Intertek Group plc (ITRK) is a leading consulting services business based in the UK. Intertek Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 45,653 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
|52-week range||3710.8876p - 6492p|
|50-day moving average||5742.1763p|
|200-day moving average||5857.155p|
|Wall St. target price||5039.06p|
|Dividend yield||1.06p (1.89%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||163.1p|
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Valuing Intertek Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Intertek Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Intertek Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 34x. In other words, Intertek Group shares trade at around 34x 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.
Intertek Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 9.2718. 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 Intertek Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Intertek Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £540.7 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Intertek Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£2.9 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||14.77%|
|Gross profit TTM||£1.7 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||9.26%|
|Return on equity TTM||29.59%|
|Market capitalisation||£9 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 Intertek Group.
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: 23.59
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Intertek Group's overall score of 23.59 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 30th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Intertek Group 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: 3.08/100
Intertek Group's environmental score of 3.08 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Intertek Group is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 20.13/100
Intertek Group's social score of 20.13 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Intertek Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 9.38/100
Intertek Group's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Intertek Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Intertek Group scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Intertek Group has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||23.59|
|Total ESG percentile||29.8|
|Environmental score percentile||7|
|Social score percentile||7|
|Governance score percentile||7|
|Level of controversy||2|
Dividend payout ratio: 5718.92% of net profits
Recently Intertek Group has paid out, on average, around 5718.92% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.89% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Intertek Group shareholders could enjoy a 1.89% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Intertek Group's case, that would currently equate to about 1.06p per share.
Intertek Group'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 17 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Intertek Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 3710.8876p up to 6492p. 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 Intertek Group's is 0.4893. This would suggest that Intertek Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Intertek Group plc provides quality and safety solutions to various industries worldwide. It operates in three segments: Products, Trade, and Resources. The Products segment offers assurance, testing, inspection, and certification services (ATIC), including laboratory safety, quality and performance testing, second-party supplier auditing, sustainability analysis, products assurance, vendor compliance, process performance analysis, facility plant and equipment verification, and third party certification. This segment serves a range of industries including textiles, footwear, toys, hardlines, home appliances, consumer electronics, information and communication technology, automotive, aerospace, lighting, building products, industrial and renewable energy products, food and hospitality, healthcare and beauty, and pharmaceuticals. The Trade segment provides cargo inspection, analytical assessment, calibration, and related research and technical services to the petroleum and biofuels industries; inspection services to governments and regulatory bodies to support trade activities; and analytical and testing services to agricultural trading companies and growers. The Resources segment offers technical inspection, asset integrity management, analytical testing, and ongoing training services for the oil, gas, nuclear, and power industries. This segment also provides a range of ATIC service solutions to the mining and minerals exploration industries covering the resource supply chain. The company also offers cyber security services. Intertek Group plc was founded in 1885 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.
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