QAD Inc. provides cloud-based enterprise software solutions in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, and Latin America. More Details
Flawless balance sheet with moderate growth potential.
Share Price & News
How has QAD's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: QADA is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.
Volatility Over Time: QADA's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: QADA underperformed the US Software industry which returned 45.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: QADA exceeded the US Market which returned 24.3% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is QAD's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StIs QAD (NASDAQ:QADA) Using Too Much Debt?
1 month ago | Simply Wall StDoes QAD Inc.'s (NASDAQ:QADA) Weak Fundamentals Mean That The Market Could Correct Its Share Price?
2 months ago | Simply Wall StInvestors Who Bought QAD (NASDAQ:QADA) Shares Five Years Ago Are Now Up 79%
Is QAD 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: QADA ($65.85) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($31.71)
Significantly Below Fair Value: QADA is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: QADA is poor value based on its PE Ratio (412.9x) compared to the US Software industry average (57.8x).
PE vs Market: QADA is poor value based on its PE Ratio (412.9x) compared to the US market (21.2x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: QADA is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (5.7x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: QADA is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (11.5x) compared to the US Software industry average (9.6x).
How is QAD forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: QADA's forecast earnings growth (72.5% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: QADA's earnings (72.5% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (21.3% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: QADA's revenue (7.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (10.6% per year).
High Growth Revenue: QADA'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: Insufficient data to determine if QADA's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has QAD performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: QADA has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: QADA became profitable in the past.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: QADA has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by -17.6% per year.
Accelerating Growth: QADA has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: QADA has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Software industry (13.6%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: QADA's Return on Equity (2.8%) is considered low.
How is QAD's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: QADA's short term assets ($205.8M) exceed its short term liabilities ($131.2M).
Long Term Liabilities: QADA's short term assets ($205.8M) exceed its long term liabilities ($35.6M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: QADA's debt to equity ratio (10.9%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: QADA's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 12.3% to 10.9% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: QADA's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (220.7%).
Interest Coverage: QADA earns more interest than it pays, so coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is QAD current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: QADA's dividend (0.44%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.39%).
High Dividend: QADA's dividend (0.44%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.87%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: QADA is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.
Growing Dividend: QADA is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: QADA is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of QADA's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Anton Chilton (52 yo)
Mr. Anton Chilton has been the Chief Executive Officer and Director of QAD Inc. since December 19, 2018. Mr. Chilton was Chief of Global Field Operations and Executive Vice President at QAD Inc. since Marc...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Anton's total compensation ($USD1.77M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD3.86M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Anton's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|CEO & Director||2.08yrs||US$1.77m||0.063% |
|CFO, Executive VP & Corporate Secretary||17.5yrs||US$1.80m||0.56% |
|Chief Accounting Officer||13yrs||US$622.26k||0.030% |
|Chief Technology Officer||9.67yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Information Officer||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President||6.5yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Marketing Officer & Senior VP||no data||no data||no data|
|Chief People Officer||6.5yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Automotive Strategic Accounts||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President||no data||no data||no data|
|Managing Director for Australia & New Zealand||6.33yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: QADA's management team is seasoned and experienced (8.1 years average tenure).
|CEO & Director||2.08yrs||US$1.77m||0.063% |
|Independent Director||13yrs||US$234.52k||0.16% |
|Independent Chairman of the Board & Lead Director||2.42yrs||US$291.02k||0.17% |
|Independent Director||1.08yrs||US$211.82k||0.030% |
|Independent Director||14.75yrs||US$225.02k||0.30% |
Experienced Board: QADA's board of directors are considered experienced (7.7 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: QADA insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
QAD Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: QAD Inc.
- Ticker: QADA
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1979
- Industry: Application Software
- Sector: Software
- Market Cap: US$1.304b
- Shares outstanding: 20.70m
- Website: https://www.qad.com
Number of Employees
- QAD Inc.
- 100 Innovation Place
- Santa Barbara
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|QADA||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Class A Common Stock||US||USD||Dec 2010|
|QADB||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Class B Common Stock||US||USD||Dec 2010|
QAD Inc. provides cloud-based enterprise software solutions in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, and Latin America. It offers various software solutions, such as customer an...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/01/27 23:40|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/01/27 00:00|
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