Xero Limited, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a software as a service company worldwide. More Details
Reasonable growth potential with proven track record.
Share Price & News
How has Xero's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: XRO is not significantly more volatile than the rest of Australian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.
Volatility Over Time: XRO's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: XRO exceeded the Australian Software industry which returned 36.4% over the past year.
Return vs Market: XRO exceeded the Australian Market which returned 28.3% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Xero's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
4 days ago | Simply Wall StIs Xero Limited's (ASX:XRO) 2.7% ROE Worse Than Average?
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StXero (ASX:XRO) Might Have The Makings Of A Multi-Bagger
1 month ago | Simply Wall StIntroducing Xero (ASX:XRO), The Stock That Soared 699% In The Last Five Years
Is Xero undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: XRO (A$140.28) is trading above our estimate of fair value (A$65.14)
Significantly Below Fair Value: XRO is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: XRO is poor value based on its PE Ratio (1074.4x) compared to the Australian Software industry average (30.1x).
PE vs Market: XRO is poor value based on its PE Ratio (1074.4x) compared to the Australian market (20.3x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: XRO is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (30.6x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: XRO is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (29.1x) compared to the AU Software industry average (4.7x).
How is Xero forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 12 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: XRO's forecast earnings growth (35.2% per year) is above the savings rate (1.9%).
Earnings vs Market: XRO's earnings (35.2% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the Australian market (12.5% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: XRO's revenue (17.5% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Australian market (4.9% per year).
High Growth Revenue: XRO's revenue (17.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: XRO's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (15%).
How has Xero performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: XRO has a large one-off loss of NZ$67.2M impacting its March 31 2021 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: XRO's current net profit margins (2.3%) are higher than last year (0.5%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: XRO has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 63% per year.
Accelerating Growth: XRO's earnings growth over the past year (500.7%) exceeds its 5-year average (63% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: XRO earnings growth over the past year (500.7%) exceeded the Software industry 32.9%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: XRO's Return on Equity (2.7%) is considered low.
How is Xero's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: XRO's short term assets (NZ$1.2B) exceed its short term liabilities (NZ$168.8M).
Long Term Liabilities: XRO's short term assets (NZ$1.2B) exceed its long term liabilities (NZ$1.1B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: XRO's debt to equity ratio (114.8%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if XRO's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: XRO's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (25.5%).
Interest Coverage: XRO's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (2.2x coverage).
What is Xero current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Forecast Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate XRO's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate XRO's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if XRO's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if XRO's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of XRO's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the Australian market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Steve Vamos (63 yo)
Mr. Steven M. Vamos, also known as Steve, BEng Civil (Hons) is the Chief Executive Officer of Xero Ltd since April 1, 2018. Mr. Vamos was an Independent Non-Executive Director at Telstra Corporation Limite...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Steve's total compensation ($USD1.76M) is below average for companies of similar size in the Australian market ($USD3.27M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Steve's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
Experienced Management: XRO's management team is considered experienced (3 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: XRO's board of directors are considered experienced (3.8 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: XRO insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 4.5%.
Xero Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Xero Limited
- Ticker: XRO
- Exchange: ASX
- Founded: 2006
- Industry: Application Software
- Sector: Software
- Market Cap: AU$20.902b
- Shares outstanding: 148.20m
- Website: https://www.xero.com
Number of Employees
- Xero Limited
- XERO ONE
- 19-23 Taranaki Street
- New Zealand
Xero Limited, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a software as a service company worldwide. The company offers Xero, a cloud-based accounting software that connects small businesses to their advis...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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