Chemring Group PLC (CHG) is a leading aerospace & defense business based in the UK. Chemring Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 2,241 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
|52-week range||143.162p - 317.5p|
|50-day moving average||280.0273p|
|200-day moving average||257.3752p|
|Wall St. target price||216.5p|
|Dividend yield||0.04p (1.3%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||12p|
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Valuing Chemring Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Chemring Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Chemring Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 25x. In other words, Chemring Group shares trade at around 25x 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.
Chemring Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £73.8 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Chemring Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£402.5 million|
|Operating margin TTM||11.93%|
|Gross profit TTM||£266.4 million|
|Return on assets TTM||5.77%|
|Return on equity TTM||10.92%|
|Market capitalisation||£849.4 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 3083.33% of net profits
Recently Chemring Group has paid out, on average, around 3083.33% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.3% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Chemring Group shareholders could enjoy a 1.3% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Chemring Group's case, that would currently equate to about 0.04p per share.
Chemring Group'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 1 April 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Chemring Group's shares were split on a 5:1 basis on 28 March 2011. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Chemring Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 80% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Chemring Group shares which in turn could have impacted Chemring Group's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Chemring Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 143.162p up to 317.5p. 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 Chemring Group's is 0.7789. This would suggest that Chemring Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Chemring Group PLC supplies countermeasures, sensors, and energetic solutions to aerospace, defense, and security industries in the United States, the United Kingdom, Norway, Australia, and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Sensors & Information and Countermeasures & Energetics. The Sensors & Information segment develops and manufactures explosive hazard detection equipment; chemical and biological threat detection equipment; and electronic countermeasures, as well as network protection technologies. The Countermeasures & Energetics segment offers expendable countermeasures for air, sea, and land platforms; cartridge/propellant actuated devices; pyrotechnic devices for satellite launch and deployment; aircraft and space launch systems; missile components; extruded double base propellants; separation sub-systems; actuators; and energetic materials, as well as aircrew egress and safety systems. Chemring Group PLC was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in Romsey, the United Kingdom.
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