Ashmore Group PLC (ASHM) is a leading asset management business based in the UK. It opened the day at 422p after a previous close of 424p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 414.6p to a high of 425.2p. The latest price was 415.6p (25 minute delay). Ashmore Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 306 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Ashmore Group's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was 379p, which is 32.08% down on its pre-crash value of 558p and 34.49% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 281.8p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of Ashmore Group shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £563.13 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 £691.60.
|52-week range||272.8032p - 557.2914p|
|50-day moving average||422.5412p|
|200-day moving average||403.5916p|
|Wall St. target price||406.64p|
|Dividend yield||0.17p (3.84%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||25.7p|
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|1 week (2021-01-15)||-8.17%|
|1 month (2020-12-23)||-5.46%|
|3 months (2020-10-23)||10.41%|
|6 months (2020-07-23)||0.05%|
|1 year (2020-01-23)||-25.79%|
|2 years (2019-01-23)||7.22%|
|3 years (2018-01-23)||-1.56%|
|5 years (2016-01-22)||103.03%|
Valuing Ashmore Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Ashmore Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Ashmore 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 17x. In other words, Ashmore Group shares trade at around 17x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the FTSE 250 at the end of September 2019 (19.71). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Ashmore Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.52. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Ashmore Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Ashmore Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £217.7 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Ashmore Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£323.5 million|
|Operating margin TTM||66.24%|
|Gross profit TTM||£240.9 million|
|Return on assets TTM||12.78%|
|Return on equity TTM||21.31%|
|Market capitalisation||£3.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 6500% of net profits
Recently Ashmore Group has paid out, on average, around 6500% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.84% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Ashmore Group shareholders could enjoy a 3.84% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Ashmore Group's case, that would currently equate to about 0.17p per share.
Ashmore 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 5 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Ashmore Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 272.8032p up to 557.2914p. 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 Ashmore Group's is 1.401. This would suggest that Ashmore Group's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Ashmore Group plc is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm primarily provides its services to retail and institutional clients. It manages separate client-focused equity and fixed income portfolios. The firm also launches and manages equity and fixed income mutual funds for its clients. It invests in the public equity and fixed income markets in emerging markets across the globe. The firm employs combination of fundamental analysis to make its investments. Ashmore Group Plc was founded in 1992 and is based in London, United Kingdom.
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