Coupa Software Stock Price and Research (Nasdaq: COUP)

by Rob Otman
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Coupa Software (Nasdaq: COUP) is a $3 billion company today. Investors that bought shares one year ago are sitting on a 54.51% total return. That's above the S&P 500's return of 15.17%.

Coupa Software stock is beating the market, and it reports earnings soon. But does that make it a good buy today? To answer this question we've turned to the Investment U Stock Grader. Our research team built this system to diagnose the financial health of a company.

Our system looks at six key metrics...

Earnings-per-Share (EPS) Growth: Coupa Software reported a recent EPS growth rate of -23.08%. That's below the internet software and services industry average of 36.63%. That's not a good sign. We like to see companies that have higher earnings growth.

Price-to-Earnings (P/E): Coupa Software’s P/E ratio cannot be calculated due to negative earnings. That’s not good.

Debt-to-Equity The debt-to-equity ratio for Coupa Software stock is 67.77%. That's below the internet software and services industry average of 104.14%. That's a good sign. Coupa Software's debt levels are not out of control.

Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Coupa Software has increased its FCF per share over the last year relative to its competitors. That's good for investors. In general, if a company is growing its FCF, it will be able to pay down debt, buy back stock, pay out more in dividends and/or invest money back into the business to help boost growth.

Profit Margins The profit margin of Coupa Software comes in at -16.23% today. And generally, the higher, the better. We also like to see this ratio above competitors. Coupa Software's profit margin is below the internet software and services average of 14.45%. So that's a negative indicator for investors.

Return on Equity Return on equity gives us a look at the amount of net income returned to shareholders. The ROE for Coupa Software is -21.14% and that's below its industry average ROE of -12.8%.

Coupa Software stock passes two of our six key metrics today. That's why our Investment U Stock Grader gives it a Hold with Caution.

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