Instem plc is a health information services business based in the UK. Instem shares (INS.LSE) are listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and all prices are listed in pence sterling. Instem employs 268 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around £28.1 million.
|Latest market close||N/Ap|
|52-week range||340p - 545p|
|50-day moving average||476.5706p|
|200-day moving average||481.1718p|
|Wall St. target price||223p|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||2p|
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Valuing Instem stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Instem's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Instem's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 250x. In other words, Instem shares trade at around 250x 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.
Instem's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £4.9 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Instem's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£28.1 million|
|Operating margin TTM||14.62%|
|Gross profit TTM||£12.1 million|
|Return on assets TTM||6.99%|
|Return on equity TTM||2.02%|
|Market capitalisation||£102.4 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
We're not expecting Instem to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.
Over the last 12 months, Instem's shares have ranged in value from as little as 340p up to 545p. 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 Instem's is 0.5572. This would suggest that Instem's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Instem plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides information technology applications to the life sciences healthcare market worldwide. The company offers solutions for data collection, management, and analysis to meet the needs of life science and healthcare organizations for data-driven decision making. Its solutions include ALPHADAS, an eSource EDC system for early phase clinical trials; Ames Study Manager, an integrated suite of software for conducting the Bacterial Reverse Mutation Test; Toxicology Resource Planning, a toxicology solution; Comet Assay IV, a live video imaging system for reproducible comet slide scoring; Cyto Study Manager, a data acquisition and reporting solution; lead scope for computational toxicology; Logbook, a repository for information; NOTOCORD-hem software platforms to acquire, display, and analyze physiological signals; and Provantis, a Windows-based system for organizations and universities that are engaged in non-clinical evaluation studies. The company also provides Samarind RMS to manage medical product information; Sorcerer Colony Counter for automatic plate counter; SEND Explorer, a web-based application with optional data warehousing capabilities; submit platform that provides a suite of integrated tools and services for the creation and management of SEND datasets and associated documents for contract research organizations and sponsors; and SENDTrial, a full Web based solution that can be accessed through a subscription. In addition, it offers data management, cloud, safety assessment, regulatory information management, solution deployment, and validation services. Further, the company provides software solutions for extracting intelligence from research and development related healthcare data; and develops, manufactures, and supplies software and hardware products for in vitro study data collection and study management. Instem plc was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Stone, the United Kingdom.
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