Greencore Group plc (GNC) is a leading packaged foods business based in the UK. It opened the day at 115p after a previous close of 114.6p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 111.5p to a high of 115p. The latest price was 113p (25 minute delay). Greencore Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 12,200 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Greencore Group's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was 93.25p, which is 62.91% down on its pre-crash value of 251.4p and 11.81% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 83.4p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of Greencore Group shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £567.46 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth £389.51.
|52-week range||83.4p - 269.6p|
|50-day moving average||117.5457p|
|200-day moving average||116.3493p|
|Wall St. target price||217.13p|
|Dividend yield||0.06p (4.3%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||14.4p|
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|1 week (2021-01-11)||3.76%|
|1 month (2020-12-18)||113|
|3 months (2020-10-16)||17.65%|
|6 months (2020-07-17)||-4.32%|
|1 year (2020-01-17)||-54.12%|
|2 years (2019-01-18)||-40.81%|
|3 years (2018-01-18)||-49.51%|
|5 years (2016-01-18)||-67.82%|
Valuing Greencore Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Greencore Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Greencore 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 10x. In other words, Greencore Group shares trade at around 10x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the FTSE 250 at the end of September 2019 (19.71). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
However, Greencore Group's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the packaged foods industry or those of similar companies.
Greencore Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.63. 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 Greencore Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
However, it's sensible to consider Greencore Group's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.
Greencore Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £69.5 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Greencore Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
To put Greencore Group's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.
|Revenue TTM||£1.3 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||2.29%|
|Gross profit TTM||£405.2 million|
|Return on assets TTM||1.28%|
|Return on equity TTM||-3.37%|
|Market capitalisation||£617.6 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
We're not expecting Greencore Group to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.
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Greencore Group's shares were split on a 38:37 basis on 5 December 2012. So if you had owned 37 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 38 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Greencore Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 2.6% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Greencore Group shares which in turn could have impacted Greencore Group's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Greencore Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 83.4p up to 269.6p. 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 Greencore Group's is 1.0031. This would suggest that Greencore Group'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).
To put Greencore Group's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.
Greencore Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of convenience food products primarily in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The company provides various products, including sandwiches, salads, sushi, chilled snacking, chilled ready meals, chilled soups and sauces, chilled quiche, ambient sauces and pickles, and frozen Yorkshire Puddings. It is also involved in the trading of Irish ingredients; finance activities; and property business. The company supplies its products to supermarkets, convenience and travel retail outlets, discounters, coffee shops, foodservice, and other retailers. Greencore Group plc was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.
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