James Fisher and Sons plc (FSJ) is a leading specialty business services business based in the UK. James Fisher and Sons is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 3,000 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
|52-week range||747p - 2028.9342p|
|50-day moving average||913.9759p|
|200-day moving average||1106.0717p|
|Wall St. target price||1756.25p|
|Dividend yield||0.16p (1.57%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||49p|
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Valuing James Fisher and Sons stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of James Fisher and Sons's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
James Fisher and Sons's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 21x. In other words, James Fisher and Sons shares trade at around 21x 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 Fisher and Sons's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £72.9 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a James Fisher and Sons's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£588.3 million|
|Operating margin TTM||7.14%|
|Gross profit TTM||£184.7 million|
|Return on assets TTM||3.67%|
|Return on equity TTM||7.97%|
|Market capitalisation||£514.8 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 6408.16% of net profits
Recently James Fisher and Sons has paid out, on average, around 6408.16% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.57% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), James Fisher and Sons shareholders could enjoy a 1.57% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In James Fisher and Sons's case, that would currently equate to about 0.16p per share.
James Fisher and Sons'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 1 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, James Fisher and Sons's shares have ranged in value from as little as 747p up to 2028.9342p. 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 Fisher and Sons's is 0.7349. This would suggest that James Fisher and Sons's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
James Fisher and Sons plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides marine and specialist engineering services worldwide. It operates through four segments: Marine Support, Specialist Technical, Offshore Oil, and Tankships. The Marine Support segment engages in the provision of ship to ship transfer services; offshore terminal services; integrated marine services, including remotely operated vehicle systems and diving services; mass-flow excavation services; and products and services that measure and monitor structural stress, and instrumentation and testing materials to marine, oil and gas, renewables, defense, civil, and construction end markets. The Specialist Technical segment designs, supplies, and services diving and subsea equipment, submarine rescue products, and special operational services, as well as offers engineered solutions in remote handling, non-destructive testing, and calibration services to defense, commercial and defense diving, hyperbaric, submarine rescue, and nuclear decommissioning end markets. The Offshore Oil segment is involved in the design and engineering of specialist equipment; platform maintenance and modification; well testing support; provision of products and services to well testing companies; and subsea operations, as well as offers artificial lift specialist completion technology and accessory tools for electrical submersible pumps, and lifting equipment and services to the marine, offshore, and subsea industries. The Tankships segment delivers clean petroleum products by operating a fleet of product and chemical tankers, which carry petrol, diesel, gasoil, kerosene, and chemicals/biofuels in the European coastline; and is involved in port operations. James Fisher and Sons Plc was founded in 1847 and is headquartered in Barrow-in-Furness, the United Kingdom.
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