Informa plc (INF) is a leading publishing business based in the UK. Informa is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 11,000 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
|52-week range||316.0699p - 799.7043p|
|50-day moving average||547.4824p|
|200-day moving average||462.1282p|
|Wall St. target price||898.2p|
|Dividend yield||0.23p (5.64%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||18p|
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Valuing Informa stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Informa's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Informa's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 26x. In other words, Informa shares trade at around 26x 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.
Informa's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.35. 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 Informa's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Informa's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £572.2 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Informa's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£2.3 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||10.87%|
|Gross profit TTM||£1.2 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||1.38%|
|Return on equity TTM||-11.67%|
|Market capitalisation||£7.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
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 Informa.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 15.56
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Informa's overall score of 15.56 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Informa 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.).
Environmental score: 6.63/100
Informa's environmental score of 6.63 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Informa is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 9.27/100
Informa's social score of 9.27 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Informa is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 10.66/100
Informa's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Informa is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 1/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Informa scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Informa has managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||15.56|
|Total ESG percentile||8.6|
|Environmental score percentile||8|
|Social score percentile||8|
|Governance score percentile||8|
|Level of controversy||1|
Dividend payout ratio: 124.44% of net profits
Recently Informa has paid out, on average, around 124.44% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.64% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Informa shareholders could enjoy a 5.64% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Informa's case, that would currently equate to about 0.23p per share.
Informa'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 18 June 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Informa's shares have ranged in value from as little as 316.0699p up to 799.7043p. 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 Informa's is 0.976. This would suggest that Informa's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Informa plc operates as a business-to-business events, academic publishing, and information services company worldwide. It operates through five divisions: Informa Connect, Informa Intelligence, Informa Markets, Informa Tech, and Taylor & Francis. The Informa Connect division provides content-driven events and digital platforms that allow professionals to meet, connect, learn, and share knowledge. This division operates events in finance, biotech, and pharma, as well as in other specialist markets. The Informa Intelligence division offers digital intelligence and data-based products, consultancy, and research services in the areas of pharma, financial, maritime, and asset intelligence, as well as Barbour ABI, a provider of construction market intelligence and building project leads for built environment specialists. The Informa Markets division creates platforms for international markets, which provide brands, exhibitions, specialist digital content, and data solutions to customers operating in specialist markets to meet and trade. The Informa Tech division offers research, media, training, and events that inform, educate, and connect businesses and professionals working in technology. The Taylor & Francis division publishes books for upper level university students, researchers, and academic institutions in a range of specialist subjects; and journals under imprints such as Routledge, Taylor & Francis, and Cogent OA. This segment has a portfolio of approximately 145,000 book titles and 2,700 journals. The company was formerly known as T&F Informa plc and changed its name to Informa plc in August 2005. Informa plc was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.
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