How to buy The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC) shares in the UK

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The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC) is a leading packaged foods business based in the US. It opened the day at $37.62 after a previous close of $37.65. During the day the price has varied from a low of $37.375 to a high of $38.115. The latest price was $38.02 (25 minute delay). The Kraft Heinz Company is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 38,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

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How has coronavirus impacted The Kraft Heinz Company's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, The Kraft Heinz Company's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $37, which is 26.32% up on its pre-crash value of $27.26 and 85.09% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $19.99.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of The Kraft Heinz Company shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $712.62 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 $1,269.47.

The Kraft Heinz Company share price (NASDAQ:KHC)

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The Kraft Heinz Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-14.
Open$37.62
High$38.115
Low$37.375
Close$38.02
Previous close$37.65
Change$0.37
Change %0.9827%
Volume5,354,454
Information last updated 2022-01-17.
52-week range$30.5559 - $43.5579
50-day moving average$35.7874
200-day moving average$38.4653
Wall St. target price$39.98
PE ratio20.4629
Dividend yield$1.6 (4.21%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$1.858
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Is it a good time to buy The Kraft Heinz Company stock?

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Is The Kraft Heinz Company under- or over-valued?

Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value.

P/E ratio

The Kraft Heinz Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 20x. In other words, The Kraft Heinz Company shares trade at around 20x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). 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, The Kraft Heinz Company's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the packaged foods industry or those of similar companies.

PEG ratio

The Kraft Heinz Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.8382. Higher PEG ratios such as this can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value given the current rate of growth.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into The Kraft Heinz Company'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 The Kraft Heinz Company's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.

EBITDA

The Kraft Heinz Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $6.7 billion (£5 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a The Kraft Heinz Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

To put that into context you can compare it against similar companies.

Financials

Revenue TTM $26.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 21.99%
Gross profit TTM $9.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.74%
Return on equity TTM 4.65%
Profit margin 8.76%
Book value $40.822
Market capitalisation $46.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Environmental, social and governance track record

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 The Kraft Heinz Company.

Total ESG risk score

The Kraft Heinz Company's total ESG risk: 37.95

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and The Kraft Heinz Company's overall score of 37.95 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 74th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like The Kraft Heinz Company 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.).

To gain some more context, you can compare The Kraft Heinz Company's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.

Environmental score

The Kraft Heinz Company's environmental score: 17.8/100

The Kraft Heinz Company's environmental score of 17.8 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that The Kraft Heinz Company is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Social score

The Kraft Heinz Company's social score: 20.22/100

The Kraft Heinz Company's social score of 20.22 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that The Kraft Heinz Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Governance score

The Kraft Heinz Company's governance score: 12.43/100

The Kraft Heinz Company's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that The Kraft Heinz Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Controversy score

The Kraft Heinz Company's controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, The Kraft Heinz Company scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that The Kraft Heinz Company hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Wondering how that compares? Below are the controversy scores of similar companies.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

The Kraft Heinz Company was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 37.95
Total ESG percentile 74.24
Environmental score 17.8
Environmental score percentile 7
Social score 20.22
Social score percentile 7
Governance score 12.43
Governance score percentile 7
Level of controversy 3

The Kraft Heinz Company share dividends

4.2%

Dividend yield: 4.21% of stock value

4.2%

Forward annual dividend yield: 4.21% of stock value

54.2%

Dividend payout ratio: 54.24% of net profits

The Kraft Heinz Company has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 4.21% of its share value annually.

The Kraft Heinz Company has paid out, on average, around 54.24% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.21% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 4.21% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In The Kraft Heinz Company's case, that would currently equate to about $1.6 per share.

The Kraft Heinz Company'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 Kraft Heinz Company's most recent dividend payout was on 17 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 24 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

The Kraft Heinz Company's dividend yield is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, The Kraft Heinz Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $30.5559 up to $43.5579. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

KHC.US volatility(beta: 1.09)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while The Kraft Heinz Company's is 1.0862. This would suggest that The Kraft Heinz Company'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 The Kraft Heinz Company's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.

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