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How to buy J. Smart & Co. (SMJ) stocks in Canada

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J. Smart & Co. is an engineering & construction business based in the UK. J. Smart & Co. stocks (SMJ.LSE) are listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and all prices are listed in pence sterling. Its last market close was 125.5p – an increase of 2.19% over the previous week. J. Smart & Co. employs 165 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around £10.4 million.

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J. Smart & Co. stock price (London Stock Exchange (LSE):SMJ)

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J. Smart & Co. shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-24.
Latest market close163.00p
52-week range119.97p - 165.00p
50-day moving average 146.86p
200-day moving average 127.84p
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 6.1583
Dividend yield 0.032p (2.02%)
Earnings per share (TTM) 25.90p

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Is it a good time to buy J. Smart & Co. stock?

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J. Smart & Co. price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of 163p from 2022-01-27

1 week (2022-01-17) N/A
1 month (2021-12-24) N/A
3 months (2021-10-28) 28.85%
6 months (2021-07-28) 32.25%
1 year (2021-01-28) 33.06%
2 years (2020-01-27) 30.40%
3 years (2019-01-25) 45.86%
5 years (2017-01-26) 50.93%

Is J. Smart & Co. under- or over-valued?

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

J. Smart & Co.'s P/E ratio

J. Smart & Co.'s current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 6x. In other words, J. Smart & Co. shares trade at around 6x recent earnings.

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

J. Smart & Co.'s EBITDA

J. Smart & Co.'s EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £2.5 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a J. Smart & Co.'s overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

J. Smart & Co. financials

Revenue TTM £10.4 million
Operating margin TTM 20.35%
Gross profit TTM £1.4 million
Return on assets TTM 1.07%
Return on equity TTM 10.4%
Profit margin 105.41%
Book value 2.70p
Market capitalisation £66.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

J. Smart & Co. share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 12.38% of net profits

Recently J. Smart & Co. has paid out, on average, around 12.38% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.02% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), J. Smart & Co. shareholders could enjoy a 2.02% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In J. Smart & Co.'s case, that would currently equate to about 0.032p per share.

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

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

Have J. Smart & Co.'s shares ever split?

J. Smart & Co.'s shares were split on a 5:1 basis on 21 December 2011. 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 J. Smart & Co. shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 80% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for J. Smart & Co. shares which in turn could have impacted J. Smart & Co.'s share price.

J. Smart & Co. share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, J. Smart & Co.'s shares have ranged in value from as little as 119.9724p up to 165p. 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 (LSE average) beta is 1, while J. Smart & Co.'s is 0.0909. This would suggest that J. Smart & Co.'s shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

J. Smart & Co. overview

J. Smart & Co. (Contractors) PLC, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the contracting, developing, and constructing public works, shopping centers, offices, factories, warehouses, local authority, and landlords and private housing projects in the United Kingdom. It also contracts building and civil engineering projects; develops and sells residential properties; develops industrial and commercial properties for lease; provides serviced office spaces; carries out small to medium sized building and civil engineering works for various clients; and offers plumbing support services to the construction companies. J. Smart & Co. (Contractors) PLC was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom.

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