Is SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc. (SSNC) A Risky Investment?

SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:SSNC) finished Friday with an addition of $0.09 to close at $74.50, an upside of 0.12 percent. An average of 852,740 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a gain of $2.10 in the past week, and it reached a new high 16 times over the past 12 months. The last 20 days have seen an average of 883,655 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 1,110,322.

SSNC stock has increased by 5.93% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $69.22 on 10/06/21. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 07/29/21, shares of the company touched a low of $58.40 and a high of $79.71 in 52 weeks. It has reached a new high 5 times so far this year and achieved 2.41% or $1.75 in price. In spite of this, the price is down -6.54% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

32 days have passed since SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc. (SSNC) last reported insider trading activity. STONE WILLIAM C, who is Chairman of the Board & CEO, most recently acquired $280,000 shares at $68.85 per share on Sep 21.

Valuation Metrics

SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc. (SSNC) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 27.65, which compares with the 29.20 for the broader industry and 38.99 for the sector. In the last five years, SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc.’s PE ratio has ranged between 148.12 and 20.67. The stock’s beta is 1.55. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 3.88, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 3.27, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 18.79.

SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc. pays a $0.64 dividend per share annually. It offers a dividend yield of 0.86%. The company has a payout ratio of 21.30%. The company’s most recent quarterly dividend payment took place on Sep. 15, and it was $0.16 a share, without any change from last year. Its dividend has been increased for the last 5 consecutive years with the latest increase dividend $0.02 reported on Wednesday February 24 2021.Dividends have grown by 100.00% each year over the last three years.

The quick ratio of SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc. for the three months ended June 29 was 1.00, and the current ratio was 1.00, indicating that the company is able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 1.07 and a total debt to equity ratio of 1.08 for the quarter ending June 29. SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc.’s EBITDA margin for the year ending June 29 is 37.34%, while its operating margin for the same period stands at 22.80%. Its gross profit as reported stood at $2.09 billion compared to revenue of $4.67 billion.

For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc.’s return on assets was 4.40%. For the broader industry, ROE averaged 3.34 over the past year.

Earnings Surprise

For the three-month period that ended June 29, SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc. had $6.21 billion in total debt. In the quarter under review, the net income was up than the previous quarter. The company posted a net income of $189.8 million in the quarter, while revenues of $174.9 million were grew 10.7%. The analyst consensus anticipated SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc.’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $1.14 per share, but it turned out to be $1.24, a 8.80% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to $482.1 million. Shareholders own equity worth $255.26 million.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc. (SSNC) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 22 October was 78.09%, suggesting the stock is Overbought, with historical volatility in this time frame at 5.71%.

As of today, SSNC’s price is $73.78 +2.90% or $2.10 from its 5-day moving average. SSNC is currently trading +5.20% higher than its 20-day SMA and +1.96% higher than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is -3.63% below the SMA50 and +4.44% above the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 93.79% and 93.79%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 1.04. With the 14-day stochastic at 90.24% and the average true range at 1.07, the RSI (14) stands at 67.84%. The stock has reached 1.53 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at 2.33.

Analyst Ratings

The consensus rating for SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc. (SSNC) among analysts is Overweight. According to current brokerage recommendations, 0 brokerage firms advise that investors sell SSNC, while 5 suggest investors hold. There are 0 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 0 analysts, while 7 others rate it as a “buy”.

What is SSNC’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $72.00 and $95.00, with a median target of $86.00. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc. (SSNC) stock is $86.00.


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