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How to buy Kerry Group (KRZ) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Kerry Group shares.

Kerry Group plc is a packaged foods business based in Ireland. Kerry Group shares (KRZ) are listed on the IR and all prices are listed in Euros. Kerry Group employs 26,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around EUR€7.1 billion.

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How has Coronavirus impacted Kerry Group's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Kerry Group's stock price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was €114, which is 8.65% down on its pre-crash value of €124.8 and 28.81% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as €88.5.

If you had bought €1,000 worth of Kerry Group stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth €870.87 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 €978.12.

Is it a good time to buy Kerry Group stock?

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Kerry Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-16.
Latest market close€114.00
52-week range€96.28 - €129.68
50-day moving average €120.18
200-day moving average €116.20
Wall St. target price€132.88
PE ratio 35.8326
Dividend yield €0.891 (0.76%)
Earnings per share (TTM) €3.20

Kerry Group stock price (IR: KRZ)

Use our graph to track the performance of KRZ stocks over time.

Kerry Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of €114 from 2021-10-19

1 week (2021-10-13) -2.85%
1 month (2021-09-20) -6.40%
3 months (2021-07-20) -6.06%
6 months (2021-04-20) 3.54%
1 year (2020-10-20) 2.80%
2 years (2019-10-18) 9.62%
3 years (2018-10-19) 28.31%
5 years (2016-10-20) 59.35%

Is Kerry Group under- or over-valued?

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

Kerry Group's P/E ratio

Kerry Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 36x. In other words, Kerry Group shares trade at around 36x recent earnings.

Kerry Group's PEG ratio

Kerry Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.1222. 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 Kerry Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Kerry Group's EBITDA

Kerry Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is €966.1 million.

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

Kerry Group financials

Revenue TTM €7.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 10.62%
Gross profit TTM €3.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.83%
Return on equity TTM 11.99%
Profit margin 7.98%
Book value €28.07
Market capitalisation €20.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Kerry Group'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 Kerry Group.

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

Kerry Group's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 27.23

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Kerry Group's overall score of 27.23 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 39th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Kerry Group 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.).

Kerry Group's environmental score

Environmental score: 9.77/100

Kerry Group's environmental score of 9.77 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Kerry Group is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Kerry Group's social score

Social score: 12.84/100

Kerry Group's social score of 12.84 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Kerry Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Kerry Group's governance score

Governance score: 7.13/100

Kerry Group's governance score puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Kerry Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Kerry Group's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Kerry Group scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Kerry Group has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Kerry Group share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 27.01% of net profits

Recently Kerry Group has paid out, on average, around 27.01% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.78% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Kerry Group shareholders could enjoy a 0.78% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Kerry Group's case, that would currently equate to about €0.891 per share.

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

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 October 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Kerry Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Kerry Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as €96.2812 up to €129.6843. 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 (IR average) beta is 1, while Kerry Group's is 0.4367. This would suggest that Kerry Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Kerry Group overview

Kerry Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and delivers taste and nutrition solutions for the food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas, and the Asia Pacific. The company operates in two segments, Taste & Nutrition and Consumer Foods. The Taste & Nutrition segment provides taste, nutrition, and functional ingredients technologies and solutions for the food and beverage end use markets. The Consumer Foods segment manufactures and supplies customer branded chilled food products primarily to the Irish and the United Kingdom markets. This segment offers meat and savory products, dairy products, and meal solutions under the Denny, Fridge Raiders, Richmond, Dairygold, Strings and Things, Naked Glory, Rollover, LowLow, Charleville, Galtee, Wall's, Mattessons, Oakhouse Foods, Attack-a-Snak, and Cheestrings brand names. It also produces chilled and frozen ready meals, cooked meats, cheese products, and seasonings and functional ingredients. In addition, the company is involved in the agri business.

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