JD Sports Fashion plc (JD) is a leading specialty retail business based in the UK. It opened the day at 835p after a previous close of 841.6p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 806.4p to a high of 838.8p. The latest price was 811.2p (25 minute delay). JD Sports is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 56,685 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, JD Sports's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was 799.6p, which is 9.01% down on its pre-crash value of 878.8p and 191.08% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 274.7p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of JD Sports shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £436.74 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 £959.92.
|52-week range||274.7p - 890p|
|50-day moving average||800.3941p|
|200-day moving average||730.5549p|
|Wall St. target price||505.71p|
|Dividend yield||0.02p (0.35%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||19.5p|
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|1 week (2021-01-15)||-2.24%|
|1 month (2020-12-22)||-0.29%|
|3 months (2020-10-22)||0.95%|
|6 months (2020-07-22)||27.75%|
|1 year (2020-01-22)||-5.12%|
|2 years (2019-01-22)||83.74%|
|3 years (2018-01-22)||118.71%|
|5 years (2016-01-22)||269.74%|
Valuing JD Sports stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of JD Sports's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
JD Sports's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 44x. In other words, JD Sports shares trade at around 44x 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.
However, JD Sports's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the specialty retail industry or those of similar companies.
JD Sports's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £582.6 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a JD Sports's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
To put JD Sports's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.
|Revenue TTM||£5.9 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||7.08%|
|Gross profit TTM||£2.9 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||5.53%|
|Return on equity TTM||14%|
|Market capitalisation||£8.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 1.44% of net profits
Recently JD Sports has paid out, on average, around 1.44% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.35% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), JD Sports shareholders could enjoy a 0.35% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In JD Sports's case, that would currently equate to about 0.02p per share.
While JD Sports's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that JD Sports 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").
JD Sports's dividend payout ratio is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.
JD Sports's shares were split on a 5:1 basis on 28 November 2016. 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 JD Sports shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 80% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for JD Sports shares which in turn could have impacted JD Sports's share price.
Over the last 12 months, JD Sports's shares have ranged in value from as little as 274.7p up to 890p. 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 JD Sports's is 1.3576. This would suggest that JD Sports's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
To put JD Sports's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.
JD Sports Fashion plc engages in the retail of branded sports fashionwear, outdoor clothing, footwear, accessories and equipment for kids, women, and men. It operates through Sports Fashion and Outdoor segments. The company also retails leisure goods, as well as distributes sports apparel and accessories, footwear and apparel, and rugby apparel and accessories. It offers products under the JD, Size?, Footpatrol, Sprinter, Sport Zone, Perry Sport and Aktiesport, Finish Line, JD Gyms, Tessuti, Scotts, Mainline, Blacks, Millets, GO Outdoors, and Tiso brands. The company also operates online business. In addition, it licenses fashion brands and operates fitness centers; and offers management consultancy services. The company operates 2,488 stores. It has operations in the United Kingdom, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Dubai, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Singapore, South Korea, Spain and the Canary Islands, Sweden, Thailand, and the United States. The company was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Bury, the United Kingdom. JD Sports Fashion plc is a subsidiary of Pentland Group Limited.
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