ECO Animal Health Group plc is a drug manufacturers-specialty & generic business based in the UK. ECO Animal Health Group shares (EAH.LSE) are listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and all prices are listed in pence sterling. ECO Animal Health Group employs 217 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around £73.4 million.
|Latest market close||N/Ap|
|52-week range||110p - 285p|
|50-day moving average||233.8956p|
|200-day moving average||235.725p|
|Wall St. target price||725p|
|Dividend yield||0.15p (5.68%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||13.3p|
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Valuing ECO Animal Health Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of ECO Animal Health Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
ECO Animal Health 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 19x. In other words, ECO Animal Health Group shares trade at around 19x 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.
ECO Animal Health Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £15 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a ECO Animal Health Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£73.4 million|
|Operating margin TTM||14.51%|
|Gross profit TTM||£33.9 million|
|Return on assets TTM||5.89%|
|Return on equity TTM||10.42%|
|Market capitalisation||£167.2 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 112.66% of net profits
Recently ECO Animal Health Group has paid out, on average, around 112.66% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.68% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), ECO Animal Health Group shareholders could enjoy a 5.68% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In ECO Animal Health Group's case, that would currently equate to about 0.15p per share.
ECO Animal Health 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 26 September 2019 (the "ex-dividend date").
ECO Animal Health Group's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 18 October 2002. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your ECO Animal Health Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for ECO Animal Health Group shares which in turn could have impacted ECO Animal Health Group's share price.
Over the last 12 months, ECO Animal Health Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 110p up to 285p. 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 ECO Animal Health Group's is 0.5838. This would suggest that ECO Animal Health Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
ECO Animal Health Group plc develops and markets pharmaceutical products for animals worldwide. The company offers Aivlosin, a macrolide antibiotic for the treatment of respiratory and enteric diseases in pigs and poultry. It also provides generic drugs, such as Ecomectin, Ecoheart, Ecotraz, and Ecomintic, which are endectocides and other antiparasitics for the treatment and prevention of parasites in cattle, sheep, pigs, horses, and dogs; and Chlortetracycline and Oxytetracycline for treatment of bacterial infections in pigs, poultry, and cattle. The company was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in New Malden, the United Kingdom.
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