AA plc (AA) is a leading personal services business based in the UK. It opened the day at 33p after a previous close of 33.5p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 33p to a high of 34.05p. The latest price was 33.9p (25 minute delay). AA is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 7,121 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, AA's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was 26.2p, which is 45.55% down on its pre-crash value of 48.12p and 73.51% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 15.1p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of AA shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £339.41 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 £555.79.
|52-week range||14.2905p - 62.01p|
|50-day moving average||32.4309p|
|200-day moving average||29.4859p|
|Wall St. target price||119p|
|Dividend yield||0.02p (13.16%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||11.7p|
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|1 week (2021-01-14)||-2.45%|
|1 month (2020-12-22)||2.42%|
|3 months (2020-10-22)||34.52%|
|6 months (2020-07-22)||46.12%|
|1 year (2020-01-22)||-36.10%|
|2 years (2019-01-21)||-54.87%|
|3 years (2018-01-19)||-77.58%|
|5 years (2016-01-21)||-87.43%|
Valuing AA stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of AA's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
AA's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 3x. In other words, AA shares trade at around 3x 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.
However, AA's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the personal services industry or those of similar companies.
AA's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £270 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a AA's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
To put AA's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.
|Revenue TTM||£982 million|
|Operating margin TTM||26.07%|
|Gross profit TTM||£602 million|
|Return on assets TTM||8.35%|
|Return on equity TTM||0%|
|Market capitalisation||£212.1 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 5.17% of net profits
Recently AA has paid out, on average, around 5.17% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 13.16% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), AA shareholders could enjoy a 13.16% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In AA's case, that would currently equate to about 0.02p per share.
While AA's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that AA is investing more in its future growth.
The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 3 October 2019 (the "ex-dividend date").
AA's dividend payout ratio is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.
Over the last 12 months, AA's shares have ranged in value from as little as 14.2905p up to 62.01p. 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 AA's is 2.3819. This would suggest that AA's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.
To put AA's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.
AA plc provides roadside assistance, insurance, and driving services in the United Kingdom. It operates through two segments, Roadside and Insurance. The company offers breakdowns cover for cars, motorcycles, caravans, vans, and towing; car, motorbike, van, and caravan insurance; and loans, savings, mortgage, travel currency card, insurance, and credit card products. It also provides home, content, building, pet, and holiday home insurance products; and travel services. In addition, the company offers driving advisory services, such as child safety, fuel and environment, legal advisory, service and repair, safety, security, and driving cost and other services; car and MOT services; and financial services, such as personal loans, car loans, home improvement loans, debt consolidation loans, wedding loans, loan management, savings, credit cards, and online security services, as well as reinsurance services. It serves fleet and leasing companies. The company was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in Basingstoke, the United Kingdom.
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