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Genus plc (GNS) is a leading biotechnology business based in the UK. It opened the day at 3592p after a previous close of 3522p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 3482p to a high of 3592p. The latest price was 3518p (25 minute delay). Genus is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 3,000 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Genus's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was 3532p, which is 6.74% up on its pre-crash value of 3294p and 43.31% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 2464.6p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of Genus shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £927.34 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 £1,146.84.
|52-week range||2460p - 3760p|
|50-day moving average||3411.1177p|
|200-day moving average||3277.9858p|
|Wall St. target price||2332.5p|
|Dividend yield||0.28p (0.82%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||57.6p|
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|1 week (2020-07-06)||0.23%|
|1 month (2020-06-12)||8.38%|
|3 months (2020-04-09)||5.20%|
|6 months (2020-01-13)||13.34%|
|1 year (2019-07-12)||34.58%|
|2 years (2018-07-13)||24.49%|
|3 years (2017-07-13)||103.47%|
|5 years (2015-07-13)||139.32%|
Valuing Genus stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Genus's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Genus's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 59x. In other words, Genus shares trade at around 59x 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.
Genus's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £39.4 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Genus's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£520.4 million|
|Operating margin TTM||3.34%|
|Gross profit TTM||£186 million|
|Return on assets TTM||1.33%|
|Return on equity TTM||7.71%|
|Market capitalisation||£2.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 46.24% of net profits
Recently Genus has paid out, on average, around 46.24% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.82% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Genus shareholders could enjoy a 0.82% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Genus's case, that would currently equate to about 0.28p per share.
While Genus's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Genus may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 March 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Genus's shares have ranged in value from as little as 2460p up to 3760p. 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 Genus's is 0.3901. This would suggest that Genus's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Genus plc operates as an animal genetics company in North America, Latin America, rest of Europe, the Middle East, Russia, Africa, and Asia. The company operates in three segments: Genus PIC, Genus ABS, and Research and Development. It sells sows, boars, and semen to breed pigs with various characteristics for pork production under the PIC brand. The company also sells bull semen and embryos to breed calves with various characteristics for milk and beef production under the ABS, Genus, and Bovec brands. In addition, it offers semen sexing, in vitro fertilization, reproductive, and other technical services to farmers. The company has a strategic porcine collaboration with Beijing Capital Agribusiness Co. Ltd to research, develop, register, and market porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus resistant pigs. Genus plc was incorporated in 1994 and is based in Basingstoke, the United Kingdom.
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