Progress Software (NASDAQ:PRGS) Posts Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.13 EPS

Progress Software (NASDAQ:PRGS) announced its earnings results on Wednesday. The software maker reported $0.91 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.78 by $0.13, MarketWatch Earnings reports. Progress Software had a return on equity of 33.98% and a net margin of 13.12%. The firm had revenue of $129.06 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $118.77 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.79 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 4.6% compared to the same quarter last year.

Shares of PRGS traded down $4.26 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $44.55. 21,372 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 329,090. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.74, a current ratio of 1.41 and a quick ratio of 1.41. The company has a market capitalization of $2.01 billion, a PE ratio of 35.76 and a beta of 1.02. The firm has a fifty day simple moving average of $43.45 and a 200-day simple moving average of $38.86. Progress Software has a one year low of $28.09 and a one year high of $52.50.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, March 15th. Shareholders of record on Monday, March 1st will be issued a $0.175 dividend. This represents a $0.70 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.57%. Progress Software’s dividend payout ratio is currently 30.57%.

Several equities research analysts recently commented on the company. 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 report on Tuesday, October 27th. Wedbush boosted their target price on Progress Software from $45.00 to $55.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday.

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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