NASDAQ:PLUS - ePlus Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$74.49 -1.05 (-1.39 %)
(As of 12/12/2018 02:12 AM ET)
Previous Close$75.54
Today's Range$73.80 - $77.04
52-Week Range$67.65 - $107.25
Volume66,500 shs
Average Volume77,471 shs
Market Capitalization$1.02 billion
P/E Ratio17.73
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.23
ePlus inc., through its subsidiaries, provides information technology solutions that enable organizations to optimize their information technology (IT) environment and supply chain processes in the United States. It operates in two segments, Technology and Financing. The Technology segment offers hardware, software, maintenance, software assurance, and internally-provided and outsourced services; and advanced professional and managed services, including ePlus managed, professional, security, staff augmentation, server and desktop support, and project management services. It also provides proprietary software products, such as OneSource IT, an online Web based software portal for customers purchasing IT equipment, software, and services; OneSource Procurement, a Web-based software tool to facilitate procurement of various assets; OneSource Asset Management, a software platform for managing and tracking corporate assets comprising vendor maintenance contracts; and OneSource DigitalPaper, a document management software application. The Financing segment specializes in financing arrangements that include direct financing, sales-type, and operating leases; notes receivable and consumption-based financing arrangements; and underwriting and management of IT equipment and assets. Its financing operations comprise sales, pricing, credit, contracts, accounting, risk management, and asset management. This segment primarily finances IT equipment, including accessories and software, communication-related equipment, and medical equipment; and industrial machinery, office furniture and general office, transportation, and other general business equipment directly, as well as through vendors. ePlus inc. serves commercial entities, state and local governments, government contractors, and educational institutions. The company was formerly known as MLC Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to ePlus inc. in 1999. ePlus inc. was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Computers, peripherals, & software
Sub-IndustryApplication Software
SectorComputer and Technology
Current SymbolNASDAQ:PLUS
Previous Symbol
CUSIP29426810
Phone703-984-8400

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.03
Current Ratio1.70
Quick Ratio1.53

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio17.73
Forward P/E Ratio16.30
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.41 billion
Price / Sales0.72
Cash Flow$5.3398 per share
Price / Cash Flow13.95
Book Value$26.71 per share
Price / Book2.79

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.22
Net Income$55.12 million
Net Margins4.20%
Return on Equity16.58%
Return on Assets8.32%

Miscellaneous

Employees1,260
Outstanding Shares13,700,000
Market Cap$1.02 billion
OptionableOptionable

ePlus (NASDAQ:PLUS) Frequently Asked Questions

What is ePlus' stock symbol?

ePlus trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "PLUS."

When did ePlus' stock split? How did ePlus' stock split work?

Shares of ePlus split before market open on Monday, April 3rd 2017. The 2-1 split was announced on Thursday, February 2nd 2017. The newly created shares were distributed to shareholders after the market closes on Friday, March 31st 2017. An investor that had 100 shares of ePlus stock prior to the split would have 200 shares after the split.

How will ePlus' stock buyback program work?

ePlus announced that its board has approved a share repurchase program on Saturday, August 19th 2017, which authorizes the company to buyback 500,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are typically a sign that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

How were ePlus' earnings last quarter?

ePlus Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUS) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November, 7th. The software maker reported $1.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $1.60 by $0.07. The software maker earned $345.04 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $378.95 million. ePlus had a net margin of 4.20% and a return on equity of 16.58%. View ePlus' Earnings History.

When is ePlus' next earnings date?

ePlus is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 6th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for ePlus.

What price target have analysts set for PLUS?

3 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for ePlus' stock. Their forecasts range from $86.00 to $100.00. On average, they anticipate ePlus' share price to reach $94.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 26.2% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for ePlus.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for ePlus?

3 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for ePlus in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for ePlus.

Has ePlus been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about PLUS stock have trended somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. ePlus earned a coverage optimism score of 1.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the software maker a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next few days.

Who are some of ePlus' key competitors?

Who are ePlus' key executives?

ePlus' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Phillip G. Norton, Exec. Chairman (Age 74)
  • Mr. Mark P. Marron, CEO, Pres & Director (Age 56)
  • Ms. Elaine D. Marion, Chief Financial Officer (Age 50)
  • Mr. Darren S. Raiguel, Chief Operating Officer
  • Mr. George Douglas King, Chief Information Officer (Age 50)

Who are ePlus' major shareholders?

ePlus' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (14.09%), Vanguard Group Inc. (8.22%), FMR LLC (6.96%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (6.96%), Fiduciary Management Inc. WI (6.01%) and PNC Financial Services Group Inc. (2.71%). Company insiders that own ePlus stock include Bruce M Bowen, C Thomas Faulders III, Darren S Raiguel, Elaine D Marion, Eric D Hovde, John E Callies, Lawrence S Herman, Mark P Marron and Phillip G Norton. View Institutional Ownership Trends for ePlus.

Which major investors are selling ePlus stock?

PLUS stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Chicago Equity Partners LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Panagora Asset Management Inc., Morgan Stanley, FMR LLC, Wells Fargo & Company MN, Scout Investments Inc. and Carillon Tower Advisers Inc.. Company insiders that have sold ePlus company stock in the last year include Darren S Raiguel, Elaine D Marion, Eric D Hovde, John E Callies, Lawrence S Herman, Mark P Marron and Phillip G Norton. View Insider Buying and Selling for ePlus.

Which major investors are buying ePlus stock?

PLUS stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Matarin Capital Management LLC, BlackRock Inc., Palo Capital Inc., Man Group plc, Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc., Martingale Asset Management L P, Renaissance Technologies LLC and Citadel Advisors LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for ePlus.

How do I buy shares of ePlus?

Shares of PLUS can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is ePlus' stock price today?

One share of PLUS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $74.49.

How big of a company is ePlus?

ePlus has a market capitalization of $1.02 billion and generates $1.41 billion in revenue each year. The software maker earns $55.12 million in net income (profit) each year or $4.22 on an earnings per share basis. ePlus employs 1,260 workers across the globe.

What is ePlus' official website?

The official website for ePlus is http://www.eplus.com.

How can I contact ePlus?

ePlus' mailing address is 13595 DULLES TECHNOLOGY DRIVE, HERNDON VA, 20171. The software maker can be reached via phone at 703-984-8400 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for ePlus (NASDAQ PLUS)

Community Ranking:  2.6 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  202 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  184 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  386
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about ePlus and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe PLUS will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe PLUS will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/12/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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