CA Company Profile (NASDAQ:CA)


CA logoCA, Inc. (CA) is engaged in providing software solutions enabling customers to plan, develop, manage and secure applications and enterprise environments across distributed, cloud, mobile and mainframe platforms. The Company operates through three business segments: Mainframe Solutions, Enterprise Solutions and Services. Its Mainframe Solutions and Enterprise Solutions segments comprise the Company's software business organized by the nature of its software offerings and the platform on which the products operate. The Services segment comprises product implementation, consulting, customer education, customer training and application management services. CA's Mainframe Solutions segment consists of various product offerings, including Application Development, Databases and Database Management, Security & Compliance, and Systems and Operations Management. The Enterprise Solutions segment consists of various product offerings, including Agile Management, DevOps and Security.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Computer and Technology
  • Industry: Business Software & Services
  • Sub-Industry: Systems Software
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:CA
  • CUSIP: 12673P10
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $13.21 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 417,813,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $32.05
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $32.04
  • 52 Week Range: $30.01 - $34.99
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 17.09
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 12.59
  • P/E Growth: 21.65
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $4.04 billion
  • Price / Sales: 3.27
  • Book Value: $13.76 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.30
  • Annual Dividend: $1.02
  • Dividend Yield: 3.3%
  • EBIDTA: $1.26 billion
  • Net Margins: 19.64%
  • Return on Equity: 17.98%
  • Return on Assets: 8.99%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.35%
  • Current Ratio: 1.34%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.34%
  • Average Volume: 2.52 million shs.
  • Beta: 0.92
  • Short Ratio: 6.35

Frequently Asked Questions for CA (NASDAQ:CA)

What is CA's stock symbol?

CA trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "CA."

How often does CA pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for CA?

CA declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, May 9th. Investors of record on Thursday, May 25th will be given a dividend of $0.255 per share on Tuesday, June 13th. This represents a $1.02 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.23%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, May 23rd. View CA's Dividend History.

How were CA's earnings last quarter?

CA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CA) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May, 11th. The company reported $0.54 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.49 by $0.05. The company earned $1.01 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $996.59 million. CA had a net margin of 19.64% and a return on equity of 17.98%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up .3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.60 earnings per share. View CA's Earnings History.

What guidance has CA issued on next quarter's earnings?

CA updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday, May, 11th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $2.35-2.40 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $2.46. The company issued revenue guidance of $4.12-4.17 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $4.04 billion.

Where is CA's stock going? Where will CA's stock price be in 2017?

15 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for CA's shares. Their predictions range from $12.00 to $45.00. On average, they anticipate CA's share price to reach $35.19 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for CA.

What are analysts saying about CA stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about CA stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "CA reported stellar fourth-quarter results and provided an encouraging fiscal 2018 guidance. However, revenues were flat on a year over year basis, which makes us cautious about its future growth prospect. Notably, the stock has underperformed the broader market over the last one year period. Furthermore, intensifying competition from peers, an uncertain economic environment, currency headwinds and the weak IT spending forecast by Gartner are other concerns. Nonetheless, CA’s “go to market” sales strategy integrates the commercial functions of sales, marketing, brand management, pricing and consumer insight, which helps it in lowering costs, thereby improving the bottom line." (5/16/2017)
  • 2. Jefferies Group LLC analysts commented, "CA announced the acquisition of privately held Veracode for $614M in cash. Veracode provides SaaS-based application security for integration across the software development lifecycle. The deal value represents about 6.0-8.0x NTM revenue, which we view as reasonable, and discuss in more detail below. We believe providing security at the application level will become even more important over time given the ever increasing distributed nature of IT infrastructures." (3/7/2017)

Are investors shorting CA?

CA saw a decrease in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 14,349,278 shares, a decrease of 8.9% from the April 28th total of 15,743,486 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 3,180,473 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 4.5 days. Approximately 4.6% of the shares of the stock are short sold.

Who are some of CA's key competitors?

Who owns CA stock?

CA's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (6.30%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (5.82%), Macquarie Group Ltd. (5.68%), BlackRock Inc. (4.96%), Bank of America Corp DE (3.76%) and State Street Corp (3.66%). Company insiders that own CA stock include Adam Elster, Adrian Frederick Hobkirk, Ayman Sayed, Christopher Cherry, Holding Ag Careal, Jacob Lamm, Lauren Patricia Flaherty, Martin Haefner and Richard J Beckert. View Institutional Ownership Trends for CA.

Who sold CA stock? Who is selling CA stock?

CA's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Credit Agricole S A, NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V., Principal Financial Group Inc., UBS Asset Management Americas Inc., KBC Group NV, Morgan Stanley, Janus Capital Management LLC and Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC. Company insiders that have sold CA stock in the last year include Adam Elster, Ayman Sayed, Jacob Lamm, Lauren Patricia Flaherty and Martin Haefner. View Insider Buying and Selling for CA.

Who bought CA stock? Who is buying CA stock?

CA's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Vanguard Group Inc., FIL Ltd, First Trust Advisors LP, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Macquarie Group Ltd., Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft MBH and Geode Capital Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for CA.

How do I buy CA stock?

Shares of CA can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of CA stock cost?

One share of CA stock can currently be purchased for approximately $31.61.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for CA (NASDAQ:CA) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Sell Ratings, 7 Hold Ratings, 6 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.27)
Consensus Price Target: $35.19 (11.32% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for CA (NASDAQ:CA)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/19/2017DA DavidsonReiterated RatingNeutral$12.00LowView Rating Details
5/14/2017Citigroup IncReiterated RatingNeutral$33.00 -> $34.00LowView Rating Details
5/14/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuy$38.00LowView Rating Details
5/12/2017Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.Reiterated RatingMarket PerformLowView Rating Details
5/8/2017Raymond James Financial, Inc.UpgradeMarket Perform -> Outperform$42.00LowView Rating Details
5/3/2017FIG PartnersUpgradeOutperform$40.00 -> $42.25LowView Rating Details
4/17/2017Piper Jaffray CompaniesBoost Price TargetOverweight$42.00 -> $45.00LowView Rating Details
3/3/2017Evercore ISIDowngradeHold -> UnderperformN/AView Rating Details
1/29/2017Hovde GroupReiterated RatingOutperform$37.00 -> $39.00N/AView Rating Details
1/25/2017Barclays PLCLower Price TargetEqual Weight$36.00 -> $35.00N/AView Rating Details
1/11/2017Wells Fargo & CoInitiated CoverageUnderperformN/AView Rating Details
11/30/2016Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsUpgradeMarket Perform -> Outperform$25.00 -> $32.00N/AView Rating Details
11/17/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingHold$35.00N/AView Rating Details
8/29/2016Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingHold$34.00N/AView Rating Details
7/14/2016MizuhoDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$34.00N/AView Rating Details
3/9/2016Standpoint ResearchDowngradeBuy -> Hold$33.00N/AView Rating Details
11/20/2015Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingUnderperform$28.00N/AView Rating Details
11/19/2015Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetSector Perform$30.00 -> $31.00N/AView Rating Details
10/22/2015FBR & CoLower Price TargetMarket Perform$33.00 -> $29.00N/AView Rating Details
6/26/2015JMP SecuritiesInitiated CoverageMarket PerformN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/24/2015 forward)


Earnings History for CA (NASDAQ:CA)
Earnings by Quarter for CA (NASDAQ:CA)
Earnings History by Quarter for CA (NASDAQ:CA)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/11/2017Q4 17$0.49$0.54$996.59 million$1.01 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/24/2017Q317$0.61$0.63$1.01 billion$1.01 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2016Q217$0.57$0.67$1,000.00 million$1.02 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/27/2016Q117$0.61$0.64$982.21 million$999.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/11/2016Q416$0.57$0.60$990.06 million$1.01 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/26/2016Q3$0.58$0.63$1,000.00 million$1.03 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/21/2015Q216$0.51$0.56$1.01 billion$1.01 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/23/2015Q116$0.62$0.64$990.13 million$977.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/7/2015Q415$0.50$0.56$1.04 billion$1.02 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/20/2015Q315$0.56$0.67$1.09 billion$1.09 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/22/2014Q2$0.62$0.65$1.09 billion$1.08 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/23/2014Q115$0.60$0.65$1.09 billion$1.07 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/15/2014Q414$0.58$0.61$1.09 billion$1.11 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/29/2014Q4$0.14$0.10ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/21/2014Q4$0.71$0.20$1.13 billion$1.16 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/24/2013Q214$0.73$0.86$1.11 billion$1.14 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/24/2013Q1 2014$0.74$0.78$1.10 billion$1.13 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/7/2013Q4 2013$0.55$0.68$1.14 billion$1.15 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/22/2013Q3 2013$0.61$0.63$1.17 billion$1.20 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/25/2012$0.59$0.59ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/26/2012$0.61$0.63ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/10/2012$0.51$0.56ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/24/2012$0.54$0.65ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/26/2011$0.49$0.51ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/20/2011$0.51$0.55ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/12/2011$0.50$0.48ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/25/2011$0.49$0.51ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for CA (NASDAQ:CA)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.39 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.51 EPS


Current Dividend Information for CA (NASDAQ:CA)
Next Dividend:6/13/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.02
Dividend Yield:3.23%
Payout Ratio:53.97% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
42.68% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
40.64% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for CA (NASDAQ:CA)

Dividend History by Quarter for CA (NASDAQ:CA)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for CA (NASDAQ:CA)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.79%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 68.63%
Insider Trades by Quarter for CA (NASDAQ:CA)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for CA (NASDAQ:CA)
Insider Trades by Quarter for CA (NASDAQ:CA)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/16/2017Ayman SayedInsiderSell674$31.70$21,365.80View SEC Filing  
6/9/2016Lauren Patricia FlahertyCMOSell182,550$32.76$5,980,338.00View SEC Filing  
6/3/2016Adam ElsterEVPSell125,513$32.45$4,072,896.85View SEC Filing  
5/31/2016Martin HaefnerMajor ShareholderSell23,200$37.02$858,864.00View SEC Filing  
5/27/2016Jacob LammEVPSell98,401$32.04$3,152,768.04View SEC Filing  
12/3/2015Adam ElsterEVPSell11,845$28.50$337,582.50View SEC Filing  
11/20/2015Holding Ag CarealMajor ShareholderSell22,000,000$26.56$584,320,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/29/2015Christopher CherryDirectorSell452,000$0.05$22,600.00
10/9/2015Adrian Frederick HobkirkDirectorBuy2,000$0.04$82.20
10/8/2015Adrian Frederick HobkirkDirectorBuy10,000$0.04$400.00
9/8/2015Adrian Frederick HobkirkDirectorBuy5,000$0.07$325.00
8/21/2015Richard J. BeckertCFOSell70,402$28.49$2,005,752.98View SEC Filing  
7/22/2015Adrian Frederick HobkirkDirectorBuy1,000$0.06$63.00
6/30/2015Adrian Frederick HobkirkDirectorBuy3,000$0.12$360.00
6/25/2015Adrian Frederick HobkirkDirectorBuy2,000$0.07$140.00
6/16/2015Jacob LammEVPSell5,595$29.80$166,731.00View SEC Filing  
4/15/2015Adrian Frederick HobkirkDirectorBuy5,000$0.07$350.00
4/14/2015Adrian Frederick HobkirkDirectorBuy1,000$0.08$80.00
4/13/2015Adrian Frederick HobkirkDirectorBuy5,000$0.07$325.00
4/10/2015Adrian Frederick HobkirkDirectorBuy10,000$0.06$600.00
4/8/2015Adrian Frederick HobkirkDirectorBuy3,000$0.08$240.00
3/31/2015Adrian Frederick HobkirkDirectorBuy5,000$0.06$300.00
2/18/2015Adrian Frederick HobkirkDirectorBuy5,000$0.06$300.00
2/14/2014Neil MannaCAOSell2,000$32.95$65,900.00View SEC Filing  
1/28/2014Jacob LammEVPSell6,577$32.24$212,042.48View SEC Filing  
1/23/2014Amy Fliegelman OlliEVPSell90,822$33.67$3,057,976.74View SEC Filing  
12/16/2013Amy Fliegelman OlliEVPSell9,700$32.22$312,534.00View SEC Filing  
10/28/2013George J FischerEVPSell65,562$31.25$2,048,812.50View SEC Filing  
9/16/2013Amy Fliegelman OlliEVPSell10,812$30.62$331,063.44View SEC Filing  
8/19/2013Adam ElsterEVPSell1,738$30.45$52,922.10View SEC Filing  
8/8/2013Adam ElsterEVPSell60,929$30.72$1,871,738.88View SEC Filing  
8/2/2013George FischerEVPSell84,315$30.38$2,561,489.70View SEC Filing  
7/24/2013Jacob LammEVPSell18,800$30.02$564,376.00View SEC Filing  
6/25/2013Jacob LammEVPSell15,566$27.33$425,418.78View SEC Filing  
6/14/2013Jacob LammEVPSell8,181$28.47$232,913.07View SEC Filing  
6/7/2013Jacob LammEVPSell15,000$28.17$422,550.00View SEC Filing  
5/22/2013Jacob LammEVPSell20,098$27.44$551,489.12View SEC Filing  
5/20/2013Jacob LammEVPSell5,217$27.75$144,771.75View SEC Filing  
5/17/2013Adam ElsterEVPSell11,828$27.39$323,968.92View SEC Filing  
5/14/2013Jacob LammEVPSell77,225$27.15$2,096,658.75View SEC Filing  
5/13/2013George J FischerEVPSell5,479$26.80$146,837.20View SEC Filing  
5/10/2013George J FischerEVPSell11,750$27.00$317,250.00View SEC Filing  
9/4/2012Jacob LammEVPSell54,857$25.95$1,423,539.15View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for CA (NASDAQ:CA)
Latest Headlines for CA (NASDAQ:CA)
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