Antofagasta plc (ANTO) is a leading copper business based in the UK. Antofagasta is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 6,532 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
|52-week range||568.3301p - 1616.5p|
|50-day moving average||1478.5441p|
|200-day moving average||1172.0331p|
|Wall St. target price||11.28p|
|Dividend yield||0.11p (0.7%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||33.9p|
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Valuing Antofagasta stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Antofagasta's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Antofagasta's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 44x. In other words, Antofagasta shares trade at around 44x 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.
Antofagasta's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping £1.9 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Antofagasta's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£4.6 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||22.67%|
|Gross profit TTM||£2 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||4.48%|
|Return on equity TTM||6.28%|
|Market capitalisation||£14.8 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 Antofagasta.
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: 36.44
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Antofagasta's overall score of 36.44 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 62nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Antofagasta 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: 20.16/100
Antofagasta's environmental score of 20.16 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Antofagasta is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 17.22/100
Antofagasta's social score of 17.22 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Antofagasta is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 12.06/100
Antofagasta's governance score puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Antofagasta is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Antofagasta scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Antofagasta has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||36.44|
|Total ESG percentile||62.34|
|Environmental score percentile||9|
|Social score percentile||9|
|Governance score percentile||9|
|Level of controversy||2|
Dividend payout ratio: 52.12% of net profits
Recently Antofagasta has paid out, on average, around 52.12% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.7% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Antofagasta shareholders could enjoy a 0.7% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Antofagasta's case, that would currently equate to about 0.11p per share.
Antofagasta'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").
Antofagasta's shares were split on a 5:1 basis on 19 June 2006. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Antofagasta shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 80% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Antofagasta shares which in turn could have impacted Antofagasta's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Antofagasta's shares have ranged in value from as little as 568.3301p up to 1616.5p. 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 Antofagasta's is 0.8912. This would suggest that Antofagasta's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Antofagasta plc, through its subsidiaries, primarily engages in the exploration, evaluation, development, and mining of copper properties in Chile and internationally. It operates through Los Pelambres, Centinela, Antucoya, Zaldívar, Exploration and Evaluation, and Transport segments. The company produces copper concentrates containing by-products, such as molybdenum, gold, and silver; and copper cathodes. It holds a 60% interest in the Los Pelambres mine; a 70% interest in the Centinela mine; a 50% interest in the Zaldívar mine; and a 70% interest in the Antucoya mine located in Chile. The company also provides rail and road cargo, and other ancillary services in Chile. In addition, it offers rail and truck services to the mining industry in the Antofagasta Region. The company was founded in 1888 and is based in London, the United Kingdom. Antofagasta plc is a subsidiary of Metalinvest Establishment.
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