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How to buy Eleco (ELCO) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in Eleco stocks.

Eleco Plc
LSE: ELCO - GBX
p96.00
- p4.50 ( - 4.48%)
SOFTWARE-APPLICATION

Eleco is a software-application business based in the UK. Eleco stocks (ELCO.LSE) are listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and all prices are listed in pence sterling. Its last market close was 134.5p – a decrease of 1.95% over the previous week. Eleco employs 246 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around £26.8 million.

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Eleco stock price (London Stock Exchange (LSE):ELCO)

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Eleco shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-17.
Latest market close100.50p
52-week range90.00p - 147.00p
50-day moving average 99.44p
200-day moving average 118.96p
Wall St. target price160.00p
PE ratio 24.2857
Dividend yield 0.006p (0.58%)
Earnings per share (TTM) 4.20p

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Eleco price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of 100.5p from 2022-01-20

1 week (2022-01-13) -2.90%
1 month (2021-12-17) 7.74%
3 months (2021-10-21) -9.46%
6 months (2021-07-21) -23.86%
1 year (2021-01-21) 4.69%
2 years (2020-01-21) 22.56%
3 years (2019-01-21) 49.60%
5 years (2017-01-20) 177.24%

Is Eleco under- or over-valued?

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

Eleco's P/E ratio

Eleco'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, Eleco shares trade at around 24x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the FTSE 250 at the end of September 2019 (19.71). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Eleco's EBITDA

Eleco's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £6.5 million.

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

Eleco financials

Revenue TTM £26.8 million
Operating margin TTM 17.22%
Gross profit TTM £22.7 million
Return on assets TTM 7.25%
Return on equity TTM 16.15%
Profit margin 12.83%
Book value 0.28p
Market capitalisation £84.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Eleco share dividends

5%

Dividend payout ratio: 5.1% of net profits

Recently Eleco has paid out, on average, around 5.1% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.58% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Eleco shareholders could enjoy a 0.58% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Eleco's case, that would currently equate to about 0.006p per share.

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

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 23 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Eleco's shares ever split?

Eleco's shares were split on a 5:4 basis on 12 January 1989. So if you had owned 4 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Eleco shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 20% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Eleco shares which in turn could have impacted Eleco's share price.

Eleco share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Eleco's shares have ranged in value from as little as 89.9958p up to 146.9977p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ELCO.LSE volatility(beta: 1.09)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (LSE average) beta is 1, while Eleco's is 1.0941. This would suggest that Eleco'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).

Eleco overview

Eleco Plc provides software and related services in the United Kingdom, Scandinavia, Germany, the rest of Europe, the United States, and internationally. The company offers CAD architecture software under the Arcon Evo, Staircon, o2c names; construction cost estimation software under the Bidcon name; building information management solution under the IconSystem name; interior room configuration software under the Interiorstudio name; product information management and digital asset management solutions under the MarketingManager name; and Materialo, a flooring visualizer software. It also provides project management software under the Powerproject, Memmo, and Project Viewer names; ShireSystem, a combined CMMS and CAFM software; project planning software under the Easyplan name; Framing, a design tool for timber frame and floor construction; and Tilos, a time chainage software for time-location planning. The company was formerly known as Elecosoft plc and changed its name to Eleco Plc in July 2020. Eleco Plc was founded in 1895 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom. .

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