Grafton Group plc (GFTU) is a leading building products & equipment business based in the UK. Grafton Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 11,700 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
|52-week range||356p - 1001p|
|50-day moving average||911.7879p|
|200-day moving average||768.5709p|
|Wall St. target price||864p|
|Dividend yield||0.12p (1.35%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||37p|
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Valuing Grafton Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Grafton Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Grafton Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 25x. In other words, Grafton Group shares trade at around 25x 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.
Grafton Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £152.3 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Grafton Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£2.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||5.47%|
|Gross profit TTM||£885.4 million|
|Return on assets TTM||2.83%|
|Return on equity TTM||6.72%|
|Market capitalisation||£2.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 17.14% of net profits
Recently Grafton Group has paid out, on average, around 17.14% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.35% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Grafton Group shareholders could enjoy a 1.35% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Grafton Group's case, that would currently equate to about 0.12p per share.
While Grafton Group's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Grafton Group is investing more in its future growth.
The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 January 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Grafton Group's shares were split on a 10:1 basis on 14 May 2001. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 10 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Grafton Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 90% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Grafton Group shares which in turn could have impacted Grafton Group's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Grafton Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 356p up to 1001p. 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 Grafton Group's is 1.5832. This would suggest that Grafton Group's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Grafton Group plc engages in the merchanting, retailing, and mortar manufacturing businesses in Ireland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. Its Merchanting segment distributes building and plumbing materials to professional trades people engaged in residential repair, maintenance, and improvement projects, as well as in residential and other new build construction. This segment operates 505 branches primarily under the Selco, Buildbase, and Leyland SDM brands in the South East, Midlands, and North of England; the Chadwicks, Heiton Buckley, and Panelling Centre brands in the Republic of Ireland; and the MacBlair brand in Northern Ireland; and the Isero, Polvo, and Gunters en Meuser brands in the Netherlands. The company's Retailing segment engages in DIY retailing and home improvement business that supplies a range of products, including paints, lighting products, homestyle products, housewares, bathroom products, and kitchens. This segment operates 35 stores primarily under the Woodie's brand. Its Manufacturing segment manufactures silo-based mortar for use in a range of residential and commercial construction projects in England and Scotland; and plastic pipe systems in Dublin. Grafton Group plc is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.
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