Grainger plc (GRI) is a leading real estate services business based in the UK. Grainger is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 304 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
|52-week range||186.1322p - 335.2709p|
|50-day moving average||281.6882p|
|200-day moving average||293.8535p|
|Wall St. target price||290.48p|
|Dividend yield||0.05p (2%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||14.2p|
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Valuing Grainger stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Grainger's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Grainger's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 19x. In other words, Grainger shares trade at around 19x recent earnings.
That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the FTSE 250 at the end of September 2019 (19.71).
Grainger's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.64. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Grainger's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Grainger's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £113.5 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Grainger's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£214 million|
|Operating margin TTM||52.66%|
|Gross profit TTM||£144.3 million|
|Return on assets TTM||2.51%|
|Return on equity TTM||6.91%|
|Market capitalisation||£1.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 3907.14% of net profits
Recently Grainger has paid out, on average, around 3907.14% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Grainger shareholders could enjoy a 2% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Grainger's case, that would currently equate to about 0.05p per share.
Grainger'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 24 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Grainger's shares were split on a 5:1 basis on 25 February 2005. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Grainger shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 80% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Grainger shares which in turn could have impacted Grainger's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Grainger's shares have ranged in value from as little as 186.1322p up to 335.2709p. 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 Grainger's is 0.6834. This would suggest that Grainger's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Grainger plc, together with its subsidiaries, owns, develops, manages, and rents residential properties in the United Kingdom. It also provides property and asset management services. The company was founded in 1912 and is headquartered in Newcastle upon Tyne, the United Kingdom.
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