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Progress Software

Executive Summary

Progress Software Corporation develops business applications. More Details

Snowflake Analysis

Proven track record with moderate growth potential.

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Share Price & News

How has Progress Software's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: PGR has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




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DE Market

1 Year Return




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DE Market

Return vs Industry: PGR underperformed the German Software industry which returned 9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: PGR underperformed the German Market which returned 0.1% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-2.9%-6.1%-1.9%
30 Day7.1%-5.4%0.4%
90 Day10.7%-7.4%-0.5%
1 Year-4.7%-6.3%10.5%9.0%3.3%0.1%
3 Year-5.4%-9.7%33.8%28.4%-0.2%-9.0%
5 Year59.8%50.0%90.3%77.2%21.4%4.0%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Progress Software's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

Simply Wall St News

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Is Progress Software undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: PGR (€33) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€54.15)

Significantly Below Fair Value: PGR is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: PGR is poor value based on its PE Ratio (30.9x) compared to the DE Software industry average (29.6x).

PE vs Market: PGR is poor value based on its PE Ratio (30.9x) compared to the German market (22.3x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: PGR is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.6x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: PGR is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (4.8x) compared to the DE Software industry average (3.4x).

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Future Growth

How is Progress Software forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: PGR's forecast earnings growth (19.2% per year) is above the savings rate (0.2%).

Earnings vs Market: PGR's earnings (19.2% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the German market (26.7% per year).

High Growth Earnings: PGR's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: PGR's revenue (7.8% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the German market (6% per year).

High Growth Revenue: PGR's revenue (7.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: PGR's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (27.2%)

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Past Performance

How has Progress Software performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: PGR has a large one-off loss of $29.9M impacting its August 31 2020 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: PGR's current net profit margins (13.1%) are higher than last year (10%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: PGR's earnings have grown significantly by 42.5% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: PGR's earnings growth over the past year (44.6%) exceeds its 5-year average (42.5% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: PGR earnings growth over the past year (44.6%) exceeded the Software industry 37.9%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: PGR's Return on Equity (15.6%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Progress Software's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: PGR's short term assets ($320.2M) exceed its short term liabilities ($227.7M).

Long Term Liabilities: PGR's short term assets ($320.2M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($323.6M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: PGR's debt to equity ratio (80.2%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: PGR's debt to equity ratio has increased from 27.3% to 80.2% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: PGR's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (47%).

Interest Coverage: PGR's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (11.2x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is Progress Software current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: PGR's dividend (1.78%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the German market (1.25%).

High Dividend: PGR's dividend (1.78%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the German market (3.77%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, PGR has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.

Growing Dividend: PGR's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 4 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (51.7%), PGR's dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Yogesh Gupta (59 yo)





Mr. Yogesh Gupta has been the Chief Executive Officer of Progress Software Corporation since October 10, 2016 and as its President since October 2016. Prior to that time, Mr. Gupta served as an advisor to ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Yogesh's total compensation ($USD4.91M) is above average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD1.56M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Yogesh's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Leadership Team

Yogesh Gupta
CEO, President & Director4yrsUS$4.91m0.23%
$ 3.4m
John Ainsworth
Senior Vice President of Core Products3.75yrsUS$1.25m0.048%
$ 716.0k
Loren Jarrett
Senior VP & GM of Developer Tools Business1.33yrsUS$1.25m0.032%
$ 481.8k
Gary Quinn
Senior Vice President of Core Field Organization3.17yrsUS$1.36m0.018%
$ 271.0k
Anthony Folger
Chief Financial Officer0.75yrno data0.0091%
$ 135.9k
Anthony Murphy
Chief Information Officer & Chief Information Security Officer3.33yrsno data0.011%
$ 158.4k
Brian Flanagan
Directory of Treasury & Investor Relationsno datano datano data
Stephen Faberman
Chief Legal Officer & Secretary4.83yrsUS$1.31m0.19%
$ 2.9m
Jennifer Ortiz
Vice President of Corporate Marketing1yrno datano data
Jeremy Segal
Senior Vice President of Corporate Development0.42yrno datano data
Katie Kulikoski
Chief People Officer0.92yrno data0.00068%
$ 10.1k
Sundar Subramanian
Senior VP & GM of Incubation Products1.17yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: PGR's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.3 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.

Board Members

Yogesh Gupta
CEO, President & Director4yrsUS$4.91m0.23%
$ 3.4m
Michael Mark
Non-Voting Director Emeritus and Advisor to President & CEO2.42yrsUS$280.01kno data
John Egan
Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board7.83yrsUS$317.81k0.11%
$ 1.6m
Paul Dacier
Independent Director3.33yrsUS$260.31k0.068%
$ 1.0m
David Krall
Independent Director12.67yrsUS$272.81k0.14%
$ 2.2m
Charles Kane
Independent Director13.92yrsUS$282.81k0.18%
$ 2.8m
Vivian Vitale
Independent Director1yrUS$4.17k0.018%
$ 274.8k
Angela Tucci
Independent Director2.67yrsUS$262.81k0.051%
$ 767.3k
Rainer Gawlick
Independent Director3.33yrsUS$282.81k0.070%
$ 1.1m
Samskriti King
Independent Director2.67yrsUS$280.31k0.051%
$ 767.3k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: PGR's board of directors are considered experienced (3.3 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: PGR insiders have sold more shares than they have bought in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Progress Software Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Progress Software Corporation
  • Ticker: PGR
  • Exchange: DB
  • Founded: 1981
  • Industry: Systems Software
  • Sector: Software
  • Market Cap: US$1.765b
  • Listing Market Cap: US$1.491b
  • Shares outstanding: 45.10m
  • Website: https://www.progress.com

Number of Employees


  • Progress Software Corporation
  • 14 Oak Park Drive
  • Bedford
  • Massachusetts
  • 1730
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
PRGSNasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesCommon StockUSUSDJul 1991
PGRDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURJul 1991


Progress Software Corporation develops business applications. The company operates through three segments: OpenEdge, Data Connectivity and Integration, and Application Development and Deployment. The OpenE ...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/10/23 22:19
End of Day Share Price2020/10/23 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/11/30

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.