Computacenter plc (CCC) is a leading information technology services business based in the UK. Computacenter is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 16,076 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
|52-week range||879.9104p - 2594p|
|50-day moving average||2377.2727p|
|200-day moving average||2214.8086p|
|Wall St. target price||1505.61p|
|Dividend yield||0.22p (0.92%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||101p|
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Valuing Computacenter stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Computacenter's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Computacenter's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 24x. In other words, Computacenter shares trade at around 24x 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.
Computacenter's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £195 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Computacenter's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£5.1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||3.31%|
|Gross profit TTM||£663.1 million|
|Return on assets TTM||5.98%|
|Return on equity TTM||22.36%|
|Market capitalisation||£2.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 3881.19% of net profits
Recently Computacenter has paid out, on average, around 3881.19% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.92% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Computacenter shareholders could enjoy a 0.92% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Computacenter's case, that would currently equate to about 0.22p per share.
Computacenter'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 24 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Computacenter's shares were split on a 15:17 basis on 20 February 2015. So if you had owned 17 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 15 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Computacenter shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 13.3% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Computacenter shares which in turn could have impacted Computacenter's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Computacenter's shares have ranged in value from as little as 879.9104p up to 2594p. 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 Computacenter's is 0.7247. This would suggest that Computacenter's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Computacenter plc provides information technology (IT) infrastructure services in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, the United America, and internationally. The company offers endpoint, infrastructure, cyber security, information security management, and identity and access management solutions; network solutions, including local area and datacentre network, smart infrastructure, and audio-visual solutions; and datacentre solutions, such as enterprise computing, hybrid cloud, data and storage management, and analytics and big data. It also provides workplace solutions comprising client computing, virtual desktop, enterprise mobility, and print; office and online, video and voice communication, messaging, and collaboration solutions; global and next generation service desk solutions; smart supply, supply chain, lifecycle management, and e-business services; change and consulting services; and managed, and support and maintenance services. In addition, the company offers property investment, international call centre, and employee share scheme trustee services. It provides its solutions for customers in the financial services, public, retail, utility, pharmaceutical, professional services, oil and gas, and e-gaming sectors. Computacenter plc was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Hatfield, the United Kingdom.
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