DCC plc (DCC) is a leading oil & gas refining & marketing business based in the UK. It opened the day at 5400p after a previous close of 5396p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 5358p to a high of 5504p. The latest price was 5450p (25 minute delay). DCC is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 13,200 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, DCC's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was 5230p, which is 16.35% down on its pre-crash value of 6252p and 51.03% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 3463p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of DCC shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £693.05 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 £840.98.
|52-week range||3382.4424p - 7136.9545p|
|50-day moving average||5583.2354p|
|200-day moving average||6169.648p|
|Wall St. target price||8369.82p|
|Dividend yield||1.48p (2.77%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||290.6p|
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|1 week (2021-01-14)||-4.69%|
|1 month (2020-12-22)||2.56%|
|3 months (2020-10-22)||8.87%|
|6 months (2020-07-22)||-23.56%|
|1 year (2020-01-21)||-15.66%|
|2 years (2019-01-21)||-16.54%|
|3 years (2018-01-19)||-27.77%|
|5 years (2016-01-21)||9.90%|
Valuing DCC stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of DCC's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
DCC's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 18x. In other words, DCC shares trade at around 18x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the FTSE 250 at the end of September 2019 (19.71). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
DCC's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.12. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into DCC's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
DCC's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £625.3 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a DCC's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£13.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||3.31%|
|Gross profit TTM||£1.7 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||3.61%|
|Return on equity TTM||11.76%|
|Market capitalisation||£5.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like DCC.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 23.32
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and DCC's overall score of 23.32 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 34th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like DCC is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Environmental score: 10.42/100
Social score: 4.87/100
Governance score: 3.03/100
|Total ESG score||23.32|
|Total ESG percentile||34.06|
Dividend payout ratio: 5076.98% of net profits
Recently DCC has paid out, on average, around 5076.98% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.77% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), DCC shareholders could enjoy a 2.77% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In DCC's case, that would currently equate to about 1.48p per share.
DCC'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 19 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
DCC's shares were split on a 10:685 basis on 3 November 2003. So if you had owned 685 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 10 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your DCC shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 6750% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for DCC shares which in turn could have impacted DCC's share price.
Over the last 12 months, DCC's shares have ranged in value from as little as 3382.4424p up to 7136.9545p. 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 DCC's is 0.8279. This would suggest that DCC's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
DCC plc provides sales, marketing, and support services worldwide. The company's DCC LPG segment sells and markets liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). This segment serves approximately 0.7 million customers. Its DCC Retail & Oil segment markets, sells, and retails transport and commercial fuels, heating oils, and related products and services; operates retail petrol stations; resells fuel cards; distributes oil; and provides inbound logistics, storage and filling, and outbound logistics services. This segment serves domestic, agricultural, commercial/industrial, forecourt, aviation, and marine customers. The company's DCC Healthcare segment offers products and services to healthcare providers, and health and beauty brand owners; outsourced contract manufacturing services to the health and beauty sector; nutrition products, such as vitamins and health supplements; beauty products; and product development, formulation, manufacturing, and packaging services. In addition, this segment procures and sells exempt medicinal products. Its DCC Technology segment distributes consumer technology products, including smart home products, gaming consoles, peripherals and software, wearable technology, and accessories; business and enterprise technology products, such as tablets, notebooks, and PCs; networking and security products; communication products comprising smartphones, feature phones, accessories, and unified communication products; and servers and storage products, audio visual products, printers, peripherals, cables and connectors, and consumables to retailers, resellers, and integrators. It also provides supply chain services. DCC plc was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.
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