EMIS Group plc is a health information services business based in the UK. EMIS Group shares (EMIS.LSE) are listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and all prices are listed in pence sterling. EMIS Group employs 1,605 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around £157.8 million.
|Latest market close||N/Ap|
|52-week range||700.2452p - 1212.3358p|
|50-day moving average||1073.3823p|
|200-day moving average||1046.5422p|
|Wall St. target price||1054p|
|Dividend yield||0.32p (2.79%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||42.2p|
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Valuing EMIS Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of EMIS Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
EMIS 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 27x. In other words, EMIS Group shares trade at around 27x 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.
EMIS Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £43.4 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a EMIS Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£157.8 million|
|Operating margin TTM||21.94%|
|Gross profit TTM||£80.7 million|
|Return on assets TTM||11.83%|
|Return on equity TTM||25.26%|
|Market capitalisation||£726.8 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 73.76% of net profits
Recently EMIS Group has paid out, on average, around 73.76% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.79% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), EMIS Group shareholders could enjoy a 2.79% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In EMIS Group's case, that would currently equate to about 0.32p per share.
EMIS 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 8 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, EMIS Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 700.2452p up to 1212.3358p. 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 EMIS Group's is 0.216. This would suggest that EMIS Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
EMIS Group plc, through its subsidiaries, provides healthcare software, information technology, and related services for healthcare professionals in the United Kingdom. It operates in two segments: EMIS Health and EMIS Enterprise. The EMIS Health segment supplies integrated care technology to NHS markets, including primary, community, acute, and social care. The EMIS Enterprise segment focuses on B2B technology sector in the healthcare market, such as management of medicines, partner businesses, patient-facing services, and healthcare block chain. The company also supplies technologies; provides patient-centric medical and wellbeing information and related transactional services under the patient brand; offers specialist ICT infrastructure, hardware, and engineering services, as well as non-clinical software under the egton brand; and operates Patient.info, an online health platform that provides personalized online patient-facing services and healthcare content and Patient Access, which enables people to book appointments for healthcare services. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Leeds, the United Kingdom.
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