Games Workshop Group PLC (GAW) is a leading leisure business based in the UK. Games Workshop Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 2,188 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
|52-week range||3513.9559p - 12088.668p|
|50-day moving average||10857.121p|
|200-day moving average||9893.865p|
|Wall St. target price||3500p|
|Dividend yield||1.85p (1.75%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||297.8p|
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Valuing Games Workshop Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Games Workshop Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Games Workshop Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 36x. In other words, Games Workshop Group shares trade at around 36x 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.
Games Workshop Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £132.2 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Games Workshop Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£308.1 million|
|Operating margin TTM||40.12%|
|Gross profit TTM||£180.6 million|
|Return on assets TTM||34.22%|
|Return on equity TTM||64.47%|
|Market capitalisation||£3.5 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 19178.08% of net profits
Recently Games Workshop Group has paid out, on average, around 19178.08% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.75% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Games Workshop Group shareholders could enjoy a 1.75% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Games Workshop Group's case, that would currently equate to about 1.85p per share.
Games Workshop Group'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 17 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Games Workshop Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 3513.9559p up to 12088.668p. 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 Games Workshop Group's is 1.0403. This would suggest that Games Workshop Group'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).
Games Workshop Group PLC, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, distributes, and retails miniature figures and games. It operates through Trade, Retail, and Online segments. The company's games include Warhammer: Age of Sigmar; Warhammer 40,000; Horus Heresy, an offshoot of Warhammer 40,000; and Middle-earth strategy battle game. It also publishes various titles, including short stories, audio dramas, and full-length novels under the Black Library name; develops digital content for animation and TV; and offers painting and modelling products, boxed games, and gifts. In addition, the company engages in the newsstand and trustee businesses. It provides its products through its retail stores, social media sites, and warhammer-community.com, as well as through Games Workshop and third party gaming events; and physical bookstores, third party online platforms, and other specialist stores. As of May 31, 2020, the company operated 531 stores in 23 countries; 411 one man stores; and 120 multi-man stores. It serves in the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and internationally Games Workshop Group PLC was incorporated in 1991 and is headquartered in Nottingham, the United Kingdom.
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