How to buy Fresnillo (FRES) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Fresnillo shares.

Fresnillo plc
- p32.90 ( - 3.96%)

Fresnillo plc (FRES) is a leading other precious metals and mining business based in the UK. In the week up to 10 January Fresnillo shares plunged 9.97% to a closing position of 803.8p. Over the last 12 months, Fresnillo's share price has fallen by 26.62% from 1091p. Fresnillo is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 5,758 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Fresnillo

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: FRES in this case.
  5. Research Fresnillo shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Fresnillo shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has coronavirus impacted Fresnillo's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Fresnillo's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was 830.4p, which is 14.23% up on its pre-crash value of 712.2p and 81.90% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as 456.509p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Fresnillo shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £965.71 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 £1,293.43.

Fresnillo share price (LSE:FRES)

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Fresnillo shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Previous close801.2p
Change %-0.0749%
Information last updated 2022-01-17.
52-week range742.5071p - 1193.0489p
50-day moving average894.216p
200-day moving average854.467p
Wall St. target price10.53p
PE ratio13.3679
Dividend yield33.4p (2.94%)
Earnings per share (TTM)60.7p
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Is it a good time to buy Fresnillo stock?

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Is Fresnillo under- or over-valued?

Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value.

P/E ratio

Fresnillo's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 13x. In other words, Fresnillo shares trade at around 13x 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.


Fresnillo's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping £1.5 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Fresnillo's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.


Revenue TTM £2.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 35.18%
Gross profit TTM £883.9 million
Return on assets TTM 11.77%
Return on equity TTM 17.9%
Profit margin 21.52%
Book value 4.897p
Market capitalisation £6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Fresnillo.

Total ESG risk score

Fresnillo's total ESG risk: 28.68

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Fresnillo's overall score of 28.68 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 61st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Fresnillo is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Environmental score

Fresnillo's environmental score: 10.46/100

Fresnillo's environmental score of 10.46 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Fresnillo is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Social score

Fresnillo's social score: 11.25/100

Fresnillo's social score of 11.25 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Fresnillo is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Governance score

Fresnillo's governance score: 3.97/100

Fresnillo's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Fresnillo is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Controversy score

Fresnillo's controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Fresnillo scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Fresnillo has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Fresnillo plc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 28.68
Total ESG percentile 61.28
Environmental score 10.46
Environmental score percentile 1
Social score 11.25
Social score percentile 1
Governance score 3.97
Governance score percentile 1
Level of controversy 2

Fresnillo share dividends


Dividend yield: 2.94% of stock value


Forward annual dividend yield: 2.94% of stock value


Dividend payout ratio: 58.6% of net profits

Fresnillo has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 2.94% of its share value annually.

Fresnillo has paid out, on average, around 58.6% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.94% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 2.94% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Fresnillo's case, that would currently equate to about 33.4p per share.

Fresnillo'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 12 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Fresnillo's shares have ranged in value from as little as 742.5071p up to 1193.0489p. 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 Fresnillo's is 0.1309. This would suggest that Fresnillo's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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