4imprint Group plc (FOUR) is a leading advertising agencies business based in the UK. 4imprint is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 1,209 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
|52-week range||1043.2803p - 3372.3161p|
|50-day moving average||2526.4707p|
|200-day moving average||2288.1057p|
|Wall St. target price||28.43p|
|Dividend yield||0.67p (4.07%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||97.4p|
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Valuing 4imprint stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of 4imprint's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
4imprint'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, 4imprint 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.
4imprint's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £36.6 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a 4imprint's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£721.6 million|
|Operating margin TTM||4.71%|
|Gross profit TTM||£258 million|
|Return on assets TTM||17.51%|
|Return on equity TTM||52.57%|
|Market capitalisation||£667 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 25.69% of net profits
Recently 4imprint has paid out, on average, around 25.69% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.07% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), 4imprint shareholders could enjoy a 4.07% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In 4imprint's case, that would currently equate to about 0.67p per share.
While 4imprint's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that 4imprint 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 9 April 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
4imprint's shares were split on a 13:20 basis on 17 May 1999. So if you had owned 20 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 13 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your 4imprint shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 53.8% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for 4imprint shares which in turn could have impacted 4imprint's share price.
Over the last 12 months, 4imprint's shares have ranged in value from as little as 1043.2803p up to 3372.3161p. 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 4imprint's is 1.2426. This would suggest that 4imprint'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).
4imprint Group plc operates as a direct marketer of promotional products in North America, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. It offers apparel, bags, drinkware, and stationery, as well as writing, technology, outdoor and leisure, tradeshows and signage, auto, home and tools, and wellness and safety products. The company markets its products to individuals in businesses and organizations. 4imprint Group plc was incorporated in 1921 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.
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