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Fuller, Smith & Turner P.L.C (FSTA) is a leading restaurants business based in the UK. It opened the day at 630.32p after a previous close of 600p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 600p to a high of 630.32p. The latest price was 600p (25 minute delay). Fuller Smith-and-Turner P-L-C is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 5,082 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

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How has Coronavirus impacted Fuller Smith-and-Turner P-L-C's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Fuller Smith-and-Turner P-L-C's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was 556p, which is 39.17% down on its pre-crash value of 914p and 8.63% down on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 604p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Fuller Smith-and-Turner P-L-C shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £649.70 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 £590.25.

Fuller Smith-and-Turner P-L-C share price

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Fuller Smith-and-Turner P-L-C shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-08-14.
Previous close600p
Change 0p
Change % 0%
Volume 8,404
Information last updated 2020-09-17.
52-week range486p - 1250p
50-day moving average 548.4714p
200-day moving average 671.4645p
Wall St. target price1162p
PE ratio 42.0475
Dividend yield 0.12p (1.71%)
Earnings per share (TTM) 293.7p
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Is it a good time to buy Fuller Smith-and-Turner P-L-C stock?

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Fuller Smith-and-Turner P-L-C price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 600p

3 months (2020-06-23) -21.05%
6 months (2020-03-23) -1.96%

Is Fuller Smith-and-Turner P-L-C under- or over-valued?

Valuing Fuller Smith-and-Turner P-L-C stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Fuller Smith-and-Turner P-L-C's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Fuller Smith-and-Turner P-L-C's P/E ratio

Fuller Smith-and-Turner P-L-C's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 42x. In other words, Fuller Smith-and-Turner P-L-C shares trade at around 42x 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.

Fuller Smith-and-Turner P-L-C's EBITDA

Fuller Smith-and-Turner P-L-C's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £40.9 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Fuller Smith-and-Turner P-L-C's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Fuller Smith-and-Turner P-L-C financials

Revenue TTM £329.3 million
Operating margin TTM 6.99%
Gross profit TTM £22.7 million
Return on assets TTM 1.9%
Return on equity TTM -0.26%
Profit margin 49.17%
Book value 7.731p
Market capitalisation £318.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Fuller Smith-and-Turner P-L-C share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 92.09% of net profits

Recently Fuller Smith-and-Turner P-L-C has paid out, on average, around 92.09% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.71% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Fuller Smith-and-Turner P-L-C shareholders could enjoy a 1.71% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Fuller Smith-and-Turner P-L-C's case, that would currently equate to about 0.12p per share.

Fuller Smith-and-Turner P-L-C'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 19 December 2019 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Fuller Smith-and-Turner P-L-C's shares ever split?

Fuller Smith-and-Turner P-L-C's shares were split on a 5:2 basis on 6 August 2007. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Fuller Smith-and-Turner P-L-C shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 60% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Fuller Smith-and-Turner P-L-C shares which in turn could have impacted Fuller Smith-and-Turner P-L-C's share price.

Fuller Smith-and-Turner P-L-C share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Fuller Smith-and-Turner P-L-C's shares have ranged in value from as little as 486p up to 1250p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FSTA.LSE volatility(beta: 0.7)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (LSE average) beta is 1, while Fuller Smith-and-Turner P-L-C's is 0.7006. This would suggest that Fuller Smith-and-Turner P-L-C's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Fuller Smith-and-Turner P-L-C overview

Fuller, Smith & Turner P.L.C. operates managed pubs and hotels in the United Kingdom and internationally. It operates in three segments: Managed Pubs and Hotels, Tenanted Inns, and The Fuller's Beer Company. The company also manages pubs operated by third parties under tenancy or lease agreements. In addition, the company is involved in the brewing and distribution of beer, cider, wines, spirits, and soft drinks. Further, it engages in the restaurant ownership and management, and operates as a managed houses service company. The company offers its beers under the London Pride, Oliver's Island, ESB, Organic Honey Dew, and Frontier Craft Lager brand names. Fuller, Smith & Turner P.L.C. was founded in 1845 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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