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EX-Dividend Schedule: Simulations Plus Has a Dividend Yield of 1.47%; Will Trade Ex-Dividend on January 25, 2018

LONDON, UK / ACCESSWIRE / January 24, 2018 / Active-Investors has a free review on Simulations Plus, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLP) following the Company's announcement that it will begin trading ex-dividend on January 25, 2018. To capture the dividend payout, investors must purchase the stock a day prior to the ex-dividend date that is by latest at the end of the trading session on January 24, 2018. Active-Investors has initiated due-diligence on this dividend stock. Register with us for more free research including the one on SLP:


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Dividend Declared

On January 16, 2018, Simulations Plus announced that its Board of Directors has declared its next ongoing quarterly cash dividend of $0.06 per share to its shareholders. The cash dividend will be distributed on February 02, 2018, to shareholders of record as of January 26, 2018.

Simulations Plus' indicated dividend represents a yield of 1.47%, which is substantially higher than the average dividend yield of 1.19% for the Technology sector. On November 01, 2017, the Company announced that its Board had voted to increase the quarterly cash dividend to shareholders from $0.05 to $0.06 per share.

Dividend Insight

Simulations Plus has a dividend payout ratio of 61.5%, which means that the Company spends approximately $0.62 for dividend distribution out of every $1.00 earned. The dividend payout ratio reflects how much amount a company is returning to shareholders versus how much money it is keeping on hand to reinvest in growth, to pay off debt, and/or to add to its cash reserves.

According to analysts' estimates, Simulations Plus is forecasted to report earnings of $0.50 per share for the next year, which is more than double compared to the Company's annualized dividend of $0.24 per share.

As of November 30, 2017, Simulations Plus' cash and cash equivalents totaled $7.05 million compared to $6.22 million as of Augusts 31, 2017, 2017. For the three months ended November 30, 2017, the Company's net cash provided by operating activities totaled $2.64 million versus $1.94 million in the year ago comparable period. The Company's strong financial position indicates its ability to absorb any fluctuations in earnings and cash flow and to sustain the dividend distribution for a long period.

Earnings Announcement

On January 10, 2018, Simulations Plus reported financial results for its first quarter FY18 ended November 30, 2017.

During Q1 FY18, Simulations Plus' net revenues soared 30.5% to a new first quarter record $7.1 million versus $5.4 million in Q1 FY17. The Company's gross profit jumped 30.6% to $5.3 million from $4.1 million in the year ago corresponding quarter.

For Q1 FY18, Simulations Plus' income before taxes increased 27.9%, to $2.5 million from $2.0 million in Q1 FY17. The Company's diluted earnings per share increased 22.8% to $0.10 from $0.08 per share in the prior year's same quarter.

About Simulations Plus, Inc.

Simulations Plus is a premier developer of drug discovery and development software as well as a leading provider of both preclinical and clinical pharmacometric consulting services for regulatory submissions and quantitative systems pharmacology models for drug-induced liver injury and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. The Company's software is licensed to and used in the conduct of drug research by major pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical, and consumer goods companies and regulatory agencies worldwide. Simulations Plus was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Lancaster, California.

Stock Performance Snapshot

January 23, 2018 - At Tuesday's closing bell, Simulations Plus' stock marginally declined 0.61%, ending the trading session at $16.25.

Volume traded for the day: 24.31 thousand shares.

Stock performance in the previous six-month period – up 3.50%; past twelve-month period – up 64.97%; and year-to-date – up 0.93%

After yesterday's close, Simulations Plus' market cap was at $273.49 million.

Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio was at 46.70.

The stock has a dividend yield of 1.48%.

The stock is part of the Technology sector, categorized under the Business Software & Services industry. This sector was up 0.6% at the end of the session.


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