COUP stock: buy or sell?

COUP stock price: $227.48 7.02% At close on May 22nd, 2020

Updated on:
May 22nd, 2020


Coupa Software rocketed 7.02% to $227.48 after topping to all time highs on Friday.

Coupa Software Incorporated provides cloud-based spend management platform. The company's platform connects organization with suppliers globally; and provides visibility into and control over how companies spend money, as well as enables businesses to achieve savings that drive profitability.

Should I buy COUP stock?

Make a decision about when to buy or sell stocks is one of the hardest parts of being a trader or investor. Having a trading plan helps to make decisions easier, quicker and with less hesitations. At, we like to use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.

These 2 buy setups work for Coupa Software stock now:

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highYes
New 52 week highYes
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo

Is Coupa Software stock a buy?

Banks and financial institutions publish stock ratings everyday. Unfortunately, we couldn't detect any rating for COUP stock for the last 30 days.

COUP stock analysis

Daily outlook

After topping to all time highs on Friday, Coupa Software rocketed 7.02% on Friday to $227.48.

After several days of continuous hikes in past weeks, Coupa Software rocketed 7.02% to $227.48. Since April 14th when COUP stock price broke up the SMA200d line, it gained $89.98 (65.44%). On Thursday, SMA50d and SMA100d crossed up triggering a rise of 6.36%. On Friday, COUP hit a new all time high, pushing higher than on Wednesday tops. Check different trading setups that use ATHs as triggers.

COUP stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Coupa Software reached new all time highs back again this week, marking to $228.45. Shares closed at $227.48 and rocketed 6.99% during the week. Late March COUP plummed a hair-raising -16.04% in just one week. With this, it's been 4 green weeks in a row, gaining $64.21 or 38.67%.

By mid April COUP price bounced up over the SMA of 40 weeks that acted as support stopping new slides. Last week, SMA10w and SMA20w crossed up triggering a rise of 6.99%.

COUP stock chart (weekly)

COUP stock price history

COUP IPO was on October 6th, 2016 at $35.00 per share1. Since then, COUP stock surged a 549.90%, with a yearly average of 183.30%. If you had invested right after COUP's IPO a $1,000 in COUP stock in 2016, it would worth $5,499.00 today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

COUP stock historical price chart

COUP stock reached all-time highs on Friday with a price of $228.45.

COUP stock price target

How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. For the last month we have not detected any price forecast for Coupa Software stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Coupa Software disappointed analysts when it published an Earnings per Share (EPS) of $-0.18 when the analysts' forecast was $-0.26.
COUP earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

Compared to 2018, last anual turnover report draw an extraordinary increase of 39.40% to $260.37 M USD. When comparing 2019 vs 2018, however, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) inched a 2.13% to -21.33%.

COUP annual Sales and Income evolution
2014$51 M-$-27.30 M-53.7%-
2015$51 M-0.01%$-27.30 M-53.7%0.00%
2015$84 M64.58%$-46.16 M-55.2%69.08%
2016$84 M0.00%$-46.16 M-55.2%-0.01%
2016$134 M59.87%$-37.61 M-28.1%-18.52%
2017$134 M0.00%$-37.61 M-28.1%-0.01%
2017$187 M39.62%$-43.81 M-23.5%16.49%
2018$187 M0.00%$-43.81 M-23.5%-0.01%
2019$260 M39.40%$-55.52 M-21.3%26.75%

Quarterly financial results

Coupa Software posted $74.91 M in sales for 2019-Q1, a 11.05% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $-16.57 million with a profit margin of -22.12%. Profit margin slipped a -7.82% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was -14.30%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, Coupa Software sales marked an outstanding gain and climbed a 39.36%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Coupa Software posted 7 positive quarters in a row.
COUP quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q2$41 M-$-10.04 M-24.4%-
2017-Q3$45 M8.29%$-13.74 M-30.8%36.85%
2017-Q4$47 M6.26%$-11.30 M-23.9%-17.74%
2018-Q1$54 M13.54%$-8.72 M-16.2%-22.82%
2018-Q2$56 M4.84%$-15.45 M-27.4%77.16%
2018-Q3$62 M9.40%$-13.85 M-22.5%-10.35%
2018-Q4$67 M9.41%$-9.65 M-14.3%-30.38%
2019-Q1$75 M11.05%$-16.57 M-22.1%71.81%

Coupa Software ownership

Checking Coupa Software ownership structure gives valuable information about the company and its governance (insider ownership) or the amount of investors that are on the short side.

Coupa Software shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 0.49% of all shares.

Bearish positions for COUP stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

For a better understanding, the following table shows ownership data compared to other related stocks:

Market cap$15.2 B
Total shares66.6 M
Float shares64.3 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)103.3%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.5%
Shares in short selling0.0%

COUP summary

Friday, May 22nd, 2020
Day range$213.57 - $228.45
Previous close$212.55
Session gain7.02%
Average true range$11.56
50d mov avg$164.28
100d mov avg$161.79
200d mov avg$151.47
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern

Coupa Software performance

Stocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. We compared Coupa Software against in the following table:
COUPCoupa Software39.29%53.06%102.51%

Coupa Software competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Coupa Software competitor. This doesn't mean Coupa Software does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.