J. Smart & Co. (Contractors) PLC is an engineering & construction business based in the UK. J. Smart & Co. shares (SMJ.LSE) are listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and all prices are listed in pence sterling. Its last market close was 114.9p – the same closing value as a week prior. J. Smart & Co. employs 0 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around £16.8 million.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, J. Smart & Co.'s share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was 114.9p, which is 8.08% down on its pre-crash value of 125p and 6.39% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 108p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of J. Smart & Co. shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £883.53 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 £922.89.
|Latest market close||114.9p|
|52-week range||106.5716p - 124.9119p|
|50-day moving average||113.0294p|
|200-day moving average||113.2887p|
|Dividend yield||0.03p (2.89%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||8.3p|
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|1 week (2021-01-08)||-1.30%|
|1 month (2020-12-15)||1.79%|
|3 months (2020-10-15)||-1.30%|
|1 year (2020-01-15)||-9.20%|
|2 years (2019-01-15)||5.09%|
|3 years (2018-01-15)||4.13%|
|5 years (2016-01-15)||10.73%|
Valuing J. Smart & Co. stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of J. Smart & Co.'s overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
J. Smart & Co.'s current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 13x. In other words, J. Smart & Co. shares trade at around 13x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the FTSE 250 at the end of September 2019 (19.71). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
J. Smart & Co.'s EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £1.6 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a J. Smart & Co.'s overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£16.8 million|
|Operating margin TTM||7.26%|
|Gross profit TTM||£49,000|
|Return on assets TTM||0.65%|
|Return on equity TTM||3.64%|
|Market capitalisation||£47.3 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 4025% of net profits
Recently J. Smart & Co. has paid out, on average, around 4025% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.89% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), J. Smart & Co. shareholders could enjoy a 2.89% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In J. Smart & Co.'s case, that would currently equate to about 0.03p per share.
J. Smart & Co.'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 14 January 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
J. Smart & Co.'s shares were split on a 5:1 basis on 21 December 2011. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your J. Smart & Co. shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 80% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for J. Smart & Co. shares which in turn could have impacted J. Smart & Co.'s share price.
Over the last 12 months, J. Smart & Co.'s shares have ranged in value from as little as 106.5716p up to 124.9119p. 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 J. Smart & Co.'s is 0.1917. This would suggest that J. Smart & Co.'s shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
J. Smart & Co. (Contractors) PLC, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the contracting, developing, and constructing public works, shopping centers, offices, factories, warehouses, local authority, and landlords and private housing projects in the United Kingdom. It also contracts building and civil engineering projects; develops and sells residential properties; develops industrial and commercial properties for lease; provides serviced office spaces; carries out small to medium sized building and civil engineering works for various clients; and offers plumbing support services to the construction companies. J. Smart & Co. (Contractors) PLC was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom.
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