560.77.