Bentley Systems, Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, provides infrastructure engineering software solutions in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific. More Details
Adequate balance sheet with limited growth.
Share Price & News
How has Bentley Systems's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: BSY is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: BSY's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: Insufficient data to determine how BSY performed against the US Software industry.
Return vs Market: Insufficient data to determine how BSY performed against the US Market.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Bentley Systems's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StIs Bentley Systems, Incorporated's (NASDAQ:BSY) Shareholder Ownership Skewed Towards Insiders?
1 month ago | Simply Wall StResults: Bentley Systems, Incorporated Exceeded Expectations And The Consensus Has Updated Its Estimates
3 months ago | Simply Wall StThe Strong Earnings Posted By Bentley Systems (NASDAQ:BSY) Are A Good Indication Of The Strength Of The Business
Is Bentley Systems 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: BSY ($61.65) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($41.68)
Significantly Below Fair Value: BSY is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: BSY is poor value based on its PE Ratio (118x) compared to the US Software industry average (50.3x).
PE vs Market: BSY is poor value based on its PE Ratio (118x) compared to the US market (19.2x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: BSY is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (8.4x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: BSY is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (47.7x) compared to the US Software industry average (7.8x).
How is Bentley Systems forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 6 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: BSY's forecast earnings growth (14% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: BSY's earnings (14% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (15.7% per year).
High Growth Earnings: BSY's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: BSY's revenue (9.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.5% per year).
High Growth Revenue: BSY's revenue (9.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if BSY's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has Bentley Systems performed over the past 5 years?
Last years earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: BSY has a large one-off loss of $54.8M impacting its March 31 2021 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: BSY's current net profit margins (18.5%) are higher than last year (14.5%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: Insufficient data to determine if BSY's year-on-year earnings growth rate was positive over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: Insufficient data to compare BSY's past year earnings growth to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: BSY earnings growth over the past year (40.2%) exceeded the Software industry 31%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: Whilst BSY's Return on Equity (43.46%) is outstanding, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.
How is Bentley Systems's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: BSY's short term assets ($781.8M) exceed its short term liabilities ($526.5M).
Long Term Liabilities: BSY's short term assets ($781.8M) exceed its long term liabilities ($746.4M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: BSY's debt to equity ratio (190%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if BSY's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: BSY's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (47.4%).
Interest Coverage: BSY earns more interest than it pays, so coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is Bentley Systems's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: BSY's dividend (0.19%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.3%).
High Dividend: BSY's dividend (0.19%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.46%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: BSY is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.
Growing Dividend: BSY is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: BSY is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of BSY's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Greg Bentley (64 yo)
Mr. Gregory S. Bentley, also known as Greg, has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Bentley Systems, Incorporated since August 2000 and has been its Chairman of the Board and President since June 1996...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Greg's total compensation ($USD14.46M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.28M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Greg's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: BSY's management team is seasoned and experienced (10 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: BSY's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 19.4 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: BSY insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: BSY only recently listed within the past 12 months.
Bentley Systems, Incorporated's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Bentley Systems, Incorporated
- Ticker: BSY
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1984
- Industry: Application Software
- Sector: Software
- Market Cap: US$17.060b
- Shares outstanding: 276.72m
- Website: https://www.bentley.com
Number of Employees
- Bentley Systems, Incorporated
- 685 Stockton Drive
- United States
Bentley Systems, Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, provides infrastructure engineering software solutions in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific. The company off...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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