Bunzl plc (BNZL) is a leading food distribution business based in the UK. It opened the day at 2433p after a previous close of 2420p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 2397.5176p to a high of 2466p. The latest price was 2462p (25 minute delay). Bunzl is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 19,000 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Bunzl's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was 2544p, which is 23.41% up on its pre-crash value of 1948.5p and 104.83% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 1242p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of Bunzl shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £704.89 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 £1,285.48.
|52-week range||1192.6093p - 2615.4244p|
|50-day moving average||2399.7646p|
|200-day moving average||2359.5598p|
|Wall St. target price||2475.38p|
|Dividend yield||0.52p (2.14%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||113.7p|
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|1 week (2021-01-11)||-0.85%|
|1 month (2020-12-18)||0.49%|
|3 months (2020-10-16)||-3.72%|
|6 months (2020-07-17)||8.84%|
|1 year (2020-01-17)||18.02%|
|2 years (2019-01-18)||1.69%|
|3 years (2018-01-18)||21.46%|
|5 years (2016-01-18)||39.89%|
Valuing Bunzl stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Bunzl's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Bunzl's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 21x. In other words, Bunzl shares trade at around 21x 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.
Bunzl's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.0648. 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 Bunzl's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Bunzl's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £717.2 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Bunzl's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£9.6 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||6.1%|
|Gross profit TTM||£2.3 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||5.78%|
|Return on equity TTM||21.45%|
|Market capitalisation||£8.1 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 Bunzl.
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: 19.4
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Bunzl's overall score of 19.4 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 24th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Bunzl 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.).
Environmental score: 6.84/100
Bunzl's environmental score of 6.84 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Bunzl is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 8.18/100
Bunzl's social score of 8.18 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Bunzl is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 6.88/100
Bunzl's governance score puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Bunzl is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
|Total ESG score||19.4|
|Total ESG percentile||23.76|
|Environmental score percentile||4|
|Social score percentile||4|
|Governance score percentile||4|
Dividend payout ratio: 7734.51% of net profits
Recently Bunzl has paid out, on average, around 7734.51% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.14% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Bunzl shareholders could enjoy a 2.14% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Bunzl's case, that would currently equate to about 0.52p per share.
Bunzl'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 3 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Bunzl's shares were split on a 7:9 basis on 6 June 2005. So if you had owned 9 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 7 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Bunzl shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 28.6% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Bunzl shares which in turn could have impacted Bunzl's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Bunzl's shares have ranged in value from as little as 1192.6093p up to 2615.4244p. 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 Bunzl's is 0.3922. This would suggest that Bunzl's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Bunzl plc provides distribution and outsourcing services primarily in the North America, Continental Europe, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and internationally. It offers non-food consumables, including food packaging, napkins, disposable tableware, food service disposables, guest amenities, light and heavy catering equipment, cleaning and hygiene products, and safety items to hotels, restaurants, caterers, and food processors and packers, as well as the leisure sector. The company also offers films, labels, counter-service packaging, take-out food packaging, and first aid products; and point of purchase displays, stationeries, bags, and cleaning and hygiene supplies to grocery stores, supermarkets, retail chains, convenience stores, food wholesalers, ethnic grocers, organic food outlets, and others. In addition, it provides cleaning systems, floor care items, hand cleansing products, hygiene papers, janitorial products, cleaning machines, mops, polishes, protective clothing, and washroom chemicals to facilities management companies, contract cleaners, and other industrial and healthcare customers; and packaging products to boutiques, office supply companies, retail chains, and home improvement chains. Further, the company offers personal protection equipment, such as footwear, gloves, safety helmets, workwear, harness equipment, tools, safety signs, and traffic management and ancillary site equipment, as well as ear, eye, respiratory, and face protection products to customers in industrial and construction markets. Additionally, it provides aprons, bandages, facemasks, gowns, headwear, mattress covers, overshoes, procedure packs, tapes, wipes, incontinence products, and swabs to the healthcare sector, including hospitals, retirement and nursing homes, and doctors' surgeries and clinics; and various products to government and education establishments. Bunzl plc was founded in 1854 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.
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