Hochschild Mining plc (HOC) is a leading gold business based in the UK. Hochschild Mining is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 3,242 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
|52-week range||79.3745p - 322.6833p|
|50-day moving average||205.4353p|
|200-day moving average||230.0472p|
|Wall St. target price||2.49p|
|Dividend yield||0.03p (1.45%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||1.5p|
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Valuing Hochschild Mining stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Hochschild Mining's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Hochschild Mining's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 137x. In other words, Hochschild Mining shares trade at around 137x 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, Hochschild Mining's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the gold industry or those of similar companies.
Hochschild Mining's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £256.2 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Hochschild Mining's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
To put Hochschild Mining's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.
|Revenue TTM||£633.3 million|
|Operating margin TTM||17.53%|
|Gross profit TTM||£241.2 million|
|Return on assets TTM||5.3%|
|Return on equity TTM||1.98%|
|Market capitalisation||£1.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 199.42% of net profits
Recently Hochschild Mining has paid out, on average, around 199.42% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.45% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Hochschild Mining shareholders could enjoy a 1.45% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Hochschild Mining's case, that would currently equate to about 0.03p per share.
Hochschild Mining'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 3 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Hochschild Mining's dividend payout ratio is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.
Over the last 12 months, Hochschild Mining's shares have ranged in value from as little as 79.3745p up to 322.6833p. 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 Hochschild Mining's is 1.4683. This would suggest that Hochschild Mining's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
To put Hochschild Mining's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.
Hochschild Mining plc, a precious metals company, explores for, mines, processes, and sells gold and silver in the Americas. It also offers doré and concentrates. The company holds a 100% interests in the Inmaculada gold/silver underground operation and Pallancata silver/gold property, which are located in the Department of Ayacucho in southern Peru; and Arcata, an underground operation located in the Department of Arequipa in southern Peru, as well as a 51% interest in the San Jose silver/gold mine is located in Argentina. In addition, the company has a portfolio of projects in various stages of development located in Peru, Argentina, Mexico, the United States, and Chile. Further, it is involved in power transmission business. The company was founded in 1911 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.
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