ExlService Holdings Inc (EXLS) Shares Soar Above 1-Year High

ExlService Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: EXLS)’s stock price has plunge by 0.52relation to previous closing price of 30.88. Nevertheless, the company has seen a 0.68% surge in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. Seeking Alpha reported 2024-03-02 that ExlService Holdings, Inc. (EXLS) Q4 2023 Earnings Call Transcript

Is It Worth Investing in ExlService Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: EXLS) Right Now?

The price-to-earnings ratio for ExlService Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: EXLS) is above average at 28.30x. The 36-month beta value for EXLS is also noteworthy at 0.98. There are mixed opinions on the stock, with 3 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 5 rating it as “overweight,” 4 rating it as “hold,” and 1 rating it as “sell.”

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The public float for EXLS is 157.26M, and at present, short sellers hold a 2.67% of that float. The average trading volume of EXLS on April 04, 2024 was 880.93K shares.

EXLS’s Market Performance

The stock of ExlService Holdings Inc (EXLS) has seen a 0.68% increase in the past week, with a -2.60% drop in the past month, and a 1.50% gain in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 2.35%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 2.58% for EXLS. The simple moving average for the past 20 days is -0.80% for EXLS’s stock, with a 4.92% simple moving average for the past 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of EXLS

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for EXLS stocks, with Citigroup repeating the rating for EXLS by listing it as a “Buy.” The predicted price for EXLS in the upcoming period, according to Citigroup is $36 based on the research report published on January 17, 2024 of the current year 2024.

Jefferies, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see EXLS reach a price target of $33. The rating they have provided for EXLS stocks is “Hold” according to the report published on September 19th, 2023.

Citigroup gave a rating of “Neutral” to EXLS, setting the target price at $160 in the report published on March 15th of the previous year.

EXLS Trading at -0.59% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought EXLS to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -13.64% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.58%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.35%, as shares sank -0.54% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -5.97% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, EXLS rose by +0.68%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +1.44% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $31.28. In addition, ExlService Holdings Inc saw 0.62% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at EXLS starting from AYYAPPAN AJAY, who sale 9,259 shares at the price of $31.59 back on Mar 12 ’24. After this action, AYYAPPAN AJAY now owns 50,693 shares of ExlService Holdings Inc, valued at $292,492 using the latest closing price.

Bhalla Vikas, the EVP & Head of Outsourcing of ExlService Holdings Inc, sale 23,760 shares at $31.51 during a trade that took place back on Mar 06 ’24, which means that Bhalla Vikas is holding 127,046 shares at $748,678 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for EXLS

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • 0.15 for the present operating margin
  • 0.37 for the gross margin

The net margin for ExlService Holdings Inc stands at 0.11. The total capital return value is set at 0.22. Equity return is now at value 22.40, with 13.24 for asset returns.

Based on ExlService Holdings Inc (EXLS), the company’s capital structure generated 0.19 points at debt to capital in total, while cash flow to debt ratio is standing at 0.99. The debt to equity ratio resting at 0.24. The interest coverage ratio of the stock is 36.29.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is 298.54 million with net debt to EBITDA at 0.45. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 3.24. The receivables turnover for the company is 4.95for trailing twelve months and the total asset turnover is 1.13. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 2.07.


In summary, ExlService Holdings Inc (EXLS) has had a mixed performance as of late. Analysts have mixed opinions on the stock, with some viewing it as a “buy” and others as a “hold”. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.

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