Applegreen plc is a specialty retail business based in the UK. Applegreen shares (APGN.LSE) are listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and all prices are listed in pence sterling. Its last market close was 305p – a decrease of 1.61% over the previous week. Applegreen employs 11,145 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of £621 million.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Applegreen's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was 305p, which is 31.15% down on its pre-crash value of 443p and 70.87% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 178.5p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of Applegreen shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £489.13 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 £663.04.
|Latest market close||305p|
|52-week range||178.5p - 525p|
|50-day moving average||384.4412p|
|200-day moving average||337.8732p|
|Dividend yield||0.01p (0.54%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||24.2p|
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|1 week (2021-01-11)||-39.81%|
|1 month (2020-12-18)||-38.06%|
|3 months (2020-10-16)||3.33%|
|6 months (2020-07-17)||-5.92%|
|1 year (2020-01-17)||-36.54%|
|2 years (2019-01-18)||-39.81%|
|3 years (2018-01-18)||-41.29%|
|5 years (2016-01-18)||-19.17%|
Valuing Applegreen stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Applegreen's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Applegreen's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 21x. In other words, Applegreen shares trade at around 21x 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.
|Gross profit TTM||£572.1 million|
|Return on assets TTM||2.66%|
|Return on equity TTM||-1.55%|
|Market capitalisation||£621 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 22.15% of net profits
Recently Applegreen has paid out, on average, around 22.15% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.54% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Applegreen shareholders could enjoy a 0.54% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Applegreen's case, that would currently equate to about 0.01p per share.
While Applegreen's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Applegreen is investing more in its future growth.
The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 3 October 2019 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Applegreen's shares have ranged in value from as little as 178.5p up to 525p. 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 Applegreen's is 1.5581. This would suggest that Applegreen's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Applegreen plc operates motorway service areas, trunk road service areas, and petrol filling stations. It operates in three segments: Retail Ireland, Retail UK, and Retail USA. The company operates as a roadside convenience food and beverage retailer that sells fuel, food, and other groceries under its Bakewell and Applegreen brands, as well as other partnered international brands, such as Burger King, Starbucks, KFC, Subway, Waitrose, WH Smith, Costa Coffee, Chopstix, 7-Eleven, Pizza Express, Harry Ramsden, and Greggs. It also operates hotels under the Ramada and Days Inn brands; and operates gaming machines. As of December 31, 2019, the company operated 556 forecourt sites, including 202 sites in the Republic of Ireland, 163 sites in the United Kingdom, and 191 sites in the United States, as well as 30 hotels. The company was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.
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