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Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc (BR) is a leading information technology services business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$161.47 after a previous close of US$161.37. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD161.5 to a high of USD162.81. The latest price was USD162.76 (25 minute delay). Broadridge Financial Solutions is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
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- Broadridge Financial Solutions key stats
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- Is Broadridge Financial Solutions stock a buy or sell?
- Broadridge Financial Solutions performance over time
- Can I short Broadridge Financial Solutions shares?
- Is Broadridge Financial Solutions suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Broadridge Financial Solutions shares over-valued?
- Broadridge Financial Solutions's financials
- How volatile are Broadridge Financial Solutions shares?
- Does Broadridge Financial Solutions pay a dividend?
- Other common questions
Broadridge Financial Solutions share priceUse our graph to track the performance of BR stocks over time.
Broadridge Financial Solutions shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$116.9275 - US$167.54|
|50-day moving average||US$160.8359|
|200-day moving average||US$151.9864|
|Dividend yield||US$2.265 (1.43%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$4.396|
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Broadridge Financial Solutions price performance over time
|1 month (2021-05-14)||-0.26%|
|3 months (2021-03-12)||12.98%|
|6 months (2020-12-11)||10.25%|
|1 year (2020-06-12)||33.82%|
|2 years (2019-06-13)||24.10%|
|3 years (2018-06-13)||40.63%|
|5 years (2016-06-13)||157.74%|
Is Broadridge Financial Solutions under- or over-valued?
Valuing Broadridge Financial Solutions stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Broadridge Financial Solutions's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Broadridge Financial Solutions's P/E ratio
Broadridge Financial Solutions's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 36x. In other words, Broadridge Financial Solutions shares trade at around 36x 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.
Broadridge Financial Solutions's PEG ratio
Broadridge Financial Solutions's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.9912. 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 Broadridge Financial Solutions's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Broadridge Financial Solutions's EBITDA
Broadridge Financial Solutions's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$999.4 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Broadridge Financial Solutions's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Broadridge Financial Solutions financials
|Revenue TTM||US$4.8 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||14.43%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$1.3 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||8.61%|
|Return on equity TTM||37.02%|
|Market capitalisation||US$18.5 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Broadridge Financial Solutions shares
There are currently 1.9 million Broadridge Financial Solutions shares held short by investors – that's known as Broadridge Financial Solutions's "short interest". This figure is 3.1% down from 1.9 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Broadridge Financial Solutions shares can be evaluated.
Broadridge Financial Solutions's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Broadridge Financial Solutions's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Broadridge Financial Solutions shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Broadridge Financial Solutions shares traded daily (recently around 506377.74798928). Broadridge Financial Solutions's SIR currently stands at 3.73. In other words for every 100,000 Broadridge Financial Solutions shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3730 shares are currently held short.
However Broadridge Financial Solutions's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Broadridge Financial Solutions shares, or, against the total number of tradable Broadridge Financial Solutions shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Broadridge Financial Solutions's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Broadridge Financial Solutions shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0187% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Broadridge Financial Solutions shares, roughly 19 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 Broadridge Financial Solutions.
Find out more about how you can short Broadridge Financial Solutions stock.
Broadridge Financial Solutions's environmental, social and governance track record
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 Broadridge Financial Solutions.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Broadridge Financial Solutions's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 24.36
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Broadridge Financial Solutions's overall score of 24.36 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 26th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Broadridge Financial Solutions 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.).
Broadridge Financial Solutions's environmental score
Environmental score: 4.08/100
Broadridge Financial Solutions's environmental score of 4.08 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Broadridge Financial Solutions is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Broadridge Financial Solutions's social score
Social score: 18.14/100
Broadridge Financial Solutions's social score of 18.14 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Broadridge Financial Solutions is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Broadridge Financial Solutions's governance score
Governance score: 13.14/100
Broadridge Financial Solutions's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Broadridge Financial Solutions is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Broadridge Financial Solutions's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Broadridge Financial Solutions scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Broadridge Financial Solutions has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||24.36|
|Total ESG percentile||25.55|
|Environmental score percentile||8|
|Social score percentile||8|
|Governance score percentile||8|
|Level of controversy||2|
Broadridge Financial Solutions share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 40.93% of net profits
Recently Broadridge Financial Solutions has paid out, on average, around 40.93% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.45% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Broadridge Financial Solutions shareholders could enjoy a 1.45% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Broadridge Financial Solutions's case, that would currently equate to about $2.265 per share.
While Broadridge Financial Solutions's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Broadridge Financial Solutions may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Broadridge Financial Solutions's most recent dividend payout was on 1 July 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Broadridge Financial Solutions share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Broadridge Financial Solutions's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$116.9275 up to US$167.54. 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 Broadridge Financial Solutions's is 0.8766. This would suggest that Broadridge Financial Solutions's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Broadridge Financial Solutions overview
Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. provides investor communications and technology-driven solutions for the financial services industry worldwide. The company's Investor Communication Solutions segment processes and distributes proxy materials to investors in equity securities and mutual funds, as well as facilitates related vote processing services; and offers ProxyEdge, an electronic proxy delivery and voting solution. It also distributes regulatory reports and corporate action/reorganization event information, as well as tax reporting solutions; and provides end-to-end platform for content management, composition, and multi-channel distribution of regulatory, marketing, and transactional information, as well as mutual fund trade processing services. In addition, this segment offers financial reporting document composition and management solutions; SEC disclosure and filing services; registrar, stock transfer, and record-keeping services; customer communication solutions; cloud-based marketing and customer communication tools; customer and account data aggregation and reporting services, as well as creates sales and educational content, including seminars and a library of financial planning topics; and mutual fund trade processing services. The company's Global Technology and Operations segment offers desktop productivity tools, data aggregation, performance reporting, portfolio management, order capture and execution, trade confirmation, margin, cash management, clearance and settlement, asset servicing, reference data management, reconciliations, securities financing and collateral optimization, compliance and regulatory reporting, and accounting. It also provides capital market, wealth management, asset management, and international securities processing solutions; managed services; and customizable advisor Websites, search engine marketing, and electronic and print newsletters. The company was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Lake Success, New York.
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