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Leidos Holdings, Inc is an information technology services business based in the US. Leidos shares (LDOS) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Leidos employs 34,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$12 billion.
|Latest market close||USD$104.11|
|52-week range||USD$67.2876 - USD$120.4899|
|50-day moving average||USD$101.5444|
|200-day moving average||USD$93.3024|
|Wall St. target price||USD$116.92|
|Dividend yield||USD$1.36 (1.3%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$4.26|
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|1 week (2021-01-12)||-1.21%|
|1 month (2020-12-18)||-1.48%|
|3 months (2020-10-19)||20.55%|
|6 months (2020-07-17)||18.08%|
|1 year (2020-01-17)||0.70%|
|2 years (2019-01-18)||83.03%|
|3 years (2018-01-19)||55.06%|
|5 years (2016-01-19)||85.28%|
Valuing Leidos stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Leidos's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Leidos's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 24x. In other words, Leidos shares trade at around 24x 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.
Leidos's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.34. 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 Leidos's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Leidos's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1.3 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Leidos's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$12 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||8.28%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$1.5 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||5.73%|
|Return on equity TTM||17.6%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$14.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 2.4 million Leidos shares held short by investors – that's known as Leidos's "short interest". This figure is 19.5% up from 2.0 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Leidos shares can be evaluated.
Leidos's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Leidos shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Leidos shares traded daily (recently around 861662.77372263). Leidos's SIR currently stands at 2.74. In other words for every 100,000 Leidos shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2740 shares are currently held short.
However Leidos's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Leidos shares, or, against the total number of tradable Leidos shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Leidos's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Leidos shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0199% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Leidos shares, roughly 20 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 Leidos.
Find out more about how you can short Leidos stock.
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 Leidos.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 18.77
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Leidos's overall score of 18.77 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 22nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Leidos 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.).
Environmental score: 2.71/100
Leidos's environmental score of 2.71 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Leidos is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 11.75/100
Leidos's social score of 11.75 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Leidos is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 7.82/100
Leidos's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Leidos is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 1/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Leidos scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Leidos has managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||18.77|
|Total ESG percentile||21.52|
|Environmental score percentile||2|
|Social score percentile||2|
|Governance score percentile||2|
|Level of controversy||1|
Dividend payout ratio: 23.78% of net profits
Recently Leidos has paid out, on average, around 23.78% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.3% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Leidos shareholders could enjoy a 1.3% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Leidos's case, that would currently equate to about $1.36 per share.
While Leidos's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Leidos is investing more in its future growth.
Leidos's most recent dividend payout was on 31 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Leidos's shares were split on a 405:1000 basis on 30 September 2013. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 405 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Leidos shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 146.9% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Leidos shares which in turn could have impacted Leidos's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Leidos's shares have ranged in value from as little as $67.2876 up to $120.4899. 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 Leidos's is 1.0845. This would suggest that Leidos's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Leidos Holdings, Inc. provides services and solutions in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Defense Solutions, Civil, and Health. The Defense Solutions segment offers national security solutions and systems for air, land, sea, space, and cyberspace for the U.S. Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, military services, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and government agencies of U.S. allies abroad, as well as other federal, civilian, and commercial customers in the national security industry. Its solutions include technology, intelligence systems, command and control platforms, data analytics, logistics, and cybersecurity solutions, as well as intelligence analysis and operations support services to critical missions. The Civil segment provides systems integration services to Air Navigation Service providers, including the Federal Aviation Administration, Transportation Security Administration, and airport operators; and vehicle and cargo inspection system, which enables the scanning of vehicles and cargo that produces an image using a low radiation dose. It also offers information technology (IT) solutions in cloud computing, mobility, application modernization, DevOps, data center, network modernization, asset management, help desk operations, and digital workplace enablement; federal environment and infrastructure; and logistics services. The Health segment offers solutions to federal and commercial customers responsible for health and well-being of people worldwide, including complex systems integration, managed health services, enterprise IT transformation, and life sciences services. Leidos Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Reston, Virginia.
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