Gulf Keystone Petroleum Limited (GKP) is a leading oil & gas e&p business based in the UK. It opened the day at 121.6p after a previous close of 121.6p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 116.9977p to a high of 121.6p. The latest price was 118.6p (25 minute delay). Gulf Keystone Petroleum is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 407 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Gulf Keystone Petroleum's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was 74.5p, which is 59.02% down on its pre-crash value of 181.8p and 57.51% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 47.3p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of Gulf Keystone Petroleum shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £338.72 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 £401.83.
|52-week range||47.3p - 218p|
|50-day moving average||95.7286p|
|200-day moving average||87.7392p|
|Wall St. target price||4.5p|
|Dividend yield||0.23p (30.44%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||18.4p|
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|1 week (2021-01-15)||-20.40%|
|1 month (2020-12-23)||0.51%|
|3 months (2020-10-23)||62.47%|
|6 months (2020-07-23)||18.60%|
|1 year (2020-01-22)||-40.40%|
|2 years (2019-01-22)||-47.64%|
|3 years (2018-01-22)||-7.92%|
|5 years (2016-01-22)||-89.91%|
Valuing Gulf Keystone Petroleum stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Gulf Keystone Petroleum's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Gulf Keystone Petroleum's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 6x. In other words, Gulf Keystone Petroleum shares trade at around 6x 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, Gulf Keystone Petroleum's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the oil & gas e&p industry or those of similar companies.
Gulf Keystone Petroleum's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £76.2 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Gulf Keystone Petroleum's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
To put Gulf Keystone Petroleum's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.
|Revenue TTM||£161 million|
|Gross profit TTM||£68.6 million|
|Return on assets TTM||-0.56%|
|Return on equity TTM||-2.78%|
|Market capitalisation||£249.9 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
We're not expecting Gulf Keystone Petroleum to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.
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Gulf Keystone Petroleum's shares were split on a 1:100 basis on 9 December 2016. So if you had owned 100 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Gulf Keystone Petroleum shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 9900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Gulf Keystone Petroleum shares which in turn could have impacted Gulf Keystone Petroleum's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Gulf Keystone Petroleum's shares have ranged in value from as little as 47.3p up to 218p. 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 Gulf Keystone Petroleum's is 1.662. This would suggest that Gulf Keystone Petroleum's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
To put Gulf Keystone Petroleum's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.
Gulf Keystone Petroleum Limited engages in the exploration, evaluation, and production of oil and gas properties in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and the United Kingdom. The company operates Shaikan field that covers an area of 283 square kilometers, which is located north-west of Erbil. It also provides management, support, geological, geophysical, and engineering services. Gulf Keystone Petroleum Limited was founded in 2001 and is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.
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