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American Software

Nasdaq:AMSW.A
Snowflake Description

Flawless balance sheet average dividend payer.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
AMSW.A
Nasdaq
$371M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. US
  3. Software
Company description

American Software, Inc. develops, markets, and supports a portfolio of software and services worldwide. The last earnings update was 11 days ago. More info.


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AMSW.A Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
2.6%
NasdaqGS:AMSW.A
3.1%
US Software
2.4%
US Market
1 Year Returns
-6.7%
NasdaqGS:AMSW.A
22.2%
US Software
1.9%
US Market
AMSW.A Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
American Software (AMSW.A) 2.6% 3.6% 23.5% -6.7% 35.7% 19.8%
US Software 3.1% 4.3% 18.3% 22.2% 107.3% 134.4%
US Market 2.4% 1.7% 11.9% 1.9% 38.2% 42.4%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • AMSW.A underperformed the Software industry which returned 22.2% over the past year.
  • AMSW.A underperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 1.9% over the past year.
Price Volatility
AMSW.A
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

Value

 Is American Software undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of American Software to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data    Our intrinsic value calculation method has changed recently, learn more here.

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for American Software.

NasdaqGS:AMSW.A Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Average of 1 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 9.2%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year US Government Bond Rate 2.7%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for NasdaqGS:AMSW.A
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year US Govt Bond Rate 2.7%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 6%
Software Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 1.14
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 1.139 (1 + (1- 21%) (0%))
1.093
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
1.09
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 2.73% + (1.093 * 5.96%)
9.25%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for NasdaqGS:AMSW.A using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for American Software is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We try to start with analysts estimates of free cash flow, however if these are not available we use the most recent financial results. In the 1st stage we continue to grow the free cash flow over a 10 year period, with the growth rate trending towards the perpetual growth rate used in the 2nd stage. The 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

NasdaqGS:AMSW.A DCF 1st Stage: Next 10 year cash flow forecast
Levered FCF (USD, Millions) Source Present Value
Discounted (@ 9.25%)
2019 5.26 Est @ -43.97% 4.82
2020 3.69 Est @ -29.96% 3.09
2021 2.94 Est @ -20.15% 2.26
2022 2.55 Est @ -13.29% 1.79
2023 2.34 Est @ -8.48% 1.50
2024 2.22 Est @ -5.12% 1.30
2025 2.15 Est @ -2.76% 1.16
2026 2.13 Est @ -1.12% 1.05
2027 2.13 Est @ 0.04% 0.96
2028 2.15 Est @ 0.85% 0.89
Present value of next 10 years cash flows $18.82
NasdaqGS:AMSW.A DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2028 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= $2.15 × (1 + 2.73%) ÷ (9.25% – 2.73%)
$33.89
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)10
= $33.89 ÷ (1 + 9.25%)10
$14.00
NasdaqGS:AMSW.A Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 10 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= $18.82 + $14.00
$32.82
Equity Value per Share
(USD)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= $32.82 / 31.12
$1.05
NasdaqGS:AMSW.A Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Value per share (USD) From above. $1.05
Current discount Discount to share price of $11.93
= -1 x ($11.93 - $1.05) / $1.05
-1031.4%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

  • The current share price of American Software is above its future cash flow value.
Often investors are willing to pay a premium for a company that has a high dividend or the potential for future growth.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for American Software's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are American Software's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:AMSW.A PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2019-01-31) in USD $0.20
NasdaqGS:AMSW.A Share Price ** NasdaqGS (2019-03-18) in USD $11.93
United States of America Software Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 84 Publicly-Listed Software Companies 52.96x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 3,055 Publicly-Listed Companies 17.61x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of American Software.

NasdaqGS:AMSW.A PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NasdaqGS:AMSW.A Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 11.93 ÷ 0.20

59.28x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • American Software is overvalued based on earnings compared to the US Software industry average.
  • American Software is overvalued based on earnings compared to the United States of America market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does American Software's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:AMSW.A PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 59.28x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 1 Analysts
17.1%per year
United States of America Software Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 66 Publicly-Listed Software Companies 3.54x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,109 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.48x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

NasdaqGS:AMSW.A PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PEG Ratio

= PE Ratio ÷ Net Income Annual Growth Rate

= 59.28x ÷ 17.1%

3.46x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • American Software is poor value based on expected growth next year.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on American Software's assets?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:AMSW.A PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2019-01-31) in USD $3.68
NasdaqGS:AMSW.A Share Price * NasdaqGS (2019-03-18) in USD $11.93
United States of America Software Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 220 Publicly-Listed Software Companies 5.71x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,152 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.87x
NasdaqGS:AMSW.A PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NasdaqGS:AMSW.A Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 11.93 ÷ 3.68

3.24x

* Primary Listing of American Software.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • American Software is good value based on assets compared to the US Software industry average.
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Value checks
We assess American Software's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Software industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Software industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. American Software has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Future Performance

 How is American Software expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
17.1%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is American Software expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • American Software's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 2.7%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • American Software's earnings growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.
  • American Software's revenue growth is positive but not above the United States of America market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:AMSW.A Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
NasdaqGS:AMSW.A Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 1 Analysts 17.1%
NasdaqGS:AMSW.A Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 1 Analysts 5.4%
United States of America Software Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 16.1%
United States of America Software Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 10.8%
United States of America Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 14.3%
United States of America Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.1%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:AMSW.A Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (1 month ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 1 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
NasdaqGS:AMSW.A Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2021-04-30 125 9 1
2020-04-30 117 6 1
2019-04-30 111 6 1
NasdaqGS:AMSW.A Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2019-01-31 112 15 6
2018-10-31 115 11 9
2018-07-31 113 7 11
2018-04-30 113 7 12
2018-01-31 110 6 21
2017-10-31 106 11 18
2017-07-31 106 19 16
2017-04-30 106 20 15
2017-01-31 109 29 8
2016-10-31 110 24 8
2016-07-31 112 18 9
2016-04-30 114 18 10

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • American Software's earnings are expected to grow by 17.1% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
  • American Software's revenue is expected to grow by 5.4% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:AMSW.A Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (1 month ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 1 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from American Software Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqGS:AMSW.A Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2021-04-30 0.28 0.28 0.28 1.00
2020-04-30 0.19 0.19 0.19 1.00
2019-04-30 0.19 0.19 0.19 1.00
NasdaqGS:AMSW.A Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2019-01-31 0.20
2018-10-31 0.31
2018-07-31 0.35
2018-04-30 0.40
2018-01-31 0.71
2017-10-31 0.60
2017-07-31 0.53
2017-04-30 0.50
2017-01-31 0.27
2016-10-31 0.26
2016-07-31 0.32
2016-04-30 0.36

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Unable to establish if American Software will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.
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Future performance checks
We assess American Software's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
American Software has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Past Performance

  How has American Software performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare American Software's growth in the last year to its industry (Software).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • American Software's year on year earnings growth rate has been positive over the past 5 years, however the most recent earnings are below average.
  • American Software's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the 5-year average.
  • American Software's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the US Software industry average.
Earnings and Revenue History
American Software's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from American Software Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqGS:AMSW.A Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2019-01-31 111.80 6.20 38.18 13.45
2018-10-31 114.91 9.48 38.83 13.73
2018-07-31 113.22 10.71 37.19 13.05
2018-04-30 112.70 12.05 36.57 11.88
2018-01-31 109.61 21.06 34.97 10.80
2017-10-31 105.93 17.73 33.46 10.77
2017-07-31 105.74 15.66 34.27 11.30
2017-04-30 106.29 14.62 34.51 11.89
2017-01-31 108.89 7.75 34.85 12.41
2016-10-31 109.54 7.62 34.72 12.35
2016-07-31 112.46 9.36 34.92 11.60
2016-04-30 113.89 10.24 34.61 11.25
2016-01-31 112.62 9.41 33.62 10.66
2015-10-31 111.37 10.14 33.37 10.25
2015-07-31 106.87 9.17 32.09 10.64
2015-04-30 102.87 8.13 31.59 11.09
2015-01-31 101.20 8.12 32.77 11.24
2014-10-31 99.79 7.75 32.96 10.98
2014-07-31 102.14 10.27 33.10 10.17
2014-04-30 100.60 10.33 32.82 9.07
2014-01-31 99.89 10.84 31.71 8.71
2013-10-31 98.54 10.50 31.15 8.58
2013-07-31 97.87 9.58 31.23 8.88
2013-04-30 100.47 10.41 31.74 8.88
2013-01-31 103.19 10.81 32.01 8.87
2012-10-31 105.51 11.27 32.59 8.74
2012-07-31 104.84 11.48 32.41 8.38
2012-04-30 102.64 11.34 31.87 8.23

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • American Software has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).
  • American Software used its assets less efficiently than the US Software industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • American Software's use of capital deteriorated last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess American Software's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Software industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
American Software has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Health

 How is American Software's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up American Software's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • American Software is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • American Software's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of American Software's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • Low level of unsold assets.
  • American Software has no debt, it does not need to be covered by short term assets.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from American Software Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago.

NasdaqGS:AMSW.A Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2019-01-31 114.36 0.00 83.16
2018-10-31 114.09 0.00 80.75
2018-07-31 115.39 0.00 84.85
2018-04-30 112.58 0.00 78.92
2018-01-31 112.44 0.00 77.97
2017-10-31 107.25 0.00 80.46
2017-07-31 104.41 0.00 84.21
2017-04-30 103.75 0.00 85.33
2017-01-31 95.07 0.00 76.56
2016-10-31 93.56 0.00 68.44
2016-07-31 95.25 0.00 71.87
2016-04-30 94.89 0.00 69.96
2016-01-31 94.16 0.00 64.73
2015-10-31 93.39 0.00 61.00
2015-07-31 93.30 0.00 65.59
2015-04-30 92.93 0.00 62.24
2015-01-31 90.61 0.00 57.29
2014-10-31 90.31 0.00 56.18
2014-07-31 91.89 0.00 60.61
2014-04-30 92.56 0.00 70.60
2014-01-31 90.06 0.00 65.80
2013-10-31 87.43 0.00 61.77
2013-07-31 85.67 0.00 63.46
2013-04-30 83.24 0.00 59.77
2013-01-31 79.42 0.00 52.13
2012-10-31 84.85 0.00 58.23
2012-07-31 83.95 0.00 59.71
2012-04-30 83.03 0.00 59.36
  • American Software has no debt.
  • American Software has not taken on any debt in the past 5 years.
  • American Software has no debt, it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
  • American Software has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
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Financial health checks
We assess American Software's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. American Software has a total score of 6/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Dividends

 What is American Software's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
3.69%
Current annual income from American Software dividends.
If you bought $2,000 of American Software shares you are expected to receive $74 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • American Software's pays a higher dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (1.45%).
  • American Software's dividend is above the markets top 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (3.64%).
Upcoming dividend payment

Purchase American Software on or before the 'Buy Limit' to receive their next dividend payment.

Dividends are usually paid every 3 or 6 months, you can time your share purchase to take advantage of upcoming dividend payments.
Dividend payment calendar
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:AMSW.A Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 1 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United States of America Software Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 24 Stocks 1.6%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 2004 Stocks 2.5%
United States of America Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.8%
United States of America Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.4%
United States of America Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.6%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

NasdaqGS:AMSW.A Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2021-04-30
2020-04-30
2019-04-30
NasdaqGS:AMSW.A Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2018-11-15 0.440 4.069
2018-08-23 0.440 3.518
2018-05-16 0.440 2.966
2018-02-15 0.440 3.408
2017-11-15 0.440 3.609
2017-08-24 0.440 3.825
2017-05-11 0.440 4.299
2017-02-14 0.440 4.170
2016-11-15 0.440 4.175
2016-08-18 0.440 4.112
2016-05-12 0.440 4.271
2016-02-10 0.400 4.438
2015-11-12 0.400 4.013
2015-08-18 0.400 4.169
2015-05-13 0.400 4.267
2015-02-11 0.400 4.095
2014-11-20 0.400 4.502
2014-08-20 0.400 4.411
2014-02-14 0.400 4.095
2013-11-14 0.400 4.070
2013-08-20 0.400 4.667
2013-07-12 0.400 4.575
2013-06-20 0.400 4.621
2012-11-14 0.400 4.853
2012-08-21 0.360 4.395
2012-05-16 0.360 4.342
2012-02-23 0.360 4.120
2011-11-15 0.360 4.033
2011-08-24 0.360 4.691
2011-05-16 0.360 4.681
2011-02-14 0.360 5.057
2010-11-15 0.360 5.365
2010-08-17 0.360 6.365
2010-05-18 0.360 6.907
2010-02-16 0.360 5.919
2009-11-17 0.360 6.083
2009-08-18 0.360 5.620
2009-05-19 0.360 6.371
2009-03-19 0.360 6.780

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  • Dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
  • Dividends per share have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of American Software's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Dividends paid are not well covered by earnings (0.5x coverage).
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Insufficient estimate data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be sustainable.
X
Income/ dividend checks
We assess American Software's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.8%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can American Software afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. American Software has a total score of 4/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Management

 What is the CEO of American Software's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
  • American Software has no CEO, or we have no data on them.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the American Software management team in years:

2
Average Tenure
71
Average Age
  • The tenure for the American Software management team is about average.
Management Team

Jim Edenfield

TITLE
Co-Founder
COMPENSATION
$1M
AGE
83

H. Dow

TITLE
President
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
54
TENURE
2 yrs

Vince Klinges

TITLE
Chief Financial Officer
COMPENSATION
$452K
AGE
55
TENURE
19.5 yrs

Jim McGuone

TITLE
Corporate Secretary
COMPENSATION
$639K
AGE
71
TENURE
30.8 yrs

Bryan Sell

TITLE
Controller & Principal Accounting Officer

Don Thomas

TITLE
Chief Information Officer
AGE
71
TENURE
0.8 yrs

Valerie King

TITLE
General Counsel
TENURE
0.2 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the American Software board of directors in years:

17.7
Average Tenure
63
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the American Software board of directors is over 10 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced board.
Board of Directors

Jim Edenfield

TITLE
Co-Founder
COMPENSATION
$1M
AGE
83
TENURE
4.5 yrs

Jim Miller

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$86K
AGE
78
TENURE
17.2 yrs

Mike Edenfield

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$840K
AGE
60
TENURE
18.2 yrs

W. Hogue

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$77K
AGE
65
TENURE
18.2 yrs

Thomas Newberry

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$77K
AGE
51
TENURE
18.2 yrs

Matthew McKenna

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$82K
AGE
61
TENURE
1.8 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
X
Management checks
We assess American Software's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. American Software has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

News

Simply Wall St News

Investors Who Bought American Software (NASDAQ:AMSW.A) Shares Three Years Ago Are Now Up 33%

While markets are a powerful pricing mechanism, share prices reflect investor sentiment, not just underlying business performance. … One flawed but reasonable way to assess how sentiment around a company has changed is to compare the earnings per share (EPS) with the share price. … Over the last three years, American Software failed to grow earnings per share, which fell 15% (annualized).

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Should You Be Concerned About American Software, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:AMSW.A) ROE?

While some investors are already well versed in financial metrics (hat tip), this article is for those who would like to learn about Return On Equity (ROE) and why it is important. … Another way to think of that is that for every $1 worth of equity in the company, it was able to earn $0.083. … Return on Equity = Net Profit ÷ Shareholders' Equity

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4 Days Left To Cash In On American Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMSW.A) Dividend

To qualify for the dividend check of US$0.11 per share, investors must have owned the shares prior to 07 February 2019, which is the last day the company's management will finalize their list of shareholders to which they will send dividend payments. … Investors looking for higher income-generating stocks to add to their portfolio should keep reading, as I examine American Software's latest financial data to analyse its dividend characteristics. … Has its dividend been stable over the past (i.e. no missed payments or significant payout cuts)?

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Why American Software, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AMSW.A) Return On Capital Employed Might Be A Concern

Specifically, we're going to calculate its Return On Capital Employed (ROCE), in the hopes of getting some insight into the business. … What is Return On Capital Employed (ROCE)? … ROCE measures the 'return' (pre-tax profit) a company generates from capital employed in its business.

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A Spotlight On American Software Inc's (NASDAQ:AMSW.A) Fundamentals

American Software Inc (NASDAQ:AMSW.A) is a stock with outstanding fundamental characteristics. … When we build an investment case, we need to look at the stock with a holistic perspective. … In the case of AMSW.A, it.

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Do You Know What American Software Inc's (NASDAQ:AMSW.A) P/E Ratio Means?

The goal of this article is to teach you how to use price to earnings ratios (P/E ratios). … American Software has a price to earnings ratio of 30.7, based on the last twelve months. … Price to Earnings Ratio = Share Price ÷ Earnings per Share (EPS)

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Based On Its ROE, Is American Software Inc (NASDAQ:AMSW.A) A High Quality Stock?

With that in mind, this article will work through how we can use Return On Equity (ROE) to better understand a business. … That means that for every $1 worth of shareholders' equity, it generated $0.093 in profit. … Return on Equity = Net Profit ÷ Shareholders' Equity

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What Should You Know About American Software Inc's (NASDAQ:AMSW.A) Capital Returns?

Your equity share is granted in return for the capital provided to the business to operate, and in order for an investment to be successful the business has to create earnings from the funds that make up this capital. … You need to pay attention to this because your return on investment is linked to dividends and internal investments to improve the business, which can only occur if the company is expected to produce adequate earnings with the capital that has been provided. … Therefore, looking at how efficiently American Software is able to use capital to create earnings will help us understand your potential return.

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Interested In American Software Inc (NASDAQ:AMSW.A)’s Upcoming US$0.11 Dividend? You Have 2 Days Left

If you are interested in cashing in on American Software Inc's (NASDAQ:AMSW.A) upcoming dividend of US$0.11 per share, you only have 2 days left to buy the shares before its ex-dividend date, 16 August 2018, in time for dividends payable on the 31 August 2018. … Well, keep on reading because today, I'm going to look at the latest data and analyze the stock and its dividend property in further detail. … How I analyze a dividend stock?

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Is American Software Inc's (NASDAQ:AMSW.A) PE Ratio A Signal To Buy For Investors?

American Software Inc (NASDAQ:AMSW.A) is trading with a trailing P/E of 37x, which is lower than the industry average of 39.9x. … While AMSW.A might seem like an attractive stock to buy, it is important to understand the assumptions behind the P/E ratio before you make any investment decisions. … Check out our latest analysis for American Software

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Company Info

Description

American Software, Inc. develops, markets, and supports a portfolio of software and services worldwide. It operates in three segments: Supply Chain Management (SCM), Information Technology (IT) Consulting, and Other. The SCM segment provides supply chain management and retail planning solutions, including sales and operations planning, demand and inventory optimization, manufacturing planning and scheduling, supply optimization, retail allocation and merchandise planning, and transportation optimization solutions to streamline and optimize the forecasting, inventory, production scheduling, production, supply, allocation, distribution, and management of products between trading partners. This segment also offers cloud solutions for supply chain management, product lifecycle management, vendor quality, and vendor compliance and corporate social responsibility for brand retailers and manufacturers; and analytics and business intelligence solutions for the supply chain market. The IT Consulting segment offers IT staffing and consulting services, such as professional services/product management/project management, staff augmentation, and social media and analytic marketing, as well as cloud, collaboration, network, and security services for software enhancement, documentation, update, customer education, consulting, systems integration, maintenance, and other support services. The Other segment provides purchasing and materials management, customer order processing, financial, e-commerce, and traditional manufacturing solutions. The company markets its products through direct and indirect sales channels to retail, apparel, footwear, consumer packaged goods, chemicals, oil and gas, life sciences, telecommunications, consumer electronics, industrial products, and other manufacturing industries. American Software, Inc. was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

Details
Name: American Software, Inc.
AMSW.A
Exchange: NasdaqGS
Founded: 1970
$371,319,126
31,124,822
Website: http://www.amsoftware.com
Address: American Software, Inc.
470 East Paces Ferry Road, NE,
Atlanta,
Georgia, 30305,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NasdaqGS AMSW.A Class A Common Stock Nasdaq Global Select US USD 28. Feb 1983
DB ADWA Class A Common Stock Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 28. Feb 1983
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
452
American Software employees.
Industry
Application Software
Software
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/03/18 23:32
End of day share price update: 2019/03/18 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/02/21
Last earnings filing: 2019/03/07
Last earnings reported: 2019/01/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/04/30


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

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.