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.
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- Can I buy shares in Fresnillo?
- Has coronavirus impacted Fresnillo shares?
- Fresnillo shares summary
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- Is Fresnillo stock a buy or sell?
- Performance over time
- Is Fresnillo suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Fresnillo shares over-valued?
- How volatile are Fresnillo shares?
- Does Fresnillo pay a dividend?
- Other common questions
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)Use our graph to track the performance of FRES stocks over time.
Fresnillo shares at a glance
|52-week range||742.5071p - 1193.0489p|
|50-day moving average||894.216p|
|200-day moving average||854.467p|
|Wall St. target price||10.53p|
|Dividend yield||33.4p (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.
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%|
|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.).
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.
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.
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.
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
|Total ESG score||28.68|
|Total ESG percentile||61.28|
|Environmental score percentile||1|
|Social score percentile||1|
|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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