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How to buy Hornby (HRN) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in Hornby stocks.

Hornby is a specialty retail business based in the UK. Hornby stocks (HRN.LSE) are listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and all prices are listed in pence sterling. Its last market close was 47.73p – a decrease of 2.7% over the previous week. Hornby employs 193 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around £49.3 million.

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  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – HRN – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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Is it a good time to buy Hornby stock?

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How has Coronavirus impacted Hornby's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Hornby's stock price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was 54p, which is 28.70% up on its pre-crash value of 38.5p and 100.00% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as 27p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Hornby stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth £792.21 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth £1,402.60.

Hornby stock price (London Stock Exchange (LSE):HRN)

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Hornby shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-10.
Latest market close54.00p
52-week range37.00p - 70.88p
50-day moving average 41.67p
200-day moving average 46.45p
Wall St. target price37.95p
PE ratio 189.5
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) 0.30p

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Hornby price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of 54p from 2022-01-14

1 week (2022-01-07) -2.70%
1 month (2021-12-16) 35.00%
3 months (2021-10-15) 28.57%
6 months (2021-07-16) 16.13%
1 year (2021-01-15) -18.80%
2 years (2020-01-16) 34.26%
3 years (2019-01-16) 74.08%
5 years (2017-01-16) 72.80%

Is Hornby under- or over-valued?

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

Hornby's P/E ratio

Hornby's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 190x. In other words, Hornby shares trade at around 190x 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.

Hornby's EBITDA

Hornby's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £2.2 million.

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

Hornby financials

Revenue TTM £49.3 million
Operating margin TTM 0.42%
Gross profit TTM £21.8 million
Return on assets TTM 0.26%
Return on equity TTM 1.5%
Profit margin 1.14%
Book value 0.23p
Market capitalisation £94.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Hornby share dividends

We're not expecting Hornby to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Hornby's shares ever split?

Hornby's shares were split on a 5:1 basis on 2 August 2004. So if you had owned 1 share 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 Hornby shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 80% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Hornby shares which in turn could have impacted Hornby's share price.

Hornby share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Hornby's shares have ranged in value from as little as 37p up to 70.88p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HRN.LSE volatility(beta: 0.95)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 Hornby's is 0.9513. This would suggest that Hornby's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Hornby overview

Hornby PLC, through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, production, and distribution of hobby and interactive products. It offers products under various categories, including train sets, locomotives, train packs, wagons and wagon packs, coaches and coach packs, parts and spares, power and control products, building accessory packs, track pieces and extension packs, tradition analogue control, digital command control, software products, people and animals products, and paints and weathering powders. The company sells its products through a network of retailers, wholesalers, and distributors, as well as website under the Hornby, SkaleAutos, SkaleScenics, Skaledale, Arnold, Jouef, Lima, Rivarossi, Bassett-Lowke, Pocher, Corgi, Corgi Premiums, and Electrotren brands. It operates in the United Kingdom, the United State, Spain, Italy, and rest of Europe. The company was founded in 1907 and is based in Margate, the United Kingdom. .

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