Henry Boot PLC (BOOT) is a leading real estate-diversified business based in the UK. Henry Boot is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 566 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
|52-week range||177.6069p - 335.4797p|
|50-day moving average||258.8788p|
|200-day moving average||250.7085p|
|Wall St. target price||348.6p|
|Dividend yield||0.04p (1.22%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||18.1p|
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Valuing Henry Boot stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Henry Boot's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Henry Boot's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 16x. In other words, Henry Boot shares trade at around 16x 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.
Henry Boot's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £37 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Henry Boot's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£299.4 million|
|Operating margin TTM||10.66%|
|Gross profit TTM||£81 million|
|Return on assets TTM||4.3%|
|Return on equity TTM||8.24%|
|Market capitalisation||£382.2 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 1093.75% of net profits
Recently Henry Boot has paid out, on average, around 1093.75% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.22% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Henry Boot shareholders could enjoy a 1.22% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Henry Boot's case, that would currently equate to about 0.04p per share.
Henry Boot'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 17 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Henry Boot's shares were split on a 4:1 basis on 21 May 2007. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 4 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Henry Boot shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 75% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Henry Boot shares which in turn could have impacted Henry Boot's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Henry Boot's shares have ranged in value from as little as 177.6069p up to 335.4797p. 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 Henry Boot's is 1.072. This would suggest that Henry Boot'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).
Henry Boot PLC engages in the property investment and development activities in the United Kingdom. It operates through three segments: Property Investment and Development, Land Promotion, and Construction. The company develops commercial properties and family homes. It is also involved in acquiring, promoting, developing, and trading in land. In addition, the company engages in the construction and civil engineering activities; hires and sells construction equipment; and operates and maintains A69 trunk road between Carlisle and Newcastle upon Tyne. As of December 31, 2019, it had land interests in 14,898 acres. Henry Boot PLC was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Sheffield, the United Kingdom.
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