How to buy AB Dynamics (ABDP) shares

Learn how to easily invest in AB Dynamics shares.

AB Dynamics plc (ABDP) is a leading auto parts business based in the UK. It opened the day at 2130p after a previous close of 2230p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 2150p to a high of 2240p. The latest price was 2195p (25 minute delay). AB Dynamics is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 394 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in AB Dynamics

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: ABDP in this case.
  5. Research AB Dynamics shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your AB Dynamics shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has coronavirus impacted AB Dynamics's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, AB Dynamics's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was 1665p, which is 18.58% down on its pre-crash value of 2045p and 94.74% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as 855p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of AB Dynamics shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £432.26 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 £746.59.

AB Dynamics share price (LSE:ABDP)

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AB Dynamics shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Open2130p
High2240p
Low2150p
Close2195p
Previous close2230p
Change-35p
Change %-1.5695%
Volume37,607
Information last updated 2022-01-17.
52-week range1479.9731p - 2469.9376p
50-day moving average1760.8p
200-day moving average1953.275p
Wall St. target price2397.57p
PE ratio132.8244
Dividend yield4.8p (0.53%)
Earnings per share (TTM)13.1p
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Is it a good time to buy AB Dynamics stock?

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Is AB Dynamics under- or over-valued?

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

P/E ratio

AB Dynamics's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 133x. In other words, AB Dynamics shares trade at around 133x 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.

EBITDA

AB Dynamics's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £10.9 million.

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

Financials

Revenue TTM £65.4 million
Operating margin TTM 6.83%
Gross profit TTM £37.1 million
Return on assets TTM 2.23%
Return on equity TTM 2.88%
Profit margin 4.57%
Book value 4.641p
Market capitalisation £393.7 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

AB Dynamics share dividends

0.5%

Dividend yield: 0.53% of stock value

0.5%

Forward annual dividend yield: 0.53% of stock value

34.6%

Dividend payout ratio: 34.57% of net profits

AB Dynamics has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 0.53% of its share value annually.

AB Dynamics has paid out, on average, around 34.57% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.53% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 0.53% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In AB Dynamics's case, that would currently equate to about 4.8p per share.

While AB Dynamics's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that it 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 29 December 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have AB Dynamics's shares ever split?

AB Dynamics's shares were split on a 689:688 basis on 19 May 2019. So if you had owned 688 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 689 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your AB Dynamics shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 0.1% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for AB Dynamics shares which in turn could have impacted AB Dynamics's share price.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, AB Dynamics's shares have ranged in value from as little as 1479.9731p up to 2469.9376p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ABDP.LSE volatility(beta: 0.82)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (LSE average) beta is 1, while AB Dynamics's is 0.8242. This would suggest that AB Dynamics's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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