discoverIE Group plc (DSCV) is a leading electronic components business based in the UK. discoverIE Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 4,200 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
|52-week range||328.6386p - 750p|
|50-day moving average||677.8182p|
|200-day moving average||623.7731p|
|Wall St. target price||502.6p|
|Dividend yield||0.06p (0.85%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||13.3p|
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Valuing discoverIE Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of discoverIE Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
discoverIE Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 54x. In other words, discoverIE Group shares trade at around 54x 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.
discoverIE Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £39.7 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a discoverIE Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£452.3 million|
|Operating margin TTM||5.35%|
|Gross profit TTM||£156.7 million|
|Return on assets TTM||3.84%|
|Return on equity TTM||6.44%|
|Market capitalisation||£640.5 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 2423.08% of net profits
Recently discoverIE Group has paid out, on average, around 2423.08% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.85% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), discoverIE Group shareholders could enjoy a 0.85% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In discoverIE Group's case, that would currently equate to about 0.06p per share.
discoverIE Group'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, discoverIE Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 328.6386p up to 750p. 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 discoverIE Group's is 0.736. This would suggest that discoverIE Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
discoverIE Group plc designs, manufactures, and supplies components for electronic applications worldwide. It operates in two divisions, Design & Manufacturing, and Custom Supply. The company also offers technically demanding, customized electronic, photonic, and medical products to the industrial, medical, and healthcare markets. It serves customers in renewable energy, transportation, medical, and industrial and connectivity markets. The company was formerly known as Acal plc and changed its name to discoverIE Group plc in November 2017. discoverIE Group plc was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Guildford, the United Kingdom.
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