Chesnara plc (CSN) is a leading insurance-life business based in the UK. Chesnara is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 330 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
|52-week range||186.7653p - 341.8506p|
|50-day moving average||286.8529p|
|200-day moving average||282.2588p|
|Wall St. target price||471p|
|Dividend yield||0.22p (7.64%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||12p|
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Valuing Chesnara stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Chesnara's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Chesnara'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, Chesnara 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.
Chesnara's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £34.5 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Chesnara's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£365.9 million|
|Operating margin TTM||9.34%|
|Gross profit TTM||£166.7 million|
|Return on assets TTM||0.26%|
|Return on equity TTM||3.82%|
|Market capitalisation||£422.4 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 17933.33% of net profits
Recently Chesnara has paid out, on average, around 17933.33% 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), Chesnara shareholders could enjoy a 7.64% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Chesnara's case, that would currently equate to about 0.22p per share.
Chesnara'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 8 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Chesnara's shares have ranged in value from as little as 186.7653p up to 341.8506p. 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 Chesnara's is 0.3876. This would suggest that Chesnara's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Chesnara plc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the life assurance and pension businesses primarily in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Sweden. It operates through CA, Movestic, Waard Group, and Scildon segments. The company underwrites life risks, such as death, disability, health, and accident; and provides a portfolio of investment contracts for the savings and retirement needs of customers through asset management, as well as general insurance products. The company distributes its products principally through independent financial advisers. Chesnara plc was incorporated in 2003 and is headquartered in Preston, the United Kingdom.
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