Gooch & Housego PLC is an electronic components business based in the UK. Gooch & Housego shares (GHH.LSE) are listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and all prices are listed in pence sterling. Gooch & Housego employs 902 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around £122.1 million.
|Latest market close||N/Ap|
|52-week range||650p - 1465p|
|50-day moving average||1224.5588p|
|200-day moving average||1098.1902p|
|Wall St. target price||1446.5p|
|Dividend yield||0.12p (1.14%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||15p|
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Valuing Gooch & Housego stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Gooch & Housego's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Gooch & Housego's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 88x. In other words, Gooch & Housego shares trade at around 88x 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.
Gooch & Housego's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £16.5 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Gooch & Housego's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£122.1 million|
|Operating margin TTM||6.99%|
|Gross profit TTM||£39.3 million|
|Return on assets TTM||2.95%|
|Return on equity TTM||3.34%|
|Market capitalisation||£330.5 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 48% of net profits
Recently Gooch & Housego has paid out, on average, around 48% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.14% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Gooch & Housego shareholders could enjoy a 1.14% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Gooch & Housego's case, that would currently equate to about 0.12p per share.
While Gooch & Housego's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Gooch & Housego 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 23 January 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Gooch & Housego's shares have ranged in value from as little as 650p up to 1465p. 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 Gooch & Housego's is 1.1011. This would suggest that Gooch & Housego'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).
Gooch & Housego PLC engages in the manufacture and sale of acousto-optics, electro-optics, fiber optics, and precision optics/systems in the United Kingdom, North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. The company operates through Aerospace & Defence, Life Sciences/Biophotonics, and Industrial segments. It offers acousto-optic products, such as acousto-optic modulators, deflectors, fiber-coupled modulators, frequency shifters, model lockers, multi-channel modulators, pulse pickers and cavity dumpers, Q-switches, tunable filters, and RF drivers; crystal optics, including crystals and nonlinear optics, lithium niobate wafers, and periodically-poled lithium niobite; electro-optics, such as pockels cells, lithium niobate Q-switches, and pockels cell drivers; and lens assemblies and sighting systems. The company also provides fiber optics, such as DFB lasers and modules, fiber coupled pump lasers, high speed detectors, benchtop laser controllers, fused fiber optic components, planar lightwave circuits, multimode products, micro-optics, fiber optic assemblies, OCT components and subsystems, optical fiber amplifiers, and fiber coupled modulators; and precision optics, including precision prisms, corner cubes, precision lenses, opto-mechanical assemblies, precision mirrors, synchrotron and research grade mirrors, plate and cube beamsplitters, optical windows and flats, waveplates, polished SROC, ring laser gyroscope components, infrared optics, and optical domes. In addition, it engages in the development and manufacture of medical and in vitro diagnostic devices. The company offers its products for use in semiconductor and microelectronic, metrology, telecommunications, and scientific research industries; and mission-critical applications, as well as medical research, diagnostic imaging, and laser surgery applications. Gooch & Housego plc was founded in 1948 and is headquartered in Ilminster, the United Kingdom.
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