Draper Esprit plc is an asset management business based in the UK. Draper Esprit shares (GROW.LSE) are listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and all prices are listed in pence sterling. Its last market close was 616p – an increase of 3.36% over the previous week. Draper Esprit employs 33 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around £51.4 million.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Draper Esprit's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was 616p, which is 4.22% up on its pre-crash value of 590p and 141.57% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 255p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of Draper Esprit shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £517.31 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 £1,184.63.
|Latest market close||616p|
|52-week range||255p - 678p|
|50-day moving average||634.1177p|
|200-day moving average||555.2962p|
|Wall St. target price||641.99p|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||29.7p|
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|1 week (2021-01-08)||-3.60%|
|1 month (2020-12-18)||642|
|3 months (2020-10-16)||5.25%|
|6 months (2020-07-17)||31.29%|
|1 year (2020-01-17)||23.46%|
|2 years (2019-01-17)||9.74%|
|3 years (2018-01-17)||62.94%|
Valuing Draper Esprit stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Draper Esprit's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Draper Esprit's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 22x. In other words, Draper Esprit shares trade at around 22x 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.
Draper Esprit's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £38.4 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Draper Esprit's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£51.4 million|
|Operating margin TTM||74.35%|
|Gross profit TTM||£52 million|
|Return on assets TTM||3.34%|
|Return on equity TTM||5.1%|
|Market capitalisation||£895.3 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
We're not expecting Draper Esprit to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.
Over the last 12 months, Draper Esprit's shares have ranged in value from as little as 255p up to 678p. 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 Draper Esprit's is 0.8445. This would suggest that Draper Esprit's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Draper Esprit plc, formerly known as Ingleby (1994) plc, is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in any stage in the lifecycle of a business from seed and series A stage, growth capital to pre-IPO investments, late stage, cross-stage investments, buyouts, PIPES, and also makes direct and secondary investments in portfolio companies. It also seeks to buy entire funds from other tech investors. The firm primarily invests in companies from pre-revenue stage upwards. It primarily invests in technology oriented business. The firm typically invests in digital technology, consumer, commerce, enterprise and data, systems and semiconductors, financial technology, internet, mobile, media, telecom, and healthcare sectors, software, hardware, medical technology, and life sciences sectors. It invests in companies based in Europe, Ireland, and United Kingdom. The firm seeks to invest between $0.02 million and ?10 million ($10.88 million) in rounds up to ?1 million ($1.09 million) and ?30 million ($32.63 million). It invests 30 percent of its corpus in very early stage companies with less than $5 million in revenues. The firm seeks to make minority and majority investments. Draper Esprit plc was founded in 1984 and is based in London, United Kingdom with additional offices in Cambridge, United Kingdom; Dublin, Ireland; Helsinki, Finland; and Paris, France.
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