Bellway p.l.c (BWY) is a leading residential construction business based in the UK. It opened the day at 2903p after a previous close of 2911p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 2842p to a high of 2912p. The latest price was 2842p (25 minute delay). Bellway is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 2,889 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Bellway's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was 2626p, which is 38.89% down on its pre-crash value of 4297p and 51.31% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 1735.5p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of Bellway shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £490.59 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 £655.45.
|52-week range||1706.6806p - 4263.9973p|
|50-day moving average||2930.2354p|
|200-day moving average||2604.683p|
|Wall St. target price||3622p|
|Dividend yield||1.5p (5.06%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||156.1p|
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|1 week (2021-01-11)||-5.05%|
|1 month (2020-12-18)||2842|
|3 months (2020-10-16)||8.93%|
|6 months (2020-07-17)||8.51%|
|1 year (2020-01-17)||-29.02%|
|2 years (2019-01-18)||-4.05%|
|3 years (2018-01-18)||-18.92%|
|5 years (2016-01-18)||9.18%|
Valuing Bellway stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Bellway's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Bellway's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 19x. In other words, Bellway shares trade at around 19x recent earnings.
That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the FTSE 250 at the end of September 2019 (19.71).
However, Bellway's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the residential construction industry or those of similar companies.
Bellway's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £324.5 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Bellway's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
To put Bellway's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.
|Revenue TTM||£2.2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||14.46%|
|Gross profit TTM||£422.2 million|
|Return on assets TTM||5.04%|
|Return on equity TTM||6.52%|
|Market capitalisation||£3.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 3205.13% of net profits
Recently Bellway has paid out, on average, around 3205.13% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.06% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Bellway shareholders could enjoy a 5.06% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Bellway's case, that would currently equate to about 1.5p per share.
Bellway'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 26 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Bellway's dividend payout ratio is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.
Bellway's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 24 January 1994. 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 Bellway shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Bellway shares which in turn could have impacted Bellway's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Bellway's shares have ranged in value from as little as 1706.6806p up to 4263.9973p. 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 Bellway's is 1.3695. This would suggest that Bellway'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 Bellway's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.
Bellway p.l.c., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the home building business in the United Kingdom. The company builds and sells homes ranging from one-bedroom apartments to six-bedroom family homes, as well as provides homes to housing associations for social housing. It offers homes under Bellway and Ashberry brands. Bellway p.l.c. was incorporated in 1978 and is headquartered in Newcastle upon Tyne, the United Kingdom.
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