Elementis plc (ELM) is a leading specialty chemicals business based in the UK. It opened the day at 110.5p after a previous close of 115.5p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 110.5p to a high of 119.2p. The latest price was 119.2p (25 minute delay). Elementis is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 1,427 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Elementis's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was 75.25p, which is 38.42% down on its pre-crash value of 122.2p and 316.44% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 18.07p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of Elementis shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £376.86 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 £588.35.
|52-week range||16.9833p - 174.5329p|
|50-day moving average||113.3941p|
|200-day moving average||81.8007p|
|Wall St. target price||3.33p|
|Dividend yield||0.07p (13.25%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||7.9p|
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|1 week (2021-01-15)||4.47%|
|1 month (2020-12-23)||0.76%|
|3 months (2020-10-23)||57.05%|
|6 months (2020-07-23)||65.56%|
|1 year (2020-01-23)||-9.70%|
|2 years (2019-01-23)||-35.71%|
|3 years (2018-01-23)||-59.78%|
|5 years (2016-01-22)||-43.53%|
Valuing Elementis stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Elementis's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Elementis's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, Elementis shares trade at around 11x 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.
Elementis's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £68.6 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Elementis's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£810.4 million|
|Operating margin TTM||0.61%|
|Gross profit TTM||£321.4 million|
|Return on assets TTM||0.16%|
|Return on equity TTM||-5.11%|
|Market capitalisation||£691.2 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
We're not expecting Elementis to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.
Elementis's shares were split on a 3:5 basis on 24 February 1998. So if you had owned 5 shares 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 Elementis shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Elementis shares which in turn could have impacted Elementis's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Elementis's shares have ranged in value from as little as 16.9833p up to 174.5329p. 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 Elementis's is 2.2775. This would suggest that Elementis's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.
Elementis plc operates as a specialty chemical company in North America, Europe, and internationally. It operates through five segments: Personal Care, Coatings, Talc, Chromium, and Energy. The Personal Care segment produces rheological modifiers and compounded products for antiperspirants/deodorants, bath and soap, color cosmetics, and hair and skin care products. The Coatings segment produces rheological modifiers and additives for industrial finishes, architectural coatings, construction, adhesives and sealants, inks, colorant dispersions, and specialty applications. The Talc segment produces and supplies talc for use in plastics, paints and coatings, food and pharmaceuticals, ceramics, polyester putties, paper, and pulp sectors. The Chromium segment produces chromium chemicals, such as chromic oxide, chromic acid, chrome sulfate, sodium dichromate, and sodium sulfate for use in pigments, cosmetics, refractories, chrome metal production, metal and plastic finishing, wood treatment, leather tanning, trivalent metal finishing, coatings, and metal passivation, as well as for making detergents, glasses, papers, and starches. The Energy segment produces rheological modifiers and additives for oil and gas drilling, lubrication, and stimulation activities. It also offers personal care products, waxes, additives and resins, organoclays, colourants, and other specialty additives. Elementis plc was founded in 1844 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.
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