How to buy Genus shares | 5085p

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Genus plc (GNS) is a leading biotechnology business based in the UK. It opened the day at 4940p after a previous close of 5010p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 4940p to a high of 5085p. The latest price was 5085p (25 minute delay). Genus is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 3,100 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Genus

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: GNS in this case.
  5. Research Genus shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Genus shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

Genus share price

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Genus shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
Previous close5010p
Change 75p
Change % 1.497%
Volume 25,818
Information last updated 2021-04-27.
52-week range3125.7916p - 5514.8893p
50-day moving average 5073.0835p
200-day moving average 4624.113p
Wall St. target price2332.5p
PE ratio 70.7881
Dividend yield 0.3p (0.58%)
Earnings per share (TTM) 73.6p
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Is it a good time to buy Genus stock?

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Genus price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 5085p

1 week (2021-04-30) 5085
1 month (2021-04-09) -1.26%
3 months (2021-02-11) -4.60%
6 months (2020-11-11) 14.68%
1 year (2020-05-11) 53.07%
2 years (2019-05-10) 110.30%
3 years (2018-05-11) 99.57%
5 years (2016-05-11) 229.55%

Is Genus under- or over-valued?

Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value.

P/E ratio

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 71x. In other words, Genus shares trade at around 71x 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 £81.8 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Genus's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.


Revenue TTM £566.4 million
Operating margin TTM 11.42%
Gross profit TTM £211.6 million
Return on assets TTM 4.81%
Return on equity TTM 9.48%
Profit margin 8.53%
Book value 7.692p
Market capitalisation £3.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Genus share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 40.54% of net profits

Recently Genus has paid out, on average, around 40.54% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.57% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 0.57% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Genus's case, that would currently equate to about 0.3p per share.

While Genus's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that it 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 3 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Genus's shares have ranged in value from as little as 3125.7916p up to 5514.8893p. 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 0.1207. This would suggest that Genus's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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