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MicroStrategy Incorporated is a software-application business with stocks listed in the US. MicroStrategy Incorporated shares (MSTR) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was US$731.61 – a decrease of 24.08% over the previous week. Here's how to invest if you're based in Australia.
How to buy shares in MicroStrategy Incorporated
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
- Search for MicroStrategy Incorporated. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: MSTR. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until MicroStrategy Incorporated reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$731.61, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of MicroStrategy Incorporated, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of MicroStrategy Incorporated. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.
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- MicroStrategy Incorporated key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is MicroStrategy Incorporated stock a buy or sell?
- MicroStrategy Incorporated performance over time
- Can I short MicroStrategy Incorporated shares?
- Are MicroStrategy Incorporated shares over-valued?
- MicroStrategy Incorporated's financials
- How volatile are MicroStrategy Incorporated shares?
- Does MicroStrategy Incorporated pay a dividend?
- Have MicroStrategy Incorporated shares ever split?
- Other common questions
MicroStrategy Incorporated share priceUse our graph to track the performance of MSTR stocks over time.
MicroStrategy Incorporated shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$90 - US$1199|
|50-day moving average||US$710.7394|
|200-day moving average||US$327.711|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$0.198|
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Is it a good time to buy MicroStrategy Incorporated stock?
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MicroStrategy Incorporated price performance over time
|1 week (2021-02-21)||N/A|
|1 month (2021-01-31)||N/A|
|3 months (2020-11-30)||N/A|
|6 months (2020-08-31)||N/A|
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|2 years (2019-02-28)||N/A|
|3 years (2018-02-28)||N/A|
|5 years (2016-02-29)||N/A|
Is MicroStrategy Incorporated under- or over-valued?
Valuing MicroStrategy Incorporated stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of MicroStrategy Incorporated's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
MicroStrategy Incorporated's P/E ratio
MicroStrategy Incorporated's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 3118x. In other words, MicroStrategy Incorporated shares trade at around 3118x 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.
MicroStrategy Incorporated's PEG ratio
MicroStrategy Incorporated's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.09. 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 MicroStrategy Incorporated's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
MicroStrategy Incorporated's EBITDA
MicroStrategy Incorporated's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$70.4 million (£0.0 million).
The EBITDA is a measure of a MicroStrategy Incorporated's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
MicroStrategy Incorporated financials
|Revenue TTM||US$480.7 million|
|Operating margin TTM||11.87%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$389.7 million|
|Return on assets TTM||2.99%|
|Return on equity TTM||-1.42%|
|Market capitalisation||US$6.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting MicroStrategy Incorporated shares
There are currently 1.5 million MicroStrategy Incorporated shares held short by investors – that's known as MicroStrategy Incorporated's "short interest". This figure is 4.8% up from 1.4 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting MicroStrategy Incorporated shares can be evaluated.
MicroStrategy Incorporated's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
MicroStrategy Incorporated's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of MicroStrategy Incorporated shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of MicroStrategy Incorporated shares traded daily (recently around 1.2 million). MicroStrategy Incorporated's SIR currently stands at 1.29. In other words for every 100,000 MicroStrategy Incorporated shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1290 shares are currently held short.
However MicroStrategy Incorporated's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of MicroStrategy Incorporated shares, or, against the total number of tradable MicroStrategy Incorporated shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case MicroStrategy Incorporated's short interest could be expressed as 0.16% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 MicroStrategy Incorporated shares in existence, roughly 160 shares are currently held short) or 0.2795% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable MicroStrategy Incorporated shares, roughly 280 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 MicroStrategy Incorporated.
Find out more about how you can short MicroStrategy Incorporated stock.
MicroStrategy Incorporated share dividends
We're not expecting MicroStrategy Incorporated to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Have MicroStrategy Incorporated's shares ever split?
MicroStrategy Incorporated's shares were split on a 1:10 basis on 31 July 2002. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your MicroStrategy Incorporated shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for MicroStrategy Incorporated shares which in turn could have impacted MicroStrategy Incorporated's share price.
MicroStrategy Incorporated share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, MicroStrategy Incorporated's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$90 up to US$1199. 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 MicroStrategy Incorporated's is 1.476. This would suggest that MicroStrategy Incorporated's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
MicroStrategy Incorporated overview
MicroStrategy Incorporated provides enterprise analytics software and services worldwide. It offers MicroStrategy 2020, an enterprise platform, which provides a modern analytics experience by delivering insights across multiple devices to users via hyperintelligence products, visualization and reporting capabilities, mobility features, and custom applications developed on the platform; analysts and data scientists with seamless access to trusted, governed data directly within their tools; and APIs and gateways, multiple deployment options, enterprise semantic graph, scalability, and security. The company also provides MicroStrategy Support that helps customers to achieve their system availability and uptime goals, and to improve the overall experience through highly responsive troubleshooting and proactive technical product support. In addition, it offers MicroStrategy Consulting that provides customers with architecture and implementation services to help them quickly realize results, and helps to achieve returns on investment derived from understanding of data; and MicroStrategy Education that offers free and paid learning options. The company provides its services through enterprise sales force and channel partners. It serves companies from a range of industries, including retail, consulting, technology, manufacturing, finance, banking, insurance, healthcare, education, and telecommunications, as well as the public sector. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Tysons Corner, Virginia.
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