FW Thorpe Plc is an electrical equipment & parts business based in the UK. FW Thorpe shares (TFW.LSE) are listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and all prices are listed in pence sterling. FW Thorpe employs 650 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around £113.3 million.
|Latest market close||N/Ap|
|52-week range||220.7864p - 350p|
|50-day moving average||334.3333p|
|200-day moving average||311.9504p|
|Dividend yield||0.06p (1.74%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||11.4p|
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Valuing FW Thorpe stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of FW Thorpe's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
FW Thorpe's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 29x. In other words, FW Thorpe shares trade at around 29x 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.
FW Thorpe's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £19.9 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a FW Thorpe's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£113.3 million|
|Operating margin TTM||14.41%|
|Gross profit TTM||£50 million|
|Return on assets TTM||6.16%|
|Return on equity TTM||10.63%|
|Market capitalisation||£378.8 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 5145.45% of net profits
Recently FW Thorpe has paid out, on average, around 5145.45% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.74% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), FW Thorpe shareholders could enjoy a 1.74% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In FW Thorpe's case, that would currently equate to about 0.06p per share.
FW Thorpe'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 29 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
FW Thorpe's shares were split on a 10:1 basis on 19 August 2013. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 10 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your FW Thorpe shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 90% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for FW Thorpe shares which in turn could have impacted FW Thorpe's share price.
Over the last 12 months, FW Thorpe's shares have ranged in value from as little as 220.7864p up to 350p. 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 FW Thorpe's is 0.5041. This would suggest that FW Thorpe's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
FW Thorpe Plc, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and supplies professional lighting equipment in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Europe, and internationally. The company offers professional lighting and control systems, including recessed, surface, and suspended luminaires; emergency lighting systems; hazardous area lighting; high and low bay luminaires; lighting controls; and exterior lighting products for commercial, industrial, education, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, display, and hospitality markets. It also provides emergency exit signage and lighting systems for commercial, hospitality, and healthcare markets; and clean room lighting equipment and luminaires for laboratories, pharmaceutical, and semiconductor manufacturing areas, including hospitals, kitchens, and food preparation applications. In addition, the company offers lighting products to the advertising, brewery, retail, and sign lighting industries; and street lighting, outdoor wall and ceiling luminaires, amenity lighting products, and LED road and tunnel luminaires for infrastructure, housing, and car parking areas. Further, it provides LED industrial luminaries, LED retail and display luminaries, customized LED solutions, and LED optics for emergency vehicles, general automotive, and other customer applications. The company offers its lighting products under the Thorlux Lighting, Philip Payne, Solite, Portland Lighting, TRT Lighting, Lightronics, Famostar, and Luxintec brands. FW Thorpe Plc was founded in 1936 and is headquartered in Redditch, the United Kingdom.
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