Inspired Energy PLC is a specialty business services business based in the UK. Inspired Energy shares (INSE.LSE) are listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and all prices are listed in pence sterling. Its last market close was 14.5p – an increase of 1.75% over the previous week. Inspired Energy employs 491 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around £54.6 million.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Inspired Energy's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was 14.5p, which is 28.92% down on its pre-crash value of 20.4p and 68.95% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 8.5825p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of Inspired Energy shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £550.65 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 £753.25.
|Latest market close||14.5p|
|52-week range||8.4888p - 20.8183p|
|50-day moving average||13.7441p|
|200-day moving average||14.8838p|
|Wall St. target price||27.33p|
|Dividend yield||0.01p (2.35%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||0.2p|
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|1 week (2021-01-14)||6.30%|
|1 month (2020-12-22)||5.45%|
|3 months (2020-10-22)||5.30%|
|6 months (2020-07-21)||-6.72%|
|1 year (2020-01-21)||-27.32%|
|2 years (2019-01-21)||-12.78%|
|3 years (2018-01-19)||-28.40%|
|5 years (2016-01-21)||5.45%|
Valuing Inspired Energy stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Inspired Energy's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Inspired Energy's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 68x. In other words, Inspired Energy shares trade at around 68x 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.
Inspired Energy's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £9.9 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Inspired Energy's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£54.6 million|
|Operating margin TTM||10.5%|
|Gross profit TTM||£40.9 million|
|Return on assets TTM||3.41%|
|Return on equity TTM||6.45%|
|Market capitalisation||£130.8 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 52.35% of net profits
Recently Inspired Energy has paid out, on average, around 52.35% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.35% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Inspired Energy shareholders could enjoy a 2.35% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Inspired Energy's case, that would currently equate to about 0.01p per share.
Inspired Energy'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 12 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Inspired Energy's shares have ranged in value from as little as 8.4888p up to 20.8183p. 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 Inspired Energy's is 0.968. This would suggest that Inspired Energy's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Inspired Energy PLC, together with its subsidiaries, provides provide energy purchasing and energy consultancy services to corporate and SME energy users in the United Kingdom. It offers procurement, bureau, software, monitoring and targeting, site operation management, and optimization services. The company was founded in 2000 and is based in Preston, the United Kingdom.
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