IMI plc (IMI) is a leading specialty industrial machinery business based in the UK. IMI is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 11,000 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
|52-week range||582.3477p - 1321p|
|50-day moving average||1223.0588p|
|200-day moving average||1103.3345p|
|Wall St. target price||1169.71p|
|Dividend yield||0.67p (5.18%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||56.5p|
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Valuing IMI stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of IMI's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
IMI'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, IMI 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.
IMI's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.51. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into IMI's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
IMI's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £323.5 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a IMI's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£1.8 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||14.2%|
|Gross profit TTM||£814.1 million|
|Return on assets TTM||8.33%|
|Return on equity TTM||20.27%|
|Market capitalisation||£3.5 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 9357.14% of net profits
Recently IMI has paid out, on average, around 9357.14% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.18% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), IMI shareholders could enjoy a 5.18% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In IMI's case, that would currently equate to about 0.67p per share.
IMI'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").
IMI's shares were split on a 7:8 basis on 17 February 2014. So if you had owned 8 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 7 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your IMI shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 14.3% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for IMI shares which in turn could have impacted IMI's share price.
Over the last 12 months, IMI's shares have ranged in value from as little as 582.3477p up to 1321p. 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 IMI's is 1.1982. This would suggest that IMI's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
IMI plc, a specialist engineering company, designs, manufactures, and services engineered products worldwide. The company operates through three divisions: IMI Precision Engineering, IMI Critical Engineering, and IMI Hydronic Engineering. The IMI Precision Engineering division develops motion and fluid control technologies for industrial automation, commercial vehicle, life sciences, energy, and rail applications. This division offers valves, valve islands, proportional and pressure monitoring controls, and air preparation products, as well as pneumatic actuators; cab chassis and powertrain solutions; stainless steel valves and regulators, nuclear class valves, and emergency shutdown controls; components for the rail industry; and precision flow control solutions that are used in medical devices, diagnostic equipment, and biotech and analytical instruments. It provides its products under the IMI Norgren, IMI Buschjost, IMI FAS, IMI Herion, IMI Maxseal, and Bimba brands. The IMI Critical Engineering division offers flow control solutions, such as specialized valves and actuators to the fossil power, oil and gas, petrochemical, nuclear, marine, and pharmaceutical markets under the IMI Bopp & Reuther, IMI CCI, IMI Fluid Kinetics, IMI InterAtiva, IMI NH, IMI Orton, IMI PBM, IMI Remosa, IMI STI, IMI TH Jansen, IMI Truflo Marine, IMI Truflo Rona, and IMI Z&J brands. The IMI Hydronic Engineering division provides products for hydronic distribution systems, which deliver heating and cooling systems to the residential and commercial building sectors. It offers balancing and control solutions, thermostatic control and pressurization systems, dirt and air separators, and pressure step degassers under the IMI Pneumatex, IMI TA, IMI Flow Design, and IMI Heimeier brands. The company was founded in 1862 and is headquartered in Birmingham, the United Kingdom.
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