CareTech Holdings PLC is a medical care facilities business based in the UK. CareTech Holdings shares (CTH.LSE) are listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and all prices are listed in pence sterling. CareTech Holdings employs 10,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around £430 million.
|Latest market close||N/Ap|
|52-week range||282.5745p - 532p|
|50-day moving average||501.3333p|
|200-day moving average||456.7872p|
|Wall St. target price||503p|
|Dividend yield||0.12p (2.34%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||22p|
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Valuing CareTech Holdings stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of CareTech Holdings's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
CareTech Holdings's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 23x. In other words, CareTech Holdings shares trade at around 23x 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.
CareTech Holdings's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £99.1 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a CareTech Holdings's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£430 million|
|Operating margin TTM||16.71%|
|Gross profit TTM||£147.9 million|
|Return on assets TTM||4.94%|
|Return on equity TTM||7.73%|
|Market capitalisation||£577.2 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 5431.82% of net profits
Recently CareTech Holdings has paid out, on average, around 5431.82% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.34% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), CareTech Holdings shareholders could enjoy a 2.34% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In CareTech Holdings's case, that would currently equate to about 0.12p per share.
CareTech Holdings'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 22 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, CareTech Holdings's shares have ranged in value from as little as 282.5745p up to 532p. 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 CareTech Holdings's is 0.4591. This would suggest that CareTech Holdings's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
CareTech Holdings PLC provides social care and support services for children and adults in the United Kingdom. It operates in three segments: Adults Services, Children's Services, and Foster Care. The Adults Services segment offers learning disabilities, mental health, autism and aspergers, physical disabilities, and brain injury rehabilitation services. The Children's Services segment provides learning disabilities, mental health, autism spectrum conditions, complex social, emotional and behavioural difficulties, education and therapeutic support, and young people in crisis. The Fostering segment offers therapeutic foster placement, challenging and complex behavior, and learning disabilities. CareTech Holdings PLC was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Potters Bar, the United Kingdom.
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