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Sprott Focus Trust, Inc is an asset management business based in the US. Sprott Focus Trust shares (FUND) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

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Sprott Focus Trust share price

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Sprott Focus Trust shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-29.
52-week range$4.85 - $8.25
50-day moving average $8.02
200-day moving average $7.26
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 18.3856
Dividend yield $0.55 (6.73%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.45

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Is Sprott Focus Trust under- or over-valued?

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

Sprott Focus Trust's P/E ratio

Sprott Focus Trust's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 18x. In other words, Sprott Focus Trust shares trade at around 18x 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.

Sprott Focus Trust financials

Revenue TTM $6.8 million
Operating margin TTM 63.36%
Gross profit TTM $6.8 million
Return on assets TTM 1.08%
Return on equity TTM 5.61%
Profit margin 198.25%
Book value $8.08
Market capitalisation $242.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Sprott Focus Trust shares

There are currently 19,563 Sprott Focus Trust shares held short by investors – that's known as Sprott Focus Trust's "short interest". This figure is 6.6% up from 18,349 last month.

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

Sprott Focus Trust's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Sprott Focus Trust's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Sprott Focus Trust shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Sprott Focus Trust shares traded daily (recently around 59281.818181818). Sprott Focus Trust's SIR currently stands at 0.33. In other words for every 100,000 Sprott Focus Trust shares traded daily on the market, roughly 330 shares are currently held short.

However Sprott Focus Trust's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Sprott Focus Trust shares, or, against the total number of tradable Sprott Focus Trust shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Sprott Focus Trust's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Sprott Focus Trust shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0011% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Sprott Focus Trust shares, roughly 1 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 Sprott Focus Trust.

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Sprott Focus Trust'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 Sprott Focus Trust.

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

Sprott Focus Trust's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 33.66

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Sprott Focus Trust's overall score of 33.66 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Sprott Focus Trust 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.).

Sprott Focus Trust's environmental score

Environmental score: 9.8/100

Sprott Focus Trust's environmental score of 9.8 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Sprott Focus Trust is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Sprott Focus Trust's social score

Social score: 9.97/100

Sprott Focus Trust's social score of 9.97 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Sprott Focus Trust is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Sprott Focus Trust's governance score

Governance score: 7.19/100

Sprott Focus Trust's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Sprott Focus Trust is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Sprott Focus Trust, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 33.66
Total ESG percentile 6
Environmental score 9.8
Environmental score percentile 6
Social score 9.97
Social score percentile 6
Governance score 7.19
Governance score percentile 6

Sprott Focus Trust share dividends

57%

Dividend payout ratio: 56.82% of net profits

Recently Sprott Focus Trust has paid out, on average, around 56.82% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 6.56% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Sprott Focus Trust shareholders could enjoy a 6.56% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Sprott Focus Trust's case, that would currently equate to about $0.55 per share.

Sprott Focus Trust's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Sprott Focus Trust's most recent dividend payout was on 27 December 2018. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Sprott Focus Trust share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Sprott Focus Trust's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.8536 up to $8.25. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FUND.US volatility(beta: 1.23)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Sprott Focus Trust's is 1.2284. This would suggest that Sprott Focus Trust'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).

Sprott Focus Trust overview

Sprott Focus Trust, Inc. is a closed-ended equity mutual fund launched and managed by Sprott Asset Management, LP. The fund is co-managed by Sprott Asset Management USA Inc. It invests in the public equity markets of the United States. The fund seeks to invest in stocks of companies operating across diversified sectors. It primarily invests in value stocks of companies across all market capitalizations. The fund benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against the Russell 3000 Index.

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