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Impax Environmental Markets plc (IEM) is a leading asset management business based in the UK. It opened the day at 417p after a previous close of 420p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 416p to a high of 419.5p. The latest price was 416p (25 minute delay). Impax Environmental Markets is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). All prices are listed in pence sterling.

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How has Coronavirus impacted Impax Environmental Markets's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Impax Environmental Markets's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was 388.5p, which is 8.62% up on its pre-crash value of 355p and 71.90% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 226p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Impax Environmental Markets shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £737.94 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 £1,170.16.

Impax Environmental Markets share price

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Impax Environmental Markets shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-18.
Previous close420p
Change -4p
Change % -0.952%
Volume 890,248
Information last updated 2020-12-27.
52-week range225.1222p - 435.5p
50-day moving average 418.5627p
200-day moving average 366.2122p
Wall St. target price125p
PE ratio 55.6757
Dividend yield 0.03p (0.63%)
Earnings per share (TTM) 7.4p
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Is it a good time to buy Impax Environmental Markets stock?

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Impax Environmental Markets price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 416p

1 week (2021-01-11) -8.17%
1 month (2020-12-18) 416
3 months (2020-10-19) 7.08%
6 months (2020-07-17) 19.88%
1 year (2020-01-17) 23.08%
2 years (2019-01-18) 58.17%
3 years (2018-01-18) 52.38%
5 years (2016-01-18) 179.19%

Is Impax Environmental Markets under- or over-valued?

Valuing Impax Environmental Markets stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Impax Environmental Markets's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Impax Environmental Markets's P/E ratio

Impax Environmental Markets's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 56x. In other words, Impax Environmental Markets shares trade at around 56x 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.

Impax Environmental Markets financials

Revenue TTM £24.5 million
Operating margin TTM 74.72%
Gross profit TTM £148 million
Return on assets TTM 1.61%
Return on equity TTM 2.31%
Profit margin 62.57%
Book value 3.109p
Market capitalisation £1.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Impax Environmental Markets's 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 Impax Environmental Markets.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Impax Environmental Markets's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 25.6

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Impax Environmental Markets's overall score of 25.6 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 0th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Impax Environmental Markets 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.).

Impax Environmental Markets's environmental score

Environmental score: 8.34/100

Impax Environmental Markets's social score

Social score: 6.69/100

Impax Environmental Markets's governance score

Governance score: 5.8/100

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Impax Environmental Markets plc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 25.6
Environmental score 8.34
Social score 6.69
Governance score 5.8

Impax Environmental Markets share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 1662.5% of net profits

Recently Impax Environmental Markets has paid out, on average, around 1662.5% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.63% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Impax Environmental Markets shareholders could enjoy a 0.63% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Impax Environmental Markets's case, that would currently equate to about 0.03p per share.

Impax Environmental Markets'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").

Impax Environmental Markets share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Impax Environmental Markets's shares have ranged in value from as little as 225.1222p up to 435.5p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

IEM.LSE volatility(beta: 0.79)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (LSE average) beta is 1, while Impax Environmental Markets's is 0.7922. This would suggest that Impax Environmental Markets's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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Impax Environmental Markets overview

Impax Environmental Markets plc is a closed ended equity mutual fund launched and managed by Impax Asset Management (AIFM) Limited. The fund invests in public equity markets across the globe. It seeks to invest in stocks of companies which provide, utilize, implement or advise upon technology-based systems, products or services in environmental markets, particularly of those in the alternative energy and energy efficiency, water treatment and pollution control, and waste technology and resource management sectors. The fund invests in growth stocks of companies across all market capitalizations. It employs fundamental analysis to create its portfolio. The fund benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against the MSCI AC World Index and the FTSE ET100 Index. Impax Environmental Markets plc was formed on February 22, 2002 and is domiciled in the United Kingdom.

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