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easyJet plc (EZJ) is a leading airlines business based in the UK. It opened the day at 686.2p after a previous close of 669.6p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 679.8p to a high of 714.2p. The latest price was 684.2p (25 minute delay). easyJet is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 15,000 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, easyJet's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was 703p, which is 53.40% down on its pre-crash value of 1508.5p and 71.46% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 410p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of easyJet shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £360.44 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 £485.98.
|52-week range||410p - 1570p|
|50-day moving average||636.9952p|
|200-day moving average||838.4805p|
|Wall St. target price||1479.74p|
|Dividend yield||0.44p (8.4%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||61.2p|
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|1 week (2020-08-03)||N/A|
|1 month (2020-07-10)||3.04%|
|3 months (2020-05-14)||41.36%|
|6 months (2020-02-10)||N/A|
|1 year (2019-08-10)||N/A|
|2 years (2018-08-10)||N/A|
|3 years (2017-08-10)||N/A|
|5 years (2015-08-10)||N/A|
Valuing easyJet stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of easyJet's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
easyJet's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 9x. In other words, easyJet shares trade at around 9x 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.
However, easyJet's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the airlines industry or those of similar companies.
easyJet's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 5.88. 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 easyJet's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
However, it's sensible to consider easyJet's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.
easyJet's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £689 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a easyJet's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
To put easyJet's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.
|Revenue TTM||£6.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||8.52%|
|Gross profit TTM||£1.5 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||4.37%|
|Return on equity TTM||10.55%|
|Market capitalisation||£2.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 72.32% of net profits
Recently easyJet has paid out, on average, around 72.32% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 8.4% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), easyJet shareholders could enjoy a 8.4% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In easyJet's case, that would currently equate to about 0.44p per share.
easyJet'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 27 February 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
easyJet's dividend payout ratio is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.
easyJet's shares were split on a 11:12 basis on 5 March 2012. So if you had owned 12 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 11 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your easyJet shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 9.1% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for easyJet shares which in turn could have impacted easyJet's share price.
Over the last 12 months, easyJet's shares have ranged in value from as little as 410p up to 1570p. 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 easyJet's is 1.6297. This would suggest that easyJet's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
To put easyJet's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.
easyJet plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an airline carrier primarily in Europe. As of September 30, 2019, the company operated 1,051 routes and a fleet of 331 aircrafts. It also engages in the trading and leasing of aircrafts, as well as tour operations; and the provision of graphic design services. easyJet plc was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Luton, the United Kingdom.
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