Animalcare Group plc is a medical care facilities business based in the UK. Animalcare Group shares (ANCR.LSE) are listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and all prices are listed in pence sterling. Animalcare Group employs 213 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around £69.5 million.
|Latest market close||N/Ap|
|52-week range||143.4316p - 209p|
|50-day moving average||198.9394p|
|200-day moving average||182.5567p|
|Wall St. target price||294p|
|Dividend yield||0.04p (1.99%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||1.2p|
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Valuing Animalcare Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Animalcare Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Animalcare Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 168x. In other words, Animalcare Group shares trade at around 168x 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.
Animalcare Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £11.3 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Animalcare Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£69.5 million|
|Operating margin TTM||6.76%|
|Gross profit TTM||£37 million|
|Return on assets TTM||2.25%|
|Return on equity TTM||0.85%|
|Market capitalisation||£120.7 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 20000% of net profits
Recently Animalcare Group has paid out, on average, around 20000% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.99% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Animalcare Group shareholders could enjoy a 1.99% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Animalcare Group's case, that would currently equate to about 0.04p per share.
Animalcare Group'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 22 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Animalcare Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 143.4316p up to 209p. 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 Animalcare Group's is 0.7058. This would suggest that Animalcare Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Animalcare Group plc engages in the development, sale, and distribution of licensed veterinary pharmaceuticals; and identification of products and services to companion animal veterinary markets in Spain, Portugal, Germany, Italy, other European Union, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands, and internationally. It is also involved in the marketing of veterinary pharmaceuticals. Animalcare Group plc was founded in 1972 and is based in York, the United Kingdom.
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