Gamma Communications plc (GAMA) is a leading telecom services business based in the UK. It opened the day at 1585p after a previous close of 1615p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 1570p to a high of 1630p. The latest price was 1580p (25 minute delay). Gamma Communications is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 1,355 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Gamma Communications's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was 1750p, which is 23.43% up on its pre-crash value of 1340p and 92.31% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 910p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of Gamma Communications shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £727.30 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 £1,272.78.
|52-week range||902.5872p - 1770p|
|50-day moving average||1583.8235p|
|200-day moving average||1561.6902p|
|Wall St. target price||960.5p|
|Dividend yield||0.11p (0.66%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||38.8p|
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|1 week (2021-01-15)||-0.32%|
|1 month (2020-12-23)||-4.24%|
|3 months (2020-10-23)||-8.41%|
|6 months (2020-07-23)||2.60%|
|1 year (2020-01-23)||8.22%|
|2 years (2019-01-23)||95.06%|
|3 years (2018-01-23)||128.99%|
|5 years (2016-01-22)||282.34%|
Valuing Gamma Communications stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Gamma Communications's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Gamma Communications's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 43x. In other words, Gamma Communications shares trade at around 43x 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.
Gamma Communications's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £61.4 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Gamma Communications's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£348 million|
|Operating margin TTM||14.63%|
|Gross profit TTM||£166.5 million|
|Return on assets TTM||12.77%|
|Return on equity TTM||24.38%|
|Market capitalisation||£1.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 2794.87% of net profits
Recently Gamma Communications has paid out, on average, around 2794.87% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.66% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Gamma Communications shareholders could enjoy a 0.66% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Gamma Communications's case, that would currently equate to about 0.11p per share.
Gamma Communications'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 24 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Gamma Communications's shares have ranged in value from as little as 902.5872p up to 1770p. 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 Gamma Communications's is 0.8248. This would suggest that Gamma Communications's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Gamma Communications plc provides communications and software services for business in the United Kingdom and internationally. It offers strategic services, such as collaboration, cloud PBX, SIP trunking, inbound call control, and network services; enabling services, including ethernet, broadband, and mobile; and traditional call and line services. The company offers its services through a network of channel partners, as well as directly to end users. It serves small, medium, and large sized business customers. Gamma Communications plc was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Newbury, the United Kingdom.
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