Is Intuit Stock Overvalued Following New Partnership Announcement?

Inuit announces a partnership with Practice Ignition

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Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU) is an American company that specializes in financial software technology. Intuit's products include the tax preparation application, TurboTax, personal finance app, Mint, credit reporting company, Credit Karma, and the small business accounting program QuickBooks. The company operates out of 20 locations across nine countries and has over 10,000 employees.

On April 5, Intuit ProConnect, a segment of Intuit, announced a new partnership with Practice Ignition. Practice Ignition is an automated proposal and payment management software that eliminates administrative tasks. Practice Ignition will reportedly work in tandem with Intuit professional tax products in order to increase workflow and productivity for tax professionals.

INTU has increased about 65% year-over-year, and has surged significantly since hitting a more than one-year bottom of $240.38 last April. Additionally, shares of Intuit stock have grown 5.6% year-to-date and down just 5% from their record high of $423.74. Intuit also offers a forward dividend of 2.36, equating to a dividend yield of 0.59%.

Intuit has displayed strong and consistent profit growth on both its top and bottom lines over the past few years. In fiscal 2020, INTU increased its revenues by 13% and its net income by 17%, bringing total sales up to $7.68 billion and net profits up to $1.826 billion. Intuit also has a decent balance sheet, which holds nearly as much cash as it holds in debt. INTU's total debt is at $2.82 billion and cash sits at $2.74 billion.

Meanwhile, options traders have bullish. The stock's 50-day call/put volume ratio of 1.48 at the International Securities Exchange (ISE), Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), and NASDAQ OMX PHLX (PHLX) sits in the 93rd percentile of its annual range, implying long calls have been picked up at a much faster-than-usual clip during the past 10 weeks.

However, as with most strong-performing companies, the biggest issue with potentially investing in Intuit stock right now lies in its massive valuation. Intuit stock currently trades at a sky-high price-earnings ratio of 61.22 and has a forward price-earnings ratio of 40.98.  Intuit stock currently lingers near its all-time highs and could potentially pull back or plateau in the short-term. However, INTU could also very easily continue its bullish run for the next year or two. Overall, Intuit stock has all the signs indicating it could be a long-term winner in a trading portfolio.



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