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Block (NYSE:SQ) Beta

: 2.20 (As of Today)
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Beta is the sensitivity of the expected excess asset returns to the expected excess market returns. As of today (2022-12-06), Block's Beta is 2.20.


Block (NYSE:SQ) Beta Historical Data

The historical data trend for Block's Beta can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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Block Annual Data
Trend Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
Beta Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only - 3.87 2.97 2.44 2.09

Block Quarterly Data
Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22
Beta Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 2.32 2.09 2.05 2.28 2.27

Block (NYSE:SQ) Beta Competitive Comparison

For the Software - Infrastructure subindustry, Block's Beta, along with its competitors' market caps and Beta data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

Block (NYSE:SQ) Beta Distribution

For the Software industry and Technology sector, Block's Beta distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Block's Beta falls into.



Block Beta Calculation

Beta is the sensitivity of the expected excess asset returns to the expected excess market returns. A stock's beta can be calculated by dividing the product of the covariance of the individual stock's returns and the market's returns by the variance of the market's returns over a specified period. Basically, GuruFocus uses the returns calculated over three-year period.


Block  (NYSE:SQ) Beta Explanation

Beta is a measure of the volatility, or systematic risk, of a security or a portfolio in comparison to the market as a whole. We usually compare beta to 1. A beta of 1 indicates that the security's price will move with the market. A beta of less than 1 means that the security will be less volatile than the market. A beta of greater than 1 indicates that the security's price will be more volatile than the market.

Beta is primarily used in the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) to calculate the Cost of Equity, which can be used in the calculation of WACC %. The formula of Cost of Equity is:
Cost of Equity = Risk-Free Rate of Return + Beta of Asset * (Expected Return of the Market - Risk-Free Rate of Return)


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Block (NYSE:SQ) Business Description

Block logo
Address
1455 Market Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA, USA, 94103
Founded in 2009, Block provides payment acquiring services to merchants, along with related services. The company also launched Cash App, a person-to-person payment network. Block has operations in Canada, Japan, Australia, and the United Kingdom; about 5% of revenue is generated outside the U.S.
Executives
Rothstein Sharon director C/O YELP INC. 350 MISSION STREET, 10TH FLOOR SAN FRANCISCO CA 94105
Carter Shawn Corey director C/O S. CARTER ENTERPRISES, LLC 1411 BROADWAY NEW YORK NY 10018
Walker Darren director PEPSICO, INC., 700 ANDERSON HILL ROAD PURCHASE NY 10577
Grassadonia Brian officer: Cash App Lead 1455 MARKET STREET SUITE 600 SAN FRANCISCO CA 94103
Meeker Mary G director 2750 SAND HILL ROAD MENLO PARK CA 94025
Brooks Amy director 1455 MARKET STREET, SUITE 600 SAN FRANCISCO CA 94103
Ahuja Amrita officer: Chief Financial Officer 1455 MARKET STREET SUITE 600 SAN FRANCISCO CA 94103
Murphy Timothy Hugh officer: Interim CFO & Treasurer C/O SQUARE, INC. 1455 MARKET STREET, SUITE 600 SAN FRANCISCO CA 94103
Daswani Mohit officer: Interim CFO & Treasurer C/O SQUARE, INC. 1455 MARKET STREET, SUITE 600 SAN FRANCISCO CA 94103
Whiteley Sivan officer: Gen. Counsel & Corp. Secretary 1455 MARKET STREET SUITE 600 SAN FRANCISCO CA 94103
Patterson Anna director C/O SQUARE, INC. 1455 MARKET STREET, SUITE 600 SAN FRANCISCO CA 94103
Rao Naveen G director C/O SQUARE, INC. 1455 MARKET STREET, SUITE 600 SAN FRANCISCO CA 94103
Garutti Randall J director C/O SHAKE SHACK INC. 24 UNION SQUARE EAST, 5TH FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10003
Reses Jacqueline D officer: Capital Lead & People Lead C/O SQUARE, INC. 1455 MARKET STREET #600 SAN FRANCISCO CA 94103
Smith Hillary B officer: Gen. Counsel & Corp. Secretary C/O YEXT, INC 61 NINTH AVENUE NEW YORK NY 10011

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