Barratt Developments plc (BDEV) is a leading residential construction business based in the UK. It opened the day at 597.4p after a previous close of 598.6p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 577.8p to a high of 598.8p. The latest price was 583.4p (25 minute delay). Barratt Developments is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 6,655 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Barratt Developments's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was 537.2p, which is 37.77% down on its pre-crash value of 863.2p and 53.75% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 349.4p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of Barratt Developments shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £478.89 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 £662.53.
|52-week range||341.4975p - 869.0849p|
|50-day moving average||636.6765p|
|200-day moving average||543.2324p|
|Wall St. target price||609.25p|
|Dividend yield||0.29p (6.01%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||38.9p|
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|1 week (2021-01-15)||-16.13%|
|1 month (2020-12-23)||-13.70%|
|3 months (2020-10-23)||7.84%|
|6 months (2020-07-23)||9.66%|
|1 year (2020-01-23)||-26.82%|
|2 years (2019-01-23)||9.17%|
|3 years (2018-01-23)||-3.70%|
|5 years (2016-01-22)||1.90%|
Valuing Barratt Developments stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Barratt Developments's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Barratt Developments's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 18x. In other words, Barratt Developments shares trade at around 18x 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, Barratt Developments's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the residential construction industry or those of similar companies.
Barratt Developments's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.65. 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 Barratt Developments'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 Barratt Developments's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.
Barratt Developments's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £594.5 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Barratt Developments's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
To put Barratt Developments's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.
|Revenue TTM||£3.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||17.19%|
|Gross profit TTM||£713.9 million|
|Return on assets TTM||5.16%|
|Return on equity TTM||8.3%|
|Market capitalisation||£7 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 Barratt Developments.
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: 10.83
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Barratt Developments's overall score of 10.83 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Barratt Developments 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 Barratt Developments's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.
Environmental score: 4.6/100
Barratt Developments's environmental score of 4.6 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Barratt Developments is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 3.64/100
Barratt Developments's social score of 3.64 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Barratt Developments is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 2.6/100
Barratt Developments's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Barratt Developments 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, Barratt Developments scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Barratt Developments 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||10.83|
|Total ESG percentile||2.02|
|Environmental score percentile||2|
|Social score percentile||2|
|Governance score percentile||2|
|Level of controversy||2|
Dividend payout ratio: 2512.82% of net profits
Recently Barratt Developments has paid out, on average, around 2512.82% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 6.01% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Barratt Developments shareholders could enjoy a 6.01% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Barratt Developments's case, that would currently equate to about 0.29p per share.
Barratt Developments'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 16 June 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Barratt Developments's dividend payout ratio is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.
Barratt Developments's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 6 June 1983. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Barratt Developments shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Barratt Developments shares which in turn could have impacted Barratt Developments's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Barratt Developments's shares have ranged in value from as little as 341.4975p up to 869.0849p. 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 Barratt Developments's is 1.4801. This would suggest that Barratt Developments'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 Barratt Developments's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.
Barratt Developments plc engages in the housebuilding and commercial development businesses in Great Britain. It acquires and develops land; plans, designs, and constructs homes, apartments, penthouses, and communities; and retail, leisure, office, industrial, and mixed-use properties. The company offers homes under the Barratt Homes, David Wilson Homes, and Barratt London brands. It is also involved in the commercial development activities under the Wilson Bowden Developments brand. The company was founded in 1958 and is headquartered in Coalville, the United Kingdom.
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