Ibstock plc (IBST) is a leading building materials business based in the UK. It opened the day at 217.6p after a previous close of 213.6p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 212.2p to a high of 217.69p. The latest price was 216.6p (25 minute delay). Ibstock is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 2,302 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Ibstock's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was 165.2p, which is 48.34% down on its pre-crash value of 319.8p and 25.25% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 131.9p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of Ibstock shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £508.93 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 £567.69.
|52-week range||127.6068p - 313.4348p|
|50-day moving average||199.5206p|
|200-day moving average||170.2368p|
|Wall St. target price||278.33p|
|Dividend yield||0.1p (6.16%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||16p|
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|1 week (2021-01-15)||8.84%|
|1 month (2020-12-23)||5.66%|
|3 months (2020-10-23)||20.87%|
|6 months (2020-07-23)||28.01%|
|1 year (2020-01-23)||-24.90%|
|2 years (2019-01-23)||-9.98%|
|3 years (2018-01-23)||-17.95%|
|5 years (2016-01-22)||4.79%|
Valuing Ibstock stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Ibstock's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Ibstock's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, Ibstock shares trade at around 11x 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.
Ibstock's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £60.4 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Ibstock's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£336.9 million|
|Operating margin TTM||8.89%|
|Gross profit TTM||£159.2 million|
|Return on assets TTM||2.53%|
|Return on equity TTM||-3.73%|
|Market capitalisation||£816.7 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 60.25% of net profits
Recently Ibstock has paid out, on average, around 60.25% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 6.16% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Ibstock shareholders could enjoy a 6.16% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Ibstock's case, that would currently equate to about 0.1p per share.
Ibstock'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 7 May 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Ibstock's shares have ranged in value from as little as 127.6068p up to 313.4348p. 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 Ibstock's is 1.5406. This would suggest that Ibstock's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Ibstock plc manufactures and sells clay and concrete products primarily in the United Kingdom. Its principal products include clay bricks, brick components, concrete roof tiles, concrete stone masonry substitutes, concrete fencing, pre-stressed concrete, and concrete rail products. The company provides facing bricks, walling stones, architectural masonry products, cast stones, facade systems, and retaining walls, as well as lintels, sills, and arches; roof tiles, chimneys soffits, and roofing accessories; and fencings, caps and copings, bollards, balustrades, path edgings, and urban landscaping products. It also offers floor beams, door steps, gully surrounds, screed rails, insulated floorings, and hollowcore products; and concrete rail and infrastructure products. In addition, the company offers engraving and cutting; floor beam and block design, supply, and fitting solutions; and staircases and lift shafts services. Its products are used in new build housing; repair, maintenance, and improvement; and rail and infrastructure markets. The company sells its products to customers in the construction industry, including builders' merchants, housebuilders, and architects/specifiers. Ibstock plc was founded in 1890 and is based in Ibstock, the United Kingdom.
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