Hilton Food Group plc (HFG) is a leading packaged foods business based in the UK. Hilton Food Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 4,944 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
|52-week range||703.4659p - 1335.3609p|
|50-day moving average||1069.1177p|
|200-day moving average||1141.8169p|
|Wall St. target price||1048p|
|Dividend yield||0.22p (2.2%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||45p|
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Valuing Hilton Food Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Hilton Food Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Hilton Food Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 23x. In other words, Hilton Food Group shares trade at around 23x 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.
However, Hilton Food Group's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the packaged foods industry or those of similar companies.
Hilton Food Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £86.4 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Hilton Food Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
To put Hilton Food Group's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.
|Revenue TTM||£2.2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||2.51%|
|Gross profit TTM||£248 million|
|Return on assets TTM||3.71%|
|Return on equity TTM||20.37%|
|Market capitalisation||£834.1 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 4977.78% of net profits
Recently Hilton Food Group has paid out, on average, around 4977.78% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.2% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Hilton Food Group shareholders could enjoy a 2.2% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Hilton Food Group's case, that would currently equate to about 0.22p per share.
Hilton Food Group'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 29 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Hilton Food Group's dividend payout ratio is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.
Over the last 12 months, Hilton Food Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 703.4659p up to 1335.3609p. 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 Hilton Food Group's is 0.2344. This would suggest that Hilton Food Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
To put Hilton Food Group's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.
Hilton Food Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the food packing business. The company offers a range of fresh items, such as roasting joints, steaks, chops, and minces. It also provides value-added products comprising barbecue ranges, marinated meats, meat cuts, serving sauces, and ready to cook products. The company supplies its products for international food retailers. It operates in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, the Republic of Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Portugal, and Australasia. Hilton Food Group plc was founded in 1994 and is based in Huntingdon, the United Kingdom.
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