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Franco-Nevada Corporation is a gold business based in the US. Franco-Nevada Corporation shares (FNV) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

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Franco-Nevada Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$105.37 - $165.10
50-day moving average $130.55
200-day moving average $128.47
Wall St. target price$81.27
PE ratio 82.1579
Dividend yield $1.03 (0.73%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.71

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Is it a good time to buy Franco-Nevada Corporation stock?

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Is Franco-Nevada Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Franco-Nevada Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Franco-Nevada Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Franco-Nevada Corporation's P/E ratio

Franco-Nevada Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 82x. In other words, Franco-Nevada Corporation shares trade at around 82x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Franco-Nevada Corporation's PEG ratio

Franco-Nevada Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 11.81. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Franco-Nevada Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Franco-Nevada Corporation's EBITDA

Franco-Nevada Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $839.6 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Franco-Nevada Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Franco-Nevada Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $1 billion
Operating margin TTM 33.47%
Gross profit TTM $861.4 million
Return on assets TTM 3.91%
Return on equity TTM 6.21%
Profit margin 32.06%
Book value $28.51
Market capitalisation $26.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Franco-Nevada Corporation shares

There are currently 2.3 million Franco-Nevada Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Franco-Nevada Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 13.6% up from 2.1 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Franco-Nevada Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Franco-Nevada Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Franco-Nevada Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Franco-Nevada Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Franco-Nevada Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 719128.39506173). Franco-Nevada Corporation's SIR currently stands at 3.24. In other words for every 100,000 Franco-Nevada Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3240 shares are currently held short.

However Franco-Nevada Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Franco-Nevada Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Franco-Nevada Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Franco-Nevada Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Franco-Nevada Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Franco-Nevada Corporation shares, roughly 0 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Franco-Nevada Corporation.

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Franco-Nevada Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Franco-Nevada Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Franco-Nevada Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 13.69

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Franco-Nevada Corporation's overall score of 13.69 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Franco-Nevada Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Franco-Nevada Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 3.58/100

Franco-Nevada Corporation's environmental score of 3.58 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Franco-Nevada Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Franco-Nevada Corporation's social score

Social score: 5.42/100

Franco-Nevada Corporation's social score of 5.42 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Franco-Nevada Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Franco-Nevada Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 6.18/100

Franco-Nevada Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Franco-Nevada Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Franco-Nevada Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Franco-Nevada Corporation scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Franco-Nevada Corporation has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Franco-Nevada Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 13.69
Total ESG percentile 8.95
Environmental score 3.58
Environmental score percentile 3
Social score 5.42
Social score percentile 3
Governance score 6.18
Governance score percentile 3
Level of controversy 2

Franco-Nevada Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 38.38% of net profits

Recently Franco-Nevada Corporation has paid out, on average, around 38.38% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.85% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Franco-Nevada Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 0.85% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Franco-Nevada Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.03 per share.

While Franco-Nevada Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Franco-Nevada Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Franco-Nevada Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 24 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 9 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Franco-Nevada Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Franco-Nevada Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $105.3741 up to $165.0998. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Franco-Nevada Corporation's is 0.4964. This would suggest that Franco-Nevada Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Franco-Nevada Corporation overview

Franco-Nevada Corporation operates as a gold-focused royalty and stream company in the United States, Latin America, Canada, Australia, Europe, and Africa, and internationally. It operates through two segment, Mining and Energy. The company manages its portfolio with a focus on precious metals, such as gold, silver, and platinum group metals; and energy comprising oil, gas, and natural gas liquids. The company was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Franco-Nevada Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.707% of Franco-Nevada Corporation shares are held by insiders and 74.861% by institutions.
When does the fiscal year end for Franco-Nevada Corporation?
Franco-Nevada Corporation's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Franco-Nevada Corporation based?
Franco-Nevada Corporation's address is: 199 Bay Street, Toronto, ON, Canada, M5L 1G9
What is Franco-Nevada Corporation's ISIN number?
Franco-Nevada Corporation's international securities identification number is: CA3518581051
What is Franco-Nevada Corporation's CUSIP number?
Franco-Nevada Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 351858105

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