Electrocomponents plc (ECM) is a leading industrial distribution business based in the UK. It opened the day at 873p after a previous close of 873p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 870.5p to a high of 881p. The latest price was 872p (25 minute delay). Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 7,019 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Electrocomponents's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was 722p, which is 5.10% up on its pre-crash value of 685.2p and 81.73% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 397.3p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of Electrocomponents shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £678.65 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 £1,075.71.
|52-week range||392.7083p - 887.5p|
|50-day moving average||828.5883p|
|200-day moving average||723.2606p|
|Wall St. target price||737.73p|
|Dividend yield||0.16p (1.76%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||28.9p|
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|1 week (2021-01-11)||-5.58%|
|1 month (2020-12-18)||872|
|3 months (2020-10-16)||20.61%|
|6 months (2020-07-17)||31.82%|
|1 year (2020-01-17)||24.57%|
|2 years (2019-01-18)||62.32%|
|3 years (2018-01-18)||40.83%|
|5 years (2016-01-18)||292.44%|
Valuing Electrocomponents stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Electrocomponents's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Electrocomponents's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 31x. In other words, Electrocomponents shares trade at around 31x 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.
Electrocomponents's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.6. 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 Electrocomponents's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Electrocomponents's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £191 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Electrocomponents's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£1.9 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||9.18%|
|Gross profit TTM||£854.7 million|
|Return on assets TTM||6.86%|
|Return on equity TTM||18.28%|
|Market capitalisation||£4.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 5571.43% of net profits
Recently Electrocomponents has paid out, on average, around 5571.43% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.76% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Electrocomponents shareholders could enjoy a 1.76% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Electrocomponents's case, that would currently equate to about 0.16p per share.
Electrocomponents'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 7 January 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Electrocomponents's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 4 September 1995. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Electrocomponents shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Electrocomponents shares which in turn could have impacted Electrocomponents's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Electrocomponents's shares have ranged in value from as little as 392.7083p up to 887.5p. 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 Electrocomponents's is 0.9979. This would suggest that Electrocomponents's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Electrocomponents plc, together with its subsidiaries, distributes various electronics and industrial products in Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Central Europe, the Asia Pacific, and the Americas. It provides industrial interconnect and test industrial automation and control, board-level electronics, and single-board computing products; and tools, consumables, and facilities maintenance products, such as personal protective equipment, site safety products, and 3D printing products. The company also supplies test and measurement products, semiconductors, and SBC and passive products; and offers outsourced procurement, and inventory and store management services, as well as transaction processing solutions. In addition, it operates DesignSpark, an online design community and resource center for makers, students, and design engineers. The company offers its products under the RS Components, Allied Electronics & Automation, RS PRO, OKdo, DesignSpark, and IESA brands to electronic design engineers, machine and panel builders, and maintenance engineers, as well as buyers. It serves manufacturing, services, and infrastructure industries. Electrocomponents plc was founded in 1928 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.
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