How to buy ServiceNow (NOW) shares in Australia
Learn how to easily invest in ServiceNow shares.
ServiceNow Inc (NOW) is a leading software - application business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$685.45 after a previous close of US$685.74. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD683.2842 to a high of USD694.765. The latest price was USD690.79 (25 minute delay). ServiceNow is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in ServiceNow
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a company listed in the US from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. 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, which will typically include your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
- Search for ServiceNow. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: NOW. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment that matches your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until ServiceNow reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying using consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$685.74, 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 ServiceNow, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of ServiceNow. 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.
What's in this guide?
- ServiceNow key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is ServiceNow stock a buy or sell?
- ServiceNow performance over time
- Is ServiceNow suitable for ethical investing?
- Are ServiceNow shares over-valued?
- ServiceNow's financials
- How volatile are ServiceNow shares?
- Does ServiceNow pay a dividend?
- Other common questions
ServiceNow stock price (NYSE:NOW)Use our graph to track the performance of NOW stocks over time.
ServiceNow shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$353.62 - US$678.03|
|50-day moving average||US$583.9602|
|200-day moving average||US$528.9321|
|Dividend yield||US$0 (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$7.75|
ServiceNow price performance over time
|1 week (2023-11-24)||2.51%|
|1 month (2023-11-01)||16.40%|
|3 months (2023-09-01)||16.91%|
|6 months (2023-06-01)||27.23%|
|1 year (2022-12-01)||62.31%|
|2 years (2021-12-01)||15.21%|
|3 years (2020-12-02)||31.20%|
|5 years (2018-11-30)||272.86%|
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Is it a good time to buy ServiceNow stock?
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Is ServiceNow under- or over-valued?
Valuing ServiceNow stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of ServiceNow's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
ServiceNow's P/E ratio
ServiceNow's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 87x. In other words, ServiceNow shares trade at around 87x 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.
ServiceNow's PEG ratio
ServiceNow's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.5229. 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 ServiceNow's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
ServiceNow's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$1.2 billion (£0.0 million).
The EBITDA is a measure of a ServiceNow's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
ServiceNow share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, ServiceNow's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$353.62 up to US$678.03. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while ServiceNow's is 0.994. This would suggest that ServiceNow's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
|Revenue TTM||US$8.5 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||10.1%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$5.7 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||3.09%|
|Return on equity TTM||27.1%|
|Market capitalisation||US$138.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
ServiceNow share dividends
We're not expecting ServiceNow to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
ServiceNow'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 ServiceNow.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
ServiceNow's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 12.69
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and ServiceNow's overall score of 12.69 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 10th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like ServiceNow 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.).
ServiceNow's environmental score
Environmental score: 1/100
ServiceNow's social score
Social score: 4.69/100
ServiceNow's governance score
Governance score: 6.01/100
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||12.69|
|Total ESG percentile||10.32|
ServiceNow, Inc. provides enterprise cloud computing solutions that defines, structures, consolidates, manages, and automates services for enterprises worldwide. The company operates the Now platform for workflow automation, artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotic process automation, process mining, performance analytics, electronic service catalogs and portals, configuration management systems, data benchmarking, encryption, and collaboration and development tools. It also provides information technology (IT) service management applications; IT service management product suite for enterprise's employees, customers, and partners; strategic portfolio management product suite; IT operations management product that connects a customer's physical and cloud-based IT infrastructure; IT asset management; and security operations that connects with internal and third party. In addition, the company offers integrated risk management product to manage risk and resilience; environmental, social and governance management product; human resources, legal, and workplace service delivery products; safe workplace suite products; customer service management product; and field service management applications. Further, it provides App Engine product; Automation Engine enables application to extend workflows; platform privacy and security product; procurement operations management suite; and professional and customer support services. The company serves government, financial services, healthcare, telecommunications, manufacturing, IT services, technology, oil and gas, education, and consumer products through direct sales team and resale partners. It has a strategic partnership with Celonis to help customers identify and prioritize processes that are suitable for automation. The company was formerly known as Service-now.com and changed its name to ServiceNow, Inc. in May 2012. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.
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