HICL Infrastructure PLC Ord (HICL) is a leading asset management business based in the UK. HICL Infrastructure PLC Ord is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). All prices are listed in pence sterling.
|52-week range||129.062p - 177.6391p|
|50-day moving average||165.9681p|
|200-day moving average||168.9687p|
|Wall St. target price||161p|
|Dividend yield||0.08p (4.75%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||2.7p|
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Valuing HICL Infrastructure PLC Ord stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of HICL Infrastructure PLC Ord's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
HICL Infrastructure PLC Ord's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 62x. In other words, HICL Infrastructure PLC Ord shares trade at around 62x 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.
|Revenue TTM||£51.6 million|
|Operating margin TTM||95.93%|
|Gross profit TTM||£51.6 million|
|Return on assets TTM||0.81%|
|Return on equity TTM||0%|
|Market capitalisation||£3.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 27500% of net profits
Recently HICL Infrastructure PLC Ord has paid out, on average, around 27500% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.75% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), HICL Infrastructure PLC Ord shareholders could enjoy a 4.75% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In HICL Infrastructure PLC Ord's case, that would currently equate to about 0.08p per share.
HICL Infrastructure PLC Ord'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 6 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, HICL Infrastructure PLC Ord's shares have ranged in value from as little as 129.062p up to 177.6391p. 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 HICL Infrastructure PLC Ord's is 0.2375. This would suggest that HICL Infrastructure PLC Ord's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
HICL Infrastructure PLC specializes in direct and fund of funds investments. For direct investments, it seeks to invest in infrastructure projects. It invests in project companies which have not yet completed the construction phases of their concessions including project companies which are in the process of bidding for project concessions. The fund also invests project companies with ?demand' based concessions and project companies which do not have public sector sponsored/awarded or government backed concessions. It seeks to invest in PFI, PPP, P3, social infrastructure projects, toll roads, bridges, and tunnels, airports, ports, utilities, communication networks, and renewables. The fund makes fund of funds investments in limited partnerships and other funds that make infrastructure investments and financial instruments and securities issued by companies that make infrastructure investments, or whose activities are similar or comparable to infrastructure investments. The fund invests in European Union, Norway, Switzerland, North America, South America, and selected territories in Asia and Australasia.
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