About Nice Systems (NASDAQ:NICE)
NICE Ltd., formerly NICE-Systems Ltd., is a global enterprise software provider. The Company's segments include Customer Interactions Solutions, and Financial Crime and Compliance Solutions. The Customer Interactions Solutions segment provides data driven insights that enable businesses to deliver personalized experience to customers. The Financial Crime and Compliance Solutions segment provides real time and cross-channel fraud prevention, anti-money laundering, brokerage compliance and enterprise-wide case management. The Company serves contact centers, back office operations and retail branches, covering various industries, including communications, banking, insurance, healthcare, business processes outsourcing (BPO), government, utilities, travel and entertainment. Its Multi-Channel Recording and Interaction Management enables organizations to capture structured and unstructured customer interaction and transaction data from multiple channels.
Industry, Sector and Symbol:
- Sector: Computer and Technology
- Industry: Software
- Sub-Industry: N/A
- Symbol: NASDAQ:NICE
- CUSIP: N/A
- Web: www.nice.com
- Market Cap: $4.91 billion
- Outstanding Shares: 60,670,000
- 50 Day Moving Avg: $80.42
- 200 Day Moving Avg: $76.40
- 52 Week Range: $63.72 - $83.95
Sales & Book Value:
- Trailing P/E Ratio: 52.95
- Foreward P/E Ratio: 18.26
- P/E Growth: 1.88
- Annual Revenue: $1.18 billion
- Price / Sales: 4.19
- Book Value: $26.75 per share
- Price / Book: 3.04
- Annual Dividend: $0.26
- Dividend Yield: 0.8%
- EBITDA: $250.82 million
- Net Margins: 7.99%
- Return on Equity: 11.14%
- Return on Assets: 6.91%
- Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.28%
- Current Ratio: 1.37%
- Quick Ratio: 1.36%
- Average Volume: 126,280 shs.
- Beta: 0.89
- Short Ratio: 4.16
Frequently Asked Questions for Nice Systems (NASDAQ:NICE)
What is Nice Systems' stock symbol?
Nice Systems trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "NICE."
How often does Nice Systems pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Nice Systems?
Nice Systems announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, February 16th. Stockholders of record on Monday, February 27th will be given a dividend of $0.16 per share on Wednesday, March 15th. This represents a $0.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.79%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 23rd. View Nice Systems' Dividend History.
How will Nice Systems' stock buyback program work?
Nice Systems announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock repurchase program on Wednesday, April 12th 2017, which permits the company to buyback $150,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are usually a sign that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.
How were Nice Systems' earnings last quarter?
Nice Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ:NICE) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August, 3rd. The company reported $0.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.32 by $0.01. The firm earned $315.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $313.44 million. Nice Systems had a net margin of 7.99% and a return on equity of 11.14%. The firm's revenue was up 33.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.79 EPS. View Nice Systems' Earnings History.
When will Nice Systems make its next earnings announcement?
What guidance has Nice Systems issued on next quarter's earnings?
Nice Systems issued an update on its FY17 earnings guidance on Thursday, August, 3rd. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $3.90-4.10 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $3.97. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.33-1.354 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.35 billion.Nice Systems also updated its Q3 guidance to $0.89-0.95 EPS.
Where is Nice Systems' stock going? Where will Nice Systems' stock price be in 2017?
9 equities research analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Nice Systems' shares. Their forecasts range from $76.00 to $91.00. On average, they expect Nice Systems' share price to reach $81.75 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Nice Systems.
What are analysts saying about Nice Systems stock?
Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Nice Systems stock:
- 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "NICE Ltd. provides enterprise software solutions. Its operating segment consists of Customer Interactions Solutions, Financial Crime and Compliance Solutions. The Company's solutions include integrated, multimedia recording platforms, software applications and related professional services. NICE Ltd., formerly known as NICE-Systems Ltd., is headquartered in Ra'anana, Israel. " (7/6/2017)
- 2. Chardan Capital analysts commented, "NICE reported strong 4Q16 results, with revenue and non-GAAP diluted EPS in the upper end of the company's guidance, and provided 2017 guidance, which looks conservative on the revenue side, given current growth rates. 4Q16 revenue reached $329 mn, up 20% y-o-y, on consolidation of InContact for 1.5 months and organic growth. Non-GAAP gross profit grew to $243 mn by 22% y-o-y, bringing gross margin to 73.9% vs. 72.9% in 4Q15, supported by growing share of analytics in total bookings ' 65% in 4Q16. Operating profit grew by 16% to $94 mn, operating margin declined to 28.6% vs. 29.7%, affected by InContact results consolidation and acquisition related expenses. Non-GAAP net income increased by 8.2% to $72.4 mn, at a slower pace than revenue due to lower operating margin, interest expense vs. interest income in 4Q15, and higher effective tax rate as a result of change in geographies. Non-GAAP EPS grew by 8% y-o-y to $1.18. The company provided 1Q17 and FY17 revenue and EPS guidance: for 1Q17 revenue range of $303-313 mn and EPS of $0.81-0.87, for 17FY revenue range of $1,330 ' 1,354 mn and EPS of $3.8-4.0." (2/21/2017)
Who are some of Nice Systems' key competitors?
Some companies that are related to Nice Systems include Atlassian Corporation PLC (TEAM), Splunk (SPLK), SS&C Technologies Holdings (SSNC), Tyler Technologies (TYL), The Ultimate Software Group (ULTI), National Instruments Corporation (NATI), Micro Focus International plc (MCRO), Nuance Communications (NUAN), Blackbaud (BLKB), Solera Holdings (SLH), FireEye (FEYE), Playtech PLC (PTEC), Okta (OKTA), CommVault Systems (CVLT), Paylocity Holding Corporation (PCTY), Alarm.com Holdings (ALRM), Progress Software Corporation (PRGS) and Coupa Software (COUP).
Who are Nice Systems' key executives?
Nice Systems' management team includes the folowing people:
- David Kostman, Chairman of the Board
- Barak Eilam, Chief Executive Officer
- Beth Gaspich, Chief Financial Officer
- Joseph Friscia, President of NICE-Actimize
- Yaron Hertz, President-NICE Americas
- Paul Jarman, CEO of inContact
- John O'Hara, President-NICE EMEA
- Darren Rushworth, President-NICE APAC
- Barry Cooper, Chief Operating Officer
- Eran Liron, Executive Vice President-Marketing & Corporate Development
How do I buy Nice Systems stock?
Shares of Nice Systems can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.
What is Nice Systems' stock price today?
MarketBeat Community Rating for Nice Systems (NASDAQ NICE)MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Nice Systems and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
One share of Nice Systems stock can currently be purchased for approximately $81.43.
Consensus Ratings for Nice Systems (NASDAQ:NICE) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
MarketBeat calculates consensus ratings using the most recent rating from each brokerage that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Since brokers often use different ratings systems, each rating is normalized to a standardized rating score of 1 (sell), 2 (hold), 3 (buy) or 4 (strong buy). Consensus ratings scores are calculated using the mean average of the number of normalized sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings. Each stock's consensus rating is derived from its calculated consensus ratings score (0-1.5 = Sell, 1.5-2.5 = Hold, 2.5-3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). MarketBeat's consensus price targets are a mean average of the most recent available price targets set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months.
MarketBeat will no longer include ratings and price target data in its consensus calculation if a broker drops coverage and MarketBeat has received a report that coverage was dropped. Ratings from certain research firms that issue ratings using purely quantitative methods (such as Zacks, Vetr and ValuEngine) are not included in consensus calculations. MarketBeat's consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.
|Ratings Breakdown: ||6 Hold Ratings, 3 Buy Ratings|
|Consensus Rating:||Hold (Score: 2.33)|
|Consensus Price Target: ||$81.75 (0.39% upside)|Consensus Price Target History for Nice Systems (NASDAQ:NICE)
Analysts' Ratings History for Nice Systems (NASDAQ:NICE)
(Data available from 10/19/2015 forward)
|Date||Firm||Action||Rating||Price Target||Impact on Share Price||Details|
|10/16/2017||Chardan Capital||Boost Price Target||Buy -> Buy||$84.00 -> $91.00||N/A|
|10/6/2017||Jefferies Group LLC||Initiated Coverage||Hold -> Hold||$84.00||N/A|
|8/21/2017||Royal Bank Of Canada||Reiterated Rating||Hold||$80.00||Low|
|8/7/2017||Barclays PLC||Reiterated Rating||Hold||Low|
|8/4/2017||Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.||Boost Price Target||Outperform||$80.00 -> $85.00||Low|
|6/7/2017||Citigroup Inc.||Initiated Coverage||Neutral -> Neutral||$82.00||Low|
|2/10/2017||Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)||Initiated Coverage||Neutral||$76.00||N/A|
|1/13/2017||Imperial Capital||Downgrade||Outperform -> In-Line||$74.00 -> $76.00||N/A|
|11/11/2016||JMP Securities||Reiterated Rating||Buy||N/A|
|6/30/2016||J P Morgan Chase & Co||Reiterated Rating||Buy||N/A|
|11/1/2015||FBR & Co||Reiterated Rating||Outperform||$69.00||N/A|
Earnings History for Nice Systems (NASDAQ:NICE)Earnings History by Quarter for Nice Systems (NASDAQ NICE)
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)
|Date||Quarter||Consensus Estimate||Actual EPS||Revenue Estimate||Actual Revenue||Release Link||Conference Call||Details|
|8/3/2017||6/30/2017||$0.32||$0.33||$313.44 million||$315.30 million||View||Listen|
|5/4/2017||3/31/2017||$0.64||$0.75||$308.97 million||$305.62 million||View||Listen|
|2/16/2017||12/31/2016||$1.03||$1.00||$327.85 million||$323.90 million||View||N/A|
|11/10/2016||Q316||$0.81||$0.83||$240.07 million||$237.20 million||View||N/A|
|7/28/2016||Q216||$0.75||$0.79||$234.79 million||$235.40 million||View||Listen|
|5/5/2016||Q116||$0.74||$0.81||$225.55 million||$226.10 million||View||N/A|
|2/11/2016||Q415||$1.03||$1.09||$271.68 million||$274.00 million||View||N/A|
|10/29/2015||Q315||$0.58||$0.75||$220.10 million||$221.00 million||View||N/A|
|7/30/2015||Q215||$0.57||$0.70||$233.72 million||$234.70 million||View||N/A|
|5/7/2015||Q1 2015||$0.59||$0.63||$243.92 million||$246.00 million||View||N/A|
|2/5/2015||Q414||$0.85||$0.93||$292.07 million||$294.00 million||View||N/A|
|11/5/2014||Q3 14||$0.64||$0.70||$244.50 million||$250.00 million||View||N/A|
|7/30/2014||Q214||$0.50||$0.47||$234.92 million||$239.30 million||View||N/A|
|5/8/2014||Q1||$0.52||$0.47||$235.77 million||$229.00 million||View||N/A|
|2/4/2014||Q413||$0.75||$0.75||$264.50 million||$271.00 million||View||N/A|
|10/30/2013||Q313||$0.62||$0.62||$233.57 million||$230.00 million||View||N/A|
|8/7/2013||Q213||$0.62||$0.61||$226.93 million||$225.00 million||View||N/A|
|5/8/2013||Q113||$0.61||$0.61||$226.93 million||$225.00 million||View||N/A|
|2/13/2013||Q412||$0.66||$0.70||$245.56 million||$240.00 million||View||N/A|
|10/31/2012||Q312||$0.57||$0.64||$220.76 million||$221.00 million||View||N/A|
Earnings Estimates for Nice Systems (NASDAQ:NICE)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.02 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.46 EPS
Current Dividend Information for Nice Systems (NASDAQ:NICE)
|Most Recent Dividend:||3/15/2017|
|Payout Ratio:||16.88% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings) |
6.47% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
5.83% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend History by Quarter for Nice Systems (NASDAQ NICE)
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
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