GlobalData Plc is a consulting services business based in the UK. GlobalData shares (DATA.LSE) are listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and all prices are listed in pence sterling. GlobalData employs 3,355 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around £176.4 million.
|Latest market close||N/Ap|
|52-week range||819.805p - 1744.29p|
|50-day moving average||1341.0605p|
|200-day moving average||1506.7375p|
|Wall St. target price||820p|
|Dividend yield||0.15p (1.19%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||8.3p|
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Valuing GlobalData stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of GlobalData's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
GlobalData's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 156x. In other words, GlobalData shares trade at around 156x 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.
GlobalData's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £38.4 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a GlobalData's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£176.4 million|
|Operating margin TTM||12.08%|
|Gross profit TTM||£71.4 million|
|Return on assets TTM||3.64%|
|Return on equity TTM||7.35%|
|Market capitalisation||£1.5 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 14000% of net profits
Recently GlobalData has paid out, on average, around 14000% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.19% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), GlobalData shareholders could enjoy a 1.19% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In GlobalData's case, that would currently equate to about 0.15p per share.
GlobalData'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 27 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
GlobalData's shares were split on a 140:1000 basis on 25 April 2013. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 140 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your GlobalData shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 614.3% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for GlobalData shares which in turn could have impacted GlobalData's share price.
Over the last 12 months, GlobalData's shares have ranged in value from as little as 819.805p up to 1744.29p. 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 GlobalData's is 0.8075. This would suggest that GlobalData's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
GlobalData Plc provides proprietary data, analytics, and insights services in Europe, the United States, and the Asia Pacific. The company also offers performance advertising services. It serves aerospace, defense and security, banking and payments, automotive, construction, consumer, foodservices, insurance, medical devices, mining, oil and gas, packaging, pharmaceutical, power, rail, technology, and travel and tourism industries. The company was formerly known as Progressive Digital Media Group Plc and changed its name to GlobalData Plc in January 2016. GlobalData Plc was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.
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