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Eckoh plc is an information technology services business based in the UK. Eckoh shares (ECK.LSE) are listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and all prices are listed in pence sterling. Its last market close was 65.5p – a decrease of 1.5% over the previous week. Eckoh employs 224 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around £30.8 million.

How to buy shares in Eckoh

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: ECK in this case.
  5. Research Eckoh shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Eckoh shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has Coronavirus impacted Eckoh's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Eckoh's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was 65.5p, which is 0.76% down on its pre-crash value of 66p and 63.75% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 40p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Eckoh shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £719.30 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 £1,149.13.

Eckoh share price

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Eckoh shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-26.
Latest market close65.5p
52-week range39.6438p - 71p
50-day moving average 65.5886p
200-day moving average 64.693p
Wall St. target price57.5p
PE ratio 52.5
Dividend yield 0.01p (1.27%)
Earnings per share (TTM) 1.2p
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Fineco
£2.95
£2.95
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IG
0% commission on US shares, and £3 on UK shares
From £5
£0 - £24 per quarter
IG is good for experienced traders, and offers learning resources for beginners, all with wide access to shares, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
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£11.95
£5.95
No fees
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Degiro Share Dealing
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
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Portfolio transfer fees (in & out)
Degiro is widely seen as one of the best low-cost share brokers, for people who are looking to trade regularly. Capital at risk.
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Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
Nutmeg offers three types of portfolios. Choose the one that goes with your investment style. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
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Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
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Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got three different retirement options. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
Penfold
Penfold
No minimum
4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
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Is it a good time to buy Eckoh stock?

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Eckoh price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 65.5p

1 week (2021-01-08) 5.65%
1 month (2020-12-18) 1.55%
3 months (2020-10-16) 65.5
6 months (2020-07-17) 3.97%
1 year (2020-01-17) 11.02%
2 years (2019-01-17) 89.86%
3 years (2018-01-17) 63.75%
5 years (2016-01-15) 29.70%

Is Eckoh under- or over-valued?

Valuing Eckoh stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Eckoh's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Eckoh's P/E ratio

Eckoh's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 53x. In other words, Eckoh shares trade at around 53x 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.

Eckoh's EBITDA

Eckoh's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £4.8 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Eckoh's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Eckoh financials

Revenue TTM £30.8 million
Operating margin TTM 10.59%
Gross profit TTM £26.3 million
Return on assets TTM 4.76%
Return on equity TTM 15.53%
Profit margin 10.18%
Book value 0.082p
Market capitalisation £159.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Eckoh share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 6100% of net profits

Recently Eckoh has paid out, on average, around 6100% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.27% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Eckoh shareholders could enjoy a 1.27% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Eckoh's case, that would currently equate to about 0.01p per share.

Eckoh'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 24 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Eckoh share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Eckoh's shares have ranged in value from as little as 39.6438p up to 71p. 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 Eckoh's is 0.3592. This would suggest that Eckoh's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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Eckoh overview

Eckoh plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides secure payment products and customer contact solutions for customer contact centers in the United Kingdom, the United States, and internationally. It offers customer engagement solutions, such as chatbots, email management, knowledge base, messaging, social agent, and Web chat; and interactive voice response (IVR) and speech solutions, including identification and verification, IVR self-service, natural language, and visual IVR. The company also provides secure payment solutions, which include agent assisted, automated payment, e-wallet, Web chat, and remote agent payments; and payment card industry compliance solutions. In addition, it offers contact center solutions, which include agent desktop, call recording, digital transformation, contact center, portal, and number management solutions; and third party support services; agent desktop, call recording, digital transformation, contact center, portal, and number management solutions. Further, the company provides customer engagement, support, and cloud-based software solutions. It serves clients in the business and financial services, housing, insurance, public services, retail, telecoms, and utilities, as well as travel transport and leisure industries. Eckoh plc was incorporated in 1997 and is headquartered in Hemel Hempstead, the United Kingdom.

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