How to buy Hikma Pharmaceuticals (HIK) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Hikma Pharmaceuticals shares.

Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC (HIK) is a leading drug manufacturers-specialty and generic business based in the UK. It opened the day at 2238p after a previous close of 2241p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 2202p to a high of 2243p. The latest price was 2213p (25 minute delay). Hikma Pharmaceuticals is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 8,600 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Hikma Pharmaceuticals

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: HIK in this case.
  5. Research Hikma Pharmaceuticals shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Hikma Pharmaceuticals shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has coronavirus impacted Hikma Pharmaceuticals's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Hikma Pharmaceuticals's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was 2018p, which is 4.48% up on its pre-crash value of 1927.5p and 26.44% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as 1596p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Hikma Pharmaceuticals shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £929.19 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 £1,102.03.

Hikma Pharmaceuticals share price (LSE:HIK)

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Hikma Pharmaceuticals shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-12-10.
Previous close2241p
Change %-1.2494%
Information last updated 2022-01-17.
52-week range2044p - 2702.8119p
50-day moving average2234.64p
200-day moving average2407.525p
Wall St. target price27.62p
PE ratio14.1593
Dividend yield52p (1.83%)
Earnings per share (TTM)146.9p
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Is it a good time to buy Hikma Pharmaceuticals stock?

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Is Hikma Pharmaceuticals 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

Hikma Pharmaceuticals's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 14x. In other words, Hikma Pharmaceuticals shares trade at around 14x 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.

PEG ratio

Hikma Pharmaceuticals's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.3791. A PEG ratio over 1 can be interpreted as meaning shares are overvalued at the current rate of growth, or may anticipate an acceleration in growth.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Hikma Pharmaceuticals's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


Hikma Pharmaceuticals's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £726 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Hikma Pharmaceuticals's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.


Revenue TTM £2.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 24.7%
Gross profit TTM £1.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 9.19%
Return on equity TTM 22.17%
Profit margin 19.26%
Book value 9.895p
Market capitalisation £4.8 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 Hikma Pharmaceuticals.

Total ESG risk score

Hikma Pharmaceuticals's total ESG risk: 30.38

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Hikma Pharmaceuticals's overall score of 30.38 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 70th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Hikma Pharmaceuticals 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

Hikma Pharmaceuticals's environmental score: 0.84/100

Social score

Hikma Pharmaceuticals's social score: 19.63/100

Governance score

Hikma Pharmaceuticals's governance score: 10.6/100

Controversy score

Hikma Pharmaceuticals's controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Hikma Pharmaceuticals scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Hikma Pharmaceuticals has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 30.38
Total ESG percentile 69.56
Environmental score 0.84
Social score 19.63
Governance score 10.6
Level of controversy 1

Hikma Pharmaceuticals share dividends


Dividend yield: 1.83% of stock value


Forward annual dividend yield: 1.83% of stock value


Dividend payout ratio: 24.89% of net profits

Hikma Pharmaceuticals has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 1.83% of its share value annually.

Hikma Pharmaceuticals has paid out, on average, around 24.89% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.83% 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 1.83% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Hikma Pharmaceuticals's case, that would currently equate to about 52p per share.

While Hikma Pharmaceuticals's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that the company is investing more in its future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 19 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Hikma Pharmaceuticals's shares ever split?

Hikma Pharmaceuticals's shares were split on 4 September 2013.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Hikma Pharmaceuticals's shares have ranged in value from as little as 2044p up to 2702.8119p. 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 Hikma Pharmaceuticals's is -0.112. This would suggest that Hikma Pharmaceuticals's shares have been inversely-correlated to the average (for this exchange) – so when the broader market trended up or down, Hikma Pharmaceuticals has bucked the trend.

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