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Salesforce NYSE:CRM Stock Report

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27 Jun, 2022


Company Financials +
CRM fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth4/6
Past Performance1/6
Financial Health5/6

CRM Stock Overview

Salesforce, Inc. provides customer relationship management technology that brings companies and customers together worldwide.

Salesforce Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Salesforce
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$181.31
52 Week HighUS$311.75
52 Week LowUS$154.55
1 Month Change9.82%
3 Month Change-18.07%
1 Year Change-25.87%
3 Year Change17.69%
5 Year Change110.58%
Change since IPO4,116.51%

Recent News & Updates

Jun 22
Salesforce (NYSE:CRM) Seems To Use Debt Quite Sensibly

Salesforce (NYSE:CRM) Seems To Use Debt Quite Sensibly

David Iben put it well when he said, 'Volatility is not a risk we care about. What we care about is avoiding the...

Jun 07

Is Salesforce Stock A Buy After Earnings? Consider Capital Allocation And Valuations

Salesforce's Q1 FY 2023 earnings per share, Sales Cloud revenue and operating margin all came in above market expectations, and this resulted in CRM's shares rising by +10% post-results announcement. The increase in the expected earnings per share for CRM in full-year FY 2023 as part of the company's updated management guidance suggests that Salesforce's outlook is good. I rate Salesforce as a Buy after earnings in view of its valuations and the management's recent comments on capital allocation priorities.

Shareholder Returns

CRMUS SoftwareUS Market

Return vs Industry: CRM underperformed the US Software industry which returned -17.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CRM underperformed the US Market which returned -18.4% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is CRM's price volatile compared to industry and market?
CRM volatility
CRM Average Weekly Movement7.7%
Software Industry Average Movement11.1%
Market Average Movement8.1%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market16.7%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market3.2%

Stable Share Price: CRM is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 8% a week.

Volatility Over Time: CRM's weekly volatility (8%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

199973,541Marc Benioff

Salesforce, Inc. provides customer relationship management technology that brings companies and customers together worldwide. Its Customer 360 platform empowers its customers to work together to deliver connected experiences for their customers. The company’s service offerings include Sales to store data, monitor leads and progress, forecast opportunities, gain insights through analytics and relationship intelligence, and deliver quotes, contracts, and invoices; and Service that enables companies to deliver trusted and highly personalized customer service and support at scale.

Salesforce Fundamentals Summary

How do Salesforce's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
CRM fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$180.40b
Earnings (TTM)US$1.00b
Revenue (TTM)US$27.94b


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
CRM income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUS$7.52b
Gross ProfitUS$20.42b
Other ExpensesUS$19.42b

Last Reported Earnings

Apr 30, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)1.01
Gross Margin73.10%
Net Profit Margin3.59%
Debt/Equity Ratio18.0%

How did CRM perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.


Is CRM undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 4/6

  • Price-To-Sales vs Peers

  • Price-To-Sales vs Industry

  • Price-To-Sales vs Fair Ratio

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PEG Ratio

Key Valuation Metric

Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for CRM?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

CRM key valuation metrics and ratios. From Price to Earnings, Price to Sales and Price to Book to Price to Earnings Growth Ratio, Enterprise Value and EBITDA.
Key Statistics
Enterprise Value/Revenue6.5x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA67.7x
PEG Ratio4.4x

Price to Sales Ratio vs Peers

How does CRM's PS Ratio compare to its peers?

CRM PS Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PS ratio for CRM vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPSEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average12.4x
ADBE Adobe
INTU Intuit
TEAM Atlassian
SNPS Synopsys
CRM Salesforce

Price-To-Sales vs Peers: CRM is good value based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (6.5x) compared to the peer average (12.4x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does CRM's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the US Software Industry?

Price-To-Sales vs Industry: CRM is expensive based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (6.5x) compared to the US Software industry average (4.7x)

Price to Sales Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is CRM's PS Ratio compared to its Fair PS Ratio? This is the expected PS Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.

CRM PS Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PS Ratio6.5x
Fair PS Ratio18x

Price-To-Sales vs Fair Ratio: CRM is good value based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (6.5x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Sales Ratio (18x).

Share Price vs Fair Value

What is the Fair Price of CRM when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.

Below Fair Value: CRM ($181.31) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($330.95)

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

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: CRM is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (4.4x)

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Future Growth

How is Salesforce forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 44 analysts?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 4/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: CRM's forecast earnings growth (40.9% per year) is above the savings rate (1.9%).

Earnings vs Market: CRM's earnings (40.9% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (13.9% per year).

High Growth Earnings: CRM's earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: CRM's revenue (14.8% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (8.4% per year).

High Growth Revenue: CRM's revenue (14.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: CRM's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (9.8%).

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Past Performance

How has Salesforce performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 1/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: CRM has a large one-off gain of $876.0M impacting its April 30 2022 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: CRM's current net profit margins (3.6%) are lower than last year (19.9%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CRM's earnings have grown significantly by 37.4% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: CRM's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: CRM had negative earnings growth (-77.4%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Software industry average (27.1%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: CRM's Return on Equity (1.7%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Salesforce's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 5/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: CRM's short term assets ($20.4B) exceed its short term liabilities ($19.9B).

Long Term Liabilities: CRM's short term assets ($20.4B) exceed its long term liabilities ($14.2B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: CRM has more cash than its total debt.

Reducing Debt: CRM's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 22.9% to 18% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: CRM's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (60.8%).

Interest Coverage: CRM's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (1x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is Salesforce current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 0/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate CRM's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate CRM'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 CRM's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CRM's dividend payments have been increasing.

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as CRM has not reported any payouts.

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


Average management tenure


Marc Benioff (56 yo)





Mr. Marc R. Benioff Co-Founded, Inc. in February 1999 and had been its Chief Executive Officer February 2020 until November 30, 2021 and serves as its Co-Chief Executive Officer since Novemb...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Marc's total compensation ($USD28.60M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD13.43M).

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

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: CRM's management team is considered experienced (2.1 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: CRM's board of directors are considered experienced (8.8 years average tenure).


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

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: CRM insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 7.5%.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

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Key Information

  • Name: Salesforce, Inc.
  • Ticker: CRM
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1999
  • Industry: Application Software
  • Sector: Software
  • Implied Market Cap: US$180.403b
  • Shares outstanding: 995.00m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Salesforce, Inc.
  • Salesforce Tower
  • 3rd Floor
  • San Francisco
  • California
  • 94105
  • United States


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/06/27 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/06/27 00:00
Annual Earnings2022/01/31

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.