Airtel Africa Plc is a telecom services business based in the UK. Airtel Africa shares (AAF.LSE) are listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and all prices are listed in pence sterling. Airtel Africa employs 3,363 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around £3.6 billion.
|Latest market close||N/Ap|
|52-week range||23.9973p - 96.3p|
|50-day moving average||79.8853p|
|200-day moving average||67.6549p|
|Dividend yield||0.02p (2.93%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||7.1p|
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Valuing Airtel Africa stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Airtel Africa's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Airtel Africa's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, Airtel Africa shares trade at around 11x 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.
Airtel Africa's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping £1.5 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Airtel Africa's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£3.6 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||27.8%|
|Gross profit TTM||£2 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||6.52%|
|Return on equity TTM||9.7%|
|Market capitalisation||£2.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 85.71% of net profits
Recently Airtel Africa has paid out, on average, around 85.71% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.93% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Airtel Africa shareholders could enjoy a 2.93% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Airtel Africa's case, that would currently equate to about 0.02p per share.
Airtel Africa'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 12 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Airtel Africa Plc provides telecommunication and mobile money services to customers in Nigeria, East Africa, and Francophone Africa. The company provides prepaid and postpaid wireless voice, international roaming, and fixed line telephone services; data communication services; and mobile money services, such as payments systems, microloans, savings, and international money transfers. As of March 2020, it served approximately 110.6 million customers. The company was incorporated in 2018 and is based in London, the United Kingdom. Airtel Africa Plc is a subsidiary of Airtel Africa Mauritius Limited.
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