Alliance Trust PLC (ATST) is a leading asset management business based in the UK. It opened the day at 892p after a previous close of 903p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 892p to a high of 905p. The latest price was 902p (25 minute delay). Alliance Trust is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 3 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Alliance Trust's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was 845p, which is 1.97% down on its pre-crash value of 862p and 57.65% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 536p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of Alliance Trust shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £653.46 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 £1,013.16.
|52-week range||529.1072p - 916p|
|50-day moving average||867.3697p|
|200-day moving average||409.7729p|
|Dividend yield||0.14p (1.77%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||14.6p|
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|1 week (2021-01-15)||0.56%|
|1 month (2020-12-23)||1.01%|
|3 months (2020-10-23)||5.99%|
|6 months (2020-07-23)||10.67%|
|1 year (2020-01-23)||5.99%|
|2 years (2019-01-23)||26.86%|
|3 years (2018-01-23)||17.30%|
|5 years (2016-01-22)||86.21%|
Valuing Alliance Trust stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Alliance Trust's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Alliance Trust's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 61x. In other words, Alliance Trust shares trade at around 61x 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.
Alliance Trust's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £579.6 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Alliance Trust's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£83 million|
|Operating margin TTM||79.49%|
|Gross profit TTM||£597 million|
|Return on assets TTM||1.38%|
|Return on equity TTM||0%|
|Market capitalisation||£2.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
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 Alliance Trust.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 25.18
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Alliance Trust's overall score of 25.18 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Alliance Trust 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.).
Environmental score: 7.27/100
Alliance Trust's environmental score of 7.27 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Alliance Trust is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 12.59/100
Alliance Trust's social score of 12.59 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Alliance Trust is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 14.21/100
Alliance Trust's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Alliance Trust is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
|Total ESG score||25.18|
|Total ESG percentile||7|
|Environmental score percentile||7|
|Social score percentile||7|
|Governance score percentile||7|
Dividend payout ratio: 9523.33% of net profits
Recently Alliance Trust has paid out, on average, around 9523.33% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.77% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Alliance Trust shareholders could enjoy a 1.77% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Alliance Trust's case, that would currently equate to about 0.14p per share.
Alliance Trust'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 3 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Alliance Trust's shares have ranged in value from as little as 529.1072p up to 916p. 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 Alliance Trust's is 0.8572. This would suggest that Alliance Trust's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Alliance Trust PLC is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm provides its services to retail investors and institutional investors. It invests in public equity markets. Alliance Trust PLC was founded on April 21, 1888 and is based in Dundee, United Kingdom with an additional office in London, United Kingdom.
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