Capita plc (CPI) is a leading specialty business services business based in the UK. It opened the day at 40.85p after a previous close of 40.93p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 38.81p to a high of 41.2p. The latest price was 38.88p (25 minute delay). Capita is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 61,000 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Capita's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was 26.5p, which is 82.51% down on its pre-crash value of 151.55p and 33.57% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 19.84p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of Capita shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £204.57 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 £180.64.
|52-week range||19.84p - 176.55p|
|50-day moving average||42.5485p|
|200-day moving average||35.706p|
|Wall St. target price||156.85p|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||13.6p|
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|1 week (2021-01-11)||2.67%|
|1 month (2020-12-18)||38.88|
|3 months (2020-10-16)||50.41%|
|6 months (2020-07-17)||-0.72%|
|1 year (2020-01-17)||-77.44%|
|2 years (2019-01-18)||-66.91%|
|3 years (2018-01-18)||-89.74%|
|5 years (2016-01-18)||-96.58%|
Valuing Capita stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Capita's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Capita's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, Capita shares trade at around 11x 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, Capita's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the specialty business services industry or those of similar companies.
Capita's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £324.6 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Capita's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
To put Capita's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.
|Revenue TTM||£3.5 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||5.63%|
|Gross profit TTM||£1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||2.81%|
|Return on equity TTM||0%|
|Market capitalisation||£650.9 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
We're not expecting Capita to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.
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Capita's shares were split on a 30:31 basis on 17 September 2007. So if you had owned 31 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 30 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Capita shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 3.3% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Capita shares which in turn could have impacted Capita's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Capita's shares have ranged in value from as little as 19.84p up to 176.55p. 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 Capita's is 2.2408. This would suggest that Capita's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.
To put Capita's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.
Capita plc provides consulting, digital, and software products and services to clients in the private and public sectors. The company offers people solutions, including digital onboarding, employee engagement and benefits, screening, talent acquisition, HR transformation, learning and development, corporate benefits, pension administration, and army recruitment services; and automation, critical communication system, education technology, finance and payment, management information system, and workforce management software products and services. It also provides customer management services, such as customer experience enhancement, revenue generation, escalated case/complaints management, and digital transformation services; and government services comprising local government business process management and transaction, smart metering, electronic monitoring, primary care support, and gas safe register services. In addition, the company offers IT and networks services, including managed networks, data center and cloud infrastructure, managed IT support, testing, cyber security and consulting, and workplace IT services; and specialist services, such as life and pensions administration, insurance, mortgage processing, travel and event, enforcement, legal, real estate and infrastructure, AXELOS, managed print, and translation and interpreting services. Capita plc provides its services to banking and financial services, insurance, life and pensions, retail, telecoms and media, transport, utilities, central and local government, defense, education, emergency services, health, police and justice, and science sectors. It operates in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Europe, the United States, India, South Africa, and Dubai. The company was formerly known as The Capita Group plc and changed its name to Capita plc in January 2012. Capita plc was founded in 1984 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.
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