Kainos Group plc (KNOS) is a leading software-application business based in the UK. It opened the day at 1244p after a previous close of 1214p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 1206p to a high of 1256p. The latest price was 1252p (25 minute delay). Kainos Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 1,539 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Kainos Group's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was 1318p, which is 36.12% up on its pre-crash value of 842p and 188.69% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 456.543p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of Kainos Group shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £733.84 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 £1,639.33.
|52-week range||451.4372p - 1384.6129p|
|50-day moving average||1220.1765p|
|200-day moving average||1055.2113p|
|Wall St. target price||477.5p|
|Dividend yield||0.1p (0.78%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||22.9p|
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|1 week (2021-01-14)||11.79%|
|1 month (2020-12-22)||0.64%|
|3 months (2020-10-22)||-3.84%|
|6 months (2020-07-22)||48.69%|
|1 year (2020-01-21)||46.60%|
|2 years (2019-01-21)||209.14%|
|3 years (2018-01-19)||243.01%|
|5 years (2016-01-21)||455.21%|
Valuing Kainos Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Kainos Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Kainos Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 55x. In other words, Kainos Group shares trade at around 55x 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.
Kainos Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £36.7 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Kainos Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£199.1 million|
|Operating margin TTM||17.73%|
|Gross profit TTM||£84 million|
|Return on assets TTM||18.95%|
|Return on equity TTM||43.05%|
|Market capitalisation||£1.5 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 5695.65% of net profits
Recently Kainos Group has paid out, on average, around 5695.65% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.78% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Kainos Group shareholders could enjoy a 0.78% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Kainos Group's case, that would currently equate to about 0.1p per share.
Kainos Group'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").
Over the last 12 months, Kainos Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 451.4372p up to 1384.6129p. 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 Kainos Group's is 0.6501. This would suggest that Kainos Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Kainos Group plc provides digital technology services and platforms for public and private organizations in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, the United States, and internationally. It operates through two divisions, Digital Services and Workday Practice. The Digital Services division delivers customized online digital solutions, including digital transformation, artificial intelligence, data, cloud, design, consulting, and internet of things principally for public sector, commercial sector, and healthcare organizations. This division also offers Evolve, a cloud-managed electronic medical record service for healthcare organizations. The Workday Practice division provides consulting, project management, integration, and post deployment services for Workday's software suite, which includes cloud-based software for human capital management and financial management that enables enterprises to organize their staff and to support financial reporting requirements. This division also offers Smart, a cloud-based SaaS solution that allows Workday customers to automatically verify their Workday configuration during implementation and in live operations. The company also engages in the property business. Kainos Group plc was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Belfast, the United Kingdom.
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