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How to buy Admiral (ADM) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Admiral shares.

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Admiral Group PLC (ADM) is a leading insurance-property & casualty business based in the UK. It opened the day at 3095p after a previous close of 3104p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 3079p to a high of 3118p. The latest price was 3109p (25 minute delay). Admiral is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 11,317 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Admiral

  1. Compare share trading platforms. Use our comparison table to help you find a platform that fits you.
  2. Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
  3. Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – ADM – 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.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

How has Coronavirus impacted Admiral's stock price?

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

Its last market close was 2257p, which is 0.79% down on its pre-crash value of 2275p and 21.44% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as 1858.5p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Admiral stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth £908.86 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 £999.17.

Admiral shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-12-17.
Previous close3,104.00p
Change 5.00p
Change % 0.1611%
Volume 832,182
Information last updated 2022-06-24.
52-week range2,076.00p - 3,702.60p
50-day moving average 2,306.06p
200-day moving average 2,814.03p
Wall St. target price2,565.47p
PE ratio 1125.5101
Dividend yield 1.301p (5.99%)
Earnings per share (TTM) 1.96p

Admiral stock price (London Stock Exchange (LSE):ADM)

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

Admiral price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of 3109p from 2022-06-27

1 week (2022-06-17) N/A
1 month (2022-05-27) 38.92%
3 months (2022-03-28) 22.59%
6 months (2021-12-24) 0.45%
1 year (2021-06-28) -4.01%
2 years (2020-06-26) 34.41%
3 years (2019-06-28) 40.81%
5 years (2017-06-28) 56.70%

Is Admiral under- or over-valued?

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

Admiral's P/E ratio

Admiral's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 1126x. In other words, Admiral shares trade at around 1126x 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.

Admiral's PEG ratio

Admiral's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.6347. 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 Admiral's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Admiral's EBITDA

Admiral's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £744.9 million.

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

Admiral financials

Revenue TTM £1.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 47.09%
Gross profit TTM £1.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.64%
Return on equity TTM 46.08%
Profit margin 64.24%
Book value 4.77p
Market capitalisation £6.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Admiral'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 Admiral.

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

Admiral's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 25.17

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Admiral's overall score of 25.17 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 34th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

Admiral's environmental score

Environmental score: 3.88/100

Admiral's environmental score of 3.88 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Admiral is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Admiral's social score

Social score: 11.27/100

Admiral's social score of 11.27 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Admiral is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Admiral's governance score

Governance score: 17.02/100

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

Admiral's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Admiral scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Admiral has managed to keep its nose clean.

Admiral share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 141.62% of net profits

Recently Admiral has paid out, on average, around 141.62% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.99% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Admiral shareholders could enjoy a 5.99% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Admiral's case, that would currently equate to about 1.301p per share.

Admiral'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.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 4 May 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Admiral share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Admiral's shares have ranged in value from as little as 2076p up to 3702.6016p. 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 Admiral's is 0.2908. This would suggest that Admiral's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Admiral overview

Admiral Group plc provides car insurance products in the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, France, India, and the United States. The company operates through UK Insurance, International Insurance, Admiral Loans, and Other segments. It underwrites car, van, household, and travel insurance, as well as offers unsecured personal and car loans, and legal services. It offers its insurance products under the Admiral, Apparent, Balumba, Bell, Diamond, Elephant, Elephant Auto, Gladiator, L'Olivier, Qualitas Auto, and WiYou Seguros brand names, as well as through Compare. com and ConTe. it. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Cardiff, the United Kingdom.

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