Franchise Brands plc is a specialty business services business based in the UK. Franchise Brands shares (FRAN.LSE) are listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and all prices are listed in pence sterling. Its last market close was 102.5p – an increase of 0.99% over the previous week. Franchise Brands employs 270 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around £48.1 million.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Franchise Brands's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was 102.5p, which is 32.12% down on its pre-crash value of 151p and 25.00% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 82p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of Franchise Brands shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £728.58 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 £732.15.
|Latest market close||102.5p|
|52-week range||80.23p - 153.5265p|
|50-day moving average||101.5588p|
|200-day moving average||97.4789p|
|Dividend yield||0.01p (0.96%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||2.2p|
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|1 week (2021-01-14)||-2.38%|
|1 month (2020-12-22)||4.06%|
|3 months (2020-10-22)||3.02%|
|6 months (2020-07-21)||13.26%|
|1 year (2020-01-21)||-21.15%|
|2 years (2019-01-21)||36.67%|
|3 years (2018-01-19)||61.42%|
Valuing Franchise Brands stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Franchise Brands's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Franchise Brands's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 45x. In other words, Franchise Brands shares trade at around 45x 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.
Franchise Brands's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £4.1 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Franchise Brands's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£48.1 million|
|Operating margin TTM||6.63%|
|Gross profit TTM||£16.4 million|
|Return on assets TTM||3.67%|
|Return on equity TTM||5.49%|
|Market capitalisation||£94.3 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 3166.67% of net profits
Recently Franchise Brands has paid out, on average, around 3166.67% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.96% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Franchise Brands shareholders could enjoy a 0.96% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Franchise Brands's case, that would currently equate to about 0.01p per share.
Franchise Brands'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 1 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Franchise Brands's shares have ranged in value from as little as 80.23p up to 153.5265p. 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 Franchise Brands's is 1.0839. This would suggest that Franchise Brands'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).
Franchise Brands plc, through its subsidiaries, engages in franchising and related activities in the United Kingdom and internationally. It provides vehicle repair services, which comprise bumper scuffs, paintwork scratches, minor dents, and alloy wheel repairs under the ChipsAway brand name; and oven cleaning services include cleaning of domestic oven brands and models, such as electric and gas ovens, ranges, microwaves, hobs, extractor fans, and barbecues, as well as various removable components consisting of racks and other removable parts under the Ovenclean brand. The company also operates pet care franchise under the Barking Mad brand; offers drain clearance, repair, and maintenance services to facilities management, retail, hospitality, and insurance sectors, as well as a public sectors, such as social housing and education under the Metro Rod brand name; and engages in the pump supply, installation, and servicing business under the Willow Pumps brand name. It operates 450 franchisees. The company was formerly known as FB Holdings plc. Franchise Brands plc was founded in 2008 and is based in Macclesfield, the United Kingdom.
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