Avoid These 3 Popular Software Stocks That are Overvalued

The software industry has generated huge momentum by capitalizing on the remote working culture and rapid digital transformation over the past year. The industry’s strong growth prospects have fueled fierce competition among existing and new players. However…

despite possessing weak fundamentals, many software stocks are currently trading at high valuations.

Given that there’s much uncertainty related to the market’s momentum in the coming weeks as investors eye the Fed’s forthcoming annual summit this week, focused on whether or not the central bank will detail its plan on tapering monetary stimulus, overvalued software stocks could retreat.

That said, investors must be cautious in picking software stocks. MongoDB Inc. (MDB – Get Rating), Monday.com Ltd (MNDY – Get Rating), and Asana Inc. (ASAN – Get Rating) look significantly overvalued at their current price levels. So, we think that these stocks are best avoided now.

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MongoDB Inc. (MDB – Get Rating)

MDB in New York City is a global provider of a general-purpose database platform. The company provides a wide range of products and services, including MongoDB Enterprise Advanced, a commercial cloud database server for enterprise customers; MongoDB Atlas, a hosted multi-cloud database-as-a-service solution; and MongoDB Community Server, a free-to-download version of the database that  contains the functionality that developers need to get started with MongoDB.

MDB’s operating expenses increased 40% year-over-year to $188.57 million in the first quarter, ended April 30, 2021. Its operating loss grew 43.2% from its year-ago value to $61.45 million, while its net loss increased 18.6% year-over-year to $63.99 million over this period. The company’s loss per share surged 10.6% year-over-year to $1.04.

MDB’s EPS is expected to decline 30.3% year-over-year to $1.29 in the current year. The stock has declined 3.5% in price over the past six months.

In terms of forward Price/Sales, MDB is currently trading at 30.89x, which is 658.5% higher than the 4.07x industry average. Also, in terms of its forward EV/sales, the stock is currently trading at 30.69x, which is 669.3% higher than the 3.99x industry average.

MDB’s POWR ratings are consistent with this bleak outlook. The stock has an overall D rating, which translates to Sell in our proprietary rating system. The POWR Ratings are calculated by considering 118 different factors, with each factor weighted to an optimal degree.

MDB has a D grade for Growth and Value. Within the D-rated Software – Application industry, it is ranked #126 of 144 stocks. To see additional POWR Ratings for Stability, Sentiment, Quality, and Momentum for MDB, click here.

Monday.com Ltd (MNDY – Get Rating)

MNDY develops software applications in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and internationally. The Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel-based concern offers Work OS, a cloud-based visual work operating system made up of modular building blocks, which may be used to construct software applications and work management solutions. In addition, the company provides marketing, CRM, project management, software development, business development, consulting, and customer success services.

For the second quarter, ended June 30, 2021, MNDY’s operating expenses increased 48.9% year-over-year to $88.98 million. The company reported a $27.47 million operating loss . Its net loss was  $32.48 million, while its loss per share amounted to $1.67 over this period. Analysts expect MNDY’s EPS to remain negative in the current year.

Currently, MNDY looks extremely…

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