Johnson Matthey Plc (JMAT) is a leading specialty chemicals business based in the UK. Johnson Matthey is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 13,632 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
|52-week range||1576.6595p - 2995p|
|50-day moving average||2590.3635p|
|200-day moving average||2413.0354p|
|Wall St. target price||3697.29p|
|Dividend yield||0.51p (1.71%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||52.8p|
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Valuing Johnson Matthey stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Johnson Matthey's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Johnson Matthey's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 57x. In other words, Johnson Matthey shares trade at around 57x 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.
Johnson Matthey's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.7792. 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 Johnson Matthey's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Johnson Matthey's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £566 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Johnson Matthey's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£14.7 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||2.89%|
|Gross profit TTM||£1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||3.59%|
|Return on equity TTM||3.79%|
|Market capitalisation||£5.8 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 Johnson Matthey.
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: 26.01
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Johnson Matthey's overall score of 26.01 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 40th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Johnson Matthey 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: 10.06/100
Johnson Matthey's environmental score of 10.06 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Johnson Matthey is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 6.64/100
Johnson Matthey's social score of 6.64 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Johnson Matthey is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 6.31/100
Johnson Matthey's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Johnson Matthey is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 1/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Johnson Matthey scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Johnson Matthey has managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||26.01|
|Total ESG percentile||39.6|
|Environmental score percentile||1|
|Social score percentile||1|
|Governance score percentile||1|
|Level of controversy||1|
Dividend payout ratio: 9646.23% of net profits
Recently Johnson Matthey has paid out, on average, around 9646.23% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.71% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Johnson Matthey shareholders could enjoy a 1.71% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Johnson Matthey's case, that would currently equate to about 0.51p per share.
Johnson Matthey'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 26 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Johnson Matthey's shares were split on a 17:18 basis on 11 January 2016. So if you had owned 18 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 17 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Johnson Matthey shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 5.9% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Johnson Matthey shares which in turn could have impacted Johnson Matthey's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Johnson Matthey's shares have ranged in value from as little as 1576.6595p up to 2995p. 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 Johnson Matthey's is 1.2891. This would suggest that Johnson Matthey's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Johnson Matthey Plc provides specialty chemicals in the United States, Germany, rest of Europe, the United States, rest of North America, China, rest of Asia, and internationally. It operates through four segments: Clean Air, Efficient Natural Resources, Health, and New Markets. The Clean Air segment provides catalysts for gasoline and diesel light duty vehicles; and catalyst systems for diesel powered trucks, buses, non-road machinery, and stationary equipment. This segment serves car companies, heavy duty truck and engine manufacturers, Chinese producers, and others. The Efficient Natural Resources segment manufactures specialty catalysts and additives, as well as licenses process technology and delivers services to the oil and gas industry; refines, recycles, fabricates, and distributes platinum group metals (pgms); precious metals and enamels; and diagnostic services for the oil and gas industry. This segment serves chemical, oil, and gas companies; engineering contractors; industrial pgm users; end of life autocatalyst collectors; and automotive industry suppliers. The Health segment develops and manufactures active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) for various treatments; provides solutions for generic and innovator companies; and operates in the outsourced small molecule API market. The New Markets segment offers battery materials, battery systems, and fuel cell technologies; science and technology to develop the products for devices used in medical procedures; and catalysts to pharmaceutical and agricultural chemicals markets. This segment serves automotive and heavy duty vehicle companies; lithium ion cell manufacturers; fuel cell manufacturers; cordless tool and transport manufacturers; medical device companies; and pharmaceutical, fine chemical, and agrochemical companies. The company was formerly known as Johnson & Cock and changed its name to Johnson Matthey Plc in 1851. Johnson Matthey Plc was founded in 1817 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.
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