Hargreaves Lansdown plc (HL) is a leading asset management business based in the UK. It opened the day at 1506p after a previous close of 1510p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 1488.662p to a high of 1521p. The latest price was 1497p (25 minute delay). Hargreaves Lansdown is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 1,610 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Hargreaves Lansdown's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was 1409p, which is 17.60% down on its pre-crash value of 1710p and 22.84% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 1147p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of Hargreaves Lansdown shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £660.99 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 £804.26.
|52-week range||1134.6422p - 1973.1666p|
|50-day moving average||1500.5883p|
|200-day moving average||1582.9542p|
|Wall St. target price||1810.38p|
|Dividend yield||0.38p (2.42%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||65.9p|
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|1 week (2021-01-15)||-4.59%|
|1 month (2020-12-22)||-0.56%|
|3 months (2020-10-22)||6.09%|
|6 months (2020-07-22)||-14.46%|
|1 year (2020-01-22)||-17.16%|
|2 years (2019-01-22)||-18.75%|
|3 years (2018-01-22)||-21.19%|
|5 years (2016-01-22)||13.32%|
Valuing Hargreaves Lansdown stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Hargreaves Lansdown's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Hargreaves Lansdown's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 24x. In other words, Hargreaves Lansdown shares trade at around 24x 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.
Hargreaves Lansdown's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £342 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Hargreaves Lansdown's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£550.9 million|
|Operating margin TTM||60.99%|
|Gross profit TTM||£449.7 million|
|Return on assets TTM||18.67%|
|Return on equity TTM||61.6%|
|Market capitalisation||£7.4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Hargreaves Lansdown.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 27.19
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Hargreaves Lansdown's overall score of 27.19 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 42nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Hargreaves Lansdown is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Environmental score: 7.83/100
Hargreaves Lansdown's environmental score of 7.83 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Hargreaves Lansdown is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 15.91/100
Hargreaves Lansdown's social score of 15.91 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Hargreaves Lansdown is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 16.96/100
Hargreaves Lansdown's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Hargreaves Lansdown is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Hargreaves Lansdown scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Hargreaves Lansdown has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||27.19|
|Total ESG percentile||42.02|
|Environmental score percentile||7|
|Social score percentile||7|
|Governance score percentile||7|
|Level of controversy||2|
Dividend payout ratio: 52.5% of net profits
Recently Hargreaves Lansdown has paid out, on average, around 52.5% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.42% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Hargreaves Lansdown shareholders could enjoy a 2.42% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Hargreaves Lansdown's case, that would currently equate to about 0.38p per share.
Hargreaves Lansdown'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 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Hargreaves Lansdown's shares were split on 11 September 2013.
Over the last 12 months, Hargreaves Lansdown's shares have ranged in value from as little as 1134.6422p up to 1973.1666p. 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 Hargreaves Lansdown's is 0.7721. This would suggest that Hargreaves Lansdown's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Hargreaves Lansdown plc provides investment services for individuals and corporates in the United Kingdom and Poland. It primarily operates Vantage, a direct-to-investor platform. The company offers stocks and shares individual savings accounts (ISAs), fund and share accounts, and junior and lifetime ISAs. It also provides pension services, including self-invested personal pensions (SIPP), junior SIPPs, annuities, and drawdown; share dealing services; and fund dealing services. In addition, the company offers investment accounts; cash savings; foreign currency exchange services; and financial advisory services. The company was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Bristol, the United Kingdom.
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