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How to buy Global Ship Lease stock

Learn how to easily invest in Global Ship Lease stock.

Global Ship Lease Inc is a marine shipping business based in the US. Global Ship Lease shares (GSL) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Global Ship Lease employs 7 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Global Ship Lease stock price (NYSE: GSL)

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Global Ship Lease shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-06-23.
Latest market close$17.35
52-week range$14.54 - $29.51
50-day moving average $22.08
200-day moving average $23.88
Wall St. target price$34.33
PE ratio 2.7147
Dividend yield $1.125 (8.76%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $6.31

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Global Ship Lease price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $17.35 from 2022-06-28

1 week (2022-06-23) 1.28%
1 month (2022-05-26) -22.44%
3 months (2022-03-30) -39.40%
6 months (2021-12-30) -22.85%
1 year (2021-06-30) -11.34%
2 years (2020-06-30) 309.20%
3 years (2019-06-28) 135.22%
5 years (2017-06-29) 1,310.57%

Is Global Ship Lease stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Global Ship Lease's P/E ratio

Global Ship Lease's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 3x. In other words, Global Ship Lease shares trade at around 3x recent earnings.

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

Global Ship Lease's EBITDA

Global Ship Lease's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $287.8 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Global Ship Lease's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Global Ship Lease financials

Revenue TTM $470.8 million
Operating margin TTM 60.66%
Gross profit TTM $259.1 million
Return on assets TTM 10.54%
Return on equity TTM 35.56%
Profit margin 50.64%
Book value $21.45
Market capitalisation $684.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Global Ship Lease share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 18.31% of net profits

Recently Global Ship Lease has paid out, on average, around 18.31% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 8.76% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Global Ship Lease shareholders could enjoy a 8.76% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Global Ship Lease's case, that would currently equate to about $1.125 per share.

While Global Ship Lease's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Global Ship Lease is investing more in its future growth.

Global Ship Lease's most recent dividend payout was on 1 June 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 22 May 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Global Ship Lease's shares ever split?

Global Ship Lease's shares were split on a 1:8 basis on 24 March 2019. So if you had owned 8 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Global Ship Lease shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 700% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Global Ship Lease shares which in turn could have impacted Global Ship Lease's share price.

Global Ship Lease share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Global Ship Lease's shares have ranged in value from as little as $14.538 up to $29.5132. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GSL.US volatility(beta: 1.74)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Global Ship Lease's is 1.7391. This would suggest that Global Ship Lease's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Global Ship Lease overview

Global Ship Lease, Inc. owns and charters containerships of various sizes under fixed-rate charters to container shipping companies. As of March 10, 2022, it owned 65 mid-sized and smaller containerships with an aggregate capacity of 342,348 twenty-foot equivalent units. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in London, the United Kingdom. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Global Ship Lease is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 15.891% of Global Ship Lease shares are held by insiders and 46.134% by institutions.
How many people work for Global Ship Lease?
Latest data suggests 7 work at Global Ship Lease.
When does the fiscal year end for Global Ship Lease?
Global Ship Lease's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Global Ship Lease based?
Global Ship Lease's address is: 25 Wilton Road, London, United Kingdom, SW1V 1LW
What is Global Ship Lease's ISIN number?
Global Ship Lease's international securities identification number is: MHY271836006
What is Global Ship Lease's CUSIP number?
Global Ship Lease's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: Y27183105

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