James Cropper PLC is a paper & paper products business based in the UK. James Cropper shares (CRPR.LSE) are listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and all prices are listed in pence sterling. James Cropper employs 626 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around £86.4 million.
|Latest market close||N/Ap|
|52-week range||580p - 1445p|
|50-day moving average||1117.5p|
|200-day moving average||1002.6585p|
|Wall St. target price||1500p|
|Dividend yield||0.14p (1.97%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||33.4p|
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Valuing James Cropper stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of James Cropper's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
James Cropper's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 41x. In other words, James Cropper shares trade at around 41x 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.
James Cropper's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £7.2 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a James Cropper's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£86.4 million|
|Operating margin TTM||4.96%|
|Gross profit TTM||£61.1 million|
|Return on assets TTM||3.35%|
|Return on equity TTM||12.95%|
|Market capitalisation||£131.4 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 7.49% of net profits
Recently James Cropper has paid out, on average, around 7.49% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.97% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), James Cropper shareholders could enjoy a 1.97% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In James Cropper's case, that would currently equate to about 0.14p per share.
While James Cropper's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that James Cropper is investing more in its future growth.
The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 November 2019 (the "ex-dividend date").
James Cropper's shares were split on 10 August 1987.
Over the last 12 months, James Cropper's shares have ranged in value from as little as 580p up to 1445p. 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 James Cropper's is 1.5133. This would suggest that James Cropper's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
James Cropper PLC manufactures and sells papers products and advanced materials. It operates through Paper, Colourform, and Technical Fibre Products divisions. The company offers specialty papers and boards; and molded fiber products, as well as converts paper. It also manufactures wet-laid nonwovens used in aerospace, defense, fuel cells, composites, automotive, construction, and applications, as well as metal coated carbon fibers. It has operations in the United Kingdom and other European countries, Asia, the Americas, Australasia, and Africa. The company was founded in 1845 and is headquartered in Kendal, the United Kingdom.
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