British Land Company Plc (BLND) is a leading reit-diversified business based in the UK. It opened the day at 501p after a previous close of 500p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 500.8p to a high of 516.8p. The latest price was 515.2p (25 minute delay). British Land Co is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 613 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
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- Can I buy shares in British Land Co?
- Has coronavirus impacted British Land Co shares?
- British Land Co shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is British Land Co stock a buy or sell?
- Performance over time
- Is British Land Co suitable for ethical investing?
- Are British Land Co shares over-valued?
- How volatile are British Land Co shares?
- Does British Land Co pay a dividend?
- Have British Land Co shares ever split?
- Other common questions
How has coronavirus impacted British Land Co's share price?
Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, British Land Co's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was 541.6p, which is 2.62% down on its pre-crash value of 556.2p and 71.07% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as 316.6p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of British Land Co shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £602.86 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 £968.87.
British Land Co share price (LSE:BLND)Use our graph to track the performance of BLND stocks over time.
British Land Co shares at a glance
|52-week range||424.2835p - 555.8p|
|50-day moving average||525.472p|
|200-day moving average||515.1765p|
|Wall St. target price||560.94p|
|Dividend yield||17p (3.12%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||7.4p|
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Is it a good time to buy British Land Co stock?
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Is British Land Co under- or over-valued?
Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value.
British Land Co's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 75x. In other words, British Land Co shares trade at around 75x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the FTSE 250 at the end of September 2019 (19.71). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
However, British Land Co's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the reit-diversified industry or those of similar companies.
British Land Co's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 12.74. Higher PEG ratios such as this can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value given the current rate of growth.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into British Land Co'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 British Land Co's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.
British Land Co's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £237 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a British Land Co's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
To put that into context you can compare it against similar companies.
|Revenue TTM||£460 million|
|Operating margin TTM||50.65%|
|Gross profit TTM||£341 million|
|Return on assets TTM||1.49%|
|Return on equity TTM||0.81%|
|Market capitalisation||£5.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Environmental, social and governance track record
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 British Land Co.
Total ESG risk score
British Land Co's total ESG risk: 15.71
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and British Land Co's overall score of 15.71 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like British Land Co 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 British Land Co's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.
British Land Co's environmental score: 6.18/100
British Land Co's environmental score of 6.18 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that British Land Co is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
British Land Co's social score: 6.96/100
British Land Co's social score of 6.96 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that British Land Co is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
British Land Co's governance score: 8.57/100
British Land Co's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that British Land Co is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
British Land Co's controversy score: 1/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, British Land Co scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that British Land Co has managed to keep its nose clean.
Wondering how that compares? Below are the controversy scores of similar companies.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||15.71|
|Total ESG percentile||6.94|
|Environmental score percentile||8|
|Social score percentile||8|
|Governance score percentile||8|
|Level of controversy||1|
British Land Co share dividends
Dividend yield: 3.12% of stock value
Forward annual dividend yield: 3.12% of stock value
Dividend payout ratio: 2.12% of net profits
British Land Co has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 3.12% of its share value annually.
British Land Co has paid out, on average, around 2.12% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.12% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 3.12% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In British Land Co's case, that would currently equate to about 17p per share.
While British Land Co's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that the company is investing more in its future growth.
The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 25 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
British Land Co's dividend yield is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.
- McKay Securities (MCKS.LSE): 3.59% (3.59% forward annual dividend yield)
- Land Securities Group (LAND.LSE): 3.87% (3.87% forward annual dividend yield)
- The Berkeley Group (BKG.LSE): 2.61% (2.61% forward annual dividend yield)
- Assura (AGR.LSE): 4.35% (4.35% forward annual dividend yield)
Have British Land Co's shares ever split?
British Land Co's shares were split on a 35:29 basis on 4 March 2009. So if you had owned 29 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 35 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your British Land Co shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 17.1% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for British Land Co shares which in turn could have impacted British Land Co's share price.
Share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, British Land Co's shares have ranged in value from as little as 424.2835p up to 555.8p. 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 British Land Co's is 1.4986. This would suggest that British Land Co'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 British Land Co's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.
- McKay Securities (MCKS.LSE): 0.6912
- Land Securities Group (LAND.LSE): 1.3656
- The Berkeley Group (BKG.LSE): 1.0865
- Assura (AGR.LSE): 0.0568
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