How to buy EDF Energy (EDF) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in EDF Energy shares.

Electricité de France S.A (EDF) is a leading utilities-diversified business based in France. On 14 January EDF Energy shares plunged 14.59% to a closing position of €8.84. Over the last 12 months, EDF Energy's share price has fallen by 8.16% from €12.385. EDF Energy is listed on the PA and employs 161,203 staff. All prices are listed in Euros.

How to buy shares in EDF Energy

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  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: EDF in this case.
  5. Research EDF Energy shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your EDF Energy shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has coronavirus impacted EDF Energy's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, EDF Energy's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was €8.272, which is 38.95% down on its pre-crash value of €13.55 and 38.37% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as €5.978.

If you had bought €1,000 worth of EDF Energy shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth €580.47 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 €727.52.

EDF Energy share price (PA:EDF)

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EDF Energy shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Open€11.28
High€11.51
Low€11.25
Close€11.375
Previous close€11.3
Change€0.075
Change %0.6637%
Volume2,399,939
Information last updated 2022-01-18.
52-week range€7.76 - €13.06
50-day moving average€11.5094
200-day moving average€11.55
Wall St. target price€14.32
PE ratio6.3749
Dividend yield€0.51 (5.77%)
Earnings per share (TTM)€1.323
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Is it a good time to buy EDF Energy stock?

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Is EDF Energy under- or over-valued?

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

P/E ratio

EDF Energy's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 6x. In other words, EDF Energy shares trade at around 6x recent earnings.

PEG ratio

EDF Energy's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.5582. A PEG ratio below 1 can be interpreted as meaning the shares are not overvalued given the current rate of growth.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into EDF Energy's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

EBITDA

EDF Energy's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping €16.7 billion (£14 billion).

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

Financials

Revenue TTM €73.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 10.18%
Gross profit TTM €28.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.5%
Return on equity TTM 9.19%
Profit margin 7.47%
Book value €16.111
Market capitalisation €27.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like EDF Energy.

Total ESG risk score

EDF Energy's total ESG risk: 25.35

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and EDF Energy's overall score of 25.35 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 35th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like EDF Energy is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Environmental score

EDF Energy's environmental score: 11.04/100

EDF Energy's environmental score of 11.04 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that EDF Energy is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Social score

EDF Energy's social score: 10.46/100

EDF Energy's social score of 10.46 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that EDF Energy is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Governance score

EDF Energy's governance score: 9.34/100

EDF Energy's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that EDF Energy is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Controversy score

EDF Energy's controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, EDF Energy scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that EDF Energy has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Electricité de France S.A was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 25.35
Total ESG percentile 34.82
Environmental score 11.04
Environmental score percentile 5
Social score 10.46
Social score percentile 5
Governance score 9.34
Governance score percentile 5
Level of controversy 2

EDF Energy share dividends

5.8%

Dividend yield: 5.77% of stock value

5.8%

Forward annual dividend yield: 5.77% of stock value

33.3%

Dividend payout ratio: 33.33% of net profits

EDF Energy has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 5.77% of its share value annually.

EDF Energy has paid out, on average, around 33.33% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.77% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 5.77% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In EDF Energy's case, that would currently equate to about €0.51 per share.

While EDF Energy's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that it may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have EDF Energy's shares ever split?

EDF Energy's shares were split on a 1127:1045 basis on 8 March 2017. So if you had owned 1045 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1127 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your EDF Energy shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 7.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for EDF Energy shares which in turn could have impacted EDF Energy's share price.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, EDF Energy's shares have ranged in value from as little as €7.76 up to €13.06. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

EDF.PA volatility(beta: 0.89)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (PA average) beta is 1, while EDF Energy's is 0.8886. This would suggest that EDF Energy's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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