The Berkeley Group Holdings plc (BKG) is a leading residential construction business based in the UK. Berkeley Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 2,844 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
|52-week range||2885.0027p - 5276.6803p|
|50-day moving average||4531.1763p|
|200-day moving average||4479.5845p|
|Wall St. target price||3660.5p|
|Dividend yield||2.06p (4.63%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||289.1p|
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Valuing Berkeley Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Berkeley Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Berkeley 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 15x. In other words, Berkeley Group shares trade at around 15x 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, Berkeley Group's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the residential construction industry or those of similar companies.
Berkeley Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £444.4 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Berkeley Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
To put Berkeley Group's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.
|Revenue TTM||£1.9 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||23.41%|
|Gross profit TTM||£637.4 million|
|Return on assets TTM||5.15%|
|Return on equity TTM||12.16%|
|Market capitalisation||£5.5 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 15512.78% of net profits
Recently Berkeley Group has paid out, on average, around 15512.78% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.63% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Berkeley Group shareholders could enjoy a 4.63% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Berkeley Group's case, that would currently equate to about 2.06p per share.
Berkeley 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 20 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Berkeley Group's dividend payout ratio is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.
Berkeley Group's shares were split on a 92:100 basis on 19 March 2020. So if you had owned 100 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 92 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Berkeley Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 8.7% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Berkeley Group shares which in turn could have impacted Berkeley Group's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Berkeley Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 2885.0027p up to 5276.6803p. 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 Berkeley Group's is 1.0312. This would suggest that Berkeley Group's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
To put Berkeley Group's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.
The Berkeley Group Holdings plc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the residential-led and mixed-use property development activities in the United Kingdom. It operates under the Berkeley, St Edward, St George, St James, St Joseph, St William, Berkeley First, Berkeley Commercial, Berkeley Partnership, and Berkeley Modular brand names. The company was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Cobham, the United Kingdom.
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