AO World plc (AO) is a leading internet retail business based in the UK. AO World is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 3,000 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
|52-week range||46.6665p - 444.5p|
|50-day moving average||392.1364p|
|200-day moving average||282.9213p|
|Wall St. target price||160p|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||4.8p|
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Valuing AO World stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of AO World's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
AO World's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 69x. In other words, AO World shares trade at around 69x 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.
AO World's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £34.8 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a AO World's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£1.3 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||2.02%|
|Gross profit TTM||£178.3 million|
|Return on assets TTM||3.2%|
|Return on equity TTM||26.27%|
|Market capitalisation||£1.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
We're not expecting AO World to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.
Over the last 12 months, AO World's shares have ranged in value from as little as 46.6665p up to 444.5p. 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 AO World's is 0.4454. This would suggest that AO World's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
AO World plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an online retailer of domestic appliances and consumer electronics in the United Kingdom, Germany, and rest of Europe. The company retails fridge freezers, cookers and washing machines, and audiovisual equipment, as well as computing, mobile, and gaming products. It also provides logistics and transport services, and ancillary services. In addition, the company engages in the investment activities; and WEEE recycling activities. AO World plc sells its products through its websites and third-party websites. AO World plc was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Bolton, the United Kingdom.
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