Centamin plc (CEY) is a leading gold business based in the UK. Centamin is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 2,556 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
|52-week range||88.277p - 233.3p|
|50-day moving average||123.7677p|
|200-day moving average||161.6391p|
|Wall St. target price||1.68p|
|Dividend yield||0.09p (7.64%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||12.3p|
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Valuing Centamin stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Centamin's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Centamin's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 10x. In other words, Centamin shares trade at around 10x 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.
Centamin's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £439.3 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Centamin's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£813 million|
|Operating margin TTM||39.11%|
|Gross profit TTM||£240.4 million|
|Return on assets TTM||14.58%|
|Return on equity TTM||23.59%|
|Market capitalisation||£1.4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 80.94% of net profits
Recently Centamin has paid out, on average, around 80.94% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 7.64% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Centamin shareholders could enjoy a 7.64% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Centamin's case, that would currently equate to about 0.09p per share.
Centamin'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 13 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Centamin's shares have ranged in value from as little as 88.277p up to 233.3p. 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 Centamin's is 0.6466. This would suggest that Centamin's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Centamin plc engages in the exploration, mining, and development of precious metals in Egypt, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Jersey, the United Kingdom, and Australia. The company explores for gold ore deposits. Its principal project is the Sukari Gold Mine project, which covers an area of 160 square kilometers located in the Eastern Desert of Egypt. Centamin plc was incorporated in 1970 and is based in Saint Helier, the Channel Islands.
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