How to buy Johnson Matthey shares

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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.

How to buy shares in Johnson Matthey

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: JMAT in this case.
  5. Research Johnson Matthey shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Johnson Matthey shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

Johnson Matthey share price

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Johnson Matthey shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-24.
52-week range1576.6595p - 2995p
50-day moving average 2590.3635p
200-day moving average 2413.0354p
Wall St. target price3697.29p
PE ratio 56.7235
Dividend yield 0.51p (1.71%)
Earnings per share (TTM) 52.8p
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Share dealing platform comparison

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Name Product Price per trade Frequent trader rate Platform fees Brand description
Fineco
£2.95
£2.95
Zero platform fee
Your first 100 trades are free with Fineco, T&Cs apply.
Fineco Bank is good for share traders and investors looking for a complete platform and wide offer. Capital at risk.
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0% commission, no markup, no ticket fee, no management fee
N/A
Withdrawal fee & GDP to USD deposit conversion
Capital at risk. 0% commission but other fees may apply.
IG
0% commission on US shares, and £3 on UK shares
From £5
£0 - £24 per quarter
IG is good for experienced traders, and offers learning resources for beginners, all with wide access to shares, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
£11.95
£5.95
No fees
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's number one platform for private investors, with the depth of features you'd expect from an established platform. Capital at risk.
Degiro Share Dealing
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
Portfolio transfer fees (in & out)
Degiro is widely seen as one of the best low-cost share brokers, for people who are looking to trade regularly. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
No transfer fees or exit fees. £9.99 a month on the Investor Service Plan
Open an ISA, Trading Account or SIPP you will get £100 of free trades to buy or sell any investment (new customers only).
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum deposit Maximum annual fee Price per trade Brand description
Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
Moneyfarm helps you meet your investment goals with fully-managed portfolios designed around you. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
Nutmeg offers three types of portfolios. Choose the one that goes with your investment style. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
Legal & General is a big financial services company which offers insurance, lifetime mortgage, pensions and stocks and shares ISAs. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum investment Choose from Annual fee Brand description
Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got three different retirement options. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
Penfold
Penfold
No minimum
4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
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Is it a good time to buy Johnson Matthey stock?

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Is Johnson Matthey under- or over-valued?

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 P/E ratio

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 PEG ratio

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

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.

Johnson Matthey financials

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%
Profit margin 0.7%
Book value 14.02p
Market capitalisation £5.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Johnson Matthey's environmental, social and governance track record

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.

Johnson Matthey's total ESG risk score

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.).

Johnson Matthey's environmental score

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.

Johnson Matthey's social score

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.

Johnson Matthey's governance score

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.

Johnson Matthey's controversy score

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.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Johnson Matthey Plc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 26.01
Total ESG percentile 39.6
Environmental score 10.06
Environmental score percentile 1
Social score 6.64
Social score percentile 1
Governance score 6.31
Governance score percentile 1
Level of controversy 1

Johnson Matthey share dividends

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").

Have Johnson Matthey's shares ever split?

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.

Johnson Matthey share price volatility

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".

JMAT.LSE volatility(beta: 1.29)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

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).

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Johnson Matthey overview

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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