Circle Property Plc is a real estate services business based in the UK. Circle Property shares (CRC.LSE) are listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and all prices are listed in pence sterling. Its last market close was 189.5p – an increase of 2.16% over the previous week. Circle Property employs 0 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around £10 million.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Circle Property's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was 189.5p, which is 17.25% down on its pre-crash value of 229p and 35.36% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 140p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of Circle Property shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £780.19 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 £912.63.
|Latest market close||189.5p|
|52-week range||138.4437p - 223.2648p|
|50-day moving average||177.2647p|
|200-day moving average||161.8345p|
|Dividend yield||0.04p (2.45%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||5.8p|
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|1 week (2021-01-13)||0.54%|
|1 month (2020-12-21)||4.52%|
|3 months (2020-10-23)||19.15%|
|6 months (2020-07-21)||23.21%|
|1 year (2020-01-21)||-10.63%|
|3 years (2018-01-19)||14.20%|
Valuing Circle Property stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Circle Property's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Circle Property's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 32x. In other words, Circle Property shares trade at around 32x 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.
Circle Property's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £4.4 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Circle Property's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£10 million|
|Operating margin TTM||44.35%|
|Gross profit TTM||£7.1 million|
|Return on assets TTM||1.93%|
|Return on equity TTM||2.07%|
|Market capitalisation||£52.4 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 7500% of net profits
Recently Circle Property has paid out, on average, around 7500% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.45% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Circle Property shareholders could enjoy a 2.45% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Circle Property's case, that would currently equate to about 0.04p per share.
Circle Property'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 3 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Circle Property's shares have ranged in value from as little as 138.4437p up to 223.2648p. 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 Circle Property's is 0.5674. This would suggest that Circle Property's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Circle is amongst the best performing quoted UK real estate companies by NAV total return (NAV growth and dividend) having delivered consistent returns with 87% NAV growth since IPO in 2016 in absolute terms. Circle focusses on acquiring assets in regional cities, many of which have significant office supply constraints, and on office assets with active management potential (refurbishment opportunities, under-rented or vacant properties or short leases), rather than just maximising initial rental yields. Circle is not a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) and can actively recycle proceeds from asset sales into its refurbishment and redevelopment pipeline, as well as future investment opportunities, therefore targeting a broader range of returns for shareholders, which are primarily driven by NAV growth. As well as already delivering substantial increases in NAV, the Company's portfolio has significant reversionary potential with current total estimated rental values of approximately £10.9 million per annum, compared to contracted rent of £8.2 million at 30 September 2019. The Company has a portfolio of 15 regional commercial property investment and development assets in the UK valued at £135.6 million as at 30 September 2019.
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