Eleco Plc is a software-application business based in the UK. Elecosoft shares (ELCO.LSE) are listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and all prices are listed in pence sterling. Elecosoft employs 251 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around £24.9 million.
|Latest market close||N/Ap|
|52-week range||44p - 98p|
|50-day moving average||83.9265p|
|200-day moving average||81.2975p|
|Wall St. target price||88p|
|Dividend yield||0.01p (1.36%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||3.5p|
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Valuing Elecosoft stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Elecosoft's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Elecosoft's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 28x. In other words, Elecosoft shares trade at around 28x 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.
Elecosoft's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £6 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Elecosoft's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£24.9 million|
|Operating margin TTM||16.8%|
|Gross profit TTM||£22.8 million|
|Return on assets TTM||6.91%|
|Return on equity TTM||16.19%|
|Market capitalisation||£80.8 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 8.57% of net profits
Recently Elecosoft has paid out, on average, around 8.57% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.36% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Elecosoft shareholders could enjoy a 1.36% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Elecosoft's case, that would currently equate to about 0.01p per share.
While Elecosoft's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Elecosoft is investing more in its future growth.
The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 3 October 2019 (the "ex-dividend date").
Elecosoft's shares were split on 2 July 2015. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Elecosoft shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 100% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Elecosoft shares which in turn could have impacted Elecosoft's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Elecosoft's shares have ranged in value from as little as 44p up to 98p. 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 Elecosoft's is 1.1098. This would suggest that Elecosoft's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Eleco Plc provides software and related services to the architectural, engineering, construction, and owner/operator industries in the United Kingdom, Scandinavia, Germany, rest of Europe, the United States, and internationally. The company offers project management software under the Powerproject brand; cost estimating software under the Bidcon brand; CAD/design software solutions under the Arcon Evo and o2c brands; Interiormarket, an industry-specific and modular marketing solution; engineering software solutions under the Staircon and Statcon brands, as well as under the Framing name; and information management solutions under the IconSystem brand and MarketingManager name. It also provides computerized maintenance management software under the ShireSystem name. The company was formerly known as Elecosoft plc and changed its name to Eleco Plc in July 2020. Eleco Plc was founded in 1895 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.
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