Square, Inc. provides payment and point-of-sale solutions in the United States and internationally. The company's commerce ecosystem includes point-of-sale software and hardware that enables sellers to turn mobile and computing devices into payment and point-of-sale solutions. It offers hardware products, including Magstripe reader, which enables swiped transactions of magnetic stripe cards; Contactless and chip reader that accepts Europay, MasterCard, and Visa (EMV) chip cards and Near Field Communication payments; Chip card reader, which accepts EMV chip cards and enables swiped transactions of magnetic stripe cards; Square Stand, which enables an iPad to be used as a payment terminal or full point of sale solution; and Square Register that combines its hardware, point-of-sale software, and payments technology, as well as managed payments solutions. The company also provides Square Point of Sale software; Cash App, which provides access to the financial system, allowing customers to electronically send, store, and spend money; Caviar, a food ordering platform for restaurants to offer food ordering, pickup and delivery, to their customers; and Square Capital that facilitates loans to sellers based on real-time payment and point-of-sale data. Square, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
Industry, Sector and Symbol
Industry Prepackaged software
SectorComputer and Technology
Trailing P/E Ratio-514.60
Forward P/E Ratio2,573.00
Sales & Book Value
Annual Sales$2.21 billion
Price / Sales9.21
Price / CashN/A
Book Value$1.99 per share
Price / Book25.86
EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)($0.10)
Return on Equity-6.60%
Return on Assets-2.47%
Square (NYSE:SQ) Frequently Asked Questions
What is Square's stock symbol?
Square trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "SQ."
How were Square's earnings last quarter?
Square, Inc. (NYSE:SQ) posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February, 27th. The technology company reported $0.08 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.07 by $0.01. The technology company earned $616.04 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $601.63 million. Square had a negative return on equity of 6.60% and a negative net margin of 2.84%. View Square's Earnings History.
When is Square's next earnings date?
What guidance has Square issued on next quarter's earnings?
Square updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Tuesday, February, 27th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.43-0.47 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $0.45. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.30-1.33 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.27 billion.Square also updated its Q1 guidance to $0.03-0.05 EPS.
What price target have analysts set for SQ?
35 brokerages have issued twelve-month target prices for Square's stock. Their predictions range from $19.50 to $67.00. On average, they expect Square's stock price to reach $43.2576 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Square.
What are Wall Street analysts saying about Square stock?
Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Square stock:
- 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Square has substantially outperformed the industry it belongs to in the past 12 months. The company is currently benifiting from strength in core payments business and operating expense leverage. The company’s comprehensive commerce ecosystem, accelerated business growth and focus on integration, automation, and platform are key catalysts. Meanwhile, automation is enabling the company to increase reach of financial system to more people, scale up its own operations and help sellers with advanced CRM tools. Moreover, the company displays consistent business growth through balancing investment and margin expansion. However, vulnerability to intense competition and changing technology, industry standards and seller and buyer needs pose significant challenges." (2/5/2018)
- 2. Stifel Nicolaus analysts commented, "We are downgrading shares from Buy to Hold based on valuation. We continue to believe Square is building a uniquely positioned SMB services ecosystem and is effectively expanding its opportunity with new products/features, international expansion, and larger merchant penetration. Year-to-date, Square shares have risen by 168% vs. 15% for the S&P 500. Greater visibility into positive outcomes for Square’s key debates along with consolidation activity in the industry and strong technology/digital payments sentiment have lifted shares, in our view. We expect another strong quarter and are adjusting our estimates for the quarter and the year higher. Our new target price increases to $36." (11/1/2017)
Who are some of Square's key competitors?
Some companies that are related to Square include Electronic Arts (EA), Dassault Syst�mes (DASTY), ServiceNow (NOW), Autodesk (ADSK), Symantec (SYMC), Check Point Software Technologies (CHKP), Splunk (SPLK), CA (CA), Mobileye (MBBYF), Ansys (ANSS), Citrix Systems (CTXS), Shopify (SHOP), Synopsys (SNPS), SS&C Technologies (SSNC), Dropbox (DBX), Take-Two Interactive (TTWO), Ubisoft (UBSFY) and Cadence Design Systems (CDNS).
Who are Square's key executives?
Square's management team includes the folowing people:
- Mr. Jack Dorsey, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 41)
- Mr. James Morgan McKelvey Jr., Co-Founder (Age 53)
- Ms. Sarah Friar, Chief Financial Officer (Age 45)
- Ms. Hillary B. Smith, Gen. Counsel and Corp. Sec. (Age 51)
- Ms. Alyssa Henry, Seller Lead (Age 48)
When did Square IPO?
(SQ) raised $324 million in an initial public offering on Thursday, November 19th 2015. The company issued 27,000,000 shares at $11.00-$13.00 per share. Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and J.P. Morgan served as the underwriters for the IPO and Barclays, Deutsche Bank Securities, Jefferies, RBC Capital Markets, Stifel, LOYAL3 Securities and SMBC Nikko were co-managers.
Has Square been receiving favorable news coverage?
Media coverage about SQ stock has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Square earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern's scale. They also gave headlines about the technology company an impact score of 47.19 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future.
How do I buy shares of Square?
Shares of SQ 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 Square's stock price today?
One share of SQ stock can currently be purchased for approximately $51.46.
How big of a company is Square?
Square has a market capitalization of $20.40 billion and generates $2.21 billion in revenue each year. The technology company earns $-62,810,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or ($0.10) on an earnings per share basis. Square employs 2,338 workers across the globe.
How can I contact Square?
Square's mailing address is 1455 MARKET STREET SUITE 600, SAN FRANCISCO CA, 94103. The technology company can be reached via phone at 415-375-3176 or via email at [email protected]
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Square (NYSE:SQ) Price Target and Consensus Rating (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
MarketBeat calculates consensus analyst ratings for stocks using the most recent rating from each Wall Street analyst that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Each analyst's rating is normalized to a standardized rating score of 1 (sell), 2 (hold), 3 (buy) or 4 (strong buy). Analyst consensus ratings scores are calculated using the mean average of the number of normalized sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. Each stock's consensus analyst 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's consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.
35 Wall Street analysts have issued ratings and price targets for Square in the last 12 months. Their average twelve-month price target is $43.2576, suggesting that the stock has a possible downside of 15.94%. The high price target for SQ is $67.00 and the low price target for SQ is $19.50. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 11 hold ratings and 22 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus rating of "Buy."
|Today||30 Days Ago||90 Days Ago||180 Days Ago|
|Consensus Rating: ||Buy||Buy||Buy||Buy|
|Consensus Rating Score: ||2.57||2.57||2.58||2.66|
|Ratings Breakdown: ||2 Sell Rating(s)|
11 Hold Rating(s)
22 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|2 Sell Rating(s)|
11 Hold Rating(s)
22 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|1 Sell Rating(s)|
13 Hold Rating(s)
22 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|0 Sell Rating(s)|
11 Hold Rating(s)
21 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|Consensus Price Target: ||$43.2576||$42.3788||$35.3182||$25.9483|
|Price Target Upside: ||15.94% downside||20.31% downside||12.30% downside||20.62% downside|
Square (NYSE:SQ) Consensus Price Target History
Square (NYSE:SQ) Analyst Ratings History
(Data available from 4/22/2016 forward)
Square (NYSE:SQ) Dividend History by Quarter
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Announced||Period||Amount||Yield||Ex-Dividend Date||Record Date||Payable Date|
Square (NYSE SQ) Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History
Insider Ownership Percentage: 32.68%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 52.42%
Square (NYSE SQ) Insider Trading History
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Shares Held After Transaction||Details|
|4/16/2018||James Morgan Jr. Mckelvey||Director||Sell||400,000||$46.90||$18,760,000.00||468,223|| |
|4/2/2018||Jacqueline D Reses||Insider||Sell||15,000||$47.76||$716,400.00||589,283|| |
|3/28/2018||Sarah Friar||CFO||Sell||39,200||$50.07||$1,962,744.00||346,649|| |
|3/19/2018||Hillary B Smith||Insider||Sell||21,383||$54.17||$1,158,317.11||469,814|| |
|3/13/2018||James Morgan Jr. Mckelvey||Director||Sell||400,000||$52.13||$20,852,000.00||468,020|| |
|3/5/2018||Ajmere Dale||Insider||Sell||5,272||$49.07||$258,697.04||106,533|| |
|3/1/2018||Jacqueline D Reses||Insider||Sell||15,000||$45.18||$677,700.00||599,961|| |
|2/20/2018||James Morgan Jr. Mckelvey||Director||Sell||400,000||$45.66||$18,264,000.00||468,020|| |
|2/14/2018||Sarah Friar||CFO||Sell||38,400||$41.43||$1,590,912.00|| |
|1/19/2018||Sarah Friar||CFO||Sell||38,400||$41.46||$1,592,064.00||349,123|| |
|1/16/2018||James Morgan Jr. Mckelvey||Director||Sell||400,000||$39.79||$15,916,000.00|| |
|1/5/2018||Ajmere Dale||Insider||Sell||1,451||$40.00||$58,040.00||109,586|| |
|1/2/2018||Hillary B Smith||Insider||Sell||1,551||$35.12||$54,471.12||487,482|| |
|12/20/2017||Jack Dorsey||CEO||Sell||50,000||$36.16||$1,808,000.00|| |
|12/18/2017||Hillary B Smith||Insider||Sell||75,103||$37.56||$2,820,868.68||563,798|| |
|12/13/2017||Jack Dorsey||CEO||Sell||50,000||$37.75||$1,887,500.00|| |
|12/13/2017||Sarah Friar||CFO||Sell||19,200||$37.20||$714,240.00||355,566|| |
|12/11/2017||James Morgan Jr. Mckelvey||Director||Sell||400,000||$38.15||$15,260,000.00||67,732|| |
|12/6/2017||Jack Dorsey||CEO||Sell||50,000||$38.42||$1,921,000.00|| |
|12/4/2017||Ajmere Dale||Insider||Sell||2,814||$37.23||$104,765.22|| |
|12/1/2017||Mary G. Meeker||Director||Sell||51,422||$38.25||$1,966,891.50|| |
|11/29/2017||Jack Dorsey||CEO||Sell||50,000||$40.48||$2,024,000.00|| |
|11/22/2017||Sarah Friar||CFO||Sell||38,400||$47.24||$1,814,016.00||355,566|| |
|11/13/2017||Ajmere Dale||Insider||Sell||20,286||$39.12||$793,588.32||134,518|| |
|11/13/2017||James Morgan Jr. Mckelvey||Director||Sell||400,000||$39.15||$15,660,000.00||507,732|| |
|11/10/2017||Ajmere Dale||CAO||Sell||17,446||$38.98||$680,045.08||134,518|| |
|11/10/2017||Hillary B Smith||Insider||Sell||3,459||$38.95||$134,728.05||641,154|| |
|10/17/2017||James Morgan Jr. Mckelvey||Director||Sell||400,000||$32.72||$13,088,000.00||507,732|| |
|10/13/2017||Sarah Friar||CFO||Sell||38,400||$32.81||$1,259,904.00|| |
|9/21/2017||Sarah Friar||CFO||Sell||38,400||$28.36||$1,089,024.00||366,103|| |
|9/20/2017||Sarah Friar||CFO||Sell||19,200||$28.41||$545,472.00||366,103|| |
|9/11/2017||James Morgan Jr. Mckelvey||Director||Sell||400,000||$27.22||$10,888,000.00||507,385|| |
|8/24/2017||Sarah Friar||CFO||Sell||38,400||$25.58||$982,272.00||366,103|| |
|8/23/2017||Sarah Friar||CFO||Sell||19,200||$25.54||$490,368.00||366,103|| |
|8/15/2017||James Morgan Jr. Mckelvey||Director||Sell||400,000||$25.02||$10,008,000.00||507,385|| |
|7/18/2017||Sarah Friar||CFO||Sell||38,400||$26.39||$1,013,376.00||368,791|| |
|7/17/2017||Sarah Friar||CFO||Sell||19,200||$26.25||$504,000.00||368,791|| |
|6/23/2017||Sarah Friar||CFO||Sell||38,400||$24.22||$930,048.00||375,023|| |
|6/5/2017||James Morgan Jr. Mckelvey||Director||Sell||90,000||$23.36||$2,102,400.00||186,308|| |
|5/30/2017||Jack Dorsey||CEO||Sell||309,000||$22.70||$7,014,300.00|| |
|5/25/2017||Sarah Friar||CFO||Sell||38,400||$22.09||$848,256.00||375,023|| |
|5/16/2017||Jack Dorsey||CEO||Sell||381,500||$20.42||$7,790,230.00|| |
|5/2/2017||Jack Dorsey||CEO||Sell||381,500||$18.63||$7,107,345.00|| |
|5/2/2017||Jacqueline D Reses||Insider||Sell||10,936||$18.95||$207,237.20||673,340|| |
|4/26/2017||Alyssa Henry||Insider||Sell||5,406||$18.23||$98,551.38||475,238|| |
|4/26/2017||Sarah Friar||CFO||Sell||2,696||$18.23||$49,148.08||373,220|| |
|4/19/2017||Sarah Friar||CFO||Sell||38,400||$17.12||$657,408.00||375,916|| |
|4/18/2017||Jack Dorsey||CEO||Sell||381,500||$16.96||$6,470,240.00|| |
|4/11/2017||James Morgan Jr. Mckelvey||Director||Sell||90,000||$16.78||$1,510,200.00||186,308|| |
|4/4/2017||Jack Dorsey||CEO||Sell||381,500||$17.00||$6,485,500.00|| |
|3/29/2017||Sarah Friar||CFO||Sell||38,400||$17.25||$662,400.00||110,585|| |
|3/21/2017||Jack Dorsey||CEO||Sell||381,500||$16.80||$6,409,200.00|| |
|3/21/2017||James Morgan Jr. Mckelvey||Director||Sell||90,000||$17.25||$1,552,500.00||185,730|| |
|3/2/2017||Ventures Iii L.P. Khosla||Major Shareholder||Sell||1,000,000||$17.30||$17,300,000.00|| |
|2/14/2017||James Morgan Jr. Mckelvey||Director||Sell||90,000||$14.30||$1,287,000.00||435,173|| |
|2/7/2017||Jack Dorsey||CEO||Sell||381,500||$14.39||$5,489,785.00|| |
|1/26/2017||Alyssa Henry||Insider||Sell||5,905||$14.50||$85,622.50||215,313|| |
|1/26/2017||Sarah Friar||CFO||Sell||3,155||$14.50||$45,747.50||110,585|| |
|1/24/2017||Jack Dorsey||CEO||Sell||381,500||$14.56||$5,554,640.00|| |
|1/19/2017||Francoise Brougher||Insider||Sell||57,692||$14.77||$852,110.84||157,825|| |
|1/10/2017||Jack Dorsey||CEO||Sell||381,500||$15.17||$5,787,355.00|| |
|1/10/2017||James Morgan Jr. Mckelvey||Director||Sell||90,000||$15.13||$1,361,700.00||185,730|| |
|1/6/2017||Lawrence Henry Summers||Director||Sell||23,125||$15.00||$346,875.00||50,507|| |
|1/5/2017||Francoise Brougher||Insider||Sell||57,693||$14.08||$812,317.44||157,826|| |
|12/27/2016||Jack Dorsey||CEO||Sell||381,500||$14.09||$5,375,335.00|| |
|12/22/2016||Francoise Brougher||Insider||Sell||57,692||$14.07||$811,726.44||157,825|| |
|12/12/2016||James Morgan Jr. Mckelvey||Director||Sell||400,000||$13.85||$5,540,000.00||494,997|| |
|12/8/2016||Francoise Brougher||Insider||Sell||173,077||$14.01||$2,424,808.77||215,518|| |
|12/7/2016||Lawrence Henry Summers||Director||Sell||23,125||$13.75||$317,968.75||50,507|| |
|11/30/2016||Ventures Iii L.P. Khosla||Major Shareholder||Sell||2,000,000||$12.67||$25,340,000.00|| |
|11/29/2016||Jack Dorsey||CEO||Sell||381,500||$12.56||$4,791,640.00|| |
|11/29/2016||Ventures Iii L.P. Khosla||Major Shareholder||Sell||960,000||$12.60||$12,096,000.00|| |
|11/28/2016||Ventures Iii L.P. Khosla||Major Shareholder||Sell||689,000||$12.73||$8,770,970.00|| |
|11/16/2016||Francoise Brougher||Insider||Sell||2,042||$11.83||$24,156.86||102,175|| |
|11/7/2016||James Morgan Jr. Mckelvey||Director||Sell||400,000||$12.27||$4,908,000.00||494,997|| |
|11/4/2016||Francoise Brougher||Insider||Sell||173,077||$12.00||$2,076,924.00||265,243|| |
|10/26/2016||Francoise Brougher||Insider||Sell||7,152||$11.08||$79,244.16||100,133|| |
|10/26/2016||Sarah Friar||CFO||Sell||2,704||$11.05||$29,879.20||111,698|| |
|10/19/2016||James Morgan Jr. Mckelvey||Director||Sell||400,000||$11.24||$4,496,000.00||494,997|| |
|9/28/2016||Francoise Brougher||Insider||Sell||57,692||$12.00||$692,304.00||164,977|| |
|9/13/2016||James Morgan Jr. Mckelvey||Director||Sell||400,000||$11.27||$4,508,000.00||424,837|| |
|8/23/2016||Dana Wagner||Insider||Sell||50,000||$12.27||$613,500.00||321,315|| |
|8/23/2016||Lawrence Henry Summers||Director||Sell||23,125||$12.50||$289,062.50||50,507|| |
|8/5/2016||Dana Wagner||Insider||Sell||50,000||$11.29||$564,500.00||321,315|| |
|8/5/2016||Lawrence Henry Summers||Director||Sell||115,625||$11.08||$1,281,125.00||143,007|| |
|7/26/2016||Dana Wagner||Insider||Sell||6,953||$9.77||$67,930.81||271,315|| |
|7/26/2016||Sarah Friar||CFO||Sell||2,690||$9.77||$26,281.30||114,402|| |
|6/16/2016||Dana Wagner||Insider||Sell||2,655||$8.65||$22,965.75||280,923|| |
|5/25/2016||James Morgan Jr. Mckelvey||Director||Sell||135,000||$9.80||$1,323,000.00||200,654|| |
|5/18/2016||Dana Wagner||Insider||Sell||200,000||$9.43||$1,886,000.00||353,268|| |
|5/17/2016||Jack Dorsey||CEO||Sell||168,750||$9.12||$1,539,000.00|| |
|11/24/2015||Rizvi Traverse Management, Llc||Major Shareholder||Buy||750,000||$9.00||$6,750,000.00|| |
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