Babcock International Group PLC (BAB) is a leading engineering & construction business based in the UK. Babcock International Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 32,819 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
|52-week range||196.7p - 626.4p|
|50-day moving average||270.9394p|
|200-day moving average||271.3617p|
|Wall St. target price||779p|
|Dividend yield||0.3p (7.38%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||53.5p|
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Valuing Babcock International Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Babcock International Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Babcock International 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 10x. In other words, Babcock International Group shares trade at around 10x 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.
However, Babcock International Group's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the engineering & construction industry or those of similar companies.
Babcock International Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.59. 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 Babcock International 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.
However, it's sensible to consider Babcock International Group's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.
Babcock International Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £197.2 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Babcock International Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
To put Babcock International Group's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.
|Revenue TTM||£4.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||0.9%|
|Gross profit TTM||£509 million|
|Return on assets TTM||0.36%|
|Return on equity TTM||-10.33%|
|Market capitalisation||£1.1 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 Babcock International Group.
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: 22.35
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Babcock International Group's overall score of 22.35 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 22nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Babcock International Group 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.).
To gain some more context, you can compare Babcock International Group's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.
Environmental score: 6.92/100
Babcock International Group's environmental score of 6.92 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Babcock International Group is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 16.62/100
Babcock International Group's social score of 16.62 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Babcock International Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 10.32/100
Babcock International Group's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Babcock International Group 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, Babcock International Group scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Babcock International Group has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Wondering how that compares? Below are the controversy scores of similar companies.
|Total ESG score||22.35|
|Total ESG percentile||21.6|
|Environmental score percentile||6|
|Social score percentile||6|
|Governance score percentile||6|
|Level of controversy||2|
We're not expecting Babcock International Group to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.
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Babcock International Group's shares were split on a 5:6 basis on 23 October 2000. So if you had owned 6 shares 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 Babcock International Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 20% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Babcock International Group shares which in turn could have impacted Babcock International Group's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Babcock International Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 196.7p up to 626.4p. 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 Babcock International Group's is 1.4883. This would suggest that Babcock International 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).
To put Babcock International Group's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.
Babcock International Group PLC, together with its subsidiaries, provides engineering services for marine, land, aviation, and nuclear sectors in the United Kingdom and internationally. The company's Marine segment offers life support services for naval ships, and infrastructure. Its Nuclear segment provides submarines and complex engineering services in support of various decommissioning programs and projects, training and operation support, new build program management, and design and installation. The company's Land segment offers large-scale critical vehicle fleet management, and equipment support and training services for military engineers. Its Aviation segment provides critical engineering services to defense and civil customers, including pilot training, equipment support, and airbase management, as well as operates aviation fleets that provide delivering emergency and offshore services. Babcock International Group PLC was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.
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