Progress Software (NASDAQ:PRGS) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday. The software maker reported $0.91 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.78 by $0.13, MarketWatch Earnings reports. Progress Software had a net margin of 13.12% and a return on equity of 33.98%. The business had revenue of $129.06 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $118.77 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.79 EPS. Progress Software’s quarterly revenue was up 4.6% compared to the same quarter last year.
Shares of NASDAQ:PRGS traded down $4.26 during trading on Friday, hitting $44.55. 21,372 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 329,090. Progress Software has a 1-year low of $28.09 and a 1-year high of $52.50. The company has a market capitalization of $2.01 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 35.76 and a beta of 1.02. The company’s fifty day simple moving average is $43.45 and its 200-day simple moving average is $38.86. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.74, a quick ratio of 1.41 and a current ratio of 1.41.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, March 15th. Stockholders of record on Monday, March 1st will be issued a dividend of $0.175 per share. This represents a $0.70 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.57%. Progress Software’s payout ratio is presently 30.57%.
A number of analysts have weighed in on the stock. Wedbush increased their price target on shares of Progress Software from $45.00 to $55.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday. Zacks Investment Research raised Progress Software from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $44.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, October 27th.
About Progress Software
Progress Software Corporation develops business applications. The company operates through three segments: OpenEdge, Data Connectivity and Integration, and Application Development and Deployment. The OpenEdge segment offers Progress OpenEdge, a development software, which builds multi-language applications for secure deployment across various platforms and devices, as well as cloud; Progress Corticon, a business rules management system that enables applications with decision automation and change process, and decision-related insight capabilities; Progress Kinvey, a platform for building enterprise applications; MOVEit that provides secure collaboration and automated file transfers of critical business information; WhatsUp Gold, a network monitoring solution; and DataRPM, a cognitive predictive maintenance solution for industrial IoT.
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