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How to buy Luxfer stock | $21.19

Learn how to easily invest in Luxfer stock.

Luxfer Holdings PLC is a specialty industrial machinery business based in the US. Luxfer shares (LXFR) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Luxfer employs 1,200 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Luxfer stock price (NYSE: LXFR)

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Luxfer shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-17.
Latest market close$21.19
52-week range$11.45 - $23.63
50-day moving average $20.32
200-day moving average $21.11
Wall St. target price$27.67
PE ratio 17.0335
Dividend yield $0.5 (2.38%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.25

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Luxfer price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $21.19 from 2021-10-20

1 week (2021-10-14) 0.76%
1 month (2021-09-21) 11.94%
3 months (2021-07-21) 1.48%
6 months (2021-04-21) 1.83%
1 year (2020-10-21) 59.08%
2 years (2019-10-21) 30.00%
3 years (2018-10-19) 22.37
5 years (2016-10-21) 125.67%

Is Luxfer under- or over-valued?

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

Luxfer's P/E ratio

Luxfer's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 17x. In other words, Luxfer shares trade at around 17x 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.

Luxfer's PEG ratio

Luxfer's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.0253. 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 Luxfer's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Luxfer's EBITDA

Luxfer's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $62.4 million.

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

Luxfer financials

Revenue TTM $344 million
Operating margin TTM 14.04%
Gross profit TTM $80.9 million
Return on assets TTM 8.14%
Return on equity TTM 16.32%
Profit margin 10.23%
Book value $6.78
Market capitalisation $592.7 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Luxfer shares

There are currently 367,180 Luxfer shares held short by investors – that's known as Luxfer's "short interest". This figure is 18% up from 311,059 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Luxfer shares can be evaluated.

Luxfer's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Luxfer's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Luxfer shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Luxfer shares traded daily (recently around 66518.115942029). Luxfer's SIR currently stands at 5.52. In other words for every 100,000 Luxfer shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5520 shares are currently held short.

However Luxfer's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Luxfer shares, or, against the total number of tradable Luxfer shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Luxfer's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Luxfer shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0146% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Luxfer shares, roughly 15 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Luxfer.

Find out more about how you can short Luxfer stock.

Luxfer share dividends

39%

Dividend payout ratio: 39.37% of net profits

Recently Luxfer has paid out, on average, around 39.37% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.34% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Luxfer shareholders could enjoy a 2.34% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Luxfer's case, that would currently equate to about $0.5 per share.

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

Luxfer's most recent dividend payout was on 3 August 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 October 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Luxfer share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Luxfer's shares have ranged in value from as little as $11.4507 up to $23.6318. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LXFR.US volatility(beta: 0.99)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 Luxfer's is 0.9886. This would suggest that Luxfer's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Luxfer overview

Luxfer Holdings PLC, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and supplies high-performance materials, components, and high-pressure gas containment devices for defense and emergency response, healthcare, transportation, and general industrial end-market applications. It operates in two segments, Gas Cylinders and Elektron. The Gas Cylinders segment manufactures and markets carbon composite cylinders for self-contained breathing apparatus that are used by firefighters and other emergency-responders, as well as scuba divers and personnel in hazardous environments, such as mines; and cylinders used for containment of oxygen and other medical gases used by patients, healthcare facilities, and laboratories. This segment also offers carbon composite cylinders for compressed natural gas and hydrogen containment in alternative fuel vehicles. The Elektron segment focuses on specialty materials based on magnesium, zircon sand, and rare earths. It develops and manufactures magnesium alloys for use in variety of industries; magnesium powders for use in countermeasure flares and heater meals; and magnesium, copper, and zinc photoengraving plates for graphic arts and luxury packaging. This segment also develops and manufactures zirconium-based materials and oxides used as catalysts and in the manufacture of advanced ceramics, fiber-optic fuel cells, and other performance products.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Luxfer is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.814% of Luxfer shares are held by insiders and 99.702% by institutions.
How many people work for Luxfer?
Latest data suggests 1,200 work at Luxfer.
When does the fiscal year end for Luxfer?
Luxfer's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Luxfer based?
Luxfer's address is: Lumns Lane, Manchester, United Kingdom, M27 8LN
What is Luxfer's ISIN number?
Luxfer's international securities identification number is: GB00BNK03D49
What is Luxfer's CUSIP number?
Luxfer's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 550678106

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