Cohort plc (CHRT) is a leading aerospace & defense business based in the UK. It opened the day at 618p after a previous close of 590p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 590p to a high of 622.7467p. The latest price was 606p (25 minute delay). Cohort is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 1,000 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Cohort's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was 575p, which is 15.32% down on its pre-crash value of 679p and 27.35% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 451.5p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of Cohort shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £773.93 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 £833.35.
|52-week range||410.1758p - 722.8209p|
|50-day moving average||599.2353p|
|200-day moving average||590.3165p|
|Wall St. target price||500p|
|Dividend yield||0.1p (1.65%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||22.4p|
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|1 week (2021-01-15)||-3.04%|
|1 month (2020-12-23)||-3.81%|
|3 months (2020-10-23)||4.48%|
|6 months (2020-07-23)||2.54%|
|1 year (2020-01-23)||-15.24%|
|2 years (2019-01-23)||56.39%|
|3 years (2018-01-23)||66.48%|
|5 years (2016-01-22)||67.17%|
Valuing Cohort stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Cohort's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Cohort's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 28x. In other words, Cohort shares trade at around 28x 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.
Cohort's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £20.9 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Cohort's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£125.3 million|
|Operating margin TTM||9.74%|
|Gross profit TTM||£51 million|
|Return on assets TTM||5.06%|
|Return on equity TTM||12.06%|
|Market capitalisation||£257.7 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 6181.82% of net profits
Recently Cohort has paid out, on average, around 6181.82% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.65% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Cohort shareholders could enjoy a 1.65% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Cohort's case, that would currently equate to about 0.1p per share.
Cohort'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 17 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Cohort's shares have ranged in value from as little as 410.1758p up to 722.8209p. 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 Cohort's is 0.9917. This would suggest that Cohort's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Cohort plc, through its subsidiaries, provides various products and services in defense and security markets in the United Kingdom, Portugal, North and South America, and other European countries. The company offers electro-optical and electro-mechanical systems, such as command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance, as well as combat systems; communications systems; integrated command, control, and communications systems for warships and submarines; tactical radio, vehicle intercoms, field communications, and networking software and equipment; and electronic warfare operational support, managed, secure communications, cyber security, and training support services. It also provides electronic and surveillance technology services; and other defense, non-defense, and security products. In addition, the company offers training and simulation; digital forensics; and research, advice, and support services. It provides products and services for customers in the defense and security markets for land, maritime, and air applications, as well as civil markets covering the security, transport, and the oil and gas industry. Cohort plc was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Reading, the United Kingdom.
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