Diploma PLC (DPLM) is a leading industrial distribution business based in the UK. It opened the day at 2064p after a previous close of 2106p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 2064p to a high of 2128p. The latest price was 2094p (25 minute delay). Diploma is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 2,007 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Diploma's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was 2284p, which is 7.53% up on its pre-crash value of 2112p and 91.77% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 1191p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of Diploma shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £684.70 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 £1,186.54.
|52-week range||1173.7392p - 2406.6087p|
|50-day moving average||2170.0588p|
|200-day moving average||2022.014p|
|Wall St. target price||1375p|
|Dividend yield||0.51p (2.41%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||43.5p|
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|1 week (2021-01-15)||-1.32%|
|1 month (2020-12-23)||-0.10%|
|3 months (2020-10-23)||-9.04%|
|6 months (2020-07-23)||13.74%|
|1 year (2020-01-22)||7.27%|
|2 years (2019-01-22)||64.36%|
|3 years (2018-01-22)||76.26%|
|5 years (2016-01-22)||209.76%|
Valuing Diploma stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Diploma's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Diploma's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 48x. In other words, Diploma shares trade at around 48x 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.
Diploma's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.49. 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 Diploma's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Diploma's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £90.3 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Diploma's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£538.4 million|
|Operating margin TTM||12.91%|
|Gross profit TTM||£194.4 million|
|Return on assets TTM||7.26%|
|Return on equity TTM||11.65%|
|Market capitalisation||£2.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 6976.74% of net profits
Recently Diploma has paid out, on average, around 6976.74% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.41% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Diploma shareholders could enjoy a 2.41% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Diploma's case, that would currently equate to about 0.51p per share.
Diploma'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 26 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Diploma's shares were split on a 4:1 basis on 21 January 2008. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 4 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Diploma shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 75% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Diploma shares which in turn could have impacted Diploma's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Diploma's shares have ranged in value from as little as 1173.7392p up to 2406.6087p. 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 Diploma's is 0.4036. This would suggest that Diploma's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Diploma PLC, together with its subsidiaries, supplies specialized technical products and services in the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, North America, and internationally. It operates through three segments: Life Sciences, Seals, and Controls. The Life Sciences sector supplies consumable and instrument for the diagnostic testing of blood, tissue, and other samples in hospital pathology and life sciences laboratories; electrosurgery equipment and consumable for use in hospital operating room; and surgical medical device, and related consumable and service to GI endoscopy suite in hospital and private clinic. It also provides environmental analyzer and containment enclosure for potent powder handling; and equipment and service for the monitoring and control of environmental emission, as well as gas detection device. The Seals sector supplies a range of seal, gasket, filter, cylinder, components, and kits used in heavy mobile machinery and specialized industrial equipment; and sealing products, custom moulded and machined part, and hydraulic cylinder components to manufacturers of specialized industrial equipment. The Controls sector offers electrical wiring, protective sleeving, connectors and harnessing products, aerospace-quality fastener, customized assemblies, and cables and cable accessories for technical applications in aerospace and defense, motorsport, energy, medical, rail, and industrial industries; flexible braided products for screening, earthing and lightning protection, power shunt connector, multi-core cables, cable markers, sleeving and trunking, and specialty fasteners; and fluid controller, compressor, valve, temperature and pressure measurement device, and specialized vending and liquid dispensing component for food retailing and transportation, catering equipment, vending machine, coffee brewing, pure water, and water-cooling systems in the food and beverage industry. Diploma PLC was incorporated in 1999 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.
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